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Government Code - GOV

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 1. General [18500 - 18599]

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

ARTICLE 1. Purpose [18500 - 18502]
  ( Article 1 added by Stats. 1945, Ch. 123. )

  
18500.  

It is the purpose of this part:

(a) To facilitate the operation of Article VII of the Constitution.

(b) To promote and increase economy and efficiency in the state service.

(c) To provide a comprehensive personnel system for the state civil service, in which:

(1) Positions involving comparable duties and responsibilities are similarly classified and compensated.

(2) Appointments are based upon merit and fitness ascertained through practical and competitive examination.

(3) State civil service employment is made a career by providing for security of tenure and the advancement of employees within the service insofar as consistent with the best interests of the state.

(4) The rights and interests of the state civil service employee are given consideration insofar as consistent with the best interests of the state.

(5) Applicants and employees are treated in an equitable manner without regard to political affiliation, race, color, sex, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, marital status, age, sexual orientation, disability, political or religious opinions or nonjob-related factors.

(6) Tenure of civil service employment is subject to good behavior, efficiency, the necessity of the performance of the work, and the appropriation of sufficient funds.

(Amended by Stats. 1988, Ch. 1193, Sec. 1.)