(a) All Oklahoma Department of Human Services (OKDHS) Certified Public Manager (CPM) Program candidates must finish the CPM Program and qualify for graduation within five calendar years of entry into the program.
(b) A candidate's participation in the CPM Program is included in his or her performance evaluations, Form OPM-111, Performance Management Process (PMP). Each candidate's progress is rated accordingly.
(c) A candidate's supervisor provides time during the candidate's normal work day to attend training courses, prepare class assignments, study for examinations, and work on and complete program projects.
(d) OKDHS allows a candidate to use OKDHS issues or problems for his or her four job-related projects.
(e) OKDHS pays each candidate's participation fee. Each candidate pays for examination and project fees. The Office of Personnel Management determines fees.
(f) A candidate who fails to finish the CPM Program and qualify for graduation within five calendar years of entry reimburses OKDHS for incurred participation fees. The OKDHS Director, in consideration of significant extenuating circumstances, may waive this requirement.
(g) A candidate who enters the program on or after February 1, 2003, and completes the program and qualifies for graduation within three calendar years or less may be considered for skilled-based pay.
(h) For final approval to begin the CPM Program, a candidate must submit a signed letter of agreement to all conditions listed in this regulation to the CPM Program Steering Committee.