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(a) MERIT PRINCIPLE.
All appointments and promotions of City employees shall be made on the basis of merit and fitness demonstrated through a competitive selection process to the extent practicable and except as otherwise provided by Council.
(b) CLASSIFIED AND UNCLASSIFIED SERVICE.
Council shall establish a classified and unclassified service for employees of the City. Council shall adopt a Code of Personnel Practices and Procedures to define and govern the classified and unclassified service of the City. All original appointments and promotions to full-time positions below the level of Chief within the divisions of police and fire shall be within the classified service.
(c) ELECTED AND APPOINTED OFFICES.
Appointments to and removal from all elected and appointed offices, including the City's boards, commissions and committees, shall be made in accordance with the specific applicable provision of this Revised Charter or the specific applicable legislation of the City, and shall not be subject to Sections 6.06(a) and 6.06(b).
(d) RETIREMENT SYSTEM.
The laws of the State of Ohio governing the retirement of employees of a city shall be applicable to City employees under this Revised Charter.