Appeal Process

Do candidates have appeal rights? What is the process?

If a candidate is eliminated from the selection process and disagrees with the decision, they have the right to appeal to the State Personnel Board within 30 days from the date of the elimination notice. Candidates may submit their appeal online through the State Personnel Board, Appeals Division (SPB-AD) website. If candidates prefer to submit their appeal in writing via mail, please address correspondence to the SPB-AD, 801 Capitol Mall, MS-22, and Sacramento, CA 95814. Candidates should include a copy of their elimination notice with their request for appeal. Candidates may also telephone the Appeals Division at (916) 653-0799 for additional information.