(1) "Days" means calendar days.
(2) "Grievance" means a cause of complaint, unless otherwise provided for by law or regulation, arising between a Transportation Service employee and the Department over the interpretation and application of Department regulations, rules, or policies over which management has control.
(3) "Party" means:
(a) An employee having a grievance; or
(b) An aggrieved employee's appointing authority or the appointing authority's designee, or both.
B. The following employees are authorized to present grievances:
(1) Career Service;
(2) Executive Service; and
(3) Commission Plan.
C. The following employees are not authorized to present grievances:
(3) Law enforcement;
(4) Those covered under Maryland Transit Administration collective bargaining agreements;