SPBR hosts an annual conference for individuals who need to know how Ohio’s laws and court decisions govern public employment issues. Content is presented by professionals in the field who speak from the perspective of daily experience.
The State Personnel Board of Review (SPBR) is a quasi-judicial agency, with jurisdiction over classified civil service employees across the State of Ohio. This includes county, state, and university employees. SPBR adjudicates various employment related matters pertaining to the following:
Exempt employees in the classified civil service
Non-exempt employees in the classified civil service who have not been organized
Non-exempt employees whose collective bargaining agreement allows an appeal to the Board.
In certain cases, issues related to whistleblower complaints, OSHA and municipal civil service commissions may be reviewed by SPBR.
SPBR conducts administrative hearings to resolve disputes arising from appeals and investigation requests filed with the Board. Cases are generally heard by one of the Board’s Administrative Law Judges, who are attorneys licensed to practice law in Ohio and are highly experienced in personnel law issues. The Board provides oversight of municipal and township civil service commissions and has the power to appoint and remove commission members (O.R.C. 124.40). For a full explanation of SPBR’s powers and duties, please refer to O.R.C. 124.03.