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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Disciplinary Appeals (Rule VII)

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Selection Process Appeals (Rule X)

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  • Do I have to file an appeal with DHR prior to filing an appeal with the Commission?

    You may appeal to the Commission any component of the selection process, including, but not limited to the establishment of job qualifications, disqualification from an employment list, examination procedures and results, the certification process and the appointing authority's selection process. You will need to file an appeal with the Director of DHR prior to filing an appeal with the Commission under the following circumstances:

    • If you are appealing your disqualification from an employment list you must file your written appeal to the Director within ten (10) calendar days of the notice of disqualification. See Civil Service Rule 2.1.6.

    • If you are objecting to the administration of a part of an examination, you must file an appeal with the Director within five (5) work days of the examination. See Civil Service Rules 3.1.11.

    • If you are objecting to the results of an examination or scoring of your application you must file an appeal with the Director within ten (10) calendar days from the date the results are received. See Civil Service Rules 3.1.11.

    If you are appealing the appointing authority’s (department head) selection process you do not need to file an appeal first with the Director of DHR, you may file an appeal directly with the Commission office.

  • How long do I have to file a timely appeal with the Commission?

    You have fifteen (15) calendar days from the date of receipt of notification from the Director of DHR or the appointing authority (department head) of the action being appealed to file an appeal with the Commission.

  • Does the notification I receive from the Director of DHR or the appointing authority (department head) have to be in writing?

    No, you may receive either verbal or written notification from the Director of DHR regarding the disposition of your appeal or the appointing authority's (department head) selection process decision.

  • Is there a form I need to fill out to file a Selection Process appeal with the Commission?

    Yes, there is a form entitled "Petition to Appeal Selection Process" which you must fill out in order to file a Selection Process appeal with the Commission. You may obtain a copy from the Commission Office or by downloading from the Forms page. This document is in a pdf format which can be viewed in Acrobat Reader, printed, then filled out and sent to our office. A form that can be filled out on the computer (requires Microsoft Word) is available on the Forms page. You may email, fax, mail or hand-deliver your selection process appeal to the Commission office.

  • Is my Selection Process appeal automatic or discretionary?

    A timely Selection Process appeal will be accepted and placed on a Commission meeting agenda for consideration. The Commission’s determination to grant or deny a request for a hearing is discretionary.

  • Where can I find more information about selection process appeals?

    You can find more information about selection process appeals on the About Us page.

Discrimination Complaints (Rule VI)

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Request to Seal Performance Appraisal (Rule V)

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Investigation Requests (Rule XI)

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FAQ's that would apply to all appeals and/or complaints filed with the Commission

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