As a government employee, you will receive information about appealing the decision throughout the complaint process. Once you begin the formal complaint procedure, you need to read everything sent with the decision and pay special attention to anything mentioning specific deadlines.
It is not unusual for an employee to be required to notify his or her agency or department within a very short period of time, sometimes as little as seven days, if he or she wishes to proceed to the next step of the complaint process.
Appealing a decision is an area where you may want to get the input from an attorney. The attorney can look at the specific details of your case, project costs, and may be able to help you with the appeal. However, keep in mind that as you continue to appeal decisions against you, the end result may be a full trial, which can be costly.