Thursday, April 7, 2011

State Senate Supports Appeal Rights for Probationary CHP Officers

Like most public employees, California Highway Patrol officers serve a six-month probationary period when they enter civil service.  During the probationary period, they can be terminated without the right to appeal.  On March 29, 2011, the California State Senate unanimously adopted Senate Bill 318 to give probationary officers the right to appeal to the State Personnel Board ("SPB").  If the bill is approved by the Assembly and Governor, the SPB could rescind or modify such terminations.  The full text of the bill is below.

- Senate Bill 318 -