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602a.2.    Recruitment methods.
602a.3.    Selective criteria.

§ 602a.2. Recruitment methods.

 (a)  Generally. Except as otherwise authorized by this section, recruitment for a vacant position in the classified service will be through examination. Examinations may be for a single position or for employment in a job classification generally.

 (b)  Internal recruitment methods. In lieu of examination, an appointing authority may limit recruitment methods for a position to only those applicants qualified for a promotion, transfer, reassignment, demotion or reinstatement, or any combination of these internal recruitment methods.

 (c)  Specific locations. When an appointing authority limits the recruitment methods for a position as set forth in subsection (b), it may further limit recruitment to only those applicants who are currently employed by the appointing authority or to only those applicants who are currently employed within a specific bureau, division, office, program area or section of the appointing authority.

 (d)  Reemployment lists. In accordance with the act and §  604a.5(h) (relating to furlough), where a preferred reemployment list or a mandatory reemployment list exists for the job classification to which there is a vacant position, an appointing authority shall first attempt to fill the position using the applicable preferred reemployment list or mandatory reemployment list prior to using other recruitment methods.

§ 602a.3. Selective criteria.

 (a)  Generally. Upon the request of an appointing authority, the Office of Administration may restrict certification or referral for a position based on selective criteria.

 (b)  Basis for selective criteria. Selective criteria shall be based on merit-related factors deemed necessary to the operational needs of the appointing authority and in the interest of the service to the Commonwealth. Selective criteria may include a bona fide occupational qualification deemed necessary for employment in a specific position, or other factors necessary to comply with Federal and State laws and regulations.

 (c)  Request. A request to restrict application for a position based on selective criteria shall be submitted using the form prescribed by the Office of Administration.

Cross References

   This section cited in 4 Pa. Code §  602a.6 (relating to evaluation of applications).

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