“Career service” means that system of personnel administration based on merit principles which provides for the attraction, selection, and retention of the best-qualified of our citizens for pen11anent employment in the state government service. Entry is normally through competitive examination, and formalized channels of advancement and training are provided. Career service covers all employees of the government not in excepted status.

History: Rule 10-81, eff 29 Jul 81, § 2.0 (part).