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Section 11 Appointments


11.01 Original Appointments

A person who has been selected by an Appointing Authority from an open competitive eligibility list, certified in accordance with Rules 9.01 and 10.01 to fill a vacancy in the classified service is said to have received an original appointment. Those persons receiving original appointments do not become permanent employees until they have satisfied the applicable probationary period.

[Reference Section 303.05(A) of the County Code]


11.02 Temporary Appointments

Temporary appointments shall not exceed one hundred eighty (180) days in duration and shall be filled in the following manner:

(1) Eligibility List
If an applicable eligibility list is available, the temporary appointment shall be offered to the candidates on the eligibility list, provided that the acceptance or declination of appointment to such position shall not affect the right of an eligible person to certification for appointment to a permanent position. At the expiration of the temporary appointment, which in no case shall exceed one hundred eighty (180) days, the services of the temporary employee shall be terminated and the candidate shall be restored to the eligibility list in rank order.

(2) No Applicable Eligibility List
In the absence of an applicable eligibility list, the Appointing Authority may appoint a qualified person for a temporary period of service, not to exceed one hundred eighty (180) days in duration, when the need of service is urgent and necessary to prevent the loss of public property, serious inconvenience to the public, or damaging delay to the public service.


In the event of a subsequent appointment to a permanent position, the temporary appointment shall not be counted as part of a probationary period.

Successive temporary appointments to the same position shall not be made under this Rule.

Temporary appointments made necessary by reason of sickness, disability, or other approved leave of absence shall not continue beyond such period of sickness, disability, or other absence.

The HR Department shall provide the Commission with a monthly report identifying the previous month’s temporary appointments, the date of the appointment, the date the appointment expires, the position, and department.

[Reference Section 303.05(B) of the County Code]