19A.2A  Purpose and applicability of chapter.

The general purpose of this chapter is to establish for the state of Iowa a system of personnel administration based on merit principles and scientific methods to govern the appointment, promotion, welfare, transfer, layoff, removal, and discipline of its civil employees, and other incidents of state employment. It is also the purpose of this chapter to promote the coordination of personnel rules and policies with collective bargaining agreements negotiated under chapter 20.

All appointments and promotions to positions in the state merit system shall be made solely on the basis of merit and fitness, to be ascertained by competitive examinations, except as otherwise specified in this chapter.

Provisions of this chapter pertaining to qualifications, examination, competitive appointment, probation, and just cause hearings apply only to the merit system.

Section History: Recent form

  86 Acts, ch 1245, § 204

Internal References

  Referred to in § 19A.24

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