Civil Service Rules

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Effective April 18, 2019

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Table of Contents

Rule 1 - Definition of Terms

(Revised 7/1/2010, 10/21/2010,11/15/2012, 12/04/2017, 04/18/2019)

Rule 2 - Organization and Administration

Section 2.1 Civil Service System
Section 2.2 Civil Service Commission (Rev. 1/20/00)
Section 2.3 County Human Resources Director
Section 2.4 Roster of Employees and Positions
Section 2.5 Reports by Appointing Authorities
Section 2.6 Ex Parte Rule (Rev. 7/20/9)

Rule 3 - Classification

Section 3.1 Classification of Positions (Rev. 1/20/00)
Section 3.2 Changes in Classification or Positions (Rev. 1/20/00, 7/1/10)
Section 3.3 Status of Incumbent of Position After Change in Classification (Rev. 3/15/95, 7/1/10, 8/4/16, 5/4/17)
Section 3.4 Class Specifications
Section 3.5 Class Qualifications
Section 3.6 Use of Class Titles and Working Titles
Section 3.7 Temporary Classifications (Rev. 8//93)

Rule 4 - Announcements and Applications

Section 4.1 Announcements (Rev 12/15/11)
Section 4.2 Applications
Section 4.3 Disqualification
Section 4.4 Qualifications for Veterans Preference (Rev. 7/1/10)

Rule 5 - Examinations

Section 5.1 Scheduling of Examinations
Section 5.2 Types of Examinations (Rev. 7/1/10)
Section 5.3 Conduct of Examinations
Section 5.4 Scoring of Examinations (Rev. 7/1/10)
Section 5.5 Review of Examinations
Section 5.6 Appeal of Examinations
Section 5.7 Copying of Examination Records
Section 5.8 Retention of Examination Records

Rule 6 - Employment Lists

Section 6.1 Establishment of Employment Lists
Section 6.2 Employment Lists- Order of Priority (Rev. 7/1/10)
Section 6.3 Promotional Employment Lists
Section 6.4 Open Employment Lists  (Rev. 04/18/19)
Section 6.5 Approval of List
Section 6.6 Correction of Lists
Section 6.7 Abolishment of Lists
Section 6.8 Free Name (Rev. 3/20/96)
Section 6.9 Removal of Names From Employment List
Section 6.10 Expiration of Lists (Rev. 7/1/10)

Rule 7 - Certifications and Waivers

Section 7.1 Request for Certification (Rev. 1/30/92, 7/1/10)
Section 7.2 Certification of Candidates (Rev.6/1/00, 7/1/10)
Section 7.3 Special Certifications
Section 7.4 Promotional Certifications (Rev. 7/1/10)
Section 7.5 Waivers of Certifications
Section 7.6 Report of Certification

Rule 8 - Appointments

Section 8.1 Appointment After Certification
Section 8.2 Provisional Appointments
Section 8.3 Referrals for Appointment
Section 8.4 Temporary Promotions (Rev. 7/1/10)
Section 8.5 Extra-Help Appointments  (Rev. 12/4/17, 04/18/19)
Section 8.6 Reports of Appointments
Section 8.7 Transfers (Rev. 2/1/89, 3/7/90, 5/21/98, 7/1/10)
Section 8.8 Demotions (Rev. 7/1/10)
Section 8.9 Return to Civil Service Status
Section 8.10 Return From Recurring Defined Term Position (Added 7/07/05)

Rule 9 - Probationary Period

Section 9.1 Purpose of Probationary Period
Section 9.2 Status of Employee (Rev. 7/1/10)
Section 9.3 Duration of Probationary Period (Rev. 04/18/19)
Section 9.4 Interruption of Probationary Period (Rev. 04/18/19)
Section 9.5 Waiver of Probation Period (Rev. 04/18/19)
Section 9.6 Expiration of Probationary Period (Rev. 04/18/19)
Section 9.7 Dismissal of Probationary Employees (Rev. 5/3/95, 7/1/10, 04/18/19)

Rule 10 - Separations and Suspensions

Section 10.1 Separations
Section 10.2 Resignations (Rev. 5/20/10)
Section 10.3 Dismissals (Rev. 7/1/10)
Section 10. Suspension/Demotions/Reductions in Pay (Rev. 10/18/95)
Section 10.5 Procedures for Dismissal, Reduction in Salary Step, Suspension or Involuntary Demotion of Officers of Employees who have Permanent Status (Rev.1/20/00, 6/1/00, 5/20/10))

Rule 11 - Layoffs

Section 11.1 Order of Layoff (Rev. 3/5/97, 11/19/98, 11/1/12, 5/4/17)
Section 11.2 Alternate Classes
Section 11.3 Displacement (Rev. 3/5/97, 7/1/10, 5/4/17)
Section 11.4 Restoration (Rev. 3/5/97, 7/1/10, 11/1/12, 11/1/18)
Section 11.5 Appeals
Section 11.6 Competing in Examinations/Employment Selection Process After Layoff (Added 7/1/10)

Rule 12 - Leaves of Absence

Section 12.1 Leave Without Pay
Section 12.2 Leave With Pay
Section 12.3 Return to Work After Illness or Disability

Rule 13 - Nepotism

Section 13.1 Initial Employment
Section 13.2 Promotion
Section 13.3 Other Employment Situations

Rule 14 - Employee Reports

Section 14.1 Performance Reports
Section 14.2 Medical Reports

Rule 15 - Judicial Review

Section 15.1 Limitation of Actions
Section 15.2 Record
Section 15.3 No Rival
Section 15. Finality of Decision

Rule 16 - Adoption and Amendments of Rules

Section 16.1 Adoption and Effective Date
Section 16.2 Amendment

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