Repeal of Mandatory Personnel Boards

Repeal of Mandatory Personnel Boards

Personnel Boards were created in response to a perceived “spoils system” within local government whereby newly elected officials were regularly replacing experienced employees with their political friends.

Today, these boards are described as dysfunctional, inefficient, ineffective, and expensive by those who have had to work within their guidelines.

The laws mandating personnel boards eroded the authority of Alabama’s largest local governments over employment-related matters to the detriment of these localities.