Section 45-18-120.10Suspension of merit employee.
An appointing authority, shall have authority to suspend without pay a merit employee for any personal misconduct, or fact, affecting or concerning his or her fitness or ability to perform his or her duties in the public interest. In the event a merit employee is suspended without pay for more than 30 days in anyone year, he or she shall be entitled to a public hearing by the merit system board upon written demand filed within five days from the date of the order of suspension. If, after hearing, the merit system board determines that the action of the appointing authority was not with good cause, the suspension shall be revoked.
(Acts 1976, No. 708, p. 984, §11.)