CA Gov't Code Section 19803


The merit system for employees engaged in administering programs under Section 19800 in a local agency not administering its own merit system approved under this chapter shall be administered by the department. The department may delegate any of its duties under this article to a state department or agency. This may include, but is not limited to, recruitment, examination, certification, appointment and other transactions, position classification, compensation standards, and disciplinary actions. As part of such administration, the department shall hear and decide appeals of any applicant for employment or officer or employee from the decision of a local agency affecting the employment rights of such persons. Any decision rendered in such an appeal shall be binding upon the local agency. The department may bill the state departments having responsibility for the overall administration of grant-in-aid programs for the costs incurred in conducting hearings involving employees of local agencies not administering their own merit systems pursuant to this chapter.
Last Updated

Aug. 19, 2023

§ 19803’s source at ca​.gov