About MSPB

about MSPB

The Mississippi State Personnel Board is the central human resources management agency for state entities and employees.  MSPB’s mission is to lead the way in human capital and workforce management.  Established in 1980 by the Mississippi Legislature (see Miss. Code Ann. §§ 25-9-101 et seq.), MSPB’s role is to maintain a fair system of employment that provides employees a good future; agencies a stable supply of quality people; Legislative decision-makers quality information and financial controls for personnel costs; and citizens the most effective and efficient government.   MSPB is organized into three programmatic offices. The Office of Human Capital Core Processes, the Office of Workforce Development, and the Employee Appeals Board comprise the programmatic areas of responsibility.


Office of Human Capital Core Processes

Now more than ever, finding talented employees and efficiently managing those employees is the key to building a successful workforce. With this in mind, MSPB has taken a big-picture approach to human capital management. This approach has a two-fold purpose: (1) to serve as an unparalleled resource for state entities needing services and (2) to ensure uniformity in human resources policies, procedures, and processes.  The Office of Human Capital Core Processes is comprised of three divisions: Core Processes, Career Counseling, and Job Description Validation. Each agency served by MSPB is assigned two consultants who provide advice and guidance to state agencies and conduct research and analysis of statewide workforce and human resources management issues.


Office of Workforce Development

The goal of the Office of Workforce Development is to provide state agencies with the tools, information, and training needed to ensure a quality workforce for state government. OWD offers a wide array of training to state employees, including certification and professional development programs such as the Certified Public Manager (CPM) program, the Human Resources Certification Program (HRCP), the Basic Supervisory Course (BSC), and the Administrative Support Certification Program (ASCP).


Employee Appeals Board

The Employee Appeals Board provides a quasi-judicial outlet beyond the agency level for aggrieved employees to pursue when internal agency grievance procedures are exhausted. Three hearing officers individually hear appeals assigned to them. EAB has concurrent jurisdiction with appropriate state and federal courts, and this outlet often leads to settlement of conflicts in a much more efficient manner.

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