Powers and General Duties: The Commission shall make, present, prescribe and enforce rules for the appointment, promotion, transfer, lay-off, reinstatement, suspension and removal of employees in the classified service and such other rules as may be necessary and proper for the enforcement of the merit system and for the procedures of the Commission. The Civil Service Commission shall determine the practicality of competitive exams for any non-elected office or job classification in the service of the Municipality. The Commission shall keep a record of its proceedings, which shall be open to public inspection.
Composition and Term: The Civil Service Commission shall consist of three (3) electors of the Municipality. The Civil Service Commissioners shall be appointed by the Mayor, subject to confirmation by Council, and shall hold no other public employment. The Council shall provide for salaries of the Commission members, and a sufficient sum shall be appropriated each year to carry out the civil service provisions of the Charter. The term of office of a Civil Service Commissioner shall be four (4) years, except for the initial appointments in January 2010, and shall begin no later than sixty (60) days after the effective date of this Charter. Two Commissioners shall be appointed for a term of four (4) years, one for a term of two (2) years. A Commissioner shall continue in office after the expiration of the term until a successor takes office. A vacancy occurring during a term shall be filled by the Mayor for the unexpired term with the consent of four (4) members of Council.