Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action
(1) The State of Oregon is committed to achieving a workforce that represents the diversity of the Oregon community and being a leader in providing its citizens with fair and equal employment opportunities. Accordingly:
(a) State agency heads shall insure:
(A) Equal employment opportunities are afforded to all applicants and employees by making employment related decisions that are non-discriminatory;
(B) Employment practices are consistent with the state's Affirmative Action Guidelines under ORS 659A.012–659A.015 and federal laws to:
(i) Promote good faith efforts to achieve established affirmative action objectives; and
(ii) Take proactive steps to develop diverse applicant pools for position vacancies.
(b) The Department of Administrative Services shall:
(A) Maintain an automated affirmative action tracking system which uses a uniform methodology for communicating affirmative action objectives for each state agency.
(B) Produce periodic reports showing hiring opportunities and each agency's progress toward achieving established affirmative action objectives as identified in the state wide automated system.
(c) Persons, who believe they have been subjected to discrimination by an agency in violation of this rule, may file a complaint with the agency's affirmative action representative within 365 calendar days of the alleged act or upon knowledge of the occurrence.
(2) Employment related decisions include, but are not limited to: hiring, promotion, demotion, transfer, termination, layoff, training, compensation, benefits, and performance evaluations;
(3) Diverse applicant pools are developed by using proactive outreach strategies.
(4) This rule does not preclude any person from filing a formal complaint in accordance with a collective bargaining agreement, or with appropriate state or federal agency under the applicable law.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 184.340, 240.145 & 240.250
Stats. Implemented: ORS 240.306, 243.305 & 659A.012 - 659A.015
Hist.: PD 2-1994, f. & cert. ef. 8-1-94; HRSD 11-2003, f. 7-15-03, cert. ef. 7-21-03; HRSD 2-2008, f. & cert. ef. 11-4-08
Recruitment and Selection Process
Applicability: Classified unrepresented and management service positions, and initial appointment to all classified positions. It is the policy of the State of Oregon to base hiring and promotion decisions on an applicant's relative knowledge, experience, and skills, determined by competition without regard to an individual's race, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, political affiliation, age, disability, sexual orientation or other non-job-related factors, with proper regard for an individual's privacy.
(1) An applicant shall follow the instructions to apply by submitting an official State of Oregon application within the designated time-period.
(2) Hiring agencies provide a minimum seven calendar days notice of employment opportunities when filling vacancies, other than agency promotions, by using the State's Jobs page on the internet. Accordingly:
(a) Job postings shall include job requirements, minimum qualifications from classification specifications, any special qualifications, salary, application screening process to be used, application deadline, and any supplemental questions or additional application requirements.
(b) Any recruitment and selection process shall be competitive, unbiased and of such content as to assist in determining an applicant's qualifications to perform the work.
(3) Hiring agencies have the authority to verify a statement contained in an application or a statement made in an interview and secure further information concerning the applicant's qualifications. An adjustment may be made to the applicant's rating if information obtained materially affects the applicant's rating of experience, education, training, or suitability.
(4) Applicants may:
(a) Obtain information regarding employment opportunities by accessing the State's Jobs page on the internet;
(b) Request a review of disqualification within 10 calendar days from the date of disqualification notice for not meeting minimum qualifications as stated in the job posting. The review shall be limited to the disqualification decision. Any changes due to a disqualification review shall not affect the previous selection decision(s) concerning other applicants;
(c) Reapply to a specific job posting if the job posting is still open for application, unless a hiring agency has determined a time period for reapplication. The most recent application submitted determines a qualified applicant’s placement on the eligible list.
(5) Documentation retention requirements are outlined under State Human Resources Policy 40.010.01 Recruitment and Selection Records Retention.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 184.340 & 240.145(3)
Stats. Implemented: ORS 240.250, 240.306, 240.321 & 240.391
Hist.: PD 2-1994, f. & cert. ef. 8-1-94; PD 3-1995, f. & cert. ef. 11-3-95; HRSD 1-1999, f. & cert. ef. 9-1-99; HRSD 12-2003, f. 7-15-03, cert. ef. 7-21-03; HRSD 1-2010(Temp), f. 5-27-10, cert. ef. 6-1-10 thru 11-27-10; HRSD 3-2010, f. 11-24-10, cert. ef. 11-28-10
Veteran's Preference in Employment
Applicability: Recruitment and selection processes for all State of Oregon positions in agencies subject to ORS 240, State Personnel Relations Law, including but not limited to promotional opportunities.
