• As used in this chapter, unless the context otherwise requires:
    • (1) “Appointing authority” means a commissioner, department, officer or agency having power to make appointments to, and separations from, positions in state service;

    • Terms Used In Tennessee Code 8-30-103

      • board: means the board provided for in part 3 of this chapter. See Tennessee Code 8-34-101
      • Commissioner: refers to the commissioner of human resources appointed under §. See Tennessee Code 8-30-103
      • Department: refers to the department of human resources pursuant to §. See Tennessee Code 8-30-103
      • List: means a list of eligibles, including, but not limited to, a promotion list. See Tennessee Code 8-30-103
      • List of eligibles: means a list of applicants who meet the minimum qualifications for appointment to a position as determined by the department. See Tennessee Code 8-30-103
      • Preferred service: means all offices and positions of employment in the state service that have been placed under the preferred service provisions of this chapter. See Tennessee Code 8-30-103
      • Service: means service as a general employee, a teacher, a state police officer, a wildlife officer, a firefighter, a police officer, a state judge, a county judge, an attorney general, a commissioner or a county official which is paid for by an employer, and also includes service for which a former member of the general assembly is entitled to under former §§ 3-401 and 3-406. See Tennessee Code 8-34-101
      • State: means the state of Tennessee. See Tennessee Code 8-34-101

      (2) “Board of appeals” refers to the state employees’ appeals board established by § 8-30-108 of this chapter;

    • (3) “Class” or “class of positions” means a group of positions in state service determined by the commissioner to have sufficiently similar duties, authority, and responsibility such that:

      • (A) The same qualifications may be reasonably required for; and

      • (B) The same schedule of pay may be equitably applied to;

        all positions in the group;

    • (4) “Commissioner” refers to the commissioner of human resources appointed under § 8-30-104;

    • (5) “Department” refers to the department of human resources pursuant to § 8-30-104. The term includes the commissioner;

    • (6) “Eligible” means an applicant meeting minimum qualifications whose name is on a list;

    • (7) “Executive service” means all other positions that have not been placed under the preferred service and as are described in § 8-30-202;

    • (8) “List” means a list of eligibles, including, but not limited to, a promotion list;

    • (9) “List of eligibles” means a list of applicants who meet the minimum qualifications for appointment to a position as determined by the department;

    • (10) “Official station” means the town or city where the employee performs a majority of the employee’s duties;

    • (11) “Preferred service” means all offices and positions of employment in the state service that have been placed under the preferred service provisions of this chapter;

    • (12) “State agency” means an authority, board, branch, commission, committee, department, division, or other instrumentality in state service that is subject to this chapter; and

    • (13) “State service” shall have the same meaning assigned in § 8-30-102(a).