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Due to required system maintenance, access to the online portal to file an appeal or complaint directly with the State Personnel Board will be unavailable beginning 6:00 p.m., March 24, 2023, until 9:00 p.m., March 24, 2023. If your appeal or complaint must be filed during this period, please use Appeals Form (SPB -101) located under the Forms and Reports link for the Appeals tab. The completed form can be emailed to the State Personnel Board following the instructions at the end of the form. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

File an appeal or complaint

GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS: All appeals and complaints must be in writing. Most appeals and all complaints must clearly identify the facts that form the basis for an appeal or a complaint, all known parties, and specify the remedy or relief requested. Failure to identify the factual basis for an appeal/complaint subject to this requirement may result in the matter being rejected by the Appeals Division. Further, the appellant or complainant should include a copy of the determination or action that is the subject of the appeal or complaint. The Appeal Form must be received by the Appeals Division of SPB within the applicable time lines for the specific type of appeal or complaint as outlined in the California Code of Regulations, title 2, section 52.4 and Appeals Resource Guide.

IMPORTANT NOTICE - Whistleblower Retaliation complaints CANNOT be filed electronically; instead, hard copies of the complaint must be filed with the SPB's Appeals Division (see Cal. Code Regs., tit. 2, sec. 67.2)

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Note: Thirty minutes of inactivity will cause this session to time out.
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