Whenever a position in the classified service becomes vacant, the appointing power,
if it desires to fill the vacancy, shall make requisition upon the commission for
the name and address of a person eligible for appointment thereto. The commission shall certify the name of the person highest on the eligible list
for the class to which the vacant position has been allocated, who is willing to accept
employment. If there is no appropriate eligible list for the class, the commission shall certify
the name of the person standing highest on said list held appropriate for such class. If more than one vacancy is to be filled an additional name shall be certified for
each additional vacancy. The appointing power shall forthwith appoint such person to such vacant position.
Whenever requisition is to be made, or whenever a position is held by a temporary
appointee and an eligible list for the class of such position exists, the commission
shall forthwith certify the name of the person eligible for appointment to the appointing
power, and said appointing power shall forthwith appoint the person so certified to
said position. No person so certified shall be laid off, suspended, or given leave of absence from
duty, transferred or reduced in pay or grade, except for reasons which will promote
the good of the service, specified in writing, and after an opportunity to be heard
by the commission and then only with its consent and approval.
To enable the appointing power to exercise a choice in the filling of positions, no
appointment, employment or promotion in any position in the classified service shall
be deemed complete until after the expiration of a period of three to six months'
probationary service, as may be provided in the rules of the civil service commission
during which the appointing power may terminate the employment of the person certified
to him or her, or it, if during the performance test thus afforded, upon observation
or consideration of the performance of duty, the appointing power deems him or her
unfit or unsatisfactory for service in the department, whereupon the appointing power
shall designate the person certified as standing next highest on any such list and
such person shall likewise enter upon said duties until some person is found who is
deemed fit for appointment, employment or promotion for the probationary period provided
therefor, whereupon the appointment, employment or promotion shall be deemed to be
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