Welcome to the SCS Human Resources Handbook!

The Civil Service Rules govern the general terms of employment for all state classified employees. The state constitution gives the force and effect of law to the SCS Rules and requires all state agencies to follow them. The purpose of the HR Handbook is to present supporting information and serve as a companion to the rules, directives and procedures issued by the department in one place. While new directives may be initially issued through General Circulars or SCS Notification to publicize them, they must also be incorporated into this Handbook.

Updates, Revisions and Questions

HR Handbook Updates and Revisions will be disseminated via the SCS HR Notification email and General Circular list serv. All updates will contain a revision date. If you have a question or need help with something, please email or call (225)342-8274.

HR Handbook Update Notifications

Organization of the HR Handbook

Each chapter of the SCS Rules has a companion chapter in the HR Handbook. Each chapter, where applicable, is organized in the following sections:

  • Reference to the SCS Rules
  • PDF Version of the HR Handbook material
  • Overview
  • HR Impact
  • Rule-By-Rule Explanation

Procedures, Job Aids and Resources, and Forms reside both inside chapters as well as independently outside of each chapter as applicable.