Classified staff at each institution will have the ability to appeal certain adverse employment actions, such as suspension, demotion, job abolishment, layoff or discharge. Employees will have the flexibility to select from campus-approved options for appeal processes. Appeal options will include the State Personnel Board of Review and may also include (a) external panels or hearing officers; and/or, (b) internal panels or hearing officers. Employees will not have to fund the cost of these hearings, but would continue to fund their own legal representation and any miscellaneous costs (e.g., copies of transcripts). Alternative Dispute Resolution mechanisms may also be considered as a voluntary avenue for employees to pursue resolution before enacting the formal appeal processes.