Board of Personnel Appeals

The April 15, 2021 BOPA Meeting has been canceled.

In accordance with Montana Code Annotated 39-31-502, when there is a Notice of Impasse, the Board of Personnel Appeals will make the final written offers public. On March 16, 2021, the BOPA mediator notified the City of Havre Police Department and the Montana Federation of Public Employees that impasse was declared in their contract negotiations and to submit their final written offers no later than March 25, 2021.

Final Written Offers:

City of Havre Police Department - no Final Written Offer received
MFPE - Final Written Offer

About the Board of Personnel Appeals

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

Current Members Are:

Brian Hopkins, Presiding Officer

Jenny Stringer, Management Board Member

Kevin McRae, Management Board Member

Vacant, Labor Board Member

Stacey Yates, Labor Board Member, IBEW


Mario Martinez, Alternate Labor Board Member

Katie Nordstrom, Alternate Management Board Member

LeRoy Schramm, Alternate Chair

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