The grievance committee assists individual faculty who have run into difficulty - or perceived difficulty - with university administration. The committee consists of experienced members of the past and present AAUP-UNH leadership, who will make every effort to resolve the problem in an expeditious and satisfactory manner. Formally, a grievance is defined as an alleged violation of the provisions of the collective bargaining agreement. The current contract contains comprehensive protections of individual faculty rights and specifies a well-defined procedure for resolving grievances. The final step of the grievance procedure is binding arbitration. The majority of grievances at UNH have been resolved without the necessity of proceeding to arbitration.