Bruce A. Monfross was appointed as the State Personnel Board’s Chief Administrative Law Judge/Appeals Division Chief in July 2021. Prior to his appointment as the Chief Administrative Law Judge, Mr. Monfross served as an Administrative Law Judge II and III with the SPB for approximately 10 years, during which time he presided over some of the most complex hearings assigned to the SPB’s calendar. Mr. Monfross previously served as Staff Counsel for the SPB for several years, and also served as a Staff Counsel/Acting Inspector General for the Office of the Inspector General. Prior to entering state service, Mr. Monfross was employed as an associate at Porter, Scott, Weiberg & Delehant, where he specialized in employment litigation, representing clients in state and federal courts. Mr. Monfross obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, Davis, and his Juris Doctor from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law.