another employee, pending filling the position in a regular manner, or to address an emergency or work overload situation. An agency shall maintain written justification stating the reason for the restricted appointment. No restricted appointee shall work more than six months in a calendar year. The appointing authority or the Director may terminate the restricted appointment at any time.
(b)Restricted appointees must meet the Minimum Qualifications for the job.
(c)This rule is subject to Rules 17.16(b)4 and 17.26 concerning layoff related actions.
23.7Temporary Staffing Services Employee
(a)When work is required to be performed on a temporary basis and the work is essential to the efficiency of the agency, a temporary staffing services employee may be used, provided:
1.Approval has been received from the appointing authority; and
2.The employee shall be used only for the following: a) to replace an employee on leave, b) to fill a vacancy pending filling the position in a regular manner, or c) to address an emergency or work overload situation of short duration.
3.The employment of any one individual in this category shall not exceed 680 work hours in a twelve-month period.
4.The appointing authority shall maintain a tracking document of usage of individuals in this category which is certified by the appointing authority to prevent violation of this rule. Such document shall be readily available for Civil Service audit as requested.
(b)Individual temporary staffing services employees may be used for any length of time up to 680 work hours in a twelve-month period; however, the Director or appointing authority may limit the duration of or cancel the use of a temporary staffing services employee at any time.
(c)An extension over 680 work hours in a twelve-month period for an individual temporary staffing services employee shall not be allowed. If the appointing authority determines that a situation exists that requires the use of temporary staffing services employees beyond the 680 work hour limit within a twelve-month period, other replacement individuals may be solicited from the temporary staffing services firm(s) on state contract.
(d)The Director may withdraw an agency’s authority to make use of temporary staffing services employees. Willful abuse or misuse of temporary staffing services may subject offenders to financial liabilities as provided in Rule 2.9
23.8Transfer of Individual Employees
An employee may be voluntarily transferred from any position in the classified service in one department to any position in the classified service for which he is qualified in another department upon the recommendation of the appointing authority of the receiving department, provided the employee meets the Minimum Qualifications of the job to which he is transferring and has met Civil Service requirements for public announcement of vacancies, testing and competition.
23.9Temporary Inter-Departmental Assignment
(a)Upon agreement between departments, a permanent employee may be assigned to a classified position in another department for a period not to exceed one year, provided the
employee meets the Minimum Qualifications of the job to which he is being assigned.
(b)An employee so assigned shall continue to be an employee of the department from which he is assigned and shall have a right to return to his position at the conclusion of the assignment.
(c)Either participating department may end the inter-departmental assignment of an employee at any time. The Director may end such assignment if he determines that it violates the provisions of Article X, the Civil Service Rules, the Uniform Classification and Pay Plan, or the policies and procedures issued by the Director.
(d)Notwithstanding any other provisions of these Rules, a temporary inter-departmental assignment may not be continued beyond one year without the Director’s approval.
23.10Reassignment and Position Change
(a)An appointing authority may reassign any probationary or permanent employee to a position with a different job title that has the same maximum rate of pay, provided the employee meets the Minimum Qualifications of the job to which he is being assigned and has met Civil Service requirements for testing and competition.
(b)An appointing authority may position change any probationary or permanent employee to a different position number with the same job title.
Louisiana Register Vol. 34, No. 10 October 20, 2008