Administrative Hearing Officers

Classified Employee appeal Hearings

The Fulton County Administrative Hearing Officers are comprised of up to 14 counsels who are appointed to staggered two-year terms by the Fulton County Board of Commissioners, as provided by the Civil Service Act of 1982 as amended, from which its authority is derived.

Any permanent Fulton County Classified employee who has been dismissed, suspended, demoted, or otherwise disciplined for cause, whereby the employee suffers any loss in salary, grade, or classification, shall have the right to appeal such action to an Administrative Hearing Officer.

Administrative Hearing Officers are responsible for hearing permanent classified merit system employee appeals concerning disciplinary actions where a loss of salary is involved, such as dismissals, suspensions or demotions.

Appeal Hearing Procedure Manual/Ground Rules

Appeal Form

Appeal Hearing Calendar 2020

The Administrative Hearing Officers hold the hearing on the following dates in the Department of Human Resource Management 3rd floor Conference Room located at the Fulton County Government Center, 141 Pryor Street, Atlanta, GA 30303.


(Appeal hearings are open to the public)

January 22

February 6, 19, and 27

March 5  

April 23, and 30 (Due to COVID-19 pandemic and the County office closures)

June 18 and 25 via videoconferencing at 10 a.m.

July 9 videoconferencing at 10 a.m. - Join Zoom Meeting:

July 15 via videoconferencing at 10 a.m. - Join Zoom Meeting:

August 13 via videoconferencing at 10 a.m. - Join Zoom Meeting:

September 9 via videoconferencing at 10 a.m. Join Zoom Meeting

October 14 via videoconferencing at 10 a.m. Join Zoom Meeting


-  means the hearing was canceled