(1) Definitions: (See also HRSD Rule 105-010-0000 Definitions Applicable Generally to Personnel Rules and Policies.)
(a) Initial Application Screening: An agency’s process of determining whether an applicant meets the minimum and special qualifications for a position. An Initial Application Screening may also include an evaluation of skills or grading of supplemental test questions if required on the recruiting announcement.
(b) Application Examination: The selection process utilized by an agency after Initial Application Screening. This selection process includes, but is not limited to, formal testing or other assessments resulting in a score as well as un-scored examinations such as interviews and reference checks.
(c) Veteran and Disabled Veteran: As defined by ORS 408.225 and 408.235.
(2) Application of preference points upon Initial Application Screening: Qualifying Veterans and Disabled Veterans receive preference points as follows;
(a) Five Veteran’s Preference points are added upon Initial Application Screening when an applicant submits as verification of eligibility a copy of the Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (DD Form 214 or 215), or a letter from the US Department of Veteran’s Affairs indicating the applicant receives a non-service connected pension with the State of Oregon Application; or
(b) Ten Disabled Veteran’s points are added upon Initial Application Screening when an applicant submits as verification of eligibility a copy of the Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (DD Form 214 or 215) with the State of Oregon Application. Disabled Veterans must also submit a copy of their Veteran’s disability preference letter from the US Department of Veteran Affairs, unless the information is included in the DD Form 214 or 215.
(c) Veteran’s and Disabled Veteran’s preference points are not added when a Veteran or Disabled Veteran fails to meet the minimum or the special qualifications for a position.
(3) Following an Initial Application Screening the agency generates a list of qualified applicants to consider for Appointment. An Appointing Authority or designee may then:
(a) Determine whether or not to interview all applicants who meet the minimum and special qualifications of the position (including all Veterans and Disabled Veterans); or
(b) Select a group of Veteran and Disabled Veteran applicants who most closely match the agency’s purposes in filling the position. This group of applicants may be considered along with non-veteran applicants who closely match the purposes of the agency in filling the position as determined by:
(A) Scored Application Examinations (including scored interviews): If an agency utilizes, after an Initial Application Screening, a scored Application Examination to determine whom to consider further for Appointment, the agency will add (based on a 100-point scale) five points to a Veteran’s score or 10 points to a Disabled Veteran’s score or;
(B) Un-scored Application Examinations: Un-scored Application Examinations done by sorting into levels (such as “unsatisfactory,” “satisfactory,” “excellent”) based on desired attributes or other criteria for further consideration will be accomplished by:
(i) Advancing the application of a Veteran one level;
(ii) Advancing an application of a Disabled Veteran two levels.
(4) Preference in un-scored interviews: A Veteran or Disabled Veteran who, in the judgment of the Appointing Authority or designee, meets all or substantially all of the agency’s purposes in filling the position will continue to be considered for Appointment.
(5) If a Veteran or Disabled Veteran has been determined to be equal to the top applicant or applicants for a position by the Appointing Authority or designee then the Veteran or Disabled Veteran is ranked more highly than non-veteran applicants and, a Disabled Veteran is ranked more highly than non-veteran and Veteran applicants.
(6) Preference described in Sections 2 through 5 of this rule is not a requirement to appoint a Veteran or Disabled Veteran to a position. An agency may base a decision not to appoint the Veteran or Disabled Veteran solely on the Veteran’s or Disabled Veteran’s merits or qualifications.
(7) A Veteran or a Disabled Veteran applicant not appointed to a position may request an explanation from the agency. The request must be in writing and be sent within 30 calendar days of the date the Veteran or Disabled Veteran was notified that they were not selected. The agency will respond in writing with the reasons for not appointing the Veteran or Disabled Veteran.
[ED. NOTE: Forms referenced are available from the agency.]
