The State of Washington Personnel Resources Board

What is the Personnel Resources Board?

The Personnel Resources Board hears appeals filed by civil service employees of the state of Washington. The Board strives to adjudicate appeals in a timely, efficient, and objective manner, ensuring the rights of employees and management while protecting the interests of the state's citizens.

The board consists of three members appointed by the governor, subject to confirmation by the Washington State Senate. The board's staff is part of the State Human Resources Division within the Office of Financial Management. Board staff is comprised of two employees who provide technical, administrative, and support services for the board's appeal program.

Chapter 41.06 of the Revised Code of Washington (RCW) includes the statutory authority for the board to adjudicate.

Title 357 of the Washington Administrative Code (WAC) contains the administrative rules governing the appeals process.