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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 3. Classification [18800 - 18806]
  ( Chapter 3 added by Stats. 1945, Ch. 123. )


The board shall create and adjust classes of positions in the State civil service. The classes adopted by the board, shall be known as the Personnel Classification Plan of the State of California. The classification plan shall include a descriptive title and a definition outlining the scope of the duties and responsibilities for each class of positions.

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


The Department of Human Resources shall designate managerial positions, as defined in subdivision (e) of Section 3513, and shall report those designations to the board annually. Any disputes as to the managerial classification or position designations may be appealed to the State Personnel Board.

(Amended by Stats. 2012, Ch. 665, Sec. 63. (SB 1308) Effective January 1, 2013.)


From time to time as it deems necessary, the board may establish additional classes and divide, combine, alter, or abolish existing classes. In establishing, altering, or abolishing classes, the board shall consider the recommendations of the Department of Human Resources. When those actions are taken the board shall determine in each instance whether positions affected are to be reallocated to another class or classes after taking into account the duties and responsibilities, qualifications, performance standards, and other related criteria before and after the change, and shall determine the status of the probationary and permanent employees affected.

(Amended by Stats. 2012, Ch. 665, Sec. 64. (SB 1308) Effective January 1, 2013.)


Upon the reallocation of a position, other than by action of the board under Section 18802, the incumbent of the position shall not thereby gain status in the new class. Change in status of the incumbent may be accomplished only in accordance with the appropriate sections of this part and rules relating to transfer, demotion, or promotion.

(Amended by Stats. 2013, Ch. 427, Sec. 25. (AB 1062) Effective January 1, 2014.)


The classification title or a code symbol approved by the board shall be used in all communications relating to personnel and in all budget and financial records.

(Amended by Stats. 1949, Ch. 1141.)

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