Matters of suspension or termination from, or appointment or non-reappointment to, a residency/fellowship training program, and all other actions related to academic or clinical performance, shall remain within the exclusive discretion of the University and shall not be subject to the Grievance and Arbitration Procedure set forth in Article XX. Whenever a House Officer is suspended, pending the outcome of an investigation, it will be with pay and benefits until the investigation is concluded and the House Officer is notified of the outcome, for a period of up to six (6) months. In the event the investigation and suspension extend beyond six (6) months, the continuation of pay and benefits is at the discretion of the Employer based on the circumstances. The affected House Officer and the Association will be notified of the suspension. A written explanation of the outcome of the investigation shall be provided to the affected House Officer and the Association via University email or other appropriate means.