No employee who has permanent status shall be dismissed from a position except for just cause. Before the action is taken, a permanent employee shall be furnished with a statement in writing setting forth reasons for the dismissal. The employee shall be permitted five days time to reply thereto in writing or, upon request, to appear personally and reply to the appointing authority. A copy of the statement and the employee's reply, if any, shall be filed with the supervisor prior to the effective date of the dismissal. Any such employee who is dismissed may demand a hearing before the merit system council in the manner prescribed by part 4670.3530.
Any employee who willfully practices, or attempts to practice, any deception or fraud in an application, in a certificate, in an examination, or in securing eligibility or appointment, shall, upon discovery and proof thereof, be removed and discharged. Charges alleging such deception or fraud may be initiated by the appointing authority or by the supervisor, in conformity with the provisions of this part relating to notice of discharge and hearing before the merit system council.