CONVERSION OF CONTINGENT PERMANENT EMPLOYEES
TO PERMANENT STATUS
THIS BULLETIN REPLACES POLICY BULLETIN NO. 88-02, ISSUED
JULY 26, 1988 ON THE SAME TOPIC.
Since contingent permanent employees are in jeopardy of losing their
jobs as a result of the return of incumbents, it is appropriate that
they be removed from jeopardy as soon as it is feasible to do so. Recent
determinations made by this Department concerning the rights of contingent
permanent employees to retain a position and/or return to a hold item
(See Policy Bulletin #94-03,
issued December 7, 1994 in this section) require that we modify
the State's policy on converting contingent permanent appointments to
Effective immediately, whenever a position becomes permanently vacant,
or a hold released so an item is available for filling on a permanent
basis, the contingent permanent employee who was first appointed
to a position in that title whether he/she is currently serving or
has been placed on leave, should be converted to permanent. Agencies
may, however, designate organizational units or geographic areas within
which conversions will occur.
Agencies should formulate consistent policy for eligibility for conversion
and keep track of which titles and positions have contingent permanent
employees serving, and from which contingent permanent employees are
on leave. This is particularly important now that seniority based comparison
is required where multiple contingent permanent appointments have been
made to the same position and a former contingent permanent must return.
Periodically we will send out listings of employees who are serving
on a contingent permanent basis in unencumbered items.
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