(A)   A BUSINESS DAY is a calendar day exclusive of Saturdays, Sundays, or holidays observed by the village.
   (B)   No grievance may be filed more than 20 business days from the day of the original occurrence of the event giving rise to the grievance, except that for errors in pay, the time period shall be 25 business days. No grievance filed after said time limit shall be processed. The failure of an employee to act within the time limits will act as a bar to any further appeal.
   (C)   If a decision is not appealed by the union or the grievant within the time limit specified in each step, the grievance shall be considered settled on the basis of the latest decision and not be subject to further appeal. Any grievance not answered within the time limits specified in each step shall be automatically appealed to the next step. Time limits at each step may be extended only by mutual written agreement of the grievant and the village.
   (D)   No matter or action shall be treated as a grievance unless a grievance is filed in accordance with this subchapter.
(Ord. 2014-07, passed 5-20-2014)