Civil Service - Rules & Regulations
RULE XVII - TRIAL BOARD AND ADMINISTRATIVE LAW JUDGE HEARINGS
(NOTE: For operating rules for the conduct of these hearings, refer to Personnel Rule 34-40)
B. Instead of appealing to a Trial Board, an officer or employee of the City, classified or unclassified, who has been discharged or reduced in grade may appeal to an Administrative Law Judge in accordance with procedures established by ordinance.
C. A person who appeals to an Administrative Law Judge shall pay one-half of the costs attributed to having the Administrative Law Judge conduct the appeal hearing.
B. Written notice of appeal to the Trial Board or Hearing Officer shall be filed with the City Secretary who shall schedule a hearing within a reasonable time.
C. The City Secretary will give written notice of the time and place of the hearing to the appellant, to the members of the Trial Board or the Hearing Officer, to the City Manager, and to the Head of the Department, which hearing may be open to the public.
D. The Trial Board or the Hearing Officer reserves the right to accept as evidence a transcript of testimony and any written evidence or exhibits submitted in the hearing before the City Manager or the Head of the Department. Both sides to the case may submit additional evidence.
E. The hearing shall be conducted in the following order: The City Manager or the department head shall present evidence and witnesses in support of the charges. The appellant shall present such evidence and witnesses he or she may wish to offer in defense. The City Manager or the Department Head and the appellant may in turn offer rebuttal evidence and witnesses. The Board or Hearing Officer may in its discretion hear closing arguments from both sides.
F. The City Manager or department head may be represented by the City Attorney.
B. The appeal by an applicant shall be filed in writing with the Civil Service Board within ten calendar days from the date the applicant had actual knowledge of the alleged discrimination setting forth the specific act or acts of discrimination. The appeal by an officer or employee shall be filed within ten calendar days from the final grievance step setting forth the specific act or acts of discrimination.
C. The Civil Service Board shall investigate the appeal and within thirty calendar days after receipt of the appeal shall conduct a formal hearing which shall be an open, public hearing or, at the discretion of the appellant, may be closed to the public. The said Board at its discretion may extend the thirty calendar day time period.
D. The appellant shall have the right to compel the attendance of witnesses and to be represented by legal counsel or any other person of his or her choice.
E. The Civil Service Board shall adjudicate the action and prescribe remedies commensurate with the facts and circumstances of the particular case. The judgment and decision of a majority of said Board shall be final and may not be appealed further in the city government, but nothing in this rule shall in any way affect the right of an appellant to seek further relief through state and federal laws prohibiting discrimination.
RULE XVIII - INVESTIGATIONS
RULE XIX - REPORTS TO THE CIVIL SERVICE BOARD
(1) Appointments, whether temporary, emergency or permanent.
(2) Reinstatement appointments.
(3) Refusal or neglect to accept appointments by a person whose name has been certified as an eligible.
(4) Transfer of any officer, or employee to or from one administrative branch or from one division to another in such branch, or from one position to another.
(5) Leave of absence.
(7) Removals from the service, and the cause of such removal, whether resignation, discharge or reduction of force.
(8) Change in compensation.
(9) Creation or abolition of any office or place of employment.
(10) Any material changes in the duties of an officer or employee, or in the organization of departments.
(11) All other information found needful by the Civil Service Board in the performance of its duties and the completion of any of its various records.
B. Every report shall contain the name and address of the employee affected, together with the date upon which the action takes effect, and such other facts and information as will make it possible for the Civil Service Board to maintain a complete and correct record.
RULE XX - RETENTION OF RECORDS
B. Examination papers, rosters and other records, shall be kept in the case of non-competitive examinations as in the case of competitive examinations.
RULE XXI - CHANGE OF RULES
B. A minimum period of fifteen (15) days shall lapse between a recommended change by the Board and action by the Council.
C. All rules and amendments thereto shall become effective upon the date of their approval by the City Council. Copies of approved rules and amendments shall be distributed forthwith to all City departments and shall be made available for inspection by the public and City employees.
RULE XXII - BOARD MEETINGS
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