1997 Regular Session
To: Fees, Salaries and Administration
By: Senator(s) Gordon
Senate Bill 2957
(As Passed the Senate)
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 25-9-103, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO CLARIFY THAT THE STATE PERSONNEL SYSTEM SHALL ASSURE THE FAIR TREATMENT OF APPLICANTS AND EMPLOYEES WITHOUT REGARD TO DISABILITY; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI:
SECTION 1. Section 25-9-103, Mississippi Code of 1972, is amended as follows:
25-9-103. The State Personnel Board herein established shall administer a state personnel system in accordance with the following principles:
(a) To recruit, select and advance employees on the basis of their relative ability, knowledge and skills, including open consideration of qualified applicants for initial appointment;
(b) To provide equitable and adequate compensation;
(c) To train employees, as needed, to assure high quality performance;
(d) To retain employees on the basis of the adequacy of their performance, to correct inadequate performance, and to separate employees whose inadequate performance cannot be corrected;
(e) To assure fair treatment of applicants and employees in all aspects of personnel administration without regard to political affiliation, race, national origin, sex, religious creed, age or * * * disability;
(f) To assure that employees are free from coercion for partisan or political purposes and to prohibit employees from using their official authority for the purpose of interfering with or affecting the result of an election or a nomination for office;
(g) To provide authority for the establishment and abolishment of employment positions within the departments, agencies and institutions covered under the provisions of this chapter.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from after July 1, 1997.