Louisiana State Police Commission
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DUTIES OF THE DIRECTOR
3.1 Duties of the Director.
It shall be the duty of the Director:
(a) To serve as the executive and administrative head of the State Police Commission and direct and supervise all of the Commission's administrative and technical activities functions.
3.2 Amended and re-enacted as Rule 3.1(k) effective March 15, 1966.
(b) To attend all meetings of the Commission and to act as its secretary and keep minutes of its proceedings.
(c) To establish and maintain a roster of all employees within the State Police Service, which roster shall indicate as to each employee the class title of the position held, the salary or pay, any change in class title, pay or status and any other necessary data.
(d) To appoint and remove and otherwise discipline, under the provision of the State Police Commission Article and Rules, such employees of the State Police Commission, and such experts and special assistants as may be necessary to carry out effectively the provisions of the State Police Commission Article and Rules.
(e) Consistent with the Article and the Rules, to formulate and prescribe procedures, and to publish them in a Personnel Manual; conduct examinations; maintain a list of eligibles; and certify qualified persons for appointment within the State Police Service.
(f) To develop, in cooperation with the appointing authority of the Office of State Police and others, training, educational, and safety programs for all employees governed by the Article.
(g) To make and publish annual reports regarding the work of the Commission, and such special or other reports to the Commission and the Governor as he considers desirable.
(h) To perform any other acts or functions which are necessary or desirable to carry out the purposes of the Article or these Rules, or such acts or functions which he may be directed to perform by the Commission or its Chair.
(i) To serve as referee in employee appeals or to appoint a member of the State Police Commission to serve as referee.
(j) Subject to review by the Commission, to prepare and submit budget requests covering the estimated costs of administering the Commission.
(k) To act between meetings of the Commission on routine matters requiring Commission approval. Subject to the provisions of Sub-section (n) of this Rule, any such action of the Director shall be reported to the Commission at its next meeting and unless approved by the Commission at such meeting, shall terminate.
(l) To make such investigations as may be necessary to enforce the provisions of the State Police Commission Article and Rules and to determine the qualifications and suitability of applicants for employment in the Classified Service.
(m) To establish mandatory grievance procedures within each department to provide the means to resolve employee complaints and other personnel problems not appealable to the Director or the Commission under the State Police Commission Article.
(n) To act between meetings on piecemeal Classification and Pay Plan matters requiring Commission approval. Any such action by the Director shall be reported to the Commission at the next public hearing called to consider Classification and Pay Plan matters and unless approved by the Commission following such hearing, shall terminate.
(o) To review and approve or disapprove all contracts entered into between the Office of State Police and all persons, firms, corporations or other entities rendering personal services to or on behalf of the Office of State Police. Said contracts shall be submitted to the Director by the Office of State Police prior to the effective date of the contract. Upon receipt of the contract, the Director shall approve or disapprove the contract or, where the Director finds that the contract does not provide for services within the State Police Service, the Director shall return the contract without action. In such case, the Director shall state, in writing, the basis for returning the contract. When the Director disapproves a contract, the Director shall state in he instrument of disapproval the position to which such services are or may be assigned.
(p) To develop and propose to the Commission uniform classification and pay plans and amendments thereto.
(q) To develop and propose to the Commission, rules and amendments thereto governing employment conditions for employees in the Classified Service.
(r) To require departments and agencies to establish and implement, in accordance with established policy, an affirmative action program to assure equal employment opportunity in the Classified Service of State government.
(s) To notify the State Police Commission of any proposal which would effect the pay of jobs in the protective services concurrent with the issuance of the State Police Commission monthly agenda and supplemental agenda.
(t) Present a monthly report to the Commission detailing all expenditures for the previous month. The Director shall also provide, if requested by any Commission member, documentation in support of this report.
3.3 Amended and re-enacted as Rule 3.1(l) effective March 15, 1966.
3.4 Appointment of the Director.
(a) Subject to the provisions of Sub-section (b) of this Rule, the Director shall be appointed by the Commission following competitive examination administered in a manner prescribed by the Commission.
3.5 Status of the Director.
(b) The Commission shall have access to other provisions of these Rules for the temporary, interim appointment of an acting director, if such is necessary.
The Director shall be employed within the Classified Service of the State.
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Last Modified: 12/27/2009