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The following "Questions and Answers: State Personnel Relations Law Appeals" is made available as an informational resource for employees, employers, and their representatives. This guide provides a variety of information, including how to file an appeal, what types of personnel actions can be appealed, and answers to common questions about practice and procedure in SPRL cases.  The guide can be found here: Q & A SPRL Guide.
State employees in classified service who are not represented by a union, and those in management service, have the right to appeal to the Employment Relations Board (ERB) any suspension, reduction, demotion, dismissal, reprimand, discipline, or other personnel action. Appeals must by in writing and filed not later than 30 days after the effective date of the action.
An appeal is timely if it is received by the Board or postmarked, if mailed postpaid and properly addressed, not later than 30 days after the effective date of the action.

The following forms are made available to parties for their use in SPRL appeals. The use of these forms is voluntary. Parties may use their own documents, if preferred: 
The Board issues written decisions in SPRL cases, which can be found at the following link:
The Board also prepares a summary of its SPRL decisions in case digest form (summaries of the decisions indexed by proposition of law). The most recent digest may be found at SPRL DIGEST 2009-2016


Updated July 6, 2017