Stat. Auth: ORS 240.145(3) & 240.250
Stats. Implemented: ORS 408.225, 408.230 & 408.235
Hist.: HRSD 3-2007(Temp), f. & cert ef. 9-5-07 thru 3-3-08; HRSD 1-2008, f. 2-27-08, cert. ef. 3-1-08; HRSD 3-2009, f. 12-30-09, cert. ef. 1-1-10
Types and Order of Applicant Lists
Applicability: Classified unrepresented, management service, and classified positions, except, where in conflict with a collective bargaining agreement.
(1) The State of Oregon uses the following eligible lists (some of which have an established order of use) to facilitate the recruitment and selection process:
(a) Priority Lists: Priority lists shall be used in the order listed below or as prescribed by the applicable collective bargaining agreement. Priority lists shall be used when making any appointment, except for appointments made as part of workforce adjustments to prevent layoff.
(A) First priority: Injured Worker List. This list shall consist of employees with compensable work-related injuries or illnesses that occurred while employed in accordance with ORS 659A.052. The employee must not have waived reemployment rights in accordance with state workers' compensation laws, an applicable collective bargaining agreement or, state HR policy.
(B) Second priority: Agency Layoff Lists. The use of this list shall follow the exhaustion of the first priority list. These lists shall consist of permanent (full or part-time) and seasonal employees who completed initial trial service with the State and separated from the service in good standing due to layoff or demotion in lieu of layoff.
(i) Agency Layoff Lists are established by individual agencies. Eligible employees are placed on the list by the classification at separation or demotion within the category of service specified in ORS 240.195. The term of eligibility on the list is two years from date of layoff or demotion. An individual shall be removed from the list upon the second refusal of a job offer unless an agency layoff plan allows for additional refusals or when the employee is returned to an equivalent position from which laid off (other than temporary or limited duration work).
(ii) Agency Layoff Lists shall be used when no qualified injured worker is available to fill the vacant position. An employee, on the agency layoff list of the same classification and category of service of the position to be filled, shall be appointed if the employee meets the special qualifications, if any, for the position. Appointments from the list shall be made consistent with the agency’s layoff plan.
(C) Third priority: Statewide Layoff List: The use of this list shall follow the exhaustion of first and second priority lists. An employee may request placement on the list via his or her agency’s human resource office for classifications for which qualified and are the same classification, or same, equal, or lower salary range number.
(i) The Statewide Layoff List shall consist of permanent (full or part-time) employees in either the management or classified unrepresented service who separated due to a layoff or unclassified executive service employees terminated from state service due to reduction in force. Employees on the Statewide Layoff List must have completed initial trial service. The term of eligibility on the list is two years from the date of layoff. An individual shall be removed from the statewide layoff list upon the second refusal of a job offer or when a person accepts a position and is returned to work (other than temporary or limited duration).
(ii) A hiring agency shall consider and interview those employees who meet the special qualifications, if any, for the position. A hiring agency may supplement the candidate pool using other eligible lists in expanding order: Agency Transfer, Agency Promotion, Statewide Promotion, and Open Competitive.
(b) Other eligible lists may be used when making an appointment after fulfillment of the requirements in (1)(a):
(A) At their option, agencies may create and maintain an agency transfer list. Transfer Lists shall include eligible state employees who apply for and meet the qualifications of a position of the same classification, or same, equal, or lower salary range number. Employees may request placement on transfer lists via his or her agency's human resources office. If an employee wishes to transfer to another agency, he or she must contact that agency’s human resources office to request placement on the list, if possible. Eligible state employees are current employees in an:
(i) Agency covered by ORS 240; or
(ii) Agency covered by an inter-agency agreement with HRSD that stipulates that the employees are eligible to apply to the statewide transfer list.
(B) Agency Promotion Lists shall consist of agency employees who apply for and meet the qualifications of the position.
(i) Agency covered by ORS 240; or
(ii) Agency covered by an inter-agency agreement with HRSD that stipulates that the employees are eligible to apply to the agency promotion list.
(C) Statewide Promotion Lists shall consist of eligible state employees who apply for and meet the qualifications of the position. Eligible state employees are current employees in an:
(i) Agency covered by ORS 240; or
(ii) Agency covered by an inter-agency agreement with HRSD that stipulates that the employees are eligible to apply to the statewide promotion list.
(D) Open Competitive Lists shall include persons seeking employment with the state who meet the qualifications of the position.
