Contract Specialists are not part of the career service of the LBJ American Samoa Medical Center Authority. The employment of a contract specialist is governed by the contract that the employee signs prior to accepting a position with the Chief Executive Officer. As such, contract specialists are not entitled to the regular benefits of the career service including retirement, periodic step increments and premium pay. A contract specialist is employed for a specific function, the minimum qualifications of which no resident of American Samoa at the time of the opening could be found to meet. Contract specialists are recruited without discrimination because of race, color, age, sex, national origin, religion or politics. All candidates for contract appointment receive uniform treatment. All selectees and their accompanying dependents shall be required to take pre-employment physical examinations which shall be approved by the Chief Executive Officer.

History: Rule 06-98, eff. Mar. 3, 1999