Code Section Group

Education Code - EDC

TITLE 3. POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION [66000 - 101060]

  ( Title 3 enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010. )

DIVISION 7. COMMUNITY COLLEGES [70900 - 88922]

  ( Division 7 enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010. )

PART 51. EMPLOYEES [87000 - 88270]

  ( Part 51 enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010. )

CHAPTER 4. Classified Employees [88000 - 88270]

  ( Chapter 4 enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010. )

ARTICLE 1. Employment [88000 - 88040]
  ( Article 1 enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010. )

88000.
  

This article, Article 2 (commencing with Section 88050), Article 4 (commencing with Section 88160), Article 5 (commencing with Section 88180), Article 6 (commencing with Section 88190), Article 8 (commencing with Section 88240), and Chapter 1 (commencing with Section 87000) shall apply to all classified employees of a community college district, whether a merit or nonmerit system district as authorized by this chapter unless the section specifically limits its application to nonmerit system districts.

These provisions shall not apply to employees of a community college district lying wholly within a city and county that provides in its charter for a merit system of employment for employees employed in positions that are part of the classified service.

(Amended by Stats. 1995, Ch. 758, Sec. 185. Effective January 1, 1996.)

88001.
  

As used in this chapter the following terms mean:

(a) “Classification” means that each position in the classified service shall have a designated title, a regular minimum number of assigned hours per day, days per week, and months per year, a specific statement of the duties required to be performed by the employees in each such position, and the regular monthly salary ranges for each such position.

(b) “Permanent,” as used in the phrase “permanent employee,” includes tenure in the classification in which the employee passed the required probationary period and includes all of the incidents of that classification.

(c) “Regular,” as used in the phrase “regular classified employee,” or any similar phrase, refers to a classified employee who has probationary or permanent status.

(d) “Demotion” means assignment to an inferior position or status without the employee’s written voluntary consent.

(e) “Disciplinary action” includes any action whereby an employee is deprived of any classification or any incident of any classification in which he or she has permanence, including dismissal, suspension, demotion, or any reassignment, without his or her voluntary consent, except a layoff for lack of work or lack of funds.

(f) “Reclassification” means the upgrading of a position to a higher classification as a result of the gradual increase of the duties being performed by the incumbent in that position.

(g) “Layoff for lack of funds or layoff for lack of work” includes any reduction in hours of employment or assignment to a class or grade lower than that in which the employee has permanence, voluntarily consented to by the employee, in order to avoid interruption of employment by layoff.

(h) “Cause,” relating to disciplinary actions against classified employees, means those grounds for discipline or offenses enumerated in the law or the written rules of a community college employer. No disciplinary action may be maintained for any “cause” other than as defined herein.

This section shall not apply to districts to which Article 3 (commencing with Section 88060) is applicable.

This section shall not apply to any district which, during the 1973–74 college year, had an average daily attendance of 100,000 or more.

(Amended by Stats. 1995, Ch. 758, Sec. 186. Effective January 1, 1996.)

88002.
  

(a) For the purposes of this section, every classified employee shall be deemed to be employed for 12 months during each college year regardless of the number of months in which he or she is normally in paid status.

(b) If, during a college year, it is necessary to assign a regular classified employee to perform an assignment or service in addition to his or her regular assignment, a community college district shall pay the classified employee on a pro rata basis for the additional assignment or service, not less than the compensation and benefits that are applicable to the classification of the additional assignment or service during the regular college year, unless the community college district has negotiated a contract that allows for a lesser pay scale. A community college district shall inform a classified employee of the compensation and benefits of the additional assignment or service before the employee commences the additional assignment or service.

(c) A community college district that, in any college year, maintains school sessions at times other than during the regular academic year shall assign for service, during those times, regular classified employees of the district.

(d) If it is necessary to assign classified employees not regularly so assigned to serve between the end of one academic year and the commencement of another, the assignment shall be made on the basis of qualifications for employment in each classification of service that is required.

(1) A community college district may not require a classified employee whose regular yearly assignment for service excludes all, or any part of, the period between the end of the academic year to the beginning of the next academic year to perform services during that period.

(2) A classified employee, for services performed as provided in this subdivision, shall receive, on a pro rata basis, not less than the compensation and benefits that are applicable to the classification of the additional assignment or service during the regular academic year.

(e) This section shall apply to districts that have adopted the merit system in the same manner and effect as if it were a part of Article 3 (commencing with Section 88060).

(Amended by Stats. 2003, Ch. 280, Sec. 2. Effective January 1, 2004.)

88003.
  

The governing board of any community college district shall employ persons for positions that are not academic positions. The governing board, except where Article 3 (commencing with Section 88060) or Section 88137 applies, shall classify all those employees and positions. The employees and positions shall be known as the classified service. Substitute and short-term employees, employed and paid for less than 75 percent of a college year, shall not be a part of the classified service. Part-time playground positions, apprentices and professional experts employed on a temporary basis for a specific project, regardless of length of employment, shall not be a part of the classified service. Full-time students employed part time, and part-time students employed part time in any college work-study program, or in a work experience education program conducted by a community college district and which is financed by state or federal funds, shall not be a part of the classified service. Unless otherwise permitted, a person whose position does not require certification qualifications shall not be employed by a governing board, except as authorized by this section.

“Substitute employee,” as used in this section, means any person employed to replace any classified employee who is temporarily absent from duty. In addition, if the district is then engaged in a procedure to hire a permanent employee to fill a vacancy in any classified position, the governing board may fill the vacancy through the employment, for not more than 60 calendar days, of one or more substitute employees, except to the extent that a collective bargaining agreement then in effect provides for a different period of time.

“Short-term employee,” as used in this section, means any person who is employed to perform a service for the district, upon the completion of which, the service required or similar services will not be extended or needed on a continuing basis. Before employing a short-term employee, the governing board, at a regularly scheduled board meeting, shall specify the service required to be performed by the employee pursuant to the definition of “classification” in subdivision (a) of Section 88001, and shall certify the ending date of the service. The ending date may be shortened or extended by the governing board, but shall not extend beyond 75 percent of a school year.

“Seventy-five percent of a college year” means 195 working days, including holidays, sick leave, vacation and other leaves of absences, irrespective of number of hours worked per day.

Employment of either full-time or part-time students in any college work-study program, or in a work experience education program shall not result in the displacement of classified personnel or impair existing contracts for services.

