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Civil Service Commission

Duties

The Civil Service Commission appoints Personnel Director. Recommends Civil Service Rules to City Council, generally supervises City Civil Service System as provided by Charter and Civil Service Rules. Adopts, amends Civil Services Rules for government, supervision and control of classified service. Annually recommends to the Council, classifications of employees which merit special salary consideration because of recruitment or retention problems or other special factors.

Appointment

Appointed by Mayor and confirmed by Council. Whenever the Mayor does not appoint a member within 45 days after vacancy occurs, the Council shall make such appointment.

Term

Five (5) year staggered terms and until their successors have been appointed and qualified. The expiration date of all terms shall be January 9. Vacancies shall be filled by the Mayor, with consent of the Council. Appointments to fill vacancies shall be for the unexpired term of office being filled. Appointments shall be made so that no more than one term of office shall expire in any year. Members shall not hold any other office in City government. Commissioners are limited to two full consecutive terms, with one term intervening before becoming eligible for reappointment. The Council may remove a member for cause by vote of two-thirds (2/3) of the members; however, before the Council may remove the member, written charges shall be made and a public hearing before the Council of such charges shall be afforded.

Composition

Composed of five (5) members, of which not more than three (3) members shall be of the same sex. Each member is prohibited from engaging in any activity which could result in conflict of interest.

Governed By

Resolution R-219096,(PDF) 8-17-1977. Municipal Code Section 23.1601(PDF) amended 4-14-59, Ord. O-8092. City Charter Section 115.(PDF)

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