Sections 230.44, 230.445 and 230.45 of the Wisconsin Statutes as well as Administrative Rules ERC 91-95 control how the WERC handles state employee civil service appeals. However, we hope you will find the information that follows to be useful.

Final decisions issued by the Commission Chairman or a staff attorney are published in their entirety on the WERC website to provide transparency to the public and as a resource for parties that may use the WERC’s services in future matters. In instances where confidential medical information is or may be referenced in the final decision, the parties should bring this to the Commission’s attention so that privacy may be respected as part of the publication process.

How to file an Appeal

Information to Include in Appeal
Time Limits that Apply
How to Send to WERC
Filing Fees that May Apply

How Appeals are Processed Once Filed

Summary of Process for Non-Disciplinary Appeals

Flowchart of Process

Expedited Processing of Disciplinary/Lay-off Appeals

FAQs for Expedited Disciplinary Appeals

Initial Guidelines for Expedited Processing of State Civil Service Appeals

Instructions for State Civil Service Disciplinary Appeals

Other Related Informational Materials

Appealing a classification action

Expedited arbitration of classification appeals 

State Civil Service Appeals Decisions

Overview of Researching Law and Precedent Relevant to State Civil Service Appeals


Administrative Rules

Additional Resources