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Rules and Regulations

Rules and Regulations
Of The Municipal Civil Service Commission
TABLE OF CONTENTS

RULE I

DEFINITIONS (rev. 7/29/1996)

RULE II





GENERAL PROVISIONS (rev. 7/29/1996)
A. Citation
B. Purpose of Rules
C. Positions Covered by the Rules
D. Administration of the Office of Civil Service

E. Delegation by the Commission

RULE III








COMMISSION MEETINGS (rev. 7/29/1996)
A. Regular Meetings
B. Special Meetings
C. Executive Sessions
D. Public Meetings
E. Conduct of Meetings
F. Quorum
G. Minutes

H. President and Presiding Officer

RULE IV





 

CLASSIFICATION (rev. 5/22/2000)
A. The Classification Plan
B. Competitive/Noncompetitive Classes
C. Changes to the Classification Plan
D. Allocation of New Positions and Reallocation of Existing Positions
E. Use of the Classification Plan

RULE V

TRAINING (rev. 7/29/1996)

RULE VI





ANNOUNCEMENTS AND APPLICATIONS (rev. 12/19/2022)
A. Examination Announcements
B. Job Vacancy Notifications
C. Filing Applications
D. General Qualifications

E. Disqualification of Applicants and Eligibles

RULE VII





EXAMINATIONS (rev. 12/19/2022)
A. Scheduling of Examinations
B. Competitive Examinations
C. Noncompetitive Examinations
D. Medical/Psychological Examinations

E. Veteran's Preference

RULE VIII





ELIGIBLE LISTS (rev. 11/29/2021)
A. Creation by Competitive Examination
B. Creation by Noncompetitive Examination
C. Addition by Reinstatement
D. Processing of Eligible Lists

E. Applicant Withdrawal from an Eligible List

RULE IX









CERTIFICATION (rev. 12/19/2022)
A. Notification of Vacancies
B. Termination of Provisional Employment
C. Certification of Eligibles on Competitive Lists
D. Certification of Eligibles on Promotional Lists
E. Certification of Noncompetitives
F. Canvassing Competitive Eligible Lists
G. Certification to a Lower Class
H. Charter Certification

I. Conditional Certifications

RULE X









APPOINTMENTS (rev. 12/19/2022)
A. Original Appointment
B. Noncompetitive Appointment
C. Promotional Appointment
D. Provisional Appointment
E. Temporary Appointment
F. Conditions of Employment
G. Effect of Reallocation
H. Tenure

I. Reemployment of Former Employees

RULE XI




PROBATIONARY PERIOD (rev. 12/19/2022)
A. Establishment
B. Special Situations
C. Probationary Period Extension

D. Probationary Termination

RULE XII




TRANSFERS, RESIGNATIONS, LAYOFFS AND VOLUNTARY DEMOTIONS (rev. 12/13/2021)
A. Transfers
B. Resignations
C. Layoff Procedure

D. Voluntary Demotions

RULE XIII









DISCIPLINE AND APPEALS (rev. 11/25/2019)
A. Discipline by the Appointing Authority
B. Discipline - Uniformed Ranks
C. Demotion or Discharge for Incapacity
D. Disciplinary Action by Appointing Authority
E. Employee Appeals
F. Examination Appeals
G. Applicant Appeals
H. Background Reviews

I. Commission Review

RULE XIV






APPEAL HEARINGS AND INVESTIGATIONS (rev. 12/19/2022)
A. Employee Appeals
B. Applicant Appeals
C. Background Reviews
D. Commission Hearing Officer
E. Trial Board

F. Commission Background OfficerG. Administering OathsH. Investigations

RULE XV





LEAVES OF ABSENCE (rev. 10/28/2019)
A. Leaves of Absence With Pay
B. Leaves of Absence Without Pay
C. Procedure for Granting Leaves
D. Military Leave

E. Absence Without Leave

RULE XVI PERFORMANCE RATINGS (rev. 7/29/1996)
RULE XVII CERTIFICATION OF PAYROLL (rev. 7/29/1996)
RULE XVIII REPORTS BY APPOINTING AUTHORITIES (rev. 5/29/2007)
RULE XIX RECORDS (rev. 7/29/1996)
RULE XX PROHIBITED ACTIVITIES (rev. 6/28/1999)

RULE XXI



RULES AND REGULATIONS (rev. 7/29/1996)
A. Adoption, Amendment or Rescission of Rules
B. Publication

C. New Rules

RULE XXII SAVING CLAUSE (rev. 7/29/1996)
APPENDIX A Classes with 180 calendar day probationary periods (rev. 05/23/2022)
APPENDIX B Classes with 270 calendar day probationary periods (rev. 07/25/2022)
APPENDIX C Classes with 365 calendar day probationary periods (rev. 01/30/2023)