Iowa Admin. Code r. 11-54.5 - Scoring examinations
Current through Register Vol. 44, No. 12, December 15, 2021
All applicants shall be given uniform treatment in all phases of the examination scoring process applicable to the job class or position and status of the applicant. Applicants may be required to obtain at least a minimum score in any or all parts of the examination process in order to receive a final score or to be allowed to participate in the remaining parts of an examination.
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11—54.5(8A) Scoring examinations. All applicants shall be given uniform treatment in all phases of the examination scoring process applicable to the job class or position and status of the applicant. Applicants may be required to obtain at least a minimum score in any or all parts of the examination process in order to receive a final score or to be allowed to participate in the remaining parts of an examination.
54.5(1) Adjustment of errors. Examination scoring errors will be corrected. A correction shall not, however, invalidate any list already issued or any appointment already made and shall not extend the life of the score.
54.5(2) Points for veterans. Veterans’ points shall be applied to veterans as defined in Iowa Code section 35C.1.
a. “Veteran” means a resident of this state who served in the armed forces of the United States at any time during the following dates and who was discharged under honorable conditions:
(1)World War I from April 6, 1917, through November 11, 1918.
(2)Occupation of Germany from November 12, 1918, through July 11, 1923.
(3)American expeditionary forces in Siberia from November 12, 1918, through April 30, 1920.
(4)Second Haitian suppression of insurrections from 1919 through 1920.
(5)Second Nicaragua campaign with marines or navy in Nicaragua or on combatant ships from 1926 through 1933.
(6)Yangtze service with navy and marines in Shanghai or in the Yangtze valley from 1926 through 1927 and 1930 through 1932.
(7)China service with navy and marines from 1937 through 1939.
(8)World War II from December 7, 1941, through December 31, 1946.
(9)Korean conflict from June 25, 1950, through January 31, 1955.
(10)Vietnam conflict from February 28, 1961, through May 7, 1975.
(11)Lebanon or Grenada service from August 24, 1982, through July 31, 1984.
(12)Panama service from December 20, 1989, through January 31, 1990.
(13)Persian Gulf conflict from August 2, 1990, through the date the President or the Congress of the United States declares a cessation of hostilities. However, if the United States Congress enacts a date different from August 2, 1990, as the beginning of the Persian Gulf conflict for purposes of determining whether a veteran is entitled to receive military benefits as a veteran of the Persian Gulf conflict, that date shall be substituted for August 2, 1990.
b. “Veteran” also includes the following:
(1)Former members of the reserve forces of the United States who served at least 20 years in the reserve forces after January 28, 1973, and who were discharged under honorable conditions. However, a member of the reserve forces of the United States who completed a minimum aggregate of 90 days of active federal service, other than training, and was discharged under honorable conditions or was retired under Title X of the United States Code shall be included as a veteran.
(2)Former members of the Iowa national guard who served at least 20 years in the Iowa national guard after January 28, 1973, and who were discharged under honorable conditions. However, a member of the Iowa national guard who was activated for federal duty, other than training, for a minimum aggregate of 90 days and was discharged under honorable conditions or was retired under Title X of the United States Code shall be included as a veteran.
(3)Former members of the active, oceangoing merchant marine who served during World War II at any time between December 7, 1941, and December 31, 1946, both dates inclusive, who were discharged under honorable conditions.
(4)Former members of the women’s air force service pilots and other persons who have been conferred veteran status based on their civilian duties during World War II in accordance with federal Pub. L. No. 95-202, 38 U.S.C. Section 106.
c. Proof of eligibility for points must be provided by the applicant in the form of a certified photocopy of a DD214 Form (Armed Forces Report of Transfer or Discharge) or other official document containing dates of service or a listing of service medals and campaign badges.
d. Applicants who were awarded a Purple Heart, or who have a service-connected disability, or who are receiving disability compensation or pension under laws administered by the U.S. Veterans Administration may request to have a maximum of ten points added to examination scores. Proof of current disability dated within the last 24 months and updated every 24 months after initial application must be submitted for continued eligibility.
e. Veterans’ preference points outlined in Iowa Code section 8A.413(22) shall be applied as a percentage of the grade or score attained in qualifying examinations.
f. The percentage points shall be given only upon a veteran’s passing the examination and shall not be the determining factor in passing. Veterans’ preference percentage points shall be applied once to the final scores used to rank applicants for selection for an interview.
54.5(3) Preference for Iowa national service corps or AmeriCorps. State agencies may establish hiring preferences for an applicant who has participated in Iowa national service corps or AmeriCorps in accordance with 2018 Iowa Acts, House File 2420.
[ARC 2267C, IAB 11/25/15, effective 12/30/15; ARC 4135C, IAB 11/21/18, effective 12/26/18]