To provide an efficient and impartial hearing process while carrying out the State Personnel Board’s statutory mandate to hear and review disciplinary appeals and whistleblower complaints filed by covered state employees, former state employees, and other individuals referenced in statute.
WHAT WE DO
The State Personnel Board is responsible for hearing and reviewing, via an administrative hearing process, appeals filed by covered state employees who have been dismissed from covered state service, suspended for more than 80 working hours, or involuntarily demoted resulting from disciplinary action. The State Personnel Board also hears and reviews complaints filed under the whistleblower statute. Under the direction of the presiding hearing officer, the proceedings are conducted on an informal basis through the taking of direct testimony, the cross examination of witnesses, and the admission of evidence. A record of the proceedings is taken and made available, upon request, to hearing officers, board members, and parties to the appeal. The hearing officer determines the facts based on the evidence presented and makes a recommendation regarding discipline to the State Personnel Board. Board members are subsequently provided with case information so they may determine whether the proper level of discipline has been imposed.