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2014 Statute

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75-2939.State employment; notice of vacancies; criteria for certifying persons to the pool of eligible candidates; assessment of skills, knowledge and abilities; agency selection programs. (a) To the extent required by rules and regulations of the secretary of administration, public notice shall be given of all vacancies to be filled.  Each person who registers for state employment and applies for the vacancy shall be considered for certification to the pool of eligible candidates if the person meets reasonable minimum standards or requirements fixed by the director with regard to experience, character, age, education, physical condition, and such other factors which directly relate to the knowledge, skills and ability of the candidates to perform with reasonable efficiency the duties of the position.  No standards or requirements shall be fixed with reference to education, age or physical condition except such as relate directly to the duties of the office or employment to be filled.

(b) Qualified persons with disabilities shall be reasonably accommodated in the selection process.

(c) The director may require candidates in filing their applications to submit certificates of general or special qualifications as the good of the service may require.

(d) All criteria used as the basis for certifying candidates as eligible for a vacancy from among persons meeting minimum qualifications shall relate to those matters which fairly represent the capacity and fitness of the candidates to efficiently discharge the duties of the position and shall be subject to review and approval of the director.

(e) In order to determine whether candidates meet the requirements for a position as established under subsection (a), (c) or (d), candidates may be required to undergo assessments of skills, knowledge and abilities as necessary to determine the fitness of the candidates to perform the duties of the position.  Such assessments may be developed and administered by the director or shall be subject to the review and approval by the director.  Such assessments shall be held at such times and places as most nearly meet the convenience of candidates, practicability of administration, and the needs of the service. Specific agreements between the agency and the division of personnel services will be established regarding the security and processing of assessment instruments.

(f) Agency selection programs will be subject to periodic audit by the division of personnel services with a report to be made to the secretary of administration.

History: L. 1941, ch. 358, § 15; L. 1943, ch. 273, § 2; L. 1959, ch. 335, §1; L. 1969, ch. 400, § 1; L. 1976, ch. 379, § 1; L. 1978, ch. 332,§ 11; L. 1995, ch. 213, § 5; Dec. 17.

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