§76-17  Rules; policies, standards, and procedures.  (a)  In conformity with chapter 91, the director shall prescribe rules to carry out this chapter which shall have the force and effect of law.  The rules may include any matter not inconsistent with law concerning the establishment and maintenance of a system of personnel management based on the merit principle, including but not limited to matters set forth in this chapter, and may be amended or repealed in like manner as the same were adopted.  The rules shall be in conformity with principles of good public administration.

     (b)  The director may also issue, without regard to chapter 91, policies, standards, and procedures consistent with rules to facilitate and ensure appropriate functioning of the human resources program.

     (c)  The section shall not apply to matters that are negotiable under chapter 89 or adjusted under chapter 89C. [L 1955, c 274, pt of §1; RL 1955, pt of §3-21; am L Sp 1959 2d, c 1, §11; am L 1967, c 36, §1; HRS §76-17; am L 1994, c 56, §21; am L 2000, c 253, §15]


Attorney General Opinions


  Director has authority to make rules covering political activities.  Att. Gen. Op. 63-43.


Case Notes


  Where there is payment in violation of rule promulgated under this section, citizen has standing to bring action under §76-53(b).  53 H. 215, 491 P.2d 541.