Providing timely disposition of Merit employee grievance and maintenance review classification appeals.
10.1 Limited Term Appointment. Limited term appointments are permitted when a Merit vacancy exists that is not of a continuing nature, but is projected to exceed 90 days. Such vacancies may be filled for a period of up to 1 year. The DHR Secretary may approve a longer time period. Established selection procedures shall be followed for filling the vacancy.
10.2 Emergency Appointment. When there is immediate need to prevent stoppage of public business or serious impairment to the public service, and it is not possible to secure such persons from appropriate competitive recruitment, agencies may make emergency appointments. Such appointments shall not exceed 30 days.
10.3 Exceptional Appointment. The DHR Secretary shall establish procedures for exceptional employment, which shall occur without competitive recruitment or a Referral List. Exceptional appointees shall successfully complete a trial work period, or pass a screening process, before being considered for Merit or probationary employment in the Classified Service.
10.4 Promotion. Candidates selected for promotion shall meet the position’s job requirements. Vacancies shall be filled by promotion wherever practical and in the best interest of the classified service. Consideration shall be given to qualifications, performance record, seniority, conduct and, where applicable, the results of the screening and ranking process.
10.5 Demotion. Employees may be placed in a position in a lower paygrade upon voluntarily requesting such action, when subject to layoff, or for just cause, if they meet the job requirements for the lower paygrade position. When agencies agree to employee requests for voluntary demotions, theDepartment of Human Resources may waive job-posting requirements upon written request by the agencies, which justify such action.
10.6 Transfer. To promote the efficiency of the service, unrelated to employee performance, employees may be transferred to another position for which they meet job requirements in the same paygrade within the same agency with or without competition.
10.8 Dual Incumbency. With the approval of the DHR Secretary, employees may temporarily occupy the same position as a paid primary incumbent.
10.9 To resolve litigation issues, grievances, or disputes between agencies about the placement of employees, the DHR Secretary may move employees from one position to another position for which they qualify in the same or lower paygrade within the Merit System without competition.
10.10 Agencies shall make every effort, based on organizational needs, to place temporarily disabled employees in alternate duty assignments, subject to medical restrictions, for a period of 90 days. Extensions may be granted contingent upon expectations of employees’ release to full duty within a time frame that meets agencies’ operational needs. Such requests for extensions shall not be unreasonably denied.