MR. SPB AND THE
CALIFORNIA STATE PERSONNEL BOARD
Goyette, Ruano & Thompson has extensive experience litigating cases before the California State Personnel Board. Over our almost 30 year history we have handled hundreds of cases before the SPB. With the help of our associate Mr. Richard Fisher, we have developed an innovative fixed flat fee program where state workers served with a Notice of Adverse Action or Notice of Rejection of Probation can get the very best SPB defense for a fixed, flat fee that our clients have found to be extremely affordable.
DEALING WITH THE SPB
The SPB is a large bureaucracy set up by the State of California to administer the due process rights and appeals of state workers who have been subjected to adverse actions. The SPB itself is a board made up of political appointees. This board has ultimate decision-making authority over your case. However, your evidentiary hearing will be conducted by an Administrative Law Judge who will conduct a “trial” to receive evidence and make findings and orders. The Administrative Law Judge’s decision is advisory to the SPB. Interestingly, the SPB does not always follow the decision and recommendation of the Administrative Law Judges.
Mr. Fisher is an expert in navigating through the SPB bureaucracy. Before joining Goyette, Ruano & Thompson, Mr. Fisher served as an Administrative Law Judge for the SPB. He is an expert in representing clients throughout the entire SPB appeal process and has historically obtained fantastic results for our clients.
YOUR STATE EMPLOYMENT IS A VALUABLE ASSET WORTHY OF PROTECTION
Your employment with the State of California is an extremely valuable assets that includes not only your salary and a variety of benefits, but also includes your pension through CalPERS. Your pension is a defined benefit pension and is probably the most valuable pension plan ever offered to employees. Over your entire life expectancy, the value of your pension might reach several million dollars. Accordingly, your employment with the State of California is valuable and worth fighting for. Typically, the lawyers of Goyette, Ruano & Thompson advise their clients to never resign and always fight to maintain their job with the state. Let Mr. SPB and the lawyers of Goyette, Ruano & Thompson help you protect your valuable state employment asset.