1.  Any regular employee, as that term is defined in section 36.020, who has been dismissed or involuntarily demoted for cause or suspended for more than five working days shall have the right to appeal to the administrative hearing commission.  Any such person shall be entitled to a hearing before the administrative hearing commission by the filing of an appeal setting forth in substance the employee’s reasons for claiming that the dismissal, suspension, or demotion was for political, religious, or racial reasons, or not for the good of the service with the administrative hearing commission within thirty days after the effective date of the action.  The decision of the appointing authority shall contain a notice of the right of appeal in substantially the following language:

“Any employee with regular status who has been dismissed or involuntarily demoted for cause or suspended for more than five working days may appeal to the administrative hearing commission.  To appeal, you must file an appeal with the administrative hearing commission within thirty days after the effective date of the decision.  If any such appeal is sent by registered mail or certified mail, it will be deemed filed on the date it is mailed; if it is sent by any method other than registered mail or certified mail, it will be deemed filed on the date it is received by the commission.”.

 2.  The procedures applicable to the processing of such hearings and determinations shall be those established by chapter 536.  The administrative hearing commission may hold hearings or may make decisions based on stipulation of the parties, consent order, agreed settlement, or by disposition in the nature of default judgment, judgment on the pleadings, or summary determination, in accordance with the rules and procedures of the administrative hearing commission.  No hearing shall be public unless requested to be public by the employee.  The administrative hearing commission shall maintain a transcript of all testimony and proceedings in hearings governed by this section, and decisions of the administrative hearing commission under this section shall be binding subject to appeal by either party.  The administrative hearing commission may make any one of the following appropriate orders:

Terms Used In Missouri Laws 621.075

  • Affidavit: A written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making it, before a notary or officer having authority to administer oaths.
  • Affirmed: In the practice of the appellate courts, the decree or order is declared valid and will stand as rendered in the lower court.
  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Dismissal: The dropping of a case by the judge without further consideration or hearing. Source:
  • following: when used by way of reference to any section of the statutes, mean the section next preceding or next following that in which the reference is made, unless some other section is expressly designated in the reference. See Missouri Laws 1.020
  • person: may extend and be applied to bodies politic and corporate, and to partnerships and other unincorporated associations. See Missouri Laws 1.020
  • Pleadings: Written statements of the parties in a civil case of their positions. In the federal courts, the principal pleadings are the complaint and the answer.
  • Settlement: Parties to a lawsuit resolve their difference without having a trial. Settlements often involve the payment of compensation by one party in satisfaction of the other party's claims.
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • Transcript: A written, word-for-word record of what was said, either in a proceeding such as a trial or during some other conversation, as in a transcript of a hearing or oral deposition.

 (1)  Order the reinstatement of the employee to the employee’s former position; or

 (2)  Sustain the dismissal of such employee.

 3.  After an order of reinstatement has been issued and all parties have let the time for appeal lapse or have filed an appeal and that appeal process has become final and the order of reinstatement has been affirmed, the administrative hearing commission shall commence a separate action to determine the date of reinstatement and the amount of back pay owed to the employee.  This action may be done by hearing, or by affidavit, depositions, or stipulations, or by agreement on the amount of back pay owed.  No hearing shall be public unless requested to be public by the employee.