This section shall apply only to districts not incorporating the merit system as outlined in Article 3 (commencing with Section 88060).

(Amended by Stats. 2002, Ch. 867, Sec. 2. Effective January 1, 2003.)

88003.1.
  

(a) Notwithstanding any other provision of this chapter, personal services contracting for all services currently or customarily performed by classified school employees to achieve cost savings is permissible, unless otherwise prohibited, when all the following conditions are met:

(1) The governing board or contracting agency clearly demonstrates that the proposed contract will result in actual overall cost savings to the community college district, provided that:

(A) In comparing costs, there shall be included the community college district’s additional cost of providing the same service as proposed by a contractor. These additional costs shall include the salaries and benefits of additional staff that would be needed and the cost of additional space, equipment, and materials needed to perform the function.

(B) In comparing costs, there shall not be included the community college district’s indirect overhead costs unless these costs can be attributed solely to the function in question and would not exist if that function was not performed by the community college district. Indirect overhead costs shall mean the pro rata share of existing administrative salaries and benefits, rent, equipment costs, utilities, and materials.

(C) In comparing costs, there shall be included in the cost of a contractor providing a service any continuing community college district costs that would be directly associated with the contracted function. These continuing community college district costs shall include, but not be limited to, those for inspection, supervision, and monitoring.

(2) Proposals to contract out work shall not be approved solely on the basis that savings will result from lower contractor pay rates or benefits. Proposals to contract out work shall be eligible for approval if the contractor’s wages are at the industry’s level and do not undercut community college district pay rates.

(3) The contract does not cause the displacement of community college district employees. The term “displacement” includes layoff, demotion, involuntary transfer to a new classification, involuntary transfer to a new location requiring a change of residence, and time base reductions. Displacement does not include changes in shifts or days off, nor does it include reassignment to other positions within the same classification and general location or employment with the contractor, so long as wages and benefits are comparable to those paid by the school district.

(4) The savings shall be large enough to ensure that they will not be eliminated by private sector and community college district cost fluctuations that could normally be expected during the contracting period.

(5) The amount of savings clearly justify the size and duration of the contracting agreement.

(6) The contract is awarded through a publicized, competitive bidding process.

(7) The contract includes specific provisions pertaining to the qualifications of the staff that will perform the work under the contract, as well as assurance that the contractor’s hiring practices meet applicable nondiscrimination standards.

(8) The potential for future economic risk to the community college district from potential contractor rate increases is minimal.

(9) The contract is with a firm. A “firm” means a corporation, limited liability company, partnership, nonprofit organization, or sole proprietorship.

(10) The potential economic advantage of contracting is not outweighed by the public’s interest in having a particular function performed directly by the community college district.

(b) Notwithstanding any other provision of this chapter, personal services contracting shall also be permissible when any of the following conditions can be met:

(1) The contract is for new community college district functions and the Legislature has specifically mandated or authorized the performance of the work by independent contractors.

(2) The services contracted are not available within community college districts, cannot be performed satisfactorily by community college district employees, or are of such a highly specialized or technical nature that the necessary expert knowledge, experience, and ability are not available through the community college district.

(3) The services are incidental to a contract for the purchase or lease of real or personal property. Contracts under this criterion, known as “service agreements,” shall include, but not be limited to, agreements to service or maintain office equipment or computers that are leased or rented.

(4) The policy, administrative, or legal goals and purposes of the community college district cannot be accomplished through the utilization of persons selected pursuant to the regular or ordinary hiring process. Contracts are permissible under this criterion to protect against a conflict of interest or to ensure independent and unbiased findings in cases where there is a clear need for a different, outside perspective. These contracts shall include, but not be limited to, obtaining expert witnesses in litigation.

(5) The nature of the work is such that the criteria for emergency appointments apply. “Emergency appointment” means an appointment made for a period not to exceed 60 working days either during an actual emergency to prevent the stoppage of public business or because of the limited duration of the work. The method of selection and the qualification standards for an emergency employee shall be determined by the community college district. The frequency of appointment, length of employment, and the circumstances appropriate for the appointment of firms or individuals under emergency appointments shall be restricted so as to prevent the use of emergency appointments to circumvent the regular or ordinary hiring process.

(6) The contractor will provide equipment, materials, facilities, or support services that could not feasibly be provided by the community college district in the location where the services are to be performed.

(7) The services are of such an urgent, temporary, or occasional nature that the delay incumbent in their implementation under the community college district’s regular or ordinary hiring process would frustrate their very purpose.

(c) This section shall apply to all community colleges, including community college districts that have adopted the merit system.

(d) This section shall apply to personal service contracts entered into after January 1, 2003. This section shall not apply to the renewal of personal services contracts subsequent to January 1, 2003, where the contract was entered into before January 1, 2003, irrespective of whether the contract is renewed or rebid with the existing contractor or with a new contractor.

(Amended by Stats. 2010, Ch. 328, Sec. 58. Effective January 1, 2011.)

88004.
  

Every position not defined by the regulations of the board of governors as an academic position and not specifically exempted from the classified service according to the provisions of Section 88003 or 88076 shall be classified as required by those sections and shall be a part of the classified service. These positions may not be designated as academic by the governing board of a district nor shall the assignment of a title to any such a position remove the position from the classified service.

Nothing in this section shall be construed to prohibit anyone from being employed in a classification because he or she possesses the minimum qualifications required of faculty members or academic administrators, nor shall the possession of those qualifications be grounds for the elimination of an individual from consideration for employment in a classified position.

This section shall apply to districts which have adopted the merit system in the same manner and with the same effect as though it were a part of Article 3 (commencing with Section 88060) of this chapter.

(Amended by Stats. 1990, Ch. 1302, Sec. 179. Effective September 25, 1990.)

88004.5.
  

All contracts for management consulting services relating to food service shall be governed by this section.

(a) Notwithstanding Sections 88003, 88004, 88020.5, and 88076, any community college district may enter into a contract for management consulting services relating to food service for a term not to exceed one year. Any renewal of that contract, or further requests for proposals to provide food service management consulting services, shall be considered on a year-to-year basis. A contract for food service management consulting services shall not cause or result in the elimination of any food service classified personnel or position. A contract for food service management consulting services shall not cause or result in any adverse effect upon any food service classified personnel or position with respect to wages, benefits, or other terms and conditions of employment.

