(1) It is the policy of the state of Montana, executive, legislative and judicial branches, and covered local governments to provide preference in employment to eligible persons with disabilities and certain spouses, when they are substantially equal in qualifications to others applying for initial appointments to positions.

(2) It is the objective of this policy to establish uniform practices and procedures for the administration of the preference by public employers covered by the Persons with Disabilities Employment Preference Act, 39-30-101, et seq., MCA.

History: 39-30-106, MCA; IMP, 39-30-101 et seq. , MCA; NEW, 1984 MAR p. 425, Eff. 3/16/84; AMD, 1990 MAR p. 485, Eff. 3/16/90; AMD, 1997 MAR p. 2277, Eff. 12/16/97.