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  ( 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 1. The State Personnel Board [18650 - 18656]
  ( Article 1 added by Stats. 1945, Ch. 123. )


The annual salary of each member of the board is provided for by Chapter 6 (commencing with Section 11550) of Part 1 of Division 3. Each member shall also receive his or her actual and necessary traveling expenses incurred in the course of his or her duties.

(Amended by Stats. 1982, Ch. 454, Sec. 70.)


The board may appoint and fix the compensation of a secretary and such other personnel as is necessary to carry out and perform the powers, duties, purposes, functions and jurisdiction of the board.

(Added by Stats. 1945, Ch. 123.)


The board shall secure such suitable and convenient offices, examination rooms and accommodations throughout the State as may be required for the public convenience and furnish heat, and light them for carrying on the work of the board. The board shall acquire necessary supplies and order necessary printing to be done for its official use. The headquarters of the board is the City of Sacramento.

(Added by Stats. 1945, Ch. 123.)


The board shall meet in Sacramento as often as the needs of the public service may require and in such other places as it may designate. A majority of the members of the board constitutes a quorum. The vote of three concurring members shall be required to make any action of the board effective. The board shall keep minutes of its own proceedings and record its official actions.

The board may hold executive sessions as provided in Section 11126 of the Government Code to deliberate on (1) recommendations to the Governor or the Legislature, or (2) decisions to be reached following hearings related to the administration of the provisions of Part 1 (commencing with Section 18000) and Part 2 (commencing with Section 18500) of Division 5, of Title 2 of the Government Code or of the rules thereunder.

(Amended by Stats. 1969, Ch. 371.)


The intention of the Legislature is hereby declared to be that the executive officer shall perform and discharge under the direction and control of the board the powers, duties, purposes, functions, and jurisdiction vested in the board and delegated to him or her by it.

Any power, duty, purpose, function, or jurisdiction that the board may lawfully delegate shall be conclusively presumed to have been delegated to the executive officer unless it is shown that the board by affirmative vote recorded in its minutes specifically has reserved the same for its own action. The executive officer may redelegate to his or her subordinates or to an appointing power he or she designates, unless by board rule or express provision of law he or she is specifically required to act personally.

(Amended by Stats. 2013, Ch. 427, Sec. 14. (AB 1062) Effective January 1, 2014.)


The executive officer shall administer the civil service statutes and rules, subject to the right of appeal to the board.

(Amended by Stats. 2013, Ch. 427, Sec. 15. (AB 1062) Effective January 1, 2014.)


When any person selected to assist in examinations or to serve as an authorized representative or referee of the board or the department is employed by the State in some other capacity, it is a part of his or her official duties to serve without additional compensation other than his or her actual and necessary traveling expenses.

(Amended by Stats. 2013, Ch. 427, Sec. 16. (AB 1062) Effective January 1, 2014.)


The Attorney General shall render such opinions to and represent the board or any member in such matters as may be requested by the board or any such member. The district attorneys and other prosecuting attorneys of counties and cities shall prosecute violations of this part.

Upon request of the board, the Attorney General may appoint a special attorney to prosecute the violations specified in the request.

The board may appoint and fix the compensation of an attorney to advise and represent it in any matter in which any party thereto has been previously advised or represented by the Attorney General.

(Added by Stats. 1945, Ch. 123.)

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