A. The department director shall have the right, for due cause, to dismiss, demote, reduce in pay, suspend without pay for a maximum of thirty (30) calendar days, or reprimand any employee. The City Manager shall have the same right with respect to any executive management person reporting directly to him. Except as otherwise provided by the personnel rules and regulations, notice of such proposed action must be in writing and served personally on such employee and shall contain a statement of the reasons for the proposed action and shall include an unsigned copy of the charges being considered. Due cause shall be set forth as to types of matters in the rules, without limiting due cause to specific types that are therein set forth.
B. Where an emergency situation exists and it is determined that it is necessary to relieve an employee of his or her duties immediately, for the good of the city, such employee may be suspended for a period not to exceed five (5) days to permit an investigation of the matter. Such emergency suspension shall be implemented in accordance with the rules and regulations as adopted by the City Council.
('61 Code, § 9.10) (Ord. 462, passed - - ; Am. Ord. 628, passed - - )