§ 15.21. Personnel administration.
(a) Local health departments shall adopt written job specifications, satisfactory to the Department, for each local health department position. The specifications shall set forth, for each position, the minimum experience and education required of appointees to that position. Each employe of a local health department shall be qualified for the position to which the employe is appointed, and shall possess at the time of employment the required minimum experience and education indicated in the written job specification for the position.
(b) Local health departments shall not discriminate against or in favor of an applicant or employe because of race, sex, religion, National origin, or political opinions or affiliations.
(c) In order to enable the Department to evaluate compliance with paragraphs (a) and (b) of this section, local health departments shall provide the Department with all relevant information relating to the appointment, reclassification, transfer, suspension, or dismissal of employes within ten working days following such appointment, reclassification, transfer, suspension, or dismissal. The Department shall forward its evaluation of such information to the local health department within ten working days of its receipt thereof.
(d) The Secretary may waive the requirement of subsection (c) upon petition of a local health department and upon submission of an alternate plan containing assurances, satisfactory to the Secretary, that the merit principles described in subsections (a) and (b) are being followed.
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