(a) Career Service Appointments. Career service appointments are always made through open competitive civil service examination procedures to fill permanent, regularly budgeted positions from the open or promotional registers. They always require a probationary period of one year, satisfactory completion of which is a requisite for permanent status in the position.

(b) Temporary Appointments.

(1) When there is work of a temporary nature, at the completion of which the services of an additional employee will not be required. the Executive Director may authorize a temporary appointment for a period not in excess of one year.

(2) Such appointment shall be made from a register of eligibles, if eligibles are available. The selection of an eligible from the register shall not affect the retention of the eligibles on the eligible list and he or she shall continue to be

considered for probational appointment, should an appropriate vacancy occur.

(3) Service under a temporary appointment is not creditable for permanent status.

(c) Emergency Appointments.

(1) When an emergency occurs requiring the immediate service of a person or persons, the Executive Director may make an emergency appointment.

(2) Justification of the emergency must be submitted to and approved by the Governor.

(3) An emergency appointment of an American Samoan national may not be made to exceed 30 days unless the appointment is extended by the Governor up to a maximum of an additional 30 days, based on agency justification of the continuing state of emergency.

(4) Service under an emergency appointment shall not constitute a part of the employee’s probationary period.

(5) If a person other than an American Samoan national is to be appointed, immigration clearance must be secured prior to entrance on duty, but police and medical clearances may be furnished during the 30-day emergency period..

(d) Disaster Emergency Appointment. In the case of a disaster, the Executive Director is authorized to make direct, emergency appointments without any clearance, for a period not to exceed ten working days.

History: Rule 11-84, eff 19 Dec 84, (part).