(1) Selection for appointment from among the most qualified candidates shall be the sole responsibility of the employing agency. All new employees must successfully complete at least a 1-year probationary period before attainment of permanent status.
(2) Selection shall reflect efficiency and simplicity in hiring procedures. The agency head or his or her designee shall be required to document the qualifications of the selected candidate to ensure that the candidate meets the minimum requirements as specified by the employing agency, meets the licensure, certification, or registration requirements, if any, as specified by statute, and possesses the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for the position. No other documentation or justification shall be required prior to selecting a candidate for a position.