A. The director is responsible for the direction and control of personnel administration.

Terms Used In Arizona Laws 41-743

  • Action: includes any matter or proceeding in a court, civil or criminal. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Allegation: something that someone says happened.
  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Appropriation: The provision of funds, through an annual appropriations act or a permanent law, for federal agencies to make payments out of the Treasury for specified purposes. The formal federal spending process consists of two sequential steps: authorization
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Department: means the department of administration. See Arizona Laws 41-701.01
  • Director: means the director of the department of administration. See Arizona Laws 41-701.01
  • Employee: means all officers and employees of this state, whether in covered service or uncovered service, unless otherwise prescribed. See Arizona Laws 41-741
  • Process: means a citation, writ or summons issued in the course of judicial proceedings. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Rules: means rules adopted by the department of administration, human resources division. See Arizona Laws 41-741
  • State agency: means a department, board, office, authority, commission or other governmental budget unit of this state and includes an agency assigned to a department for administrative purposes. See Arizona Laws 41-741

B. The director shall:

1. Employ staff as necessary to perform the duties prescribed by this article.

2. Establish those offices as the director determines necessary to maintain an effective and efficient program of personnel administration.

3. Adopt rules and procedures relating to personnel and personnel administration for both covered and uncovered employees. The rules shall include:

(a) The establishment and maintenance of classification and compensation plans.

(b) The recruitment, selection and appointment process of eligible applicants.

(c) Leave benefits and administration.

(d) Procedures for the periodic and regular review and evaluation of the quality and quantity of work performed by employees.

(e) Changes to employment status.

(f) Procedures for the review of complaints if the complaint contains an allegation of discrimination or harassment.

(g) Procedures requiring review by the director of dismissals, suspensions for more than eighty working hours or involuntary demotions before administering the action.

(h) Grievance rights specific to covered employees.

(i) Appeal rights and other rules specific to covered employees.

(j) Any other aspects of personnel administration as determined by the director.

4. Provide an annual report and recommendation to the legislature and the joint legislative budget committee as provided in section 41-751.

5. Establish a mandatory program of personnel management training for all employees with supervisory responsibility that is appropriate to the nature and scope of the employees’ responsibilities.  The director may waive the mandatory training on a case by case basis.  The training shall include at least the following subjects:

(a) Basic employee supervision.

(b) Employee performance evaluations.

(c) Employee discipline.

(d) Other subjects as the director determines.

6. Provide consultation to state agency management in all aspects of personnel management to increase efficiency and economy in state agencies by improving the methods of personnel administration with full recognition of the requirements and needs of management.

C. The director may:

1. Delegate specific personnel functions to a state agency head consistent with legal requirements.

2. Enter into agreements with any state agency or political subdivision of this state or any agency of a political subdivision of this state to furnish personnel administration services and facilities of the department.  Unless monies have been appropriated by the legislature for this purpose, any agreement shall provide for reimbursement to this state of the actual cost of the services and facilities furnished, as determined by the department.

3. Subject to legislative appropriation, contract for the services of consultants necessary to perform the annual salary plan and salary plan adjustment recommendations.

D. Subsection B, paragraph 3, subdivision (g) of this section relating to review by the director for certain disciplinary actions does not apply to those employees listed in section 41-742, subsection F.