(b) A contract made pursuant to subdivision (a) shall not provide for, or result in the supervision of, food service classified personnel by the food service management consultant. This section shall not be construed to prevent an entity providing food service management consulting services from interacting or consulting with the food service manager or director, supervisors, or food service classified employees of the community college district on matters relating to food services except those prohibited by subdivision (a).

(c) Sections 88021, 88022, 88023, 88024, and 88025, and any other health criteria established by the local community college district, are applicable to all persons providing food service management consulting services under this section.

(d) This section shall apply to all community college districts, including districts that have adopted the merit system.

(Amended by Stats. 1995, Ch. 758, Sec. 189. Effective January 1, 1996.)

88005.
  

(a)  Nonacademic positions created by a governing board of a school district under the Manpower Development and Training Act of 1962, the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964, the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, or Section 11300 or Section 13650 of the Welfare and Institutions Code, any future federal or state legislative enactment, or any other special funding, and which are not a part of the regular school program shall, nevertheless, be a part of the classified service as established by Section 88003 or Section 88076 of this code.

Persons employed in such positions shall be classified employees and shall enjoy all the rights, burdens and benefits accorded other classified employees. Their selection and retention shall be made on the same basis as that of persons selected for positions that are a part of the regular school program.

(b) Notwithstanding the provisions of subdivision (a), if specially funded positions are restricted to employment of persons in low-income groups, from designated impoverished areas and other criteria which restricts the privilege of all citizens to compete for employment in such positions, all such positions shall, in addition to the regular class title, be classified as “restricted.” Their selection and retention shall be made on the same basis as that of persons selected and retained in positions that are a part of the regular school program, except that persons employed in the following categories of restricted positions shall not be subject to the provisions of Section 88091 or 88092:

(1) The position of instructional aide, as defined in Section 88243.

(2) Any other position involving personal contacts with students or parents that is established to assist school-staff personnel responsible for school-community relations; educational support services for such areas as counseling, library or health; or the correction or prevention of behavioral problems.

Persons employed in positions properly classified as “restricted” shall be classified employees for all purposes except:

(A) They shall not be accorded employment permanency under Section 88013 or Section 88120 of the Education Code, whichever is applicable.

(B) They shall not acquire seniority credits for the purposes of Sections 88117 and 88127 of the Education Code or, in a district not having the merit (civil service) system, for the purposes of layoff for lack of work or lack of funds as may be established by rule of the governing board.

(C) The provisions of Sections 88106 and 88108 shall not apply to “restricted” employees.

(D) They shall not be eligible for promotion into the regular classified service or, in districts that have adopted the merit system, shall not be subject to the provisions of Section 88061, until they have complied with the provisions of subdivision (c).

(c) At any time, after completion of six months of satisfactory service, a person serving in a “restricted” position shall be given the opportunity to take such qualifying examinations as are required for all other persons serving in the same class in the regular classified service. If the person satisfactorily completes the qualifying examination, regardless of final numerical listing on an eligibility list, he or she shall be accorded full rights, benefits and burdens of any other classified employee serving in the regular classified service. His or her service in the regular classified service shall be counted from the original date of employment in the “restricted” position and shall continue even though he or she continues to serve in a “restricted” position.

(d) This section shall apply to districts that have adopted the merit system in the same manner and effect as if it were a part of Article 3 (commencing with Section 88060) of this chapter.

(e) It is the intent of the Legislature in enacting this section to clearly set forth that positions normally a part of the classified service are included therein regardless of the source of income to sustain the positions and to effectively implement specially funded programs intended to provide job opportunities for untrained and impoverished persons but to do so in a manner that will not be disruptive nor detrimental to the normal employment procedures relating to classified school service.

(Amended by Stats. 1990, Ch. 1302, Sec. 180. Effective September 25, 1990.)

88005.1.
  

The governing board of a community college district may establish positions and employ persons in public service employment positions which are funded by the Comprehensive Employment and Training Act (CETA) and which are restricted by the act to a limited duration of participation.

The positions shall be a part of the classified service. Persons so employed shall be classified employees for all purposes except that they shall not be subject to the provisions of Sections 88091 and 88092, and they shall not acquire permanent status or seniority credit for the purpose of layoff or reemployment. Retirement benefits shall be subject to the applicable federal law.

Persons employed in and occupying such positions shall be eligible to apply for any position or class of positions within the classified service for which they meet the qualifications, and, upon employment in the regular classified service, shall have their classified service counted from the original date of employment in the CETA position.

(Added by Stats. 1980, Ch. 714, Sec. 2.)

88006.
  

Notwithstanding the provisions of Section 88003 or Section 88076, which exempt certain types of positions or categories of personnel from the classified service of a community college district, persons serving in exempt positions or who serve in classified positions but are exempted from the classified service shall, nevertheless, be subject to the provisions of Sections 87408.6, 88021, 88022, 88023 and 88024. The governing board of every district shall, by rule or regulation, provide for the implementation of this section.

The provisions of this section shall not apply to full-time day students regularly attending in the district of employment.

(Amended by Stats. 1982, Ch. 251, Sec. 43. Effective June 11, 1982.)

88007.
  

(a) The “act” as used in this section shall mean the Federal Emergency Employment Act of 1971 (Public Law 92-54) or any similar federal law hereafter enacted to provide transitional employment in public service positions for unemployed or underemployed persons.

(b) Funds derived from the act shall not be expended for work that: (1) would otherwise have been performed at federal, state, or local expense; (2) will not result in an increase over the employment which would otherwise be available; (3) which will result in the displacement of permanent members of the classified service (including partial displacement, such as reduction in the hours of nonovertime work or wages or employment benefits); (4) or which will impair existing rights of permanent members of the classified service.

(c) If during the term of a contract or renewal thereof, executed under the act, a community college district is engaged in layoffs for lack of work or lack of funds of permanent classified employees serving in regular positions and is employing personnel or contemplates employing personnel in like or reasonably similar positions under the act, a report shall be submitted by the superintendent of schools to the governing board clearly demonstrating and substantiating the fact that the duties being performed by the permanent employees in regular positions who are being laid off will not be performed by personnel employed under the act.

Approval of the report by the governing board shall constitute its acceptance of the facts, as contained therein, and based thereon its affirmation of compliance with the contract executed under the act and this section.

This section shall apply to districts which have adopted the merit system in the same manner and with the same effect as though it were a part of Article 3 (commencing with Section 88060) of this chapter.

(Enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010.)

88008.
  

