The responsibilities of the Merit Commission include:
(A) Preparing and posting prominently a list of all qualified candidates at the completion of each entry screening process. These lists will be maintained for two (2) yearsor until the list is exhausted, whichever comes first. Tests will be held as may be necessary with a qualified candidate able to retain his or her status on said qualified list by advising the Merit Commission of his or her intent to do so.
(B) Notifying all qualified candidates of their acceptability and that they are being placed on the qualified list.
(C) Within fifteen (15) days, any qualified candidate who declines to accept an appointment will be replaced for said appointment by another qualified candidate. A refusal to accept an appointment does not constitute grounds for removal from the qualified list.