Merit System Services
Eligible List Information
Merit System Services
241 Lathrop Way
Sacramento, CA 95815
mss@cpshr.us
916.263.3614

Ranked List
Once the examination process is complete and the examinations are scored, an eligible list containing the names of successful candidates and their placement on the list will be certified and given to the county. The county department must hire within the top ten placements on the list. Your name may move up on the list as candidates accept offers of employment, waive offers of employment, request inactive status, fail to respond to the contact and waiver, fail to appear for a hiring interview, etc.

Non-Ranked List
Since the examination was waived, you do not have a specific placement on the eligible list. All candidates placed on the list are eligible for employment.

I'm on the list...Now what?

  1. All future contact regarding the recruitment will be initiated by the department based on their hiring timeline. Be advised that the department is not required to contact each person on the eligible list before a selection is made. Please allow a minimum of three weeks before following up with the department on the status of the list and hiring process.
  2. A contact and waiver form is used by the local agency department to contact the candidates who are on the eligible list to determine their interest and/or to schedule hiring interviews. Contact and waivers may be sent via email and/or United States Postal Service.

    Communication from the department may come via United States Postal Service, email, and/or a telephone call. If you do not respond to each inquiry that is made by the department, your name may be removed from the list.
  3. You must advise both the department and Merit System Services of a change in name, address, telephone number, and/or email address. To update your information with Merit System Services, please log in to your online account at www.mss.ca.gov and update your profile. If you do not have an online account, please call Merit System Services at (916) 263-3614.
  4. If you would like to have your name removed from an active eligible list, please send your written request to Merit System Services at mss@cpshr.us or 241 Lathrop Way, Sacramento, CA 95815.
What is a Contact and Waiver?
The Contact and Waiver Form is used by the local agency department to contact the candidates who are on the eligible list to determine their interest and/or to schedule hiring interviews. Contact and waivers may be sent via email and/or United States Postal Service.


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