SANTA CRUZ COUNTY
PERSONNEL ADMINISTRATIVE MANUAL
To define the County's guidelines for the administration of examinations. These guidelines were created to 1) ensure the standardization of exam administration; 2) promote and ensure test security; 3) allow for testing environments free from distraction; and 4) promote positive public relations.
County Code Chapter 3.03.024 Merit Principles; which assures fair treatment of all applicants for positions in the classified service.
Civil Service Rules Section V.A. Purpose of Examinations; which mandates that examinations be used to determine minimum qualifications and relative ranking of candidates.
Uniform Guidelines on Employee Selection Procedures (1978) and Standards for a Merit System of Personnel Administration (1979); federal law which defines standards under which processes resulting in employee selection are made.
Test Administration Principles
Test Administration Problems
The procedure for test administration is defined in detail in the Test Administration Manual. Proctors are provided extensive training with the manual prior to being assigned to proctor an examination.