Civil Service

Support of measures that will reduce all barriers to the employment or promotion of a person except those based on merit.
Position In Brief: 

1. Support of measures that will reduce all barriers to the employment or promotion of a person except those based on merit.

  • There should be a limit to years following discharge during which military credit would be granted.
  • The examination process should be open to all qualified candidates.
  • Seniority points should be related not only to the length but to the quality of service, as indicated in performance evaluation records.
  • Efforts to blanket into Civil Service any blocs of previously exempt municipal employees should be opposed.

2. Support of measures that will improve productivity of municipal employees.

  • Probation periods should be longer.
  • Appeals procedure should be streamlined.
  • Dismissal of non-productive employees should be made easier.
  • Effectiveness of performance evaluations should be improved.
  • In-service training programs should be conducted for personnel at all levels of government.

3. The Civil Service Commission should retain its appeals function.

Position History: 

2004-2005 Positions (1977)

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Los Angeles