SECTION VII-3. Duties.
   The commission shall provide by rule for ascertainment of merit and fitness as the basis for appointment and promotion in the classified service of the Municipality, as required by the constitution of the State of Ohio and for appeals from the action of the Mayor in any case of transfer, reduction or removal, and the action of the Commission on any such appeal shall be final except as otherwise provided by law. The Commission shall keep a record of its proceedings and examinations, which shall be open to public inspection and shall, in all matters not in conflict with this Charter, conduct its affairs in accordance with the provisions of the general law.