Employee Appeals Board
The Mississippi State Personnel Board outlines the rules and
regulations that guide the employment experience in its Policy
& Procedures Manual. However, when disputes arise between an
employee and an agency and action is taken, the employee is
guaranteed an impartial venue for appealing that action.
The Mississippi State Legislature provided this venue in 1980 by
Employee Appeals Board, an entity separated from MSPB by statute
by the agency through administrative services.
The EAB is comprised of three Hearing Officers- one from each
Supreme Court district-who are appointed by the MSPB. These
officers provide employees of the State of Mississippi with an
opportunity to appeal agency-level decisions that adversely affect
the employee's service.
The EAB compiles evidence, holds hearings, and renders decisions
regarding agency actions and employee grievances.
Any permanent state service employee may appeal any action
adversely affecting his or her compensation or employment status,
or any grievable action set forth by policy.
Any permanent State service position or non-State service employee
in, or applicant for, an authorized employment position in an
agency which employs State service employees may appeal alleged
acts of discrimination based on race, color, creed, religion,
national origin, sex, age, disability, or political affiliation in
any personnel action or unlawful employment practice.
They also may appeal alleged acts of retaliation based upon the
employee's or applicant's reports to a state investigative body.
Any employee may appeal the agency's denial of a request for
donated leave. EAB decisions may be appealed to the full Board or
to a Circuit Court.