(1) As provided in
39-30-206, MCA, "If an applicant for a position makes a timely written
employment preference claim, the public employer shall give written notice of
its hiring decision to each applicant claiming preference."
(2) Written notice must be given to each applicant
claiming preference who is actually considered by the public employer as an
applicant for a specific vacancy.
(3) Public employers who maintain active
application files or conduct continuous recruitment must give written notice to
each person claiming preference whose application is active in accordance with
the employer's selection procedures and who is actually considered for a
specific vacancy. Notice must be given
at the time a vacancy is filled or by the end of each month in which a vacancy
(4) The public employer must maintain a record of
which applicants were notified and the date the notification was sent for at
least 90 days after notification of the hiring decision.