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TITLE 2. GOVERNMENT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA [8000 - 22980]

  ( Title 2 enacted by Stats. 1943, Ch. 134. )

DIVISION 5. PERSONNEL [18000 - 22980]

  ( Division 5 added by Stats. 1945, Ch. 123. )

PART 1. GENERAL [18000 - 18220]

  ( Part 1 added by Stats. 1945, Ch. 123. )

CHAPTER 2. Oaths for State Employees [18150 - 18158]
  ( Heading of Chapter 2 renumbered from Chapter 4 by Stats. 1985, Ch. 794, Sec. 1. )

18150.
  

The oath required by this chapter is the oath set forth in Section 3 of Article XX of the Constitution of California.

(Amended by Stats. 1953, Ch. 1250.)

18150.5.
  

If the provisions of this chapter are in conflict with the provisions of a memorandum of understanding reached pursuant to Chapter 12 (commencing with Section 3560) of Division 4 of Title 1, the memorandum of understanding shall be controlling without further legislative action, except that if such provisions of a memorandum of understanding require the expenditure of funds, the provisions shall not become effective unless approved by the Legislature in the annual Budget Act.

(Added by Stats. 1979, Ch. 1072.)

18151.
  

The oath required by this chapter shall be taken and subscribed by:

(a) Every person who is appointed to a State position not in the State civil service and not otherwise so required by law, within 30 days of the date of appointment; and

(b) Every person who has not previously taken and subscribed the oath and who is employed in a permanent position in the State civil service where the employment continues for 30 days or more, within the first 30 days of his employment.

(Added by Stats. 1945, Ch. 123.)

18152.
  

The method and manner of taking, subscribing, and filing the oath by a person appointed to a State position not in the State civil service shall be as provided in Article 4, Chapter 2, Division 4, Title 1.

(Added by Stats. 1945, Ch. 123.)

18153.
  

The oath shall be taken by a state civil service employee before his appointing power or before any person authorized in writing by his appointing power or before any person authorized by law to administer oaths.

The oath shall be filed as prescribed by State Personnel Board rule within 30 days of the date on which it is taken and subscribed. The board shall prepare and furnish printed forms of the oath.

(Amended by Stats. 1967, Ch. 159.)

18154.
  

Any person who is appointed to a State position not in the State civil service and who fails to take the oath required by this chapter within the time provided forthwith forfeits his right to his position, and the position shall be considered vacant.

(Added by Stats. 1945, Ch. 123.)

18155.
  

The failure of any person who is appointed to a permanent position in the State civil service to take and subscribe the oath within the time provided in this chapter, is a cause for dismissal by the State Personnel Board.

(Added by Stats. 1945, Ch. 123.)

18156.
  

Each civil service employee who takes, subscribes and files the oath within the time prescribed by Section 18151 is conclusively presumed to have been and to be legally holding his position as far as laws requiring him to take, subscribe, or file an oath are concerned.

(Added by Stats. 1945, Ch. 123.)

18157.
  

Every appointing power shall notify every new civil service employee immediately following his appointment of the provisions of this chapter that are applicable to the employee.

(Added by Stats. 1945, Ch. 123.)

18158.
  

No fee shall be charged by any person before whom the oath is taken and subscribed.

(Added by Stats. 1945, Ch. 123.)

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