(2) Documentation retention requirements are outlined under State HR Policy 40.010.01 Recruitment and Selection Record Retention.
[Publications: Publications referenced are available from the agency.]
Stat. Auth.: ORS 184.340, 240.145 & 240.250
Stats. Implemented: ORS 240.306, 659A.052, 659A.043 & 659A.046
Hist.: PD 2-1994, f. & cert. ef. 8-1-94; HRSD 1-2003(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 1-13-03 thru 7-12-03; HRSD 3-2003, f. & cert. ef. 4-30-03; HRSD 13-2003, f. 7-15-03, cert. ef. 7-21-03; HRSD 1-2007, f. 4-24-07, cert. ef. 5-1-07; HRSD 1-2010(Temp), f. 5-27-10, cert. ef. 6-1-10 thru 11-27-10; HRSD 2-2010(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 10-5-10 thru 11-27-10; HRSD 3-2010, f. 11-24-10, cert. ef. 11-28-10
Use of Applicant Lists
Applicability: Classified unrepresented and management service positions, and initial appointment to all classified positions. Not applicable to represented positions where in conflict with a collective bargaining agreement.
(1) Definitions: (see also HRSD Rule 105-010-0000 Definitions Applicable Generally to Personnel Rules and Policies).
(a) Inactivation Reason: An inactivation reason is a standardized code assigned by a hiring agency to indicate an applicant is no longer active on a list of eligibles or a referral list.
(b) Eligible List: A list of applicants who meet minimum and special qualifications.
(c) Referral List: A list of applicants referred from an eligible list.
(d) Special Qualifications: Qualifications added to minimum qualifications necessary at the time of appointment based on specific duties of the position to be filled. Special qualifications may include, but are not limited to bilingual skills or, licenses, permits and certifications required by law.
(2) The State of Oregon establishes and maintains lists of qualified applicants to facilitate selection processes based upon required knowledge, skills, training and, education.
(a) The order in which applicant lists are to be used shall be in accordance with Administrative Rule 105-040-0020, Types and Order of Applicant Lists, or as specified in collective bargaining agreements.
(b) An eligible list shall be established and maintained on the state’s recruitment system.
(c) When a vacant position is to be filled, an agency, when appropriate, shall create an eligible list and a referral list prior to conducting interviews. The hiring agency must comply with OAR 105-040-0020, Types and Order of Applicant Lists.
(d) The referral list shall be one of the following, whichever is applicable:
(A) All applicants who meet the minimum qualifications for the position; or
(B) All applicants listed in order from the highest to lowest score based on selection criteria; or
(C) A limited number of applicants on the eligible list for the position selected in ranked order based on selection criteria.
(e) Selection of applicants for interview from the referral list formats listed in (2)(d)(A-C) shall include all qualified applicants unless the hiring agency develops and documents a valid screening process to select only the most qualified applicants.
(f) When a referral list contains tied rankings, all applicants with that ranking shall be offered an interview if any of the applicants with that score are offered an interview, unless the hiring agency develops and documents a valid screening process to select only the most qualified applicants for interview.
(g) Regardless of the selection process being used to evaluate applicants, veterans' preference shall be given in accordance with OAR 105-040-0015.
(h) After exhaustion of the priority lists specified in OAR 105-040-0020, a related eligible list of a classification having the same minimum and special qualifications and salary may be used.
(i) When an applicant is appointed to a position from a referral list, the applicant is inactivated from that referral or eligible list, except when an applicant retains rights to remain on specific priority lists such as the Injured Worker List and Agency Layoff List.
(j) Except for the expiration of the term of eligibility on an eligible list, any person whose name is removed from a list shall be promptly notified by the hiring agency. The hiring agency may remove an applicant from an eligible list for reasons including, but not limited to the following:
(A) Failure to respond within a reasonable time-period to any inquiry regarding availability for appointment;
(B) Expiration of the term of eligibility on the list;
(C) Willful violation of relevant rules, or policies, or provisions of the law;
(D) Falsifying statements on the application;
(E) Failure to pass required pre-employment checks or tests including but not limited to criminal record, drug test, or driving record checks;
(F) Cancellation of a list;
(G) Appointment made from a lay-off list to any classification
(k) An inactivation reason shall be reported for each candidate appearing on the referral list invited to interview and not appointed to a position.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 184.340 & 240.145
Stats. Implemented: ORS 240.010 & 240.306
Hist.: PD 2-1994, f. & cert. ef. 8-1-94; PD 3-1995, f. & cert. ef. 11-3-95; HRSD 1-2000, f. 1-28-00 cert. ef. 2-1-00; HRSD 14-2003, f. 7-15-03, cert. ef. 7-21-03; HSRD 21-2003(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 9-23-03 thru 12-19-03; HRSD 23-2003(Temp), f. 12-19-03, cert. ef. 12-20-03 thru 3-20-04; HRSD 1-2004, f. & cert. ef. 3-5-04; HRSD 1-2010(Temp), f. 5-27-10, cert. ef. 6-1-10 thru 11-27-10; HRSD 3-2010, f. 11-24-10, cert. ef. 11-28-10
Types of Appointments
Applicability: Classified unrepresented and management service positions, initial appointment to all classified positions and temporary appointments.
(1) The State of Oregon has a variety of appointment types which are made in accordance with the type of position being filled and the individual needs of the agency. An agency head shall use one of the following methods to appoint persons to state service:
(a) Permanent Appointment: The appointment of a person to a permanent position;
(b) Seasonal Appointment: The appointment of a person to a position which occurs, terminates and recurs periodically or regularly;
(c) Temporary Appointment: The noncompetitive, non-status, appointment of a person for the purpose of meeting emergency, nonrecurring or short-term workload needs of the agency. A temporary employee shall be exempt from all provisions of the State Personnel Relations Law, Administrative Rules and HRSD Policies unless otherwise specified in accordance with HRSD State Policy 40.025.01, Temporary Appointments;
(d) Limited Duration Appointment: The appointment of a person for a study, project, workload need or when position reduction is anticipated.
(A) An appointment made for a study or project shall be for a period not to exceed two years, except when the position is grant funded, but shall expire upon the completion of the study or project or when funding is exhausted.
(B) Appointments made when position reduction is anticipated shall not exceed the end of the current biennium or current season that ends prior to the end of the biennium.
(C) Appointments made for workload need shall be for a period not to exceed two years.
(D) An applicant/employee accepting a limited duration appointment shall be informed of the conditions of the appointment, including employee status at the termination of the appointment, and shall acknowledge in writing acceptance of the appointment under those conditions.
(E) The Limited Duration Agreement model serves as a guide to establish conditions of a limited duration appointment. The agreement will require modification to fit each employee's individual appointment circumstance.
(e) Academic Year Appointment: The appointment of a person to a position which generally conforms to the academic year of mid-September to mid-June. Appointing authorities may extend employment into the period between academic years;
(A) Employees appointed to positions designated as academic year shall be placed on leave without pay during the unextended period between academic years. The employee shall be returned to the position on termination of leave without pay status. Time spent on such leave shall constitute service for purposes of computing vacation accrual rates, recognized service dates and any other purpose where service time is computed except for the period of trial service;
(B) A person accepting an academic year appointment shall be informed of the conditions of the appointment and shall acknowledge in writing acceptance of the appointment under those conditions.
(2) Documentation retention requirements are outlined under HRSD State Policy 40.010.001, Recruitment and Selection Records Retention.
[Publications: Publications referenced are available from the agency.]
Stat. Auth.: ORS 240.145
Stats. Implemented: ORS 240.306, ORS 240.309, ORS 240.321 & ORS 240.425
Hist.: PD 7-1981, f. & ef. 12-18-81; PD 2-1985(Temp), f. & ef. 7-26-85; PD 1-1986, f. & ef. 1-23-86; PD 2-1989, f. & cert. ef. 12-1-89; PD 2-1992(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 2-21-92; PD 4-1992, f. & cert. ef. 8-12-92; PD 2-1994, f. & cert. ef. 8-1-94, Renumbered from 105-043-0000; HRSD 2-2003(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 1-13-03 thru 7-12-03; HRSD 3-2003, f. & cert. ef. 4-30-03; HRSD 15-2003, f. 7-15-03, cert. ef. 7-21-03
Applicability: Classified unrepresented and management service positions, and initial appointment to all classified positions. This rule provides state agencies an alternative method to the open competitive process when making appointments to positions in state service. Through this alternative method, as in the competitive process, agency heads shall take proactive steps to achieve a diverse workforce representative of the Oregon community as a means of fulfilling their Affirmative Action Plans.
(1) The agency head has the delegated authority and discretion to make direct appointments consistent with the criteria established in (a) and (b) below:
(a) Criteria for direct appointment:
(A) A recent open competitive recruitment results in no suitable candidates as determined, documented, and certified by the agency head. To be considered recent, an open competitive recruitment must have been completed within the previous six (6) months. When a recent statewide or agency promotion recruitment results in no suitable candidates, OAR 105-040-0020, Types and Order of Applicant Lists, requires an open competitive recruitment to be completed before a direct appointment can be made; or
(B) The appointment is made consistent with a court or administrative order, consent decree, court or administrative settlement, or negotiated tort claim settlement; or
(C) The position requires special or unique skills at the professional level. Special or unique skills at the professional level are those which require specialized knowledge typically acquired from college coursework at the bachelor degree level or beyond; or
(D) The position being filled has critical timing requirements affecting recruitment. Critical timing requirements affecting recruitment means that the position is critical to agency operations and there is a demonstrated need to fill the position quickly; and
(b) Minimum Qualifications:
(A) The individual to be direct appointed meets the minimum qualifications of the classification; or
(B) The individual is appointed as an underfill and will meet the minimum qualifications of the position within 12 months of the appointment.
(2) The agency head has the delegated authority and discretion to make direct appointments consistent with HRSD State Policy 30.005.01, Effect of Position Change on Incumbents.
(3) Each direct appointment shall be documented. The documentation shall be retained for a minimum of three (3) years. The documentation shall cite the applicable rule criteria, results of any open competitive recruitment, the qualifications of the individual selected, and the agency appointing authority authorization signature.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 240.306(5), 240.145(3) & 240.250
Stats. Implemented: ORS 240.145(3), 240.250, 240.306, 240.311 & 240.321(2)
Hist.: PD 7-1981, f. & ef. 12-18-81; PD 4-1982, f. & ef. 7-1-82; PD 1-1985, f. & ef. 3-1-85; PD 1-1986, f. & ef. 1-23-86; PD 1-1989, f. & cert. ef. 2-10-89; PD 2-1989, f. & cert. ef. 12-1-89; Suspended by PD 1-1993(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 2-17-93; PD 2-1993(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 8-27-93; PD 1-1994, f. & cert. ef. 2-23-94; PD 2-1994, f. & cert. ef. 8-1-94; Renumbered from 105-043-0005; PD 3-1995, f. & cert. ef. 11-3-95; HRSD 2-1997, f. & cert. ef. 11-5-97; HRSD 16-2003, f. 7-15-03, cert. ef. 7-21-03; HRSD 23-2003(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 11-25-03 thru 3-23-04; HRSD 2-2004, f. & cert. ef. 3-15-04
Limited-Competitive and Noncompetitive Appointments
Applicability: Classified unrepresented and management service positions and initial appointment to all classified positions.
(1) It is the policy of the State of Oregon to facilitate the employment of persons who are disabled (as defined by ORS 174.107), economically disadvantaged or unskilled or semi-skilled through a limited-competitive or non-competitive appointment process:
(a) Recruitment for positions using employment programs serving people with disabilities administered by hiring agencies is not limited to the Limited-Competitive and Non-Competitive Classification list. A limited-competitive selection process through such employment programs administered by hiring agencies may be used to facilitate employment of persons with a disability;
(b) Recruitment for the economically disadvantaged and non-competitive appointments is limited to those classifications listed in this rule (Limited-Competitive and Non-Competitive Appointment Classifications List) unless otherwise authorized by the Division. When a hiring agency chooses to make an appointment using limited-competitive or non-competitive selection and appointment procedures, the hiring agency shall:
(A) Open a job listing with the field office of the Employment Department nearest the location of the vacancy when the recruitment is open to the public; and
(B) Make affirmative efforts to supplement referrals to create a diverse pool of candidates.
(c) A limited-competitive selection process may be used for economically disadvantaged persons who meet the following criteria:
(A) Clients of the Department of Human Services programs;
(B) Clients of the Juvenile Justice Division programs funded by the state.
