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15.1 Effecting and Recording Actions

(a) Appointing Authorities shall take actions in accordance with the provisions of Article X, the Civil Service Rules, the Uniform Classification and Pay Plans, and the policies and procedures issued by the Director.

(b) The Director shall prescribe the records which appointing authorities must maintain to provide adequate documentation of personnel and position actions, payroll and attendance, applicant flow and such other information as may be specified. The Director shall prescribe the retention schedule for such records.

(c) Each appointing authority shall establish adequate internal controls to prevent fraud and to ensure that actions are effected in compliance with the provisions of Article X, the Civil Service Rules, the Uniform Classification and Pay Plans, and the policies and procedures issued by the Director.

15.2 Certification of Payroll and Attendance

The appointing authority or his agent designated for this purpose shall certify on each payroll or subsidiary documents the fact of the actual rendering of service in the position, the actual number of hours of attendance on duty, and the number of hours of absence from duty. Each employee shall certify also the fact of the actual rendering of service, the number of hours of attendance on duty and the number of hours of absence from duty.

15.2.1 Payroll Periods and Timely Issuance of Paychecks Due to Classified Employees

(a) An appointing authority, the Commissioner of Administration on behalf of the Uniform Payroll System, or the head of any other payroll system responsible for issuing paychecks to classified employees, shall establish weekly, biweekly, semi-monthly or monthly payroll periods. Use of any other pay cycles must be approved by the Director.

(b) Paychecks due to classified employees shall be issued no later than seven calendar days following the end of the applicable payroll period unless approval is obtained from the Director under conditions established by him.

(c) After an employee has attained eligibility for and the appointing authority has granted a performance adjustment, it shall be disbursed effective October 1st of the calendar year that the performance adjustment was granted.

15.3 Reporting and Certifying Actions

(a) The Director shall inform the appointing authorities which actions and status changes must be reported to the Department of Civil Service. These actions and status changes must be reported no later than 30 days after their effective date.

(b) The appointing authority or his designated agent shall certify for each action effected under his authority that the action complies with the requirements of Article X, the Civil Service Rules, the Uniform Classification and Pay Plans, and the policies and procedures issued by the Director. Certification by the appointing authority shall constitute authorization for payment of compensation to an employee at the rate specified as long as the employee remains in a pay status. The appointing authority shall notify the employee subject to such actions.

15.4 Required Director’s Approval of Actions

The Director may require an appointing authority to obtain his approval of certain actions before they may be effected.

15.5 Leave Records

Each appointing authority shall install and maintain a leave record showing, for each employee who holds a position in the Classified Service, (1) annual leave earned, used and unused, (2) sick leave earned, used and unused, and (3) any special leave with or without pay. Such record shall be documentary evidence to support and justify the certification of authorized leave of absence with pay.

15.6 Review of Records

The Director or his/her designee may examine departmental records to determine whether there is a violation of any provision of Article X, the Civil Service Rules, the Uniform Classification and Pay Plans, or the policies and procedures issued by the Director. The appointing authority shall provide copies or originals of any such records upon the Director’s request and within the time specified by the Director.

15.7 Actions on Violation of the Rules

If the Director finds that any action has been effected in violation of the provisions of Article X, the Civil Service Rules, the Uniform Classification and Pay Plans, or the policies and procedures issued by the Director, he may take any corrective action he deems appropriate or may direct the appointing authority to take such corrective action. Corrective actions may include, but are not limited to, the rescinding of any actions and associated compensation, or restitution to the employee.

15.8 Official Roster

The Director shall establish and maintain a roster of all Classified employees of all departments in which there shall be set forth as to each employee, the class title or the position held; the salary or pay; any change in class title, pay or status, and any other necessary data.

15.9 Records of the Department of Civil Service

(a) The Department of Civil Service shall be the official depository of the records of the Department and the Commission.

(b) Subject to the provisions of Sub-section (c) hereof, all records so deposited shall be public records and their inspection, availability and regulation shall be subject and governed by the statutory provisions governing public records and documents.

(c) The following records shall be held confidential:

  1. Investigation correspondence and data related to the moral character and reputation of applicants for employment or employees in the Classified service.
  2. Examination materials, questions, data and examination papers and records relating in any way to competitive examinations and other tests constructed, maintained, or conducted by the Department of Civil Service.
  3. Files, statements, reports, correspondence and other data in connection with and related to investigations of violations of the provisions of Article X, the Civil Service Rules, the Uniform Classification and Pay Plans, or the policies and procedures issued by the Director, when such inquiries are conducted by the Commission or the Director, except as permitted under Rule 16.3 (c).
  4. Files, statements, reports, correspondence and other data collected in the course of salary surveys which identify private corporations with the actual salary rates and practices of that organization; or that reveal organizational characteristics that would make the corporation easily identifiable.
  5. The contents of any decision or proposed decision of the Commission or a Referee until the date such decision is rendered.
  6. Repealed, effective August 5, 1992.
15.10 Modification of Personnel Actions

A personnel action which is the subject of an appeal may only be rescinded or modified with the approval of or on order of the Commission or a Referee. Otherwise:

(a) Before the effective date of a personnel action, an appointing authority may rescind or modify the action or any written notice thereof.

(b) After the effective date of a personnel action, an appointing authority may only rescind or modify the action with the approval of the Director.

(c) Repealed, effective August 5, 1992.

15.11 Forms and Procedures

The Director may prescribe such personnel forms and procedures as may be necessary or desirable to carry out the provisions of the Article and Rules.