Personnel Board Requirements, Responsibilities and Delegated Authority


Members of the Personnel Board must be:

  • At least 18 years of age
  • Of good moral character
  • Of good reputation in the community
  • A citizen of the United States
  • A permanent resident of Florida
  • A resident of Pinellas County for at least 2 years prior to the date of the appointment

Members of the Personnel Board may not:

  • Be an employee of any entity of County government in Pinellas County
  • Be a member of any national, state or county committee of a political party
  • Hold or be a candidate for any paid public office
  • Be the spouse, parent or grandparent, child or grandchild, brother or sister, aunt or uncle, niece or nephew, by consanguinity or affinity of a member of the classified service or of any officer whose employees are covered by the act
  • Have a conflict of interest in terms of their related business, duties, or responsibilities in connection with the Board


  • Adoption and amendment of rules and regulations for the administration of the Unified Personnel System in accordance with the legislative act
  • Appointment (and removal) of the Director of Human Resources
  • Approving Personnel Rules, pay plan adjustments, reclassification of positions and pay grade changes in accordance with the legislative act
  • Hearing and determining appeals and complaints concerning the administration of the act
  • Investigations concerning the enforcement of the act
  • Requiring observance of the provisions of the act and the resulting rules and regulations

Delegated Authority

Election of Officers

At its first regular meeting in January, the Personnel Board elects one of its members to serve as Chair and one of its members to serve as Vice Chair.