Welcome to the Personnel Resources Board

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Board Members Name Position Term Expires
  Nancy Holland Young Chair January 4, 2023
  Vicky Bowdish Vice Chair January 4, 2021
  Susan Miller Member January 1, 2019
  Board members are appointed by the governor, subject to confirmation by the Senate.


Board Members

Name: Nancy Holland Young
Position: Chair
Term Expires: January 4, 2023

Name: Susan Miller
Position: Vice Chair
Term Expires: January 1, 2019

Name: Vicky Bowdish
Position: Member
Term Expires: January 4, 2021

Board members are appointed by the governor, subject to confirmation by the Senate.

About the board

The Personnel Resources Board hears appeals filed by civil service employees of the state of Washington. The board has three members, appointed by the governor, subject to Senate confirmation.

Actions that can be appealed to the board

Permanent state employees not subject to a collective bargaining agreement can appeal these actions directly to the board:

  • disciplinary actions including dismissal, suspension, demotion or reduction in base salary
  • layoff actions
  • alleged rule violations
  • exemption of his/her position

Any permanent state employee can appeal a Director’s Review determination on these actions:

  • allocations or reallocations
  • remedial actions
  • performance evaluation process
  • removal of the employee’s name from a layoff list

Contact Us

For general questions call: (360) 407-4101 or email us at PRBAppeals@ofm.wa.gov

Fax: 360 586-4694

Mailing Address:
Raad Bldg., Third Floor
128 10th Ave. SW
PO Box 40911
Olympia, WA  98504

Your deadline to appeal

If you are appealing: The board must receive your appeal within 30 calendar days of:
A disciplinary action, layoff or separation The effective date of the action/layoff/separation
A rule violation The date you could reasonably be expected to have knowledge of the action giving rise to a law or rule violation claim, or the stated effective date, whichever is later
A Director’s Review determination The service date of the determination
The exemption of your position The effective date of the exemption, or the notice of exemption, whichever is later.

How to appeal

You can mail, fax or deliver your appeal in person to the board — see the top-right of this page for our address. There are two ways to compile your appeal: