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Sec. 1001.  Exemptions.
 
   Each of the following positions shall be exempt from this Article:
 
   (a)   Exempt Positions.
 
   (1)   All officers elected by the people.
 
   (2)   All members of the boards of commissioners.
 
   (3)   All chief administrative officers of the City's departments and offices and the Directors of the Public Works' Bureaus of Contract Administration, Engineering, Sanitation, Street Lighting and Street Services.
 
   (4)   Two positions in the class of Assistant General Manager or Deputy Director in each City office or department, and two positions in the class of Assistant Director in each of the Public Works Bureaus of Contract Administration, Engineering, Sanitation, Street Lighting and Street Services, and two positions in the class of Deputy Controller in the Office of Controller.
 
   (5)   All Deputy Chiefs of Police.
 
   (6)   All Deputy Chiefs of Fire.
 
   (7)   Positions in the Office of the Mayor.
 
   (8)   Positions established by the Council for the purpose of assisting the members of the Council in the performance of their duties, except for clerical personnel.
 
   (9)   All positions in the office of the City Attorney.
 
   (10)   The Chief Financial Officer of the Department of Water and Power.
 
   (11)   The Executive Director of the Board of Police Commissioners.
 
   (12)   The Inspector General of the Police Department.
 
   (13)   The Executive Director and all non-clerical personnel of the City Ethics Commission.
 
   (14)   All Assistant Directors in the Office of Administrative and Research Services.
 
   (15)   The Traffic Manager and the Port Warden of the Harbor Department.
 
   (16)   Crossing Guards.
 
   (17)   All physicians and psychologists subject to Section 1040.
 
   (18)   All officers of election.
 
   (19)   Persons specially employed by the City Clerk, as authorized by the provisions of Section 405 of the Charter, to assist in the conduct of any election.
 
   (20)   Positions elsewhere specifically exempted by the Charter.
 
   (b)   Management, Professional, Scientific or Expert Services.  In addition to those positions described in subsections (a), (c) and (d) of this section, up to 150 persons to provide management services or to render professional, scientific or expert services of an exceptional character to offices or departments including the Proprietary Departments.  Appointments under this subsection shall be subject to the following:
 
   (1)   As to each position to be exempted under this subsection, and prior to the initiation of the selection process to fill the position, the Mayor shall forward to the Council a recommendation for an exempt position which sets forth the educational, experience and other professional requirements of the position and describes the circumstances presented by the department seeking the appointment that preclude filling the position through the civil service system.  Within ten Council meeting days from receipt of the recommendation, the Council may by two-thirds vote disapprove the Mayor’s recommendation for the exemption.  If the Council does not act on the recommendation within the specified time period, the recommendation shall be deemed approved.  When the position is vacated, the exemption shall terminate unless re-authorized in accordance with this subsection.
 
   (2)   No person may be employed under this subsection if he or she has served in an exempt position in the office of an elected City official in the prior two years unless he or she meets the professional experience requirements established for the position.
 
   (3)   Persons who have been exempted or who have been appointed to an exempt position prior to the effective date of this Charter, will retain their exemption.  Exemptions under this subsection shall be prospective and shall be made only at the time of filling a vacant position.
 
   (4)   Council may, by ordinance adopted by two-thirds vote, increase the maximum number of exempt positions as provided in subsection (b) to no more than one percent (1%) of the regular authorized positions in the City workforce, provided that if the maximum number of exempt positions is increased pursuant to this subsection, the number of positions created by subsections (a) (4), (5) and (c) of this section shall be counted toward the maximum allowable exemptions.  If Council provides for a maximum number of exemptions based on a percentage of the workforce, and a reduction in the workforce results in more filled exempt positions than permissible, each incumbent shall retain the exemption, but when vacated, such excess exemptions shall terminate.
 
   (c)   Proprietary Department Positions.  In addition to the exempt positions in the Proprietary Departments created by subsections (a), (b)(1), (2), (3) and (d) of this section, up to 15 positions in the Department of Water and Power and up to ten positions to be allocated between the Harbor Department and the Department of Airports for employment of persons to provide management services or to render professional, scientific or expert services of an exceptional character.  Exemption of these positions shall be subject to the following:
 
   (1)   Upon receipt of a request for an exempt position by the department which sets forth the educational, experience and other professional requirements of the position and describes the circumstances that preclude filling the position through the civil service system, the Mayor shall forward to the Council a recommendation for the exempt position.  Within ten Council meeting days from receipt of the recommendation, the Council may by two-thirds vote disapprove the Mayor’s recommendation for the exemption.  If the Council does not act on the recommendation within the specified time period, the recommendation shall be deemed approved.
 
   (2)   No person may be employed under this subsection if he or she has served in an exempt position in the office of an elected City official in the prior two years unless he or she meets the professional experience requirements established for the position.
 
   (3)   Persons who have been exempted or who have been appointed to an exempt position prior to the effective date of this Charter, shall retain their exemption.  Exemptions under this subsection shall be prospective and shall be made only at the time of filling a vacant position.
 
   (d)   Positions Approved by Council.  In addition to the exempt positions created in subsections (a), (b) and (c) of this section, any of the following may be exempted from the provisions of this Article upon the request of the head of the department or office in which they are employed, by order of the Board of Civil Service Commissioners, approved by the Council by resolution:
 
   (1)   positions of unskilled laborers, including drivers;
 
   (2)   positions for workers, mechanics or craftspersons (including crew leaders) employed exclusively in that position on the construction of public works, improvements or buildings;
 
   (3)   any position requiring the services of one individual for not more than half time and paying a salary not to exceed three-fourths of the monthly rate established by the salary fixing authority of the department, division or office for entering-level clerical positions;
 
   (4)   grant-funded positions for a term of no more than two years which, by application of the procedures described in this subsection, may be extended for one additional year for a maximum exemption period of three years.
 
   Any exemption made under the provisions of (1) through (4) may be terminated at any time by resolution of the Board of Civil Service Commissioners.
 
   (e)   Leave of Absence from Civil Service.  Each person exempted or appointed to an exempt position under this section shall, during the period of exempt employment, be considered as being on leave of absence from the classified civil service if at the time of exemption he or she holds a position in the classified civil service, or is entitled to hold a position therein, and shall continue, during such period, to accrue seniority credit the same as though serving in such position.
 
SECTION HISTORY
 
Amended by:  Subsec. (a), Charter Amendment Q § 1, approved March 8, 2011, effective April 8, 2011.