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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 2. STATE CIVIL SERVICE [18500 - 19799]

  ( Part 2 added by Stats. 1945, Ch. 123. )

CHAPTER 2. Administration [18650 - 18720.5]

  ( Chapter 2 added by Stats. 1945, Ch. 123. )

ARTICLE 3. General Powers and Duties [18701 - 18717]
  ( Article 3 added by Stats. 1945, Ch. 123. )

18701.
  

The board shall prescribe, amend, and repeal rules in accordance with law for the administration and enforcement of this part and other sections of this code over which the board is specifically assigned jurisdiction. Due notice of the contents of the rules shall be given to appointing powers and employees. Within a reasonable time after adoption, such rules and amendments shall be published in such manner as the board determines, and distributed free or at a reasonable cost.

(Amended by Stats. 1983, Ch. 527, Sec. 1.)

18702.
  

The board shall create and adjust classes of positions in the state civil service in accordance with Article VII of the Constitution and this part.

(Amended by Stats. 1985, Ch. 794, Sec. 15.)

18703.
  

The board shall provide for dismissals, demotions, suspensions, and other adverse action for or in the state civil service in accordance with Article VII of the Constitution and this part.

(Amended by Stats. 1990, Ch. 478, Sec. 6.)

18706.
  

The board may make agreements with personnel agencies in other jurisdictions, political subdivisions, and state agencies excepted from the state civil service.

(Amended by Stats. 2012, Ch. 665, Sec. 57. Effective January 1, 2013.)

18707.
  

The board and the Department of Human Resources may enter into agreements to make available their services and facilities, upon request, to any county, city, district or other subdivision of the state recognized by law, and to state agencies excepted from the state civil service, and they may enter into agreements for the exchange of personnel services or the utilization of the services and facilities. The agreements shall be approved by the Director of General Services.

(Amended by Stats. 2012, Ch. 665, Sec. 58. Effective January 1, 2013.)

18708.
  

The board shall cooperate with the Director of Finance, the Department of Human Resources, the Controller, and other state agencies in matters not covered by this part and not inconsistent with this part to promote the efficient and economical administration of the state’s business.

(Amended by Stats. 2016, Ch. 31, Sec. 146. Effective June 27, 2016.)

18710.
  

All orders and decisions of the board made pursuant to Article VII of the California Constitution or this part shall be obeyed by and are binding upon all parties to a proceeding before it, including, but not limited to, appointing powers and all their employees, including their personnel officers, regardless of whether an appointing power or other party agrees or disagrees with a decision or order of the board.

All orders and decisions, other than orders or decisions of the board itself, shall be reviewed by the executive officer or an employee of the board designated by the executive officer.

If any appointing power or other party refuses or neglects to comply with any such order or decision, the board may , in its sole discretion, after investigation with or without a hearing, do any of the following:

(a) Issue further findings interpreting or clarifying the order or decision.

(b) Issue further findings as to whether an appointing power or other party has or has not complied with the order or decision.

(c) Issue an order to show cause, directed to the appointing power, why the board should not file a petition for a writ of mandate to compel the appointing power to comply with the order or decision.

If the board finds that no good cause exists for the refusal or neglect of the appointing power or other party to comply with the order or decision, the board may issue a further order or decision consistent with its findings. Alternatively, the board may file a petition for a writ of mandate in the manner and in the court provided for by law to compel the appointing power or other party to comply with the order or decision.

This procedure for the enforcement of the orders and decisions of the board is in addition to any other means or procedure which may be provided by law. Nothing in this section shall preclude a party to a proceeding before the board from seeking judicial enforcement of an order or decision of the board.

(Amended by Stats. 1999, Ch. 310, Sec. 3. Effective January 1, 2000.)

18711.
  

The board and the Department of Human Resources may join associations of personnel agencies having as their purpose the interchanging or supplying of information relating to the technique of personnel administration.

(Amended by Stats. 2012, Ch. 665, Sec. 60. Effective January 1, 2013.)

18714.
  

(a) Nothing in this part shall preclude the Department of Human Resources from providing by rule for a system of adjusting employee grievances which shall be administered within the departments before recourse to any remedy provided in this part.

(b) If the provisions of this section are in conflict with the provisions of a memorandum of understanding reached pursuant to Section 3517.5, 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.

(Amended by Stats. 2012, Ch. 665, Sec. 61. Effective January 1, 2013.)

18717.
  

(a) The board shall develop objective criteria for determining the application of the state safety category of membership in the Public Employees’ Retirement System to positions in the state civil service. Upon the request of the Department of Human Resources or an employee organization, the board shall then determine which classes of positions meet all or part of the elements of the criteria and shall list the positions in order based upon the degree in which their duties meet the criteria. An employee organization that requests a determination with respect to a class of position previously determined not to meet the criteria shall submit a written argument supporting the assertion that the class of position meets the criteria. The board, if it finds the written argument to be unpersuasive, may refuse to commence determination proceedings unless and until either the Department of Human Resources requests a determination with respect to that class of position or the employee organization submits to the board a supporting argument which the board finds persuasive. The board shall indicate to the department whether the classes qualify for state safety membership. The Public Employees’ Retirement System and employing agencies shall assist and cooperate with the board in preparation of the report.

(b) The board shall transmit the report directly to the department, which shall make a copy available to the exclusive representative of any employee organization upon its written request.

(c) The department may use the results of the study in subsequent negotiations with the exclusive employee representatives; however, the report shall in no way obligate the department to take any action or make any recommendations as it relates to state safety membership.

(d) The department shall not recommend safety membership for any class of employees who have not been determined by the board to meet the established criteria.

(e) For classes of employees recommended for state safety membership by a memorandum of understanding reached pursuant to Section 3517.5, a copy of the report authorized under this section shall be submitted to the Legislature with the signed memorandum of understanding.

(f) This section does not apply to state employees who are subject to Sections 19816.20 and 20405.1.

(Amended by Stats. 2012, Ch. 665, Sec. 62. Effective January 1, 2013.)

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