How does the classification appeals process work?
The classification appeals process is administered by the Department of Labor and Industry, Board of Personnel Appeals. Board staff can be contacted at 444-2718. The basic steps in the process are as follows:
An employee initiates the process by completing a Classification and Wage Appeal form available from the Board of Personnel Appeals or the agency HR person and submitting it to the agency head (department director or designee). The agency head issues a response and returns the appeal to the employee.
If not satisfied with the Step 1 response, the employee can continue the appeal by submitting it to the Human Resources Policy and Programs Bureau. The Bureau issues a response and returns the appeal to the employee.
If not satisfied with the Step 2 response, the employee can continue the appeal by submitting it to the Board of Personnel Appeals for a hearing.
Rules governing the appeals process are found in the Administrative Rules of Montana (ARM).