If the governing board of a community college district establishes positions in the categories described below and restricts initial appointments of new employees to persons in low-income groups or residing in specifically designated areas of the community, then such positions shall, in addition to the regular class title, be classified as “restricted.” The positions shall be part of the classified service and persons so employed shall be classified employees for all purposes except that (1) they shall not be subject to the provisions of Section 88091 or 88092, and (2) they shall not acquire permanent status or seniority credit and shall not be eligible for promotion into the regular classified service until they have complied with the provisions of subdivision (c) of Section 88005.

The categories of positions for which the governing board may establish restrictions under this section are:

(a) The position of instructional aide, as defined in Section 88243.

(b) Any other position involving personal contacts with students or parents, that is established to assist college staff personnel responsible for college-community relations; educational support services for such areas as counseling, library, or health; or the correction or prevention of behavioral problems.

This section shall apply to districts that have adopted the merit system in the same manner and effect as if it were a part of Article 3 (commencing with Section 88060).

(Added by Stats. 1981, Ch. 470, Sec. 404.)

88009.
  

Governing boards shall fix and prescribe the duties to be performed by all persons in the classified service and other nonacademic positions of the community college district, except those persons employed as a part of a personnel commission staff as provided in Article 3 (commencing with Section 88060) of this chapter.

This section shall apply to districts that have adopted the merit system in the same manner and effect as if it were a part of Article 3 (commencing with Section 88060) of this chapter.

(Amended by Stats. 1990, Ch. 1302, Sec. 181. Effective September 25, 1990.)

88010.
  

Classified employees shall not be required to perform duties that are not fixed and prescribed for the position by the governing board in accordance with Section 88009, unless the duties reasonably relate to those fixed for the position by the board, for any period of time that exceeds five working days within a 15-calendar-day period except as authorized herein.

An employee may be required to perform duties inconsistent with those assigned to the position by the governing board for a period of more than five working days if his or her salary is adjusted upward for the entire period he or she is required to work out of classification and in amounts that will reasonably reflect the duties required to be performed outside his or her normal assigned duties.

Notwithstanding this section, a personnel commission and governing board, or a governing board in a nonmerit system district, by written rule, may provide for an upward salary adjustment for any classified employee required to work out of classification for any period of time less than that required herein.

It is the intent of this section to permit community college districts to temporarily work employees outside of their normal duties but in so doing to require that some additional compensation be provided the employee during such temporary assignments.

This section shall apply to districts that have adopted the merit system in the same manner and effect as if it were a part of Article 3 (commencing with Section 88060).

(Amended by Stats. 1995, Ch. 758, Sec. 190. Effective January 1, 1996.)

88010.5.
  

A classified employee employed by any community college district that decides to maintain classes on Saturday or Sunday, or both, shall not, without his or her written consent, be required to change his or her workweek to include Saturday or Sunday, or both. No classified employee shall be assigned to perform services on a Saturday or Sunday if the classified employee objects in writing that the assignment would conflict with his or her religious beliefs or practices. Enactment of this section shall cause no change or disruption in existing work schedules that may already include Saturday or Sunday as regular workdays.

This section shall not be construed as limiting the power of any governing board of a community college district to govern the schools of the district, including the assignment of classified employees employed by the district.

This section shall not be construed as modifying or otherwise affecting Section 88026, 88027, 88030, or 88040 or any other provisions of this code relating to employment of classified employees.

(Amended by Stats. 1993, Ch. 139, Sec. 1. Effective July 19, 1993.)

88011.
  

No community college district may adopt or maintain any rule or regulation which requires a candidate for a position in the classified service to be a resident of the district or to become a resident of the district, or which requires that an employee maintain residency within the district; nor may a district grant preferential points or other preferential treatment to those candidates or employees who are residents of the district. This section shall not apply to restricted positions as provided for in Sections 88005 and 88008.

The Legislature in enacting this section recognizes that the public school system of this state is the property of all its citizens, and that all qualified candidates for positions in the classified service, regardless of residence, should be granted the opportunity to compete for and obtain such positions based solely on merit and fitness.

This section shall apply to districts that have adopted the merit system in the same manner and effect as if it were a part of Article 3 (commencing with Section 88060) of this chapter.

(Enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010.)

88012.
  

If the governing board of any community college district employs staff assistants or field representatives to directly assist the governing board or individual governing board members in carrying out their policymaking duties, such assistants or representatives shall be members of the classified service, except that such assistants or representatives shall be exempt from all provisions of this code relating to obtaining a permanent status in any position in the district, and procedures pertaining to the recruitment, appointment, classification, and salary of members of the classified service.

Staff assistants shall serve at the pleasure of a majority of the governing board, and each field representative appointed by the governing board to assist an individual member shall serve at the pleasure of such member.

It is the intent of the Legislature that persons employed under Section 88012 will not be utilized for election campaigns of board members during hours of their employment.

This section shall apply to districts that have adopted the merit system in the same manner and effect as if it were a part of Article 3 (commencing with Section 88060) of this chapter.

(Enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010.)

88013.
  

(a) The governing board of a community college district shall prescribe written rules and regulations, governing the personnel management of the classified service, which shall be printed and made available to employees in the classified service, the public, and those concerned with the administration of this section, whereby these employees are, except as provided in Section 72411, designated as permanent employees of the district after serving a prescribed period of probation which shall not exceed one year. A permanent employee who accepts a promotion and fails to complete the probationary period for that promotional classification, shall be employed in the position from which he or she was promoted.

(b) Any employee designated as a permanent employee shall be subject to disciplinary action only for cause as prescribed by rule or regulation of the governing board, but the governing board’s determination of the sufficiency of the cause for disciplinary action shall be conclusive.

(c) The governing board shall adopt rules of procedure for disciplinary proceedings which shall contain a provision for informing the employee by written notice of the specific charges against him or her, a statement of the employee’s right to a hearing on those charges, and the time within which the hearing may be requested which shall be not less than five days after service of the notice to the employee, and a card or paper, the signing and filing of which shall constitute a demand for hearing, and a denial of all charges. The burden of proof shall remain with the governing board, and any rule or regulation to the contrary shall be void.

(d) No disciplinary action shall be taken for any cause that arose prior to the employee’s becoming permanent, or for any cause that arose more than two years preceding the date of the filing of the notice of cause, unless the cause was concealed or not disclosed by the employee when it could be reasonably assumed that the employee should have disclosed the facts to the employing district.

