The Civil Service Commission shall consist of three electors of the City not holding other City office or employment, who shall be appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by Council. The terms of these individuals shall be for six years. Terms shall be staggered, so that one term commences at the beginning of each odd-numbered year. No member of the Civil Service Commission shall serve more than two consecutive full six year terms. A vacancy occurring during the term of any member shall be filled for the unexpired term in the manner authorized for an original appointment.
Appointment, confirmation and removal of Commission members shall be in accordance with Section 4.05(A) of this Charter, as if directors under that section.
The duties of the Civil Service Commission shall include the provision by rule for the ascertainment of merit and fitness as the basis for appointment and promotions in the City as required by the Ohio Constitution and other applicable laws; hearing appeals and the implementation, supervision and enforcement of the rules of the Civil Service Commission, as adopted by City Council, and for appeals from the action of the Mayor in any case of transfer, reduction, suspension or removal. The action of the Civil Service Commission on such appeal shall be final, except as otherwise provided by Ohio laws. Payroll review shall be handled by the Director of Finance.
The Civil Service Commission shall report its activities to Council semi-annually. General Ohio laws shall apply in all areas of City civil service and Civil Service Commission actions, unless and to the extent lawfully superseded by contrary or conflicting provisions of this Charter, City ordinances, or Civil Service Commission rules.
(Amended 11-2-04)