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

The Local Agency Personnel Standards (LAPS) are the rules and regulations applicable to you as a Merit System Services (MSS) covered employee. LAPS regulations govern the following:

  • Recruitment and selection process
  • Appointments/promotions
  • Demotions
  • Discipline
  • Layoffs/seniority calculations
  • Position classification
  • Probationary periods
  • Reinstatements/transfers
  • Appeal process

LAPS rules may differ from the local county rules/policies and union contracts. Below are topics that may pertain to you as an MSS covered employee.

Click on a link below to obtain further information.

The difference between obtaining Career Status vs. Class Status
My classification is “flexibly staffed.” What does this mean?
Probationary Periods
Discipline Process
Reduction in Force
Appeal Process
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