The Secretary of State shall adopt rules, policies and procedures necessary to establish a system of personnel administration based on merit principles. The system must include provisions for the transfer of accumulated leave with pay between the office of the Secretary of State and other state agencies. For employees who do not serve at the pleasure of the Secretary of State or who are not subject to a collective bargaining agreement, the system must provide standards for discipline and dismissal and a process for appeal of decisions related to discipline and dismissal.
The clerks and assistants shall take an oath to support the Oregon Constitution and faithfully to discharge the duties of their positions. [Amended by 1955 c.287 §17; 1981 c.528 §3; 2005 c.751 §1]