Appeals - Classification

An employee, or agency appointing authority, who has received an initial classification decision on a position from Human Resource Management Services (HRMS) or the Job Evaluation Committee (JEC) may:

  1. Request a reconsideration of the decision by submitting a SFN 2585 Job Evaluation Committee Request for Reconsideration form. The request for reconsideration must be sent to HRMS at within 15 working days from the date on the written classification decision issued by HRMS.
  2. A regular employee or agency appointing authority who does not agree with a JEC reconsideration decision may appeal to the State Personnel Board. An appeal to the State Personnel Board must be made within 15 working days from the date of HRMS’s written decision to the reconsideration request. The appeal file, containing all the relevant information, will be distributed to the members of the State Personnel Board and to each of the parties. At a meeting of the State Personnel Board, the parties to the appeal will be allowed ample time to address the board and respond to questions. When the board makes its decision, the parties will be advised in writing within 5 working days. Decisions by the State Personnel Board are final. The board's response is the final step in the administrative appeal process.


  • Employees and appointing authorities should review the details of the appeal process outlined in NDAC 59.5-03-02-02 prior to initiating an appeal.


NDCC 54-44.3-07
NDAC 59.5-03-02-02
NDAC 4-07-03-10