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SPECIAL CALLED MEETING OF THE CITY OF AUSTIN FIREFIGHTERS’, POLICE OFFICERS’ AND EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES PERSONNEL’S CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION TUESDAY, AUGUST 2, 2022, 3:00 P.M. HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT’S LEARNING AND RESEARCH CENTER 5202 E BEN WHITE, BLDG. 500 AUSTIN, TX 78741 Some members of the BOARD/COMMISSION may be participating by videoconference. Public comment will be allowed in-person or remotely via telephone. Speakers may only register to speak on an item once either in-person or remotely and will be allowed up to three minutes to provide their comments. Registration no later than noon the day before the meeting is required for remote participation by telephone. To register to speak remotely, call or email Matthew Chustz, 512-974-2859, Matthew.Chustz@austintexas.gov. CURRENT BOARD MEMBERS/COMMISSIONERS: Jolsna Thomas, Chair VACANT Farah Ahmed, Vice Chair EXECUTIVE SESSION (No Public Discussion on These Items) The Commission will announce it will go into closed session to receive advice from Legal Counsel, or to discuss matters of litigation and personnel matters pursuant to Texas Government Code (LGC) Chapter 551, Section 551.071 and Section 551.074. If necessary, the Commission will go into closed session, as permitted by law regarding any item on this agenda AGENDA CALL TO ORDER PUBLIC COMMUNICATION: GENERAL The first 10 speakers signed up prior to the meeting being called to order will each be allowed a three- minute allotment to address their concerns regarding items not posted on the agenda. APPROVAL OF MINUTES 1. Approve the minutes from the Firefighters’, Police Officers’, and Emergency Medical Services Personnel’s Civil Service Commission Special Called Meeting of June 6, 2022. DISCUSSION AND ACTION ITEMS 2. Consider and take action on ACTEMS Chief Robert Luckritz' June 15, 2022, request to the Commission to find probable cause for the recommendation of the involuntary demotion of ATCEMS Clinical Specialist-Field Alexandra May to Medic -Field. 3. Discussion and possible action regarding Austin Fire Department Candidate’s, Raechel Liska, mental or physical examination by the three-member board appointed by the Commission on December 16, 2021. 4. Report from the Civil Service Office regarding exam processes, disciplinary hearings and STAFF BRIEFINGS fitness-for-duty actions. 5. Future Meetings Schedule. FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS ADJOURNMENT The City of Austin is committed to compliance with the American with Disabilities Act. Reasonable modifications and equal access to communications will be provided upon request. Meeting locations are planned with wheelchair access. If requiring Sign Language Interpreters or alternative formats, please give notice at least 2 …

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CITY OF AUSTIN FIREFIGHTERS’, POLICE OFFICERS’ AND EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES PERSONNEL’S CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION REGULAR MEETING Monday, June 6, 2022, 9:00 a.m. Human Resources Department’s Learning and Research Center 5202 E Ben White, Bldg. 500 Austin, TX 78741 AGENDA EXECUTIVE SESSION (No Public Discussion on These Items) The Commission will announce it will go into closed session to receive advice from Legal Counsel, or to discuss matters of litigation and personnel matters pursuant to Texas Government Code (LGC) Chapter 551, Section 551.071 and Section 551.074. If necessary, the Commission will go into closed session, as permitted by law regarding any item on this agenda. CALL TO ORDER PUBLIC COMMUNICATION: GENERAL 1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES 2. NEW BUSINESS a. Approve the minutes from the Firefighters’, Police Officers’, and Emergency Medical Services Personnel’s Civil Service Commission Special Called Meeting of May 3, 2022. a. Consider and take action on Austin-Travis County EMS (ATCEMS) Chief Robert Luckritz’ April 4, 2022 request to the Commission for the involuntary demotion of ATCEMS Clinical Specialist - Field Victoria Dockery to Medic -Field. b. Hear and rule on appeal(s) from the 2022 Clinical Specialist - Field written promotional examination administered on May 10, 2022 pursuant to the Texas Local Government Code Chapter 143.034, Article 12 of the Agreement between the City of Austin and the ATCEMS Employees Association and Rule 7 of the City of Austin Fire Fighters’, Police Officers’ and Emergency Medical Services Personnel’s Civil Service Commission Rules and Regulations. c. Discussion and possible action regarding the appointment of a physician, psychiatrist, or psychologist to examine a police officer and to submit a report to the commission, department head, and the police officer. Pursuant to Section 143.081 LGC and Rule 15.04 of the City of Austin Fire Fighters’, Police Officers’ and Emergency Medical Personnel Civil Service Commission Rules and Regulations. (Andrew Vera) a. Report from the Civil Service Office regarding exam processes, disciplinary hearings 3. STAFF BRIEFINGS and fit for duty actions. b. Future Meetings Schedule. 4. FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS ADJOURNMENT The City of Austin is committed to compliance with the American with Disabilities Act. Reasonable modifications and equal access to communications will be provided upon request. Meeting locations are planned with wheelchair access. If requiring Sign Language Interpreters or alternative formats, please give notice at least 2 days (48 hours) before the meeting date. Please call Michael Sullivan at the Human Resources Department, at 512-974-3314, …

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MEETING MINUTES MONDAY, JUNE 6, 2022 MINUTES for the REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY OF AUSTIN FIREFIGHTERS’, POLICE OFFICERS’ AND EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES PERSONNEL’S CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION MONDAY, JUNE 6, 2022, 9:00 A.M. VACANT The Firefighters’, Police Officers’, and Emergency Medical Services Personnel’s Civil Service Commission convened in a Regular Meeting on Monday, June 6, 2022, at 5202 East Ben White Boulevard, Building 500, Austin TX 78741. Board Members in Attendance: Commission Chair Jolsna Thomas Commission Vice Chair Farah Ahmed Staff in Attendance: Matthew Chustz, Civil Service Manager Mecia Griffin, Civil Service Coordinator Michael Sullivan, Civil Service Coordinator Jennifer Stanko, MCS Coordinator Monika Arvelo, Assistant City Attorney CALL TO ORDER Civil Service Commission Chair Thomas called the Commission Meeting to order at 9:00 a.m. PUBLIC COMMUNICATION: GENERAL Ben Phillips, Assistant City Attorney Pete DiDonato, Interim Assistant Chief, ATCEMS Paul Mallon, Commander, ATCEMS No members of the public signed up to speak. 1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES a. Approve the minutes from the Firefighters’, Police Officers’, and Emergency Medical Services Personnel’s Civil Service Commission Special Called Meeting of May 3, 2022. The minutes from the Special Called Meeting of May 3, 2022, were approved on Commission Vice Chair Ahmed’s motion, Commission Chair Thomas’ second, and the motion passed 2-0. 1 MEETING MINUTES 2. NEW BUSINESS MONDAY, JUNE 6, 2022 a. Consider and take action on Austin-