Questions about division 2 of existing Section 126:

Proposal 91: Should section be amended to provide for only two classes in the classified service by eliminating references to the non-competitive class?

Proposal 92: Should section be amended to provide that the City Council shall be the sole authority under the Charter to determine the grade and classification of positions as to duties and responsibilities in all branches of the classified service, instead of the Civil Service Commission?

Proposed Language:

§ 126     Division into Classified and Unclassified Service

The civil service of the City is hereby divided into the unclassified and classified service.

1. The unclassified service shall include:

(a) All officers elected by the people.

(b) All directors of departments.

(c) The Clerk of Council.

(d) The Chief of Police, four Deputy Chiefs of Police, and twelve Commanders of Police.

(e) The members of all boards or commissions appointed by the Mayor and of advisory boards appointed by the director of a department.

(f) The secretary to the mayor and one secretary for each director of a department.

(g) Eight (8) executive assistants to the Mayor, provided, however, that there shall be no restrictions as to their duties or assignments.

(h) Students enrolled in a recognized college or university in a course of training in preparation for an administrative or professional career in the public service and employed upon the recommendation of the official in charge of personnel administration as student aides for training purposes without limitation as to assignment or duties.

(i) School crossing guards.

(j) Members of the auxiliary police force.

2. The classified service shall comprise all positions not specifically included by this charter in the unclassified service. There shall be in the classified service two classes to be known as the competitive class and the ordinary unskilled labor class.

(a) The competitive class shall include all positions and employment for which it is practicable to determine the merit and fitness of applicants by competitive tests.

(b) The ordinary unskilled labor class shall include all ordinary unskilled labor positions for which it is impractical to give competitive tests. Such positions shall be filled from unskilled labor eligible lists established and maintained by the Commission. The Commission shall register applicants for positions in the labor class either continuously or at such times as there are vacancies to be filled, provided, however, that no registration may be accepted until public notice of the intention to so accept registrations shall be made by the Commission. Priority of such registration shall determine an applicant’s place on the eligible list, provided the applicant meets required standards as to age, citizenship, physical fitness and residence as established by the Commission. Eligibility to be called for examination following registration shall expire one year following the date of registration.

The City Council shall be the sole authority under the Charter to determine the grade and classification of positions as to duties and responsibilities in all branches of the classified service.