California Code, Government Code - GOV § 19574.1

(a) An employee who has been served with notice of adverse action, or a representative designated by the employee, shall have the right to inspect any documents in the possession of, or under the control of, the appointing power which are relevant to the adverse action taken or which would constitute “relevant evidence” as defined in Section 210 of the Evidence Code .  The employee, or the designated representative, shall also have the right to interview other employees having knowledge of the acts or omissions upon which the adverse action was based.  Interviews of other employees and inspection of documents shall be at times and places reasonable for the employee and for the appointing power.

(b) The appointing power shall make all reasonable efforts necessary to assure the cooperation of any other employees interviewed pursuant to this section.


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