§ 404.1621. Personnel.

(a) Equal employment opportunity. The State will comply with all applicable Federal statutes, executive orders and regulations concerned with equal employment opportunities.

(b) Selection, tenure, and compensation. The State agency will, except as may be inconsistent with paragraph (a) of this section, adhere to applicable State approved personnel standards in the selection, tenure, and compensation of any individual employed in the disability program.

(c) Travel. The State will make personnel available to attend meetings or workshops as may be sponsored or approved by us for furthering the purposes of the disability program.

(d) Restrictions. Subject to appropriate Federal funding, the State will, to the best of its ability, facilitate the processing of disability claims by avoiding personnel freezes, restrictions against overtime work, or curtailment of facilities or activities.