Board members are appointed pursuant to Nebraska Revised Statutes Section 23-2521. Two members of the board are appointed by the Board of Commissioners, two members are appointed by the elected department heads and two members are appointed by the classified employees who are covered by the County personnel system. Members are appointed for five year terms.
Members shall be persons in sympathy with the application of merit principles to public employment and who are not otherwise employed by the county. No member shall hold during his or her term, or shall have held for a period of one year prior thereto, any political office or a position as officer or employee of a political organization.
The purpose of this board is to hear and rule on employee grievances, proposed changes to personnel related rules and regulations, salary adjustments, and other personnel-related issues.