After a covered employee has completed the internal grievance process with their agency, or the time for the agency to respond to the grievance has passed, the covered employee may file an appeal with the State Human Resources Director.

A covered employee who wishes to appeal the decision of the agency to the State Human Resources Director shall file an appeal within 10 calendar days of receipt of the decision from the agency head or his designee or within 55 calendar days after the employee files the grievance with the agency, whichever occurs later.

The covered employee or the employee's representative shall file the request in writing with the State Human Resources Director. The employee or their representative may complete a State Employee Grievance Procedure State Appeal Form