(d) The Division shall use the following criteria when reviewing appointing authority or designee requests for additions to the Limited-Competitive and Non-competitive Appointment Classifications List:
(A) The classification requires minimal or no requisite knowledge or skills;
(B) It is impractical to develop an examination; and
(C) It is impractical to follow the normal recruiting process.
(2) A non-competitive appointment is made to designated classifications comprised of unskilled or semi-skilled positions for which there are minimal or no qualifying knowledge or skills, no screening and no ranking. Where more than one candidate is referred, the hiring manager may use a limited-competitive process to select the most qualified.
(3) Limited-competitive appointment may also be used to limit the competition for appointment to non-competitive classes to those persons who meet the criteria outlined in (1)(a) – (d) above.
(4) Following is a list of Limited-Competitive and Non-competitive Appointment Classifications:
(a) 0001, Supported Employment Worker;
(b) 0100, Student Office Worker;
(c) 0101, Office Assistant 1;
(d) 0150, Student Professional/Technical Worker;
(e) 0321, Public Service Representative 1;
(f) 0405, Mail Services Assistant;
(g) 1105, Traffic Survey Interviewer;
(h) 3769, Experimental Biology Aide;
(i) 4101, Custodian;
(j) 4116 Laborer/Student Worker;
(k) 4125, Litter Patrol Worker;
(l) 4137, Liquor Distribution Worker 1;
(m) 4403, Transporter;
(n) 6605, Human Service Assistant 1;
(o) 6701, Student Human Services Worker;
(p) 6725, Habilitative Training Technician 1;
(q) 6750, Group Life Coordinator 1;
(r) 8125, Agricultural Worker;
(s) 8201, Forest Nursery Worker 1;
(t) 8202, Forest Nursery Worker 2;
(u) 8235, Student/Professional Forester Worker;
(v) 8253, Forest Lookout;
(w) 8254, Wildland Fire Suppression Specialist Entry;
(x) 8263 Wildland Fire Dispatcher Entry;
(y) 8340 Fish & Wildlife Technician (Entry);
(z) 9100, Food Service Worker 1.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 184.340, 240.145(3) & 240.250
Stats Implemented: ORS 240.306, 240.321 & 657.710
Hist.: PD 2-1994, f. & cert. ef. 8-1-94; HRMD 2-1996, f. 3-28-96, cert. ef. 4-1-96; HRSD 17-2003, f. 7-15-03, cert. ef. 7-21-03; HRSD 1-2007, f. 4-24-07, cert. ef. 5-1-07; HRSD 1-2010(Temp), f. 5-27-10, cert. ef. 6-1-10 thru 11-27-10; HRSD 3-2010, f. 11-24-10, cert. ef. 11-28-10
Management Service Trial Service Period
(1) Individuals appointed to a position in the Management Service as provided in ORS 240.195 and 240.212 are subject to a trial service period.
(2) A trial service period is the final phase of the hiring process to afford an employee the opportunity to demonstrate the ability to perform the work and provide state agencies the opportunity to confirm qualifications and fitness of an employee for a position.
(3) A state agency head has the authority to establish a trial service period for appointments to positions in the Management Service consistent with the following criteria:
(a) A trial service period is required upon initial appointment or promotion;
(b) A trial service period shall be no less than 6 months but may be up to 12 months based upon specific circumstances that affect the amount of time needed to demonstrate competency. Part-time employees shall serve a trial service period equivalent to that set by the agency for the specified classification on an hourly basis. For example, a 6-month trial service period is equivalent to 1040 hours for a part-time employee;
(c) A temporary appointment made pursuant to ORS 240.309 does not count as any portion of a trial service period upon subsequent appointment to a regular, limited duration, or seasonal status position in the management service;
(d) Upon successful completion of a trial service period, an employee shall gain regular status. A seasonal employee who does not complete trial service in a single seasonal period shall be credited with accumulated service if a break between service periods does not exceed two years.
(4) At the discretion of a state agency head or a state agency appointing authority, a trial service period, of 6 to 12 months, may be established when a regular status employee in any category of state service is appointed to a position in the Management Service by:
(a) Transfer to a different agency; or
(b) Transfer back to the same agency after an absence of more than one year; or
(c) Reemployment with a different agency; or
(d) Reemployment with the same agency after an absence of more than one year; or
(e) Voluntary demotion to a different classification series.
