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The Personnel Board was established to safeguard the "merit system" for state government employees and to serve as an impartial adjudicator of employee-employer disputes for state government.

As you navigate our website, please feel free to call us if you have any questions. The staff of the Personnel Board will do its best to answer your questions, but we cannot give legal advice.

Remember, whether you are an employee, a state agency, or an interested taxpayer, the Kentucky Personnel Board is ready to serve you.

Our Mission

The Kentucky Personnel Board promotes merit principles in government service and the improvement of personnel standards in the state service. The Kentucky Personnel Board hears the appeals of classified employees and other employees who believe they have been penalized without cause. The Kentucky Personnel Board has the authority to conduct investigations of merit system violations and to promulgate administrative regulations concerning the state personnel system.

Statutes & Regulations


Appeal Form
NOTE: Please do not miss your filing deadline by compiling numerous documents. The only document necessary to file an Appea​l is the Appeal Form. You may file additional information later.
Withdrawal Form
If you wish to withdraw your appeal, please fill out the withdrawal form.  You may drop it by our office, or fax or mail the form to us.
Open Records Request
If you wish to request records from the Personnel Board, please fill out this form and return it to us.  

Grievances are different from appeals.  Grievances MUST be filed with your agency.  Learn more about the ​Grievance Process on the Personnel Cabinet's website.​