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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 2.6. PERSONNEL ADMINISTRATION [19815 - 19999.7]

  ( Part 2.6 added by Stats. 1981, Ch. 230, Sec. 55. )

CHAPTER 1. Department of Human Resources [19815 - 19819.7]

  ( Heading of Chapter 1 amended by Stats. 2012, Ch. 665, Sec. 86. )

ARTICLE 2.5. Personnel Classification Plan [19818 - 19818.21]
  ( Article 2.5 added by Stats. 1985, Ch. 1015, Sec. 20. )

19818.
  

Subject to Article VII of the California Constitution, the department succeeds to and is vested with the duties, purposes, responsibilities, and jurisdiction exercised by the State Personnel Board with respect to the administration of the Personnel Classification Plan.

(Added by Stats. 1985, Ch. 1015, Sec. 20. Effective September 26, 1985.)

19818.6.
  

The department shall administer the Personnel Classification Plan of the State of California including the allocation of every position to the appropriate class in the classification plan. The allocation of a position to a class shall derive from and be determined by the ascertainment of the duties and responsibilities of the position and shall be based on the principle that all positions shall be included in the same class if:

(a) The positions are sufficiently similar in respect to duties and responsibilities that the same descriptive title may be used.

(b) Substantially the same requirements as to education, experience, knowledge, and ability are demanded of incumbents.

(c) Substantially the same tests of fitness may be used in choosing qualified appointees.

(d) The same schedule of compensation can be made to apply with equity.

(Added by Stats. 1985, Ch. 1015, Sec. 20. Effective September 26, 1985.)

19818.8.
  

(a) A person shall not be assigned to perform the duties of any class other than that to which his or her position is allocated, except as permitted by Section 19050.8.

(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 those provisions of the 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. 1999, Ch. 457, Sec. 4. Effective September 21, 1999.)

19818.10.
  

The department shall assess the adequacy of the Personnel Classification Plan and, as needed, recommend changes in the plan to the State Personnel Board. The recommendations shall include the need for the establishment of additional classes or the abolishment or alteration of existing classes.

(Added by Stats. 1985, Ch. 1015, Sec. 20. Effective September 26, 1985.)

19818.12.
  

Positions in the state service shall be established by the appointing power as authorized by law subject to budgetary authorization and the availability of funds. Each appointing power shall promptly report to the department his or her intention to establish new positions in order that those positions may be classified and allocated, and shall so report material changes in the duties of any position in his or her jurisdiction.

(Added by Stats. 1985, Ch. 1015, Sec. 20. Effective September 26, 1985.)

19818.14.
  

The department may designate an appointing power to allocate positions to the Personnel Classification Plan in accordance with Section 19818.6 and department rule. The department may audit position allocations. If the department finds that an appointing power has allocated positions inappropriately, the department may order corrective action, including, but not limited to, reallocating positions, voiding lawful personal transactions, and revoking or restricting the appointing power’s ability to allocate positions. If an appointing power’s allocation authority is revoked, the Department of Finance may transfer a sufficient number of personnel from the appointing power to the department to perform the previously delegated work.

(Amended by Stats. 2013, Ch. 427, Sec. 111. Effective January 1, 2014.)

19818.16.
  

(a) Notwithstanding Sections 905.2, 19818.8, and 19823, the department shall have the authority to review employee claims for additional reimbursement for the performance of duties outside the scope of their present classification and to authorize additional reimbursement for those duties. The department shall award employee claims under this section for a period no greater than one year preceding the filing of a claim.

(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 those 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. 1985, Ch. 1015, Sec. 20. Effective September 26, 1985.)

19818.18.
  

Upon the allowance of the department of all or part of an employee claim for additional reimbursement for the performance of duties outside the scope of their present classification, certification by the Director of Finance that a sufficient appropriation exists, the execution and presentation of such documents as the department may require which discharge the state of all liability under the claim, and notwithstanding the provisions of Section 19630, the department shall designate the fund from which the claim is to be paid and the state agency concerned shall pay the claim from that fund. Where no sufficient appropriation for the payment is available, the department shall submit a request to the Legislature for appropriation of those funds.

(Added by Stats. 1985, Ch. 1015, Sec. 20. Effective September 26, 1985.)

19818.20.
  

(a) Reasonable opportunity to appeal shall be provided by the department to any employee affected by the allocation or reallocation of his or her position.

(b) Notwithstanding subdivision (a), this subdivision shall only apply to state employees in State Bargaining Unit 5. Reasonable opportunity to appeal shall be provided by the department to any employee affected by the allocation of his or her position.

(Amended by Stats. 1995, Ch. 768, Sec. 18. Effective October 12, 1995.)

19818.21.
  

When the Legislature, in the Budget Act, authorizes a specified number of positions in a specified class in a specified agency, the department shall approve the allocation of those positions to classes on the basis of the total responsibilities and productivity requirements of the job, without placing primary emphasis on the number of positions subordinate to the positions authorized.

(Added by renumbering Section 19060 by Stats. 1989, Ch. 103, Sec. 8.)

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