The State Personnel Board is an independent and neutral state agency created by Article XII, Section 14(1) of the Colorado Constitution. Pursuant to Article XII, Section 14(3), the Board promulgates rules governing the state personnel system. Pursuant to Article XII, Section 13(8), the Board hears appeals by certified state employees of disciplinary actions. Pursuant to Section 24-50-125(5) of the Colorado Revised Statutes, the Board also hears appeals by certified state employees of adverse actions that affect base pay, status, or tenure. The Board may also use its discretion to grant a hearing when it appears that:
(A) an employment action violates the Colorado Anti-Discrimination Act (commonly referred to as “CADA”);
(B) an employment action violates the State Employee Protection Act (commonly referred to as the "Whistleblower Act");
(C) a final grievance decision violates an employee’s rights under the federal or state constitutions;
(D) a final grievance decision violates an employee's rights under the grievance procedures;
(E) a final decision of the State Personnel Director violates a rule or statute relating to the comparative analysis process; or
(F) a final decision of the State Personnel Director on a matter involving the overall administration of the state personnel system is arbitrary, capricious or contrary to rule or law.