Suspension without pay for pending misdemeanor charge did not comply with State Personnel Board Rules.

Topic: Employment, Decided by Judge Teate 
Docket Number: 1459125 , Decision Date: 2014-08-13 
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Petitioner, a classified employee, was suspended without pay after he was arrested and charged with simple assault.  The suspension was not in compliance with State Personnel Board rules absent evidence that the pending criminal charge was a crime of moral turpitude or that it would deter his effectiveness in employment.