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3.1 Duties of the Director

It shall be the duty of the Director of Personnel

(a) To serve as the executive and administrative head of the Department of State Civil Service and direct and supervise all of its administrative and technical activities.

(b) To attend all meetings of the Commission and to act as its secretary and keep minutes of its proceedings.

(c) To establish and maintain a roster of all employees who are in the Classified Civil Service of the State, in which there shall be set forth as to each employee, the class title of the position held, the salary or pay, any change in class title, pay or status, and any other necessary data.

(d) To appoint, remove and discipline, under the provisions of the Civil Service Article and Rules, such employees of the Department of State Civil Service and such experts and special assistants as may be necessary to effectively carry out the provisions of the Civil Service Article and Rules.

(e) To formulate and prescribe procedures, consistent with Civil Service Rules, and to publish them in the Human Resources Handbook; to conduct Civil Service examinations; to maintain list of eligible; and to certify qualified person for appointment to the departments.

(f) To develop, in cooperation with appointing authorities and others, training, educational, and safety programs for Classified employees in the departments governed by the Civil Service Article.

(g) To make and publish annual reports regarding the work of the Commission and the Department, and such special reports as he considers desirable to the Commission and to the Governor.

(h) To perform any other acts and functions which he may consider necessary or desirable to carry out the purposes of the Civil Service Article, or which he may be directed to perform by the Commission or the Chairman.

(i) Repealed, effective August 5, 1992.

(j) To prepare and submit, subject to review by the Commission, budget requests covering the estimated costs of administering the Civil Service program.

(k) To act between meetings of the Commission on routine matters requiring Commission approval. Subject to the provisions of Sub-section (n) of this Rule, any such action of the Director shall be reported to the Commission at its next meeting and unless approved by the Commission at such meeting, shall terminate.

(l) To make such investigations as may be necessary to enforce the provisions of the Civil Service Article and Rules and to determine the qualifications and suitability of applicants for employment in the Classified Service.

(m) To establish mandatory grievance procedures within each department to provide the means to resolve employee complaints and other personnel problems not appealable to the Director or the Commission under the Civil Service Article.

(n) To act between meetings on piecemeal Classification and Pay Plan matters requiring Commission approval. Any such action by the Director shall be reported to the Commission at the next public hearing called to consider Classification and Pay Plan matters and unless approved by the Commission following such hearing, shall terminate.

(o) To review and approve or disapprove proposed state contracts for personal services, prior to their effective date, between the State and any instrumentality thereof, or between the state and any person in order to insure such contract is being let for reasons of efficiency and economy and not as a pretext for discriminatory practices against classified employees.

(p) To develop and propose to the Commission uniform classification and pay plans and amendments thereto.

(q) To develop and propose to the Commission, rules and amendments thereto governing employment conditions for employees in the Classified Service.

(r) To require departments and agencies to establish and implement, in accordance with established policy, an affirmative action program to assure equal employment opportunity in the Classified Service of State government.

(s) To notify the State Police Civil Service Commission of any proposal which would affect the pay of jobs in the protective services concurrent with the issuance of the Civil Service Commission monthly agenda and supplemental agenda.

3.2 Amended and re-enacted as Rule 3.1(k) effective March 15, 1966.

3.3 Amended and re-enacted as Rule 3.1(l) effective March 15, 1966.

3.4 Appointment of the Director

(a) Subject to the provisions of Sub-section (b) of this Rule, the Director shall be appointed by the Commission following competitive examination administered in a manner prescribed by the Commission.

(b) The Commission shall have access to other provisions of these Rules for the temporary, interim appointment of an acting director, if such is necessary.

3.5 Status of the Director

The Director shall be employed within the Classified Service of the State.