(a) Competitive service shall have the same meaning as the words “classified service”,
or “classified (competitive) service”, or “classified civil service” as defined in
existing statutes and executive orders.
(b) Competitive position shall mean a position in the competitive service.
(c) Competitive status shall mean basic eligibility to be noncompetitively selected to
fill a vacancy in a competitive position. A competitive status shall be acquired by career-conditional or career appointment
through open competitive examination upon satisfactory completion of a probationary
period, or may be granted by statute, executive order, or the Civil Service Rules
without competitive examination. A person with competitive status may be promoted, transferred, reassigned, reinstated,
or demoted without taking an open competitive examination, subject to the conditions
prescribed by the Civil Service Rules and Regulations.
(d) An employee shall be considered as being in the competitive service when he has a
competitive status and occupies a competitive position unless he is serving under
a temporary appointment: Provided, that an employee who is in the competitive service at the time his position is first
listed under Schedule A, B, or C shall be considered as continuing in the competitive
service as long as he continues to occupy such position.
(e) Tenure shall mean the period of time an employee may reasonably expect to serve under
his current appointment. Tenure shall be granted and governed by the type of appointment under which an employee
is currently serving without regard to whether he has a competitive status or whether
his appointment is to a competitive position or an excepted position.
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