Board of Personnel Appeals

There will not be a regularly scheduled BOPA meeting for November 2020.

BOPA Rules Hearing

On November 30, 2020, at 10:00 a.m., the Department of Labor and Industry (department) will hold a public hearing via remote conferencing to consider the proposed amendment, adoption, repeal, and transfer of the BOPA rules. Because there currently exists a state of emergency in Montana due to the public health crisis caused by the novel coronavirus, there will be no in-person hearing. Interested parties may access the remote conferencing platform in the following ways:

(a) Join Zoom Meeting: Meeting ID: 993 5276 0453




(b) Dial by Telephone: +1 646 558 8656 or +1 406 444 9999

Meeting ID: 993 5276 0453

BOPA Rules Revision Draft Notice

BOPA Rules Revision Proposed Changes



The Board Of Personnel Appeals is a five member quasi-judicial board charged with providing appellate level review for matters involving the Collective Bargaining Act for Public Employees. The Board also serves as the appellate board for grievances involving Fish, Wildlife and Parks and Department of Transportation employees as well as wage and classification appeals by employees of the State of Montana.

Members of the Board are appointed by the Governor. By statute Board membership is comprised of an equal number of management and labor representatives, a presiding officer with knowledge in the field of labor relations, and alternate members representing management and labor.

Parties should not contact Board members directly. Please direct any correspondence to: 

Board of Personnel Appeals
1805 Prospect Avenue
PO Box 201503
Helena, MT  59620-1503
(406) 444-6543
(406) 444-4140 – fax number

Current members are:

  • Anne MacIntyre, Presiding Officer
  • Jenny Stringer, Management Board Member
  • Kevin McRae, Management Board Member
  • Quinton Nyman, Labor Board Member
  • Jim Soumas, Labor Board Member, Teamsters Union Local 190


  • Mario Martinez - Alternate Labor Board Member
  • Katie Nordstrom - Alternate Management Board Member
  • LeRoy Schramm, Alternate Chair

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