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22.5

Minimum Qualifications;

Flexible Qualifications.

(a) 7.4(a)

(b) New

(c) New

(d) 7.5(d)

(e) 7.9(a)2(c) &(d)

(a) No substantial changes

(b) Allows the Director to establish Flexible Qualifications which allow agencies to broaden their hiring criteria when applicant pools are small& properly documented business reasons are provided

(c ) Delegates authority to agencies to determine minimum qualifications. Provides the Director the ability to review agency decisions and render the final decision.

(d) No substantial changes

(e) No substantial changes

22.6

Examinations

(a) Partially new, Parts of 7.1(a), 7.4(d) & 7.4(f)

(b) New

(c) New

(d) Part of 1.13

(e) 7.16

(a) & (c) Are designed to make a distinction between an examination and a test.

(b) Authorizes agencies to establish job-related selection procedures in order to assess applicants based on merit, efficiency, fitness and length of service as required by the Constitution.

22.7

Veterans Preference: Proof of Eligibility

(a) 1.11, 7.11

(b) 7.12

Veterans will continue to be awarded points on their total score on both written tests and ranked selection procedures. We removed all details of qualifying dates, persons qualifying, etc. so that we do not have to change a rule every time a new eligibility period is added.

22.8

Exemptions from Testing Requirements

(a) 7.20 (c)

(b) 7.20 (f)

(c) 8.4(e)

The new rule delegates the process of approving properly documented appointments of rehabilitation clients, out of state vacancies and applicants with a 3.5 GPA.

22.9

Certificate of Eligibles

Mostly new, replaces parts of 8.4, 8.9 & 8.20

Authorizes appointing authorities to create certificates and clearly establishes what information constitutes a certificate of eligibles.

22.10

Mandatory Training Requirements

7.4(f)

No substantial changes.

22.11

Withdrawal of Authority

New

Provides the Director with the authority to remove delegated activities as appropriate.

Proposed for Adoption

Chapter 23 Appointments

23.1Appointments

Appointments shall be made under a general system based on merit, efficiency, fitness and length of service as ascertained by examination which, so far as practical, shall be competitive.

23.2Appointment from a Certificate of Eligibles

Probational appointments, job appointments and promotions shall be made from certificates of eligibles created in accordance with Rule 22.9 except as provided elsewhere in these rules.

23.3Probational Appointment

(a).Probational appointments may be made without the use of a certificate:

1.Of a State Vocational Rehabilitation or a State Blind Services program client under Rule 22.8(a).
2.For out-of-state vacancies under Rule 22.8(b).
3.Of applicants with 3.5 GPA under Rule 22.8(c).
4.By reemploying a former employee under Rule 23.13.

(b)When a vacancy is filled by probational appointment, such appointment shall be for a probationary period in accordance with Chapter 9 of these Rules.

23.4Promotion

(a)Promotions may be made without the use of a certificate:

1.Of a State Vocational Rehabilitation or a State Blind Services program client under Rule 22.8(a).
2.For out-of-state vacancies under Rule 22.8 (b).
3.Of permanent classified employees to positions to which they would have reemployment eligibility under Rule 23.13 if they were to resign.

(b)Promotions shall only be made of employees serving with permanent status in the classified service.

(c)No employee who has a current official overall Performance Planning and Review rating of “Poor” or “Needs Improvement” shall be promoted.

23.5Job Appointment

(a)An appointing authority may use a job appointment to fill a position for a period not to exceed three years. For rational business reasons, an appointing authority may request a longer term job appointment. The Commission may approve such requests or delegate approval authority to the Director. An appointing authority may terminate a job appointment at any time. This rule is subject to Rules 17.16(b)4 and 17.26 concerning layoff related actions.

(b)Job appointments may be made without the use of a certificate:

1.Of a State Vocational Rehabilitation or a State Blind Services program client under Rule 22.8.
2.For an out-of-state vacancy under Rule 22.8(b).
3.By reemploying a former employee under Rule 23.13.

(c)The Director may issue policy standards for the use of job appointments.

(d)The Commission or Director may, at any time, cancel a job appointment and/or withdraw an agency’s authority to make such appointments.

23.6Restricted Appointment

(a)A restricted appointment is a temporary appointment to be used for work of a temporary nature, to substitute for

Louisiana Register   Vol. 34, No. 10   October 20, 2008

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