Settlement Process

Settlement Process

A settlement conference is held in every unresolved State Personnel Management System (SPMS) grievance and disciplinary action appeal.  Our goal is to help the parties settle their dispute so that a hearing is not necessary.  The benefits of settling cases include:  certainty of outcome, quick resolution of issues, and management/employee participation in reaching mutually satisfactory agreements. Employees and managers who have questions about this process or general questions about the grievance and disciplinary action appeals process should contact us at 410-767-5846.

Appeal and Grievance Form​