About Us

The State Personnel Board makes rules governing the state personnel system and hears appeals by applicants and employees in the state personnel system.  The Board's mission is: to resolve disputes involving state employees and agencies in a manner that is fair, efficient, and understandable for all parties; to establish policies and rules that protect and recognize merit as the basis for state employment while balancing management's need for discretion and flexibility; and to provide guidance in achieving and maintaining a sound, comprehensive, and uniform system of human resource management through rules, decisions, communication, and training.

The Board Members are Vonda Hall, Nora Kelly, Maurie KnaizerMichelle Palmquist and Neil Peck. Ms. Hall and Ms. Kelly were elected to the Board by certified State employees. Mr. Peck, Ms. Palmquist and Mr. Knaizer were appointed to the Board by the Governor. Board members serve three year, overlapping terms and may succeed themselves only once for a second term. Mr. Peck and Ms. Palmquist were both re-appointed by the Governor and are serving their second terms on the State Personnel Board. Mr. Peck was elected to serve as Board Chair for FY 2017-18 and Ms. Palmquist was elected to serve as Vice-Chair for FY 2017-18.

The Board staff includes the Director, Dana Shea-Reid; Administrative Law Judges  Susan J. Tyburski, Keith Shandalow and F.J. "Rick" Dindinger;  and Andrea Woods, Senior Board Assistant.

See flow chart for Board processes. 

THE STATE PERSONNEL BOARD IS LOCATED AT 1525 Sherman Street, 4th Floor, Denver, Colorado 80203.