Twenty-Eighth Legislature of the Virgin Islands

June 8, 2009

An Act amending 3 V.I.C., chapter 25, relating to the appointment of temporary employees within the Government of the Virgin Islands


Senator Usie R. Richards

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Be it enacted by the Legislature of the Virgin Islands: SECTION 1. Title 3, Virgin Islands Code, chapter 25, is amended by adding section 528b that reads as follows: §528b. Temporary appointments; NOPA requirements; appointment to classified service A temporary employee is an employee who has been appointed pursuant to this chapter for time period not to exceed six months. Employees so designated as temporary must receive a Notice of Personnel Action (NOPA) within 20 days from employment which must state the effective beginning and ending dates of employment. Every

temporary employee, upon completion of 60 days of service, must receive a departmental work evaluation by the employee’s respective department head or the department head’s designee. If such evaluation shows that the work performance of the employee has been satisfactory or better in all categories, the department head may certify the temporary

2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 BR09-0393/June 5, 2009/ TMH employee to the appointing officer for permanent appointment, subject to the provisions of section 527 of this title. BILL SUMMARY This bill seeks establish a definition of temporary employee within the Government of the Virgin Islands. The bill provides temporary employees be provided a NOPA within 20 days of employment. The bill also provides that after the completion of 60 days of service, a departmental work evaluation be completed, which, if satisfactory in all categories, may lead to permanent appointment within the government service.