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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 4. Employment Lists [18900 - 18993]

  ( Heading of Chapter 4 renumbered from Chapter 5 by Stats. 1985, Ch. 794, Sec. 17. )

ARTICLE 1. General [18900 - 18906]
  ( Article 1 added by Stats. 1945, Ch. 123. )

18900.
  

(a) Eligible lists shall be established as a result of free competitive examinations open to persons who lawfully may be appointed to any position within the class for which these examinations are held and who meet the minimum qualifications requisite to the performance of the duties of that position as prescribed by the specifications for the class or by rule.

(b) The department may limit the size of candidate groups in entry-level and nonpromotional examinations when doing so would be in the best interest of the state and effective competition can occur among a smaller number of applicants.

(Amended by Stats. 2013, Ch. 427, Sec. 27. Effective January 1, 2014.)

18900.5.
  

For purposes of this part, “designated appointing power” means an appointing power designated by the department under Section 18930.5.

(Amended by Stats. 2013, Ch. 427, Sec. 28. Effective January 1, 2014.)

18900.6.
  

(a) The department may authorize the use of skills-based certification for information technology classifications if all of the following conditions are satisfied:

(1) There is a job analysis that meets legal standards.

(2) The class is used on a servicewide basis.

(3) The class is broad and includes a number of distinct assignments.

(4) It is in the best interest of the state to use skills-based certification.

(b) For purposes of this section, “skills-based certification” means the creation of a unique certification list for each vacancy within a class. Skills-based certification is created by weighting the scores attained by competitors of all measured knowledge, skills, and abilities to reflect their relative importance to the job, as identified by a job analysis for each vacancy. Skills-based certification shall replace the single eligible list for a classification with a unique list of eligible individuals for each vacancy. Skills-based certification shall determine the order of individuals on a certification list; it shall not affect the rules for using certification lists.

(c) The department shall also promulgate regulations specifying how skills-based certification shall be implemented. Among other things, these regulations shall include provisions to ensure fairness to all candidates and prevent improper manipulation.

(Amended by Stats. 2013, Ch. 427, Sec. 29. Effective January 1, 2014.)

18901.
  

(a) The department may remove all names from open and promotional eligible lists after they have remained thereon for more than one year from the date of the adoption of the lists that created their eligibility, and shall remove all names from lists of eligibles not later than four years after the adoption of the lists that created their eligibility.

Whenever an open or a promotional eligible list has fewer than three names of persons who are willing to accept employment, all names on the list may be removed even though one year has not elapsed from the date of the adoption of the list.

(b) When a list of eligibles becomes exhausted for temporary or permanent employment before the legal expiration of the list, and a new list of eligibles for the same class is created by examination to supply the demands of the service, such new list shall become a part of the list of eligibles to be certified to the positions covered by the list. Those holding places on the prior list shall be given preference for appointment until such time as the prior list may automatically expire or all names are removed therefrom by action of the department. When the prior list has expired by reason of limitation of time, or the names have been removed therefrom by order of the department, then certification shall be made solely from the latter list.

(c) The department or a designated appointing power shall include in the announcement of any examination that the list of eligibles secured thereby will expire not less than one but less than four years after the adoption of such list.

(d) The department or a designated appointing power may make changes in its records to correct clerical errors both before and after the announcement of an eligible list; provided, that any changes of rank, or addition or subtraction of names, made on lists of eligibles because of clerical errors or reratings, shall not change the date of the adoption of such lists, nor give to any persons the right to claim beginning date of eligibility other than the date of the adoption of the original eligible list that created their eligibility.

(Amended by Stats. 2012, Ch. 360, Sec. 22. Effective January 1, 2013.)

18901.5.
  

Notwithstanding subdivision (a) of Section 18901, the department may authorize the retention of eligibles on an employment list for an indefinite period of time based on the following factors:

(a) The number of names remaining on the list in relation to the anticipated number of vacancies.

(b) The qualifications of the eligibles.

(c) The gender, ethnic, and disability composition of the eligibles remaining on the list.

(d) The lack of unreasonable denial of a competitive opportunity for potential applicants.

(e) The availability of alternative appointment options.

(f) The modifications that have been made in the duties, responsibilities, and qualifications in the class specifications since the establishment of the eligible list.

(Amended by Stats. 2012, Ch. 360, Sec. 23. Effective January 1, 2013.)

18902.
  

The department may divide the state into districts and departments and establish district eligible lists and departmental eligible lists therefor. A person on an eligible list or a departmental eligible list may be included in any other eligible or departmental eligible list on which he or she indicates a desire to be placed, when in the judgment of the department the best interests of the state are served thereby.

(Amended by Stats. 2012, Ch. 360, Sec. 24. Effective January 1, 2013.)

18903.
  

(a) For each class there shall be maintained a general reemployment list consisting of the names of all persons who have occupied positions with probationary or permanent status in the class and who have been legally laid off or demoted in lieu of layoff.

(b) Within one year from the date of his or her resignation in good standing, or his or her voluntary demotion, the name of an employee who had probationary or permanent status may be placed on the general reemployment list with the consent of the appointing power and the department. The general reemployment list may also contain the names of persons placed thereon by the department in accordance with other provisions of this part.

(Amended by Stats. 2013, Ch. 427, Sec. 30. Effective January 1, 2014.)

18904.
  

For each class there shall be maintained a separate departmental reemployment list within a given state agency, which shall consist of the names of persons on the general reemployment list but employed in that state agency at the time of separation. There shall also be maintained a separate subdivisional reemployment list within a given state agency which shall consist of the names of persons employed in a subdivision of a state agency at the time of separation if subdivisions for that state agency have been set up with the approval of the Department of Human Resources for layoff purposes.

(Amended by Stats. 2012, Ch. 665, Sec. 65. Effective January 1, 2013.)

18905.
  

The order in which names appear on reemployment lists shall be determined by the relative order of the scores determined as for layoff in accordance with Section 19997.3 and Department of Human Resources rules.

(Amended by Stats. 2012, Ch. 665, Sec. 66. Effective January 1, 2013.)

18906.
  

Any name, after a period of five consecutive years, shall be removed from the reemployment lists for the class unless the period is extended by action of the department.

(Amended by Stats. 2012, Ch. 360, Sec. 25. Effective January 1, 2013.)

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