Objections committee operation procedure

In compliance with the General Administrative Law Act, the objections committee hears both the staff member who lodged an objection and the authorized representative of the Executive Board. During the hearing, both parties can elaborate their positions and the objections committee can ask questions. In addition to the authorized representative of the Executive Board (in general, the employment lawyer of Human Resources), the staff member who took or drafted the contested decision also often attends the hearing on behalf of the University of Twente. This person could be the managing director, the department director, the dean and/or the HR manager, and is there to elaborate on the reasons behind the contested decision.

The objections committee prepares for the hearing by studying the file. The secretary arranges for the composition of this file, and for it being delivered to the members of the committee, the staff member lodging an objection and the authorized representative of the Executive Board. The file at the least contains the contested decision, the letter of objection and any subsequent supplements thereto, the explanation of the contested decision by the authorized representative of the Executive Board and the documents related to the contested decision (which documents are to have been submitted by the authorized representative of the Executive Board). The staff member lodging the objection may also submit documents to be added to the file.

The report of the hearing is enclosed with the objections committee's advice. The objections committee's advice may be that the objection is inadmissible, well-founded, or unfounded. The objections committee will state its reasons for coming to this advice.

The objection committee's advice will be enclosed with the Executive Board's decision on the objection and sent to you. The Executive Board may deviate from the objection committee's advice in its decision, but is in that case to state its reasons for doing so.