PART-TIME POSITION: Any position which is established with a work schedule having fewer hours than the official workweek to which the class is assigned.
PAY PLAN: A schedule of salaries established for the several classes of positions recognized in the classification plan so that all positions of a given class will be paid the same salary rate or range established for the class.
PERFORMANCE APPRAISAL: A report written on an employee within State service, resulting from the process of comparing an employee’s performance against preestablished written performance standards in order to arrive at a performance evaluation or rating.
PERMANENT EMPLOYEE: A person who is employed in a civil service position
(1) following an original appointment, subject to serving of a probationary period as required by law, but otherwise without restriction as to the duration of his/her employment; or
(2) following a promotional appointment, without restriction as to the duration of his/her employment.
PERMANENT STATUS: The status acquired by an appointee,
(a) when his/her Appointing Authority files with the Personnel Administrator a statement in writing that the services of the appointee during the required probationary period have been satisfactory and that it is desired that (s)he be continued in the classified service, or
(b) when, by the provisions of any general or public law (s)he shall be deemed to have received an original appointment to his/her position and to have served the probationary period.
PERMANENT POSITION: Any position in the classified service which is established without limiting its duration.
POSITION: One or more duties and/or responsibilities assigned or delegated by an Appointing Authority requiring the full-time or part-time employment of one position.
POSITION CLASSIFICATION: The process of ascertaining, analyzing, and evaluating the current duties and responsibilities of a position for the purpose of determining the relative place in the Classification Plan.
POSITION RECLASSIFICATION: A second or subsequent position classification.
PREFERRED REEMPLOYMENT LIST: Any person in the classified service who holds permanent status and is laid off shall be placed on said list in the order of length of service and appointment therefrom shall be in the same order. This list supersedes all other classified lists. This list shall remain in existence until exhausted.
PRIMARY SENIORITY: The length of service within a class of position.
PROBATIONARY PERIOD: A working test period during which an employee is required to demonstrate his/her fitness for the position to which (s)he is appointed by the satisfactory performance of the duties of said position. Such probationary period shall be for one hundred and thirty (130) days worked in a normal work schedule in the classified position to which the person has been appointed.
PROBATIONARY STATUS: The status acquired by virtue of an original, promotional or noncompetitive appointment.
PROMOTIONAL APPOINTMENT: The appointment by an Appointing Authority of a person to a position in State service from a Promotional List.
PROMOTIONAL EXAMINATION: A competitive test which is open only to state employees in the classified, unclassified and nonclassified services who are employed at the time of the first phase of administration of the examination under conditions as specified in Personnel Rule 3.071, General laws, Title 36.
PROMOTIONAL LIST: A list of names of classified employees, arranged in order of their ratings who have been found qualified through suitable tests for promotion to positions in higher classes under the provisions of the act and these rules.
PUBLIC HEARING: A hearing, held after public notice of at least five (5) calendar days, at which interested persons may appear and be heard on the matters involved.