(e) Nothing in this section shall be construed to prohibit the governing board, pursuant to the terms of an agreement with an employee organization under Chapter 10.7 (commencing with Section 3540) of Division 4 of Title 1 of the Government Code, from delegating its authority to determine whether sufficient cause exists for disciplinary action against classified employees, excluding peace officers as defined in Section 830.32 of the Penal Code, to an impartial third party hearing officer. However, the governing board shall retain authority to review the determination under the standards set forth in Section 1286.2 of the Code of Civil Procedure.

(f) This section shall apply only to districts not incorporating the merit system as outlined in Article 3 (commencing with Section 88060).

(Amended by Stats. 2001, Ch. 844, Sec. 2.5. Effective January 1, 2002.)

88014.
  

Notwithstanding Section 88013, the governing board may lay off and reemploy classified employees only in accordance with procedures provided by Sections 88117 and 88127, except the term “personnel commission,” as used in Section 88117, shall be construed to mean the governing board.

(Amended by Stats. 1995, Ch. 758, Sec. 192. Effective January 1, 1996.)

88015.
  

Notwithstanding any other provision of law, any person who was subject to being, or was in fact, laid off for lack of work or lack of funds and who elected service retirement from the Public Employees’ Retirement System shall be placed on an appropriate reemployment list. The district shall notify the Board of Administration of the Public Employees’ Retirement System of the fact that retirement was due to layoff for lack of work or of funds. If the person is subsequently subject to reemployment and accepts, in writing, the appropriate vacant position, the district shall maintain the vacancy until the Board of Administration of the Public Employees’ Retirement System has properly processed his or her request for reinstatement from retirement.

This section shall apply to districts that have adopted the merit system in the same manner and effect as if it were a part of Article 3 (commencing with Section 88060).

(Amended by Stats. 1995, Ch. 758, Sec. 193. Effective January 1, 1996.)

88016.
  

A notice of disciplinary action shall contain a statement in ordinary and concise language of the specific acts and omissions upon which the disciplinary action is based, a statement of the cause for the action taken and, if it is claimed that an employee has violated a rule or regulation of the public school employer, such rule or regulation shall be set forth in said notice.

A notice of disciplinary action stating one or more causes or grounds for disciplinary action established by any rule, regulation, or statute in the language of the rule, regulation, or statute, is insufficient for any purpose.

A proceeding may be brought by, or on behalf of, the employee to restrain any further proceedings under any notice of disciplinary action violative of this provision.

This section shall apply to proceedings conducted under the provisions of Article 3 (commencing with Section 88060) of this chapter.

(Enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010.)

88017.
  

(a) When, as a result of the expiration of a specially funded program, classified positions must be eliminated at the end of any school year, and classified employees will be subject to layoff for lack of funds, the employees to be laid off at the end of the school year shall be given written notice on or before April 29 informing them of their layoff effective at the end of the school year and of their displacement rights, if any, and reemployment rights. However, if the termination date of any specially funded program is other than June 30, the notice shall be given not less than 60 days prior to the effective date of their layoff.

(b) When, as a result of a bona fide reduction or elimination of the service being performed by any department, classified employees shall be subject to layoff for lack of work, affected employees shall be given notice of layoff not less than 60 days prior to the effective date of layoff, and informed of their displacement rights, if any, and reemployment rights.

(c) (1) A classified employee may not be laid off if a short-term employee is retained to render a service that the classified employee is qualified to render. This subdivision does not create a 60-day layoff notice requirement for any individual hired as a short-term employee, as defined in Section 88003, for a period not exceeding 60 days.

(2) This subdivision does not apply to the retention of a short-term employee, as defined in Section 88003, who is hired for a period not exceeding 60 days after which the short-term service may not be extended or renewed.

(d) This section does not preclude the governing board of a community college district from implementing either of the following without providing the notice required by subdivision (a) or (b):

(1) A layoff for a lack of funds in the event of an actual and existing financial inability to pay the salaries of classified employees.

(2) A layoff for a lack of work resulting from causes not foreseeable or preventable by the governing board.

(e) This section shall apply to districts that have adopted the merit system in the same manner and effect as if it were a part of Article 3 (commencing with Section 88060) of this chapter.

(Amended by Stats. 2012, Ch. 860, Sec. 2. Effective January 1, 2013.)

88018.
  

Any division, uniting, unionization, annexation, merger, or change of community college district boundaries shall not affect the rights of persons employed in nonacademic positions to continue in employment for not less than two years and to retain the salary, leaves and other benefits which they would have had had the reorganization not occurred, and in the manner provided in this article:

(a) All employees of every community college district which is included in any other district, or all districts included in a new district, shall become employees of the new district.

(b) When a portion of the territory of any district becomes part of another district employees regularly assigned to perform their duties in the territory affected shall become employees of the acquiring district. Employees whose assignments pertained to the affected territory, but whose employment situs was not in such territory, may elect to remain with the original district or become employees of the acquiring district.

(c) When the territory of any district is divided between or among two or more districts and the original district ceases to exist, employees of the original district regularly assigned to perform their duties in any specific territory of such district shall become employees of the district acquiring the territory. Employees not assigned to specific territory within the original district shall become employees of any acquiring district at their election.

(d) Employees regularly assigned by the original district to any school in said district shall be an employee of the district in which said school is located. Except as herein provided, nothing herein shall deprive the governing board of the acquiring district from making reasonable reassignments of duties.

(Amended by Stats. 1990, Ch. 1302, Sec. 183. Effective September 25, 1990.)

88019.
  

Whenever, by reason of any reorganization, other than the unification of districts, all or part of the territory of any community college district which has adopted the merit system is included within any district, or in any new district, the governing board of the acquiring or new district shall adopt such merit system. In the event that any district simultaneously acquires all or part of the territory of two or more districts which have previously adopted the merit system the governing board of the acquiring or new district shall adopt a merit system containing such provisions as are necessary to afford to all employees the rights guaranteed by this section. The employees of the reorganized or new district shall retain all rights and privileges as if they had been employed under the provisions of Article 3 (commencing with Section 88060) of this chapter, with seniority commencing as of the date of original employment in their original district. Where there are more than a sufficient number of employees for a given classification under the provisions of Article 3 (commencing with Section 88060) of this chapter, such personnel shall be retained in employment for a period of not less than two years as if the reorganization had not occurred but without prejudice to the powers of the personnel commission and governing board of the reorganized district to reasonably reassign such persons. If at the expiration of such period, upon a finding made by the personnel commission that there are excess personnel in any given classification, such personnel shall, if the governing board so directs, be placed upon appropriate reemployment lists for 39 months and, if so placed, shall be offered and may accept positions of lower rank in their line of promotion in the order of seniority as established by this section in accordance with rules drawn in compliance with the provisions of Article 3 (commencing with Section 88060) of this chapter. The acceptance of a position in lower rank in accordance herewith shall not be deemed to constitute a waiver of the right to reemployment at the original level should a vacancy at such level occur within the period mentioned in this section.

(Enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010.)

88020.
  

Any person, not a student or substitute employee, who has been employed by a community college student body organization pursuant to Section 76060 for a period of at least six months immediately preceding becoming a member of the classified service pursuant to Section 76060 or 81676 shall, without examination, be deemed to be a permanent classified service employee of the community college district.

Any person not a student or substitute employee employed by a student body organization pursuant to Section 76060 for less than six months immediately preceding becoming a member of the classified service pursuant to Section 76060 or 81676 shall, without examination, be deemed to be a probationary classified employee of the district.

This section shall apply to districts that have adopted the merit system in the same manner and effect as if it were a part of Article 3 (commencing with Section 88060).

(Amended by Stats. 1995, Ch. 758, Sec. 194. Effective January 1, 1996.)

88020.5.
  

The governing board of a community college district shall employ persons for food service positions as a part of the classified service.

(Added by Stats. 1990, Ch. 1372, Sec. 705.)

88021.
  

Whenever a governing board of a community college district requires a physical examination to be taken by a classified employee or employees, either by rule or by its direction or the direction of its authorized district administrator; or when classifed employees are required by law to submit to a physical examination for continuance in employment, the board shall either provide the required examination, cause it to be provided, or provide the employee with reasonable reimbursement for the required examination.

If the governing board requires a physical examination or an examination is required by law as a condition of preemployment, it may cause the required examination to be given. It may, if an applicant is required to take a preemployment physical examination, provide for reasonable reimbursement if the applicant is subsequently employed by the district.

This section shall apply to districts that have adopted the merit system in the same manner and effect as if it were a part of Article 3 (commencing with Section 88060) of this chapter.

(Enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010.)

88022.
  

No person shall be employed or retained in employment by a community college district who has been convicted of any sex offense as defined in Section 87010 or controlled substance offense as defined in Section 87011. If, however, any such conviction is reversed and the person is acquitted of the offense in a new trial or the charges against him or her are dismissed, this section does not prohibit his or her employment thereafter.

Further, the governing board of a community college district may employ a person convicted of a controlled substance offense if the governing board of the district determines, from the evidence presented, that the person has been rehabilitated for at least five years.

The governing board shall determine the type and manner of presentation of the evidence, and the determination of the governing board as to whether or not the person has been rehabilitated is final.

(Amended by Stats. 1984, Ch. 1635, Sec. 38.)

88023.
  

No person shall be employed or retained in employment by a community college district who has been determined to be a sexual psychopath, as defined in Section 6300 of the Welfare and Institutions Code or under similar provisions of law of any other state. If, however, such a determination is reversed and the person is determined not to be a sexual psychopath in a new proceeding, or the proceeding to determine whether he or she is a sexual psychopath is dismissed, this section does not prohibit his or her employment thereafter.

(Amended by Stats. 1995, Ch. 758, Sec. 195. Effective January 1, 1996.)

88024.
  

The governing board of any community college district, within 10 working days of date of employment, shall require each person to be employed, or employed in, a nonacademic position to have two 8″× 8″ fingerprint cards bearing the legible rolled and flat impressions of that person’s fingerprints together with a personal description of the applicant or employee, as the case may be, prepared by a local public law enforcement agency having jurisdiction in the area of the district, which agency shall transmit the cards, together with the fee hereinafter specified, to the Department of Justice; except that a district, or districts with a common board, having a full-time equivalent student of 60,000 or more may process the fingerprint cards if the district so elects. “Local public law enforcement agency,” as used in this section and in Section 88025, includes a community college district with full-time equivalent students of 60,000 or more. Upon receiving the identification cards, the Department of Justice shall ascertain whether the applicant or employee has been arrested or convicted of any crime insofar as that fact can be ascertained from information available to the department and shall forward that information to the local public law enforcement agency submitting the applicant’s or employee’s fingerprints at the earliest possible date. The Department of Justice may forward one copy of the fingerprint cards submitted to any other bureau of investigation it may deem necessary in order to verify any record of previous arrests or convictions of the applicant or employee.

The governing board of each district shall forward a request to the Department of Justice indicating the number of current employees who have not completed the requirements of this section. The Department of Justice shall direct when the cards are to be forwarded to it for processing. Districts that previously have submitted identification cards for current employees to either the Department of Justice or the Federal Bureau of Investigation shall not be required to further implement the provisions of this section as it applies to those employees.

A plea or verdict of guilty, or a finding of guilt by a court in a trial without a jury or forfeiture of bail, is deemed to be a conviction within the meaning of this section, irrespective of a subsequent order under Section 1203.4 of the Penal Code allowing the withdrawal of the plea of guilty and entering of a plea of not guilty, or setting aside the verdict of guilty, or dismissing the accusations or information.

The governing board shall provide the means whereby the identification cards may be completed and shall charge a fee determined by the Department of Justice to be sufficient to reimburse the department for the costs incurred in processing the application. The amount of the fee shall be forwarded to the Department of Justice with two copies of applicant’s or employee’s fingerprint cards. The governing board may collect an additional fee not to exceed two dollars ($2) payable to the local public law enforcement agency taking the fingerprints and completing the data on the fingerprint cards. The additional fees shall be transmitted to the city or county treasury. If an applicant is subsequently hired by the board within 30 days of the application, the fee may be reimbursed to the applicant. Funds not reimbursed to applicants shall be credited to the general fund of the district. If the fingerprint cards forwarded to the Department of Justice are those of a person already in the employ of the governing board, the district shall pay the fee required by this section, which fee shall be a proper charge against the general fund of the district, and no fee shall be charged the employee.

Notwithstanding the foregoing, substitute and temporary employees, employed for less than a school year, may be exempted from these provisions. This section shall not apply to a district, or districts with a common board, that has an average daily attendance of 400,000 or greater, or to a community college district wholly within a city and county, unless the governing board of the district or districts, by rule, provides for adherence to this section.

