What is the State Personnel Board and What Does it Do?

 The State Personnel Board (SPB) is a government agency established by the state constitution.  The SPB oversees the recruitment and selection of over 200,000 state employees; including: law enforcement, educators, emergency services, and others.  The Board assists state departments by simplifying civil service laws, rules, Learn More …

Not Following Orders? Could Result in Insubordination Allegation

Most people would agree that any form of law enforcement is considered a para-military organization. This is to include all aspects of custody and control wheather it be at the county jail or a state prison. Within such organizations the chain of command is the Learn More …

The Importance of Being Earnest

Recently Goyette & Associates represented a registered nurse who is a member of the California Correctional Supervisors Association and is employed by the Department of Mental Health. She received a Letter of Reprimand because she authorized treatment of a patient in compliance with the specialized Learn More …

State Personnel Board Cracks Down

For nearly a year theCalifornia State Personnel Board (SPB) has been conducting an intensive overhaul of the format of the disciplinary appeals process. Those efforts finally came to fruition and were implemented in September of 2010. The changes include an extensive list of new deadlines associated with Learn More …