2019 Oregon Revised Statutes
Volume : 06 - Local Government, Public Employees, Elections
Chapter 240 - State Personnel Relations
Section 240.316 - Trial service; regular status; procedures for transfer, demotion and separation of employees.

Universal Citation: OR Rev Stat § 240.316 (2019)

(1)(a) Persons initially appointed to or promoted to a permanent or seasonal position in state service shall be subject to a trial service period.

(b) An appointing authority has the discretion to subject an employee to a trial service period when:

(A) A management service employee or a classified, unrepresented employee transfers to a different agency;

(B) A management service employee or a classified, unrepresented employee transfers back to the same agency after an absence of more than one year;

(C) A former management service employee or former classified, unrepresented employee is reemployed by the same agency after an absence of more than one year; or

(D) A former management service employee or former classified, unrepresented employee is reemployed by a different agency.

(c) Any employee who serves the trial service period designated by the Personnel Division or a delegated operating agency for a given classification or as described in paragraph (b) of this subsection shall be given regular employee status.

(2) Employees who have acquired regular status will not be subject to separation except for cause as defined by ORS 240.555 or lack of work, curtailment of funds, or reorganization requiring a reduction in force.

(3) Procedures shall be established by the division to provide for the layoff and opportunity for reemployment of employees separated for reasons other than cause, which shall take into account the needs of the service, qualifications, quality of performance, relative merit and length of service.

(4) Procedures shall also be established by the division for the transfer, discipline or demotion of employees for the good of the service or separation of employees whose conduct or performance continues to be improper or inadequate after reasonable attempts have been made to correct it, where appropriate. [1979 c.468 §23; 1981 c.155 §1; 1989 c.134 §1; 1989 c.890 §11]

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