(5) A state agency head or a state agency appointing authority may extend the trial service period by the corresponding total number of days a period of leave with or without pay exceeds 15 calendar days.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 183.335, 183.341, 184.340, 240.250, 240.145(3)
Stats. Implemented: ORS 183.335, 183.341 240.316, 240.410, 240.570(3)
Hist.: HRSD 2-2007, f. 4-24-07, cert. ef. 5-1-07
Alternate Methods of Filling Positions
Applicability: All employees (where not in conflict with collective bargaining agreements). All positions shall normally be filled at the budgeted salary range level and classification. However, an appointing authority may use the following alternate methods of filling positions to provide for situations such as employee development, job sharing, and short-term transitioning.
(a) A position may be underfilled with an individual in a lower salary range number and classification when there is a reasonable expectation that the employee will meet minimum qualifications of the allocated level of the position within twenty-four (24) months of appointment made from a certificate or within 12 months of a Direct Appointment. Appointment may be from a certificate or as a direct appointment consistent with Administrative Rule 105-040-0050, Direct Appointment. Upon meeting position qualification and performance requirements, the employee shall be changed to the allocated level of the position;
(b) An employee underfilling shall be advised of the requirements necessary to qualify for the position they are underfilling.
(a) An appointing authority may employ two or more employees in a position as a doublefill for the following purposes:
(A) To cover an employee on leave for any reason when a temporary appointment is not appropriate and a vacant position does not exist to address the workload need;
(B) Short-term transitioning of employees into impending vacant positions for purposes of training;
(C) The position establishment is pending the Position Inventory Control System (PICS) update;
(D) When approved and/or directed by Budget and Management Division to address budget issues, or
(E) Job share not exceeding 1.0 FTE.
(b) Employees doublefilling positions shall meet the minimum qualifications of those positions and be appointed in accordance with applicable recruitment and appointment rules, policies, or collective bargaining agreements;
(c) The doublefill method of filling positions shall not be used to permanently increase legislatively authorized staffing levels.
(3) Crossfill: A position may be crossfilled to a different classification with an equal salary range number providing the position establishment or modification is pending the PICS update.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 184.340 & ORS 240.145
Stats. Implemented: ORS 240.145, ORS 240.012, ORS 240.013, ORS 240.015, ORS 240.250
Hist.: PD 2-1994, f. & cert. ef. 8-1-94; PD 3-1995, f. & cert. ef. 11-3-95; HRSD 3-1996, f. & cert. ef. 8-1-96; HRSD 18-2003, f. 7-15-03, cert. ef. 7-21-03
Applicability: Classified unrepresented, management service and exempt service employees.
(1) This rule provides state agencies a non-competitive method of reemploying experienced former state employees who separated from state service in good standing.
(a) An appointing authority may non-competitively reemploy classified service unrepresented and management service employees who separate from state service in good standing, voluntarily demote, or are reclassified downward in any agency in the same, equal, or lower classification for which qualified within two years from the effective date of such action;
(b) An appointing authority may non-competitively reemploy an exempt service employee who has been employed full-time for at least 12 months consecutively in such service in a position for which qualified within two years from the date of separation from state service if such separation is in good standing;
(c) Reemployment of an exempt service employee shall occur only after any current collective bargaining unit member has exhausted any right under an applicable collective bargaining agreement and after a current classified unrepresented or management service employee has exhausted layoff and reemployment eligibility under applicable Administrative Rules and HRSD State Policies.
(2) In the event of a subsequent appointment to a classification with a lower salary range, reemployment eligibility continues for the remainder of the two year period for the original classification from which separated.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 184.340, ORS 240.145 & ORS 240.250
Stats. Implemented: ORS 240.590
Hist.: PD 7-1981, f. & ef. 12-18-81; PD 3-1982, f. & ef. 3-1-82; PD 2-1985(Temp), f. & ef. 7-26-85; PD 1-1986, f. & ef. 1-23-86; PD 2-1989, f. & cert. ef. 12-1-89; PD 2-1994, f. & cert. ef. 8-1-94, Renumbered from 105-043-0010; HRSD 19-2003, f. 7-15-03, cert. ef. 7-21-03
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