(1) The board encourages the State Human Resources Division and state employees to attempt to resolve appeals through an informal procedure as prescribed by the State Human Resources Division before initiating the formal appeals procedure. Every attempt should be made to resolve an appeal at the earliest possible stage of the appeals process, preferably between the employee and their immediate supervisor.

History: 2-18-1011, MCA; IMP, 2-18-1011, MCA; NEW, Eff. 7/5/75; AMD, 1981 MAR p. 624, Eff. 6/26/81; AMD, 2010 MAR p. 2841, Eff. 12/10/10.