Public Officers and Employees

Merit System

SECTION 36-4-61

§ 36-4-61. Persons with disabilities – Special list of eligibles.

(a) The personnel administrator is authorized and empowered to prepare without examination special lists of eligible persons who have a severe physical and/or mental impairment and who are certified by the department of human services as being so impaired, capable, and adequately trained to qualify for an entrance level class of positions in the classified service. The administrator, in his or her discretion, may fix the maximum number of persons who may be placed on the special lists of eligibles.

(b) In order to qualify for permanent appointment to the classified service under subsection (a) of this section the person with a disability must:

(1) Have a severe physical and/or mental impairment or combination of impairments which resulted in an inability to obtain permanent employment under competitive rules;

(2) Have successfully demonstrated an ability to do a job under temporary appointment, for a period of five (5) months prior to their appointment to probationary status in the classified service; and

(3) Meet minimum qualification standards for the class of positions.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1976, ch. 73, § 1; P.L. 1981, ch. 335, § 2; P.L. 1992, ch. 212, § 2; P.L. 1997, ch. 150, § 10.)