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Readers often ask how to obtain a copy of the personnel record kept by their employer. Because the ability to do this varies from state to state, it is always a good idea to have a copy of your record, especially if you leave your position, and it is important to know what is in your file when you seek new employment.
Additionally, if you have been disciplined for a breach of the employer’s policies and/or procedures, knowing exactly what the employer has recorded is necessary to successfully grieve the disciplinary action. Filing a grievance is necessary to provide a permanent record of your perspective on the incident, which is the basis of a grievance. Most employer grievance procedures require an employee to give such a statement.
In the following case, a nurse’s account of what occurred surrounding the death of a nursing home resident who fell illustrates the importance of having the nurse’s written statement in her personnel file. (Bennett v. SSC Palisade Operating Company, LLC, Civil Action No. 14-cv-00923-WJM-KLM, United States District Court, D. Colorado, August 1, 2014.)