35C.3  Duty to investigate and appoint.

When any preferred person applies for appointment or employment under this chapter, the officer, board, or person whose duty it is or may be to appoint or employ a person to fill the position or place shall, before appointing or employing a person to fill the position or place, make an investigation as to the qualifications of the applicant for the place or position, and if the applicant is of good moral character and can perform the duties of the position applied for, the officer, board, or person shall appoint the applicant to the position, place, or employment. The appointing officer, board, or person shall set forth in writing and file for public inspection the specific grounds upon which it appointed or refused to appoint the person. Within ten days after an appointment is refused, the appointing officer, board, or person shall notify the unsuccessful applicant in writing of the specific grounds for refusal.

Section History: Early form

  [S13, § 1056-a15; C24, 27, 31, 35, 39, § 1161; C46, 50, 54, 58, 62, 66, 71, 73, 75, 77, 79, 81, § 70.3]

Section History: Recent form

  C93, § 35C.3

  99 Acts, ch 180, §11

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