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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. STATE CIVIL SERVICE [18500 - 19799]

  ( Part 2 added by Stats. 1945, Ch. 123. )

CHAPTER 5.5. Limited Examination and Appointment Program [19240 - 19244]

  ( Chapter 5.5 added by Stats. 1988, Ch. 738, Sec. 2. )

ARTICLE 2. Examinations and Appointments [19242 - 19243.4]
  ( Article 2 added by Stats. 1988, Ch. 738, Sec. 2. )

19242.
  

(a) The department or its designee shall conduct competitive examinations to determine the qualifications and readiness of persons with disabilities for state employment. The examinations may include an on-the-job-performance evaluation and any other selection techniques deemed appropriate.

(b) (1) The department or its designee shall permit a person with a developmental disability to choose to complete a written examination or readiness evaluation, or to complete an internship, as described in this paragraph, in order to qualify for service in a position under the Limited Examination and Appointment Program. The use of an internship as a competitive examination of a person with a developmental disability shall consist of both of the following:

(A) Successful completion of an internship with a state agency of at least 512 hours in duration.

(B) Certification by the state agency that the employee has completed the internship and has demonstrated the skills, knowledge, and abilities necessary to successfully perform the requirements of the position.

(2) A person with a developmental disability who successfully completes the examination or internship required by this subdivision is deemed to meet the minimum qualifications, as determined by the board, for the position in which the internship was performed.

(c) Examination results may be ranked or unranked.

(d) This section shall remain in effect only until January 1, 2023, and as of that date is repealed.

(Amended (as amended by Stats. 2020, Ch. 367, Sec. 6) by Stats. 2021, Ch. 401, Sec. 18. (AB 1578) Effective January 1, 2022. Repealed as of January 1, 2023, by its own provisions. See later operative version amended by Sec. 19 of Stats. 2021, Ch. 401.)

19242.
  

(a) The department or its designee shall conduct competitive examinations to determine the qualifications and readiness of persons with disabilities for state employment. The examinations may include an on-the-job-performance evaluation and any other selection techniques deemed appropriate. Examination results may be ranked or unranked.

(b) This section shall become operative on January 1, 2023.

(Amended (as amended by Stats. 2020, Ch. 367, Sec. 7) by Stats. 2021, Ch. 401, Sec. 19. (AB 1578) Effective January 1, 2022. Section operative January 1, 2023, by its own provisions.)

19242.1.
  

An appointment to a position for the purpose of completing a job performance evaluation shall be known as an examination appointment.

(Added by Stats. 1990, Ch. 478, Sec. 12.)

19242.2.
  

(a) The department or its designee shall refer the names of persons with disabilities who meet eligibility criteria for participation and the minimum qualifications of the job classification and any other requirements deemed appropriate by the board to appointing powers for examination appointments. Notwithstanding any other law, and to provide for appropriate job-person placement, all candidates meeting referral requirements shall be eligible for examination appointment. The department may prescribe the method for referring names to appointing powers.

(b) This section shall become operative on January 1, 2022.

(Amended (as added by Stats. 2015, Ch. 356, Sec. 11) by Stats. 2020, Ch. 367, Sec. 10. (SB 1264) Effective January 1, 2021. Section operative January 1, 2022, by its own provisions.)

19242.4.
  

All examination appointments to positions under the Limited Examination and Appointment Program shall be made on a temporary and provisional basis to allow candidates to demonstrate their ability to perform the duties of the position. The term of the appointment shall be known as the job examination period and its duration shall be determined by board rule.

(Added by Stats. 1988, Ch. 738, Sec. 2.)

19242.6.
  

Candidates serving in positions under the Limited Examination and Appointment Program shall not acquire permanent civil service status but shall receive the same salary and benefits to which other state employees in temporary positions are entitled.

(Added by Stats. 1988, Ch. 738, Sec. 2.)

19242.8.
  

The department or its designee shall develop evaluation standards which are appropriate tests of fitness for the job classification. During the job examination period, the appointing power shall prepare written evaluations of the candidate’s performance. The final evaluation shall contain a recommendation as to whether or not to appoint the candidate to an appropriate position where civil service status may accumulate.

(Amended by Stats. 2012, Ch. 360, Sec. 58. (SB 1309) Effective January 1, 2013.)

19242.9.
  

Upon failure of the appointing power to terminate the appointment of the candidate within 30 days following the end of the job examination period, it shall be presumed that the candidate has qualified in the examination.

(Added by Stats. 1988, Ch. 738, Sec. 2.)

19243.
  

Upon successful completion of the job examination period, the candidate shall have qualified in the examination. The appointing power shall appoint the candidate, without further examination, to an appropriate position where permanent status may accumulate. A candidate appointed in this way is not required to serve a probationary period.

(Amended by Stats. 2018, Ch. 53, Sec. 29. (SB 866) Effective June 27, 2018.)

19243.2.
  

With the approval of the department, the appointing power may shorten or extend the duration of the job examination period.

(Amended by Stats. 2012, Ch. 360, Sec. 60. (SB 1309) Effective January 1, 2013.)

19243.4.
  

Upon unsuccessful completion of the job examination period, the appointing power may terminate the appointment of the candidate in accordance with board rule.

(Added by Stats. 1988, Ch. 738, Sec. 2.)

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