Over the last several months, the Municipal Civil Service Commission has been working on drafting civil service rules. These rules cover a number of items crucial to City employees, from hiring and promotion procedures to disciplinary action and the grievance appeal process.
AFSCME waged a successful campaign in 2012 for garner civil service rights for City employees. Our main reasons for doing so were to create a more equitable grievance procedure, a better hiring process and to solidify Just Cause and representation rights. Our staff has been at every meeting advocating on behalf of City employees.
At the last Commission Meeting, various Directors spoke in opposition to rule language proposed by AFSCME. These directors want to limit employees' rights to representation and make it as difficult as possible for employees to win at a grievance hearing.
Click links below to read the most current rules and responses from the City
AFSCME Proposed Rules City Response to AFSCME Rules
At this Thursday's Commission Meeting, the topics of representation and the appeals process will be discussed. The Commission has heard from our staff and your Directors; now they need to hear directly from you. We encourage all employees to attend this meeting and, if possible, sign up to speak at Citizens Communication.
Municipal Civil Service Commission Meeting
Thursday March 6th, 2014
4:00pm t0 7:00 pm
(please stop by whenever you can; employees who wish to speak or donate time MUST be present and signed in by 4pm