(Amended by Stats. 1995, Ch. 758, Sec. 196. Effective January 1, 1996.)

88025.
  

Any provision of law to the contrary notwithstanding, the Department of Justice, shall, as provided in Section 88024, furnish, upon application of a local public law enforcement agency all information pertaining to any such person of whom there is a record in its office.

(Enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010.)

88026.
  

The workweek of a classified employee, as defined in Section 88033 or Section 88076, shall be 40 hours. The workday shall be eight hours. These provisions do not restrict the extention of a regular workday or workweek on an overtime basis when such is necessary to carry on the business of the district. Nothing in this section shall be deemed to bar the district from establishing a workday of less than eight hours or a workweek of less than 40 hours for all or any of its classified positions.

Notwithstanding the provisions of this section and Section 88027, a governing board may, with the approval of the personnel commission, where applicable, exempt specific classes of positions from compensation for overtime in excess of eight hours in one day, provided that hours worked in excess of 40 in a calendar week shall be compensated on an overtime basis. Such exemption shall be applied only to those classes which the governing board and personnel commission, where applicable, specifically find to be subject to fluctuations in daily working hours not susceptible to administrative control, such as security patrol and recreation classes, but shall not include food-service and transportation classes.

This section shall apply to districts that have adopted the merit system in the same manner and effect as if it were a part of Article 3 (commencing with Section 88060) of this chapter.

(Enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010.)

88027.
  

The governing board of each community college district shall provide the extent to which, and establish the method by which ordered overtime is compensated. The board shall provide for such compensation or compensatory time off at a rate at least equal to time and one-half the regular rate of pay of the employee designated and authorized to perform the overtime.

Overtime is defined to include any time required to be worked in excess of eight hours in any one day and in excess of 40 hours in any calendar week. If a governing board establishes a workday of less than eight hours but seven hours or more and a workweek of less than 40 hours but 35 hours or more for all of its classified positions or for certain classes of classified positions, all time worked in excess of the established workday and workweek shall be deemed to be overtime. The foregoing provisions do not apply to classified positions for which a workday of fewer than seven hours and a workweek of fewer than 35 hours has been established, nor to positions for which a workday of eight hours and a workweek of 40 hours has been established, but in which positions employees are temporarily assigned to work fewer than eight hours per day or 40 hours per week when such reduction in hours is necessary to avoid layoffs for lack of work or lack of funds and the consent of the majority of affected employees to such reduction in hours has been first obtained.

For the purpose of computing the number of hours worked, time during which an employee is excused from work because of holidays, sick leave, vacation, compensating time off, or other paid leave of absence shall be considered as time worked by the employee.

This section shall apply to districts that have adopted the merit system in the same manner and effect as if it were a part of Article 3 (commencing with Section 88060) of this chapter.

(Enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010.)

88028.
  

When compensatory time off is authorized in lieu of cash compensation, such compensatory time off shall be granted within 12 calendar months following the month in which the overtime was worked and without impairing the services rendered by the employing district.

This section shall apply to districts that have adopted the merit system in the same manner and effect as if it were a part of Article 3 (commencing with Section 88060) of this chapter.

(Enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010.)

88029.
  

Notwithstanding Sections 88026 and 88027, a personnel commission, when applicable, or a governing board of a community college district, may specify certain positions or classes of positions as supervisory, administrative, or executive and exclude the employees serving in those positions and the positions from the overtime provisions.

To be excluded from the overtime provisions, the positions or classes of positions must clearly and reasonably be management positions. In approving positions or classes of positions for exclusion from the overtime provisions, the personnel commission, when applicable, or the governing board of a district, shall certify, in writing, that the duties, flexibility of hours, salary, benefit structure, and authority of the positions or classes of positions are of such a nature that they should be set apart from those positions that are subject to the overtime provisions, and that employees serving in the excluded positions or classes of positions will not be unreasonably discriminated against as a result of the exclusion.

Notwithstanding the provisions of this section, if a person serving in an excluded position is required to work on a holiday, as provided for in this code, or by action of a governing board, he or she shall be paid, in addition to his or her regular pay for the holiday, compensation, or given compensating time off, at a rate not less than his or her normal rate of pay.

This section shall apply to districts that have adopted the merit system in the same manner and effect as if it were a part of Article 3 (commencing with Section 88060).

(Amended by Stats. 1993, Ch. 139, Sec. 2. Effective July 19, 1993.)

88030.
  

Notwithstanding Section 88026, the workweek shall consist of not more than five consecutive working days for any employee having an average workday of four hours or more during the workweek. Such an employee shall be compensated for any work required to be performed on the sixth or seventh day following the commencement of the workweek at a rate equal to 11/2 times the regular rate of pay of the employee designated and authorized to perform the work.

An employee having an average workday of less than four hours during a workweek shall, for any work required to be performed on the seventh day following the commencement of his or her workweek, be compensated for at a rate equal to 11/2 times the regular rate of pay of the employee designated and authorized to perform the work.

Positions and employees excluded from overtime compensation pursuant to Section 88029 shall likewise be excluded from this section.

This section shall apply to districts that have adopted the merit system in the same manner and effect as if it were a part of Article 3 (commencing with Section 88060).

(Amended by Stats. 1995, Ch. 758, Sec. 197. Effective January 1, 1996.)

88033.
  

(a) Notwithstanding any other provisions of law, no minimum or maximum age limits shall be established for the employment or continuance in employment of persons as part of the classified service.

(b) Any person possessing all of the minimum qualifications for any employment shall be eligible for appointment to that employment, and no rule or policy, either written or unwritten, heretofore or hereafter adopted, shall prohibit the employment or continued employment, solely because of the age of any such person in any community college employment who is otherwise qualified therefor.

(c) No person shall be employed in community college employment while he or she is receiving a retirement allowance under any retirement system by reason of prior school or community college employment, except as provided in Article 5 (commencing with Section 21150) of Chapter 8 of Part 3 of Division 5 of Title 2 of the Government Code.

(d) Subdivision (c) shall be inapplicable to persons who were employed in the classified service of any community college district as of September 18, 1959, and who are still employed by the same district on September 15, 1961, and the rights of those persons shall be fixed and determined as of September 18, 1959, and none of these persons shall be deprived of any right to any retirement allowance or eligibility for any such allowance to which he or she would have been entitled as of that date. Any such person who, by reason of any provision of law to the contrary, has been deprived of any right to retirement allowance or eligibility for such an allowance, shall, upon the filing of application therefor, be reinstated to those rights as he or she would have had, had this subdivision been in effect on September 18, 1959.

