Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs. 1120-02-.05 - POOLS OF CANDIDATES

(1) Establishment of Pools of Candidates. Upon request by the Appointing Authority, the Commissioner shall establish a pool of candidates for all job classifications within a time prescribed by the Commissioner. The Commissioner shall establish and maintain pools of candidates to meet the needs of the service.
(2) Supplementing Pools of Candidates. The Commissioner shall routinely review existing pools of candidates to determine whether there are an adequate number of applicants available to meet the needs of the service. When the Commissioner determines that a particular pool of candidates is inadequate or is likely to become inadequate, the Commissioner may order a supplemental assessment for the class of positions. The public announcement for supplemental assessments shall give notice of the dates when applications will be accepted and, when applicable, when written assessments will be administered.
(3) Duration of Pools of Candidates. At the time a pool of candidates is established, the Commissioner shall determine the period during which such pool shall remain in force. Subject to the limitations of the Act and these Rules, the Commissioner may consolidate or cancel a pool of candidates at any time after it has been established.
(4) Removal and Notification of Names from a Pool of Candidates. Any applicant whose name is removed from a pool of candidates for any reason shall receive written notice of such action within ten (10) business days of the date of removal.
(a) The name of an applicant may be removed or made inactive in a pool of candidates for a class of positions for any of the following:
1. An applicant receives a regular appointment to a vacancy in that class of positions;
2. An applicant declines an employment offer for the announced position;
3. An applicant fails to respond within four (4) calendar days of the date of an invitation to interview;
4. An applicant cannot be located;
5. An applicant falsifies any material fact;
6. An applicant has been convicted of a crime related to the position or class of positions for which he or she has applied; or
7. Any cause occurs as specified in the Act or Rules regarding the rejection or disqualification of applicants.


Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs. 1120-02-.05
(For history prior to January 2, 1988, see pages 1-2 of the Introduction at the beginning of the chapters.) Repeal and new rule filed November 18, 1987; effective January 2, 1988. Amendment filed August 25, 1994; effective December 29, 1994. Repeal and new rule filed December 14, 2010; effective May 31, 2011. Repeal and new rule filed July 5, 2012; effective October 3, 2012. Amendments filed February 7, 2017; effective May 8, 2017. Rule was previously numbered 1120-02-.06 but was renumbered 1120-02-.05 with the deletion of original rule 1120-02-.04 filed January 18, 2023; effective 4/18/2023. Amendments filed January 18, 2023; effective 4/18/2023.

Authority: T.C.A. ยงยง 8-30-104, 8-30-105, 8-30-305, and 8-30-306.

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