The California Community Colleges is the largest system of higher education in the nation, with 2 million students attending 116 colleges. Our colleges provide students with the knowledge and background necessary to compete in today’s economy.
The Chancellor’s Office values diversity at all levels of the organization and is committed to fostering an environment in which employees from a variety of backgrounds, cultures, and personal experiences are welcomed and can thrive. We share responsibility for creating an equitable, diverse and inclusive community and we see these values as connected to our mission and critical to ensure the well-being of our staff and the students we serve.
  • Merit Issue Complaint

    SPB laws and rules require that appointments and promotions within the State civil service be made on the basis of merit. If an applicant or employee feels that this has been violated by the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office, they must first file a complaint with the Chancellor's Office's Human Resources, People and Culture Operations (PCO) Office within one year of the alleged act.

    The Chancellor's Office PCO has 90 days to research the complaint and issue a response, including appeal rights.

    An applicant or employee may challenge the decision to the SPB Appeals Division within 30 days after (1) Chancellor's Office denies the complaint or (2) the 90 days expires without Chancellor's Office decision on the complaint.

    Complete the form by selecting the button below then email the completed form to, or mail to:

    Attn: People and Culture Operations/ Merit Complaint
    CA Community Colleges Chancellor's Office
    1102 Q Street, Suite 4400
    Sacramento, CA 95811

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