RULES OF THE CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION
WESTLAKE, OHIO
The Civil Service Commission has the duty and authority to adopt and enforce rules for the classification of positions in the civil service of the City; for examinations and resignations therefor; for appointments, promotions, removals, transfers, layoffs, suspensions, reductions and reinstatements therein, and for standardizing positions and maintaining efficiency therein.
The Civil Service Commission shall have the opportunity to adopt rules to govern its proceedings and fulfill its duties hereunder and such rules may conflict with provisions of State Law and in such event, rules adopted by the Commission shall supersede provisions of State Law and shall be determinative and govern the Commission's proceedings.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
RULE I       ADMINISTRATION
   1.    Source of authority and organization
   2.    Meetings and designation of officers
   3.    Notice of amendments
   4.    Chairman
   5.    Commission clerk
   6.    Inter-office communications
RULE II        DEFINITIONS
   1.    Civil service
   2.    Gender
   3.    Unclassified service
   4.    Classified service
   5.    Position clarification
   6.    Municipal service
   7.    Position
   8.    Appointing authority
   9.    Employee
   10.    Regular appointment
   11.    Regular employee
   12.    Probationary period
   13.    Provisional appointment
   14.    Temporary/Emergency Appointment
   15.    New position
   16.    Applicant
   17.    Entrance examination
   18.    Promotional examination
   19.    Eligible list
   20.    Promotion or advancement
   21.    Temporary promotion 
   22.    Annual leave
   23.    Sick leave
   24.    Leave of absence
RULE III      POSITION CLASSIFICATION
   1.    Classification
   2.    Job description
   3.    New position
RULE IV       OFFICIAL RECORDS
   1.    Minutes
   2.    Classified employee list
   3.    Examination papers
   4.    Job descriptions
RULE V       APPLICATIONS
   1.    Citizenship
   2.    Residence
   3.    Age
   4.    Background
   5.    Education
   6.    Examinations
   7.    Minimum qualifications for driving skills
   8.    Applications for examination
   9.    Rejection of application
RULE VI      EXAMINATIONS
   1.    Notice of examinations
   2.    Time and place of examinations
   3.    Examination fees
   4.    Number as identification
   5.    Scope and content of entrance examinations
   6.    Promotional examinations
   7.    Admitting applicants to examination
   8.    Examination accommodations
   9.    Promotional exam candidate review policy
RULE VII      RATING COMPETITORS
   1.    Method of grading examinations
   2.    Additional  military service credit
   3.    Additional credit applicable to promotional exams
RULE VIII      ELIGIBLE LISTS
   1.    Posting of lists
   2.    Identical ratings
   3.    Duration of lists
   4.    Names not to be certified for appointment
   5.    Disqualification of eligibles
   6.    Change of address
   7.    Revocation of list
RULE IX       APPOINTMENT
   1.    Classified service appointments
   2.    Names to be certified for original appointment
   3.    Preference to persons for military service
   4.    Promotion appointments
   5.    Promotion of policemen and firemen
   5.1   Promotional Examination for Police Chief and Fire Chief
   6.    Limitation of certification
   7.    Addition of appointees to roster
   8.    Probationary period
   9.    Removal during probation
   10.    Provisional and emergency appointments and promotions
   11.    Outside employment
RULE X       TRANSFERS, REINSTATEMENT, LEAVES OF ABSENCE, AND LAYOFFS
   1.    Reinstatements of Fire Fighters and Police Officers
   2.    Leave of absence without pay
   3.    Absence without leave reinstatement
   4.    Layoff procedure
   5.    Layoff or reduction in the Police and Fire Departments
   6.    Establishment of layoff lists
   7.    Physical examinations
RULE XI      REDUCTIONS, SUSPENSIONS AND REMOVAL
   1.    Tenure of office
   2.    Order of reduction, suspension or removal
   3.    Suspension, demotion or removal of the Police and Fire Departments
   4.    Disciplinary suspension
   5.    Failure to return
   6.    Falsification of application
RULE XII      HEARING PROCEDURE
   1.    Time of hearing and notification
   2.    Amendments to orders 
   3.    Hearing procedure
   4.    Rules of evidence and representation by counsel
   5.    Resignation before final action
   6.    Witness fee
RULE XIII       POLITICAL ACTIVITY
   1.    Political activity
RULE XIV       WAIVER OF RULES
   1.    Procedures
PREAMBLE
The purpose of the Westlake Civil Service Commission is to encourage the employment of competent civil employees, to render their civil position secure in a changing political scene and to promote their orderly advancement to positions of higher grade.
The following set of rules and regulations is thus prescribed and adopted under and by virtue of the authority conferred upon this Civil Service Commission of the City of Westlake, Ohio, by the Westlake Charter, the Constitution of the State of Ohio and the Revised Code of the State of Ohio.