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General Municipal (GMU) CHAPTER 24, ARTICLE 15-C
§ 682. Definitions. As used herein, the following terms shall have
the following meanings:

1. "Government" or "employer" shall mean any county, city, town,
village, school district or other political subdivision in this state
having one hundred or more full-time employees, except the city of New

2. "Public employee" or "employee" shall mean any person directly
employed and compensated by a government, except persons employed in the
legislative or judicial branch thereof.

3. "Supervisor" shall mean any person, regardless of title, who is
assigned to exercise any level of supervisory responsibility over public

4. "Grievance" shall mean any claimed violation, misinterpretation or
inequitable application of the existing laws, rules, procedures,
regulations, administrative orders or work rules of a government or a
department or agency thereof, which relate to or involve employee health
or safety, physical facilities, materials or equipment furnished to
employees or supervision of employees; provided, however, that such term
shall not include any matter involving an employee's rate of
compensation, retirement benefits, disciplinary proceeding or any matter
which is otherwise reviewable pursuant to law or any rule or regulation
having the force and effect of law.