San Mateo County Rule VIII ELIGIBLE LISTS

CNIL SERVICE COMMISSION RULES

SECTION 1. ORDER OF ELIGIBLES: Applicants for employment who qualify in an examination shall have their names placed on the appropriate eligible lists in the order of their final scores.

SECTION 2. EFFECTNE DATE OF ELIGIBLE LISTS: Eligible lists shall be in effect from the date on which approved by the Director. Changes in rank, or addition or subtraction of names because of errors or re-ratings, shall not change the effective date of an eligible list.

SECTION 3. DURATION OF ELIGIBLE LISTS:

  1. The duration of eligible lists shall be as follows:
    1. Departmental promotional eligible lists are established for a period of one year.
    1. General promotional eligible lists are established for a period of nine months.
    1. Open eligible lists are established for a period of six months.
    1. Reemployment eligible lists are established for a period of one year.
    1. Reinstatement eligible lists are established for a period of one year.
  2. When, in the opinion of the Director, an eligible list does not meet the needs of the County, the Director may order new examinations to provide candidates. All successful applicants shall have their names placed on eligible lists in the order of their final scores.
  3. Eligible lists may be extended by the Civil Service Commission provided that the total duration of the list does not exceed two years. The Director may, if conditions require, extend an eligible list one time for a period of up to three months. (amended 01/08/04)

SECTION 4. REMOVAL OF NAMES FROM ELIGIBLE LISTS:

  1. The Director shall remove from eligible lists the names of all applicants that have remained thereon for the duration of the list.
  2. If, at the time of termination, an employee’s name appears on a promotional eligible list his/her name shall be removed from the promotional list and placed on the open competitive eligible list for that classification, if any, in accordance with the final score.
  3. The Director may remove the names of applicants from an eligible list when, in his/her opinion, the applicant no longer possesses the minimum qualifications of the classification.
  4. The Director may remove from eligible lists the names of applicants who:
    1. Decline three offers of appointment.
  • Request to have their names removed from an eligible list or state that they are not interested in employment in that classification.
    • Fail to respond to an invitation for pre-employment interview following certification from an eligible list.
    • Cannot be located by the U.S. Postal Service.
    • Are appointed to permanent positions in the classification for which their names were on eligible lists. This does not apply to eligibles who are appointed to temporary positions.
  • Where an applicant has been passed over three times for employment by the same appointing authority, the Director may remove the name of that applicant from that specific eligible list.

SECTION 5. ELIGIBLE LISTS/PERMANENT POSITIONS: Eligible lists for permanent positions shall consist of the following types:

Departmental Reemployment Eligible List: The departmental reemployment eligible list for each classification shall consist of the names ofemploy´┐Żes and former employees having probationary or permanent status, and who were laid off or whose positions were reallocated downward as a result ofreclassification. The rank order on such lists shall be determined by relative seniority as specified in Rule XVI. Such lists shall take precedence over all other eligible lists in making certifications to the department in which the employee worked: General Reemployment Eligible List: The general reemployment eligible list for each classification shall consist of the names of employees and former employees having probationary or permanent status and who were laid off or whose positions were reallocated downward as a result of reclassification. The rank order on such lists shall be determined by relative seniority. Such lists shall take precedence over all other eligible lists, except departmental reemployment eligible lists, in making certification on a County-wide basis