January 7, 2010
Ms. Jane Doe
555 Love Lane
Sacramento, CA 95814
Mr. David Jones
California Department of Turnip and Greens
Human Resources Division
5555 Governmental Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 12345
RE: FINAL DETERMINATION REGARDING UNLAWFUL APPOINTMENT
The Department of Turnip and Greens (TAG) discovered and initiated an investigation into your possible unlawful appointment on January 26, 2009. You were informed in a letter September 16, 2009, of our preliminary conclusion that your appointment to the classification of Captain, effective January 26, 2009, was unlawful. The TAG has reviewed the additional information received from you and has taken it under submission. This letter constitutes our final decision that the above appointment is unlawful.
The appointment is unlawful as the department used the Causeway Captain list as an appropriate list to fill the Captain position when there were two interested individuals on the Captain list. Since there is no evidence other than good faith on your part, you will not be required to reimburse any compensation that you may have inappropriately received as a result of the unlawful appointment.
The State Controller’s Office (SCO) will receive a copy of this letter. It authorizes SCO to void the Captain appointment, which became effective January 26, 2009, no later than December 8, 2009. A copy of this letter will be placed in your Official Personnel File; please keep a copy for your records.
If you do not agree with the above, you may appeal this decision. Such appeals must be received in writing and filed within 30 calendar days of receipt of this letter. The State Personnel Board Appeal/Complaint Form can be found on the State Personnel Board website.
Appeals should be addressed to the Appeals Division, State Personnel Board, 801 Capitol Mall MS #22 Sacramento, CA 95814. If you have questions regarding the appeals process, please contact the Appeals Division at (916) 653-0799.
If you have any questions regarding this letter, please contact your personnel office, at (916) 555-1234.
California Department of Turnips and Greens
Jane Doe, Official Personnel File
Linda Danko, State Controller’s Office