(a) Investigation. The board shall investigate the enforcement of the civil service provisions of this Article and the civil service rules. All officers of the City shall aid the board in all proper ways in carrying out the civil service provisions of this Article.
(b) Reprimand; Recommendation of Discharge or Suspension. Any person holding a position in the classified civil service who willfully violates any of the civil service provisions of this Article shall, after hearing by the board, be subject to reprimand by the board. The board shall have the right to recommend suspension, discharge, or in lieu of discharge, demotion of the person to the appointing power.
(c) Misdemeanors. The following conduct is a violation of this Article and shall be punishable as a misdemeanor:
(1) any oral or written false statement willfully made under oath in any application or document filed with the board, in any proceeding before the board, in any investigation conducted by or under the jurisdiction of the board, or in any proceeding arising under this Article.
(2) any conduct, whether done alone or in cooperation with others to defeat, deceive or obstruct any person in respect to his or her right of examination; to corruptly or falsely mark, grade, estimate, or report upon the examination of proper standing of any person examined under the civil service provisions, or aid in so doing; or to willfully or corruptly furnish to any person any special or secret information for the purpose of either improving or injuring the prospects of any person for employment or promotion.
(3) direct or indirect payment or promise of payment of money or other valuable consideration to any person for appointment, proposed appointment, or promotion to a position in the classified civil service.