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Merit Promotion Program

The underlying principle of the Merit Promotion Program is the identification, qualification evaluation, and selection of candidates made without regard to political, religious, labor organization affiliation, marital status, race, color, sex, national origin, non-disqualifying physical or mental handicap, or age and shall be based solely on job-related criteria in accordance with legitimate position requirements.


The Merit Promotion Program is directed toward:


  • Contributing to the accomplishment of mission goals by staffing positions with high-quality employees.


  • Providing career opportunities for employees and ensuring that all employees are fully informed of those opportunities.


  • Bringing to the attention of management high-quality employees who have the capacity to perform in more responsible assignments.


  • Fostering and facilitating the mobility of employees in the interest of broadening their experiences and increasing their qualifications.


  • Ensuring the maximum utilization of employees in positions for which they are best qualified.


  • Ensuring that the skills, qualifications, achievements, and promotion potential of employees are recognized and fairly considered in the staffing process.


  • Encouraging employees to improve their performance to develop their knowledge, skills, and abilities.



Student Temporary Employment Program

The Student Temporary Employment Program allows students to work up to 20 hours per week (40 hour per week pay period) and work full-time during the summer, holiday breaks and semester breaks.

An individual who is enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a degree (diploma, certificate, etc.) seeking student and is taking at least a half-time academic/vocational/or technical course load in an accredited high school, technical or vocational school, two or four year college or university, or graduate or professional school may participate in this program (the definition of "half-time" is the definition provided by the school in which the student is enrolled).  College students must be enrolled as full-time students prior to appointment or taking at least nine semester credit hours.
Note: This program is not available to non-citizens.


For additional information, please visit: Pathways Program.