Chapter 20 - Administration and General Provisions
These regulations apply to all career service positions and employees. The ASPA personnel system is composed of career service positions and contract specialists. The objectives of the ASPA system of personnel administration are consistent with those of the ASG system, as described in 7.020 1 ASCA.
The Executive Director is responsible to the ASPA Board of Directors and the Governor for exercising leadership in and for the administration of all aspects of ASPA personnel management covered in these regulations, in accordance with appropriate ASPA, ASG and U.S. statutes and rules. The Director shall develop and promulgate rules, standards, and procedures designed to promote the efficiency of the agency service and to serve the needs of ASPA. The Director shall maintain a system of periodic review to determine that all rules relating to his or her assigned responsibilities are being carried out. Whenever such review reveals failure on the part of any individual or department to comply with established policies, the Director will take such action as may be considered appropriate.
(a) The Executive Director is responsible for carrying out the basic personnel development and management requirements of ASPA. Included in this responsibility are:
(1) Cooperation with the ASG Office of Manpower Resources as necessary and appropriate;
(2) Prompt notification to the Office of Manpower Resources of personnel actions to aid the Office of Manpower Resources in record-keeping:
(3) Active, concerned leadership in assisting employees to carry out individual development plans;
(4) Prompt and accurate action in all hiring of new employees, promotions, transfers and disciplinary actions in conformance with these regulations;
(5) Ensuring that ASPA personnel practices comply with these regulations as well as territorial statutes governing public personnel administration;
(6) Ensuring that ASPA positions are filled by suitable and qualified applicants.
(b) The training and technical aspects of personnel administration may be delegated to supervisors, trainers, and personnel officers, but the basic responsibility for overall personnel administration at ASPA remains with the Executive Director.
The Executive Director may cause investigations to be made as necessary to enforce Title 7 ASCA et seq. and other pertinent portions of law and the rules governing employment. This may include investigations into the qualifications and suitability of applicants for positions.
Whenever an investigation indicates that any person has been appointed to, or is holding, or performing the duties of, a position in violation of any of the laws and rules governing employment, the Executive Director is authorized, after giving 'due notice and opportunity for explanation, to certify the facts to the ASG treasurer, and thereafter no payment shall be made of salary or wages accruing to the employee in question.
There shall be no discrimination in employment against any person on the basis of race, religious beliefs, color, age, sex, national origin, marital status, or physical and mental handicap, except for bona fide occupational or legal requirements.