(e) This section shall apply to districts that have adopted the merit system in the same manner and effect as if it were a part of Article 3 (commencing with Section 88060).

(Amended by Stats. 2004, Ch. 183, Sec. 83. Effective January 1, 2005.)

88034.
  

Notwithstanding the provisions of subdivision (c) of Section 88033, a retired classified school employee may be employed by a community college district, but only in accordance with the provisions of Article 5 (commencing with Section 21150) of Chapter 8 of Part 3 of Division 5 of Title 2 of the Government Code.

This section shall apply to districts that have adopted the merit system in the same manner and effect as if it were a part of Article 3 (commencing with Section 88060) of this chapter.

(Enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010.)

88035.
  

All probationary and permanent part-time classified employees shall be entitled to sick leave, and all other benefits conferred by law on classified employees. Part-time employees shall be entitled to all leaves and benefits granted by the governing board to a majority of the regular full-time employees in the classified service of the district or to regular full-time employees in the same classified positions or general class of positions; but such leaves and benefits may be prorated in the same ratio as the regular work hours per day, days per week, weeks per month, or months per year of such part-time employees bear to eight hours per day, 40 hours per calendar week, four calendar weeks per month, or 12 calendar months during the school year.

Except for prorating benefits for part-time employees as herein authorized, the governing board shall provide at least the same benefits for all regular employees in the classified service as it provides for the majority of such employees.

Nothing in this section shall be construed to prohibit the granting of additional benefits for some employees in recognition of nature of work, level of classification, or length of service.

This section shall not apply to employees properly designated as substitute, short-term, or limited-term employees, as defined in Sections 88003 and 88105, unless such employees are specifically included by a governing board, or by a personnel commission for those districts included under the provisions of Article 3 (commencing with Section 88060) of this chapter.

This section shall apply to districts that have adopted the merit system in the same manner and effect as if it were a part of Article 3 (commencing with Section 88060) of this chapter.

This section shall not apply to those benefits authorized under the provisions of Article 1 (commencing with Section 53200) of Chapter 2 of Part 1, of Division 2 of Title 5 of the Government Code.

(Enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010.)

88036.
  

A classified employee who works a minimum of 30 minutes per day in excess of his or her part-time assignment for a period of 20 consecutive working days or more shall have his or her basic assignment changed to reflect the longer hours in order to acquire fringe benefits on a properly prorated basis as specified in Section 88035.

If a part-time employee’s average paid time, excluding overtime for which the employee receives compensation at a rate at least equal to time and one-half, exceeds his or her average assigned time by 50 minutes or more per working day in any quarter, the hours paid per day for compensable leaves of absence and holidays in the succeeding quarter shall be equivalent to the average hours paid per working day in the preceding quarter, excluding overtime.

Except where vacation entitlement is accrued on the basis of actual hours of paid regular service, vacation entitlement shall be based on the average number of hours worked per working day during the portion of the college year in which the employee is assigned to duty.

It is the intent of the Legislature, in enacting this section, to ensure that part-time employees are accorded fringe benefits on an appropriate prorated basis with full recognition given to the number of hours worked by the part-time employee, rather than on the basis of time fixed to the position when the fixed time is not reasonably correlated with the actual time worked. This section is to be liberally construed in order that Section 88035 may not be circumvented by requiring employees to work in excess of the regularly fixed hours for a position on an overtime basis, but for which premium pay is not provided nor appropriate adjustment is not made in fringe benefit entitlement.

(Amended by Stats. 1995, Ch. 758, Sec. 201. Effective January 1, 1996.)

88037.
  

The governing board of any community college district may require the wearing of a distinctive uniform by classified personnel. The cost of the purchase, lease or rental of uniforms, equipment, identification badges, emblems, and cards required by the district shall be borne by the district.

This section shall apply to districts that have adopted the merit system in the same manner and effect as if it were a part of Article 3 (commencing with Section 88060) of this chapter.

(Enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010.)

88038.
  

Notwithstanding any other provision of this part, the governing board of a community college district may establish regulations which allow their classified employees to reduce their workload from full-time to part-time duties.

The regulations shall include, but shall not be limited to, the following, if classified employees wish to reduce their workload and maintain retirement benefits pursuant to Section 20819 of the Government Code:

(a) The classified employee shall have reached the age of 55 prior to reduction in workload.

(b) The classified employee shall have been employed full time in a classified position for at least 10 years of which the immediately preceding five years were full-time employment.

(c) During the period immediately preceding a request for a reduction in workload, the classified employee shall have been employed full time in a classified position for a total of at least five years without a break in service.

(d) The option of part-time employment shall be exercised at the request of the classified employee and can be revoked only with the mutual consent of the employer and the classified employee.

(e) The classified employee shall be paid a salary which is the pro rata share of the salary he or she would be earning had he or she not elected to exercise the option of part-time employment but shall retain all other rights and benefits for which he or she makes the payments that would be required if he or she remained in full-time classified employment.

The classified employee shall receive health benefits as provided in Section 53201 of the Government Code in the same manner as a full-time classified employee.

(f) The minimum part-time employment shall be the equivalent of one-half of the number of days of service required by the classified employee’s contract of employment during his or her final year of service in a full-time classified position.

(g) The period of the part-time classified employment shall not exceed five years.

(h) The period of the part-time classified employment shall not extend beyond the end of the school year during which the classified employee reaches his or her 70th birthday.

(Added by Stats. 1990, Ch. 658, Sec. 2. Effective September 12, 1990.)

88040.
  

(a) (1) Notwithstanding Section 88026, the governing board of a community college district may establish the workday and workweek schedules of classified employees with the concurrence of the employee organization, or in the absence of an employee organization, the concurrence of the affected employee.

(2) Notwithstanding Section 88027, if the governing board of a community college district establishes a workday or workweek schedule, or both, pursuant to this section, the overtime rate shall be paid for all hours worked in excess of the required workday or a workweek of 40 hours.

(b) This section applies to districts that have adopted the merit system in the same manner and effect as if it were a part of Article 3 (commencing with Section 88060).

(Amended by Stats. 1994, Ch. 476, Sec. 1. Effective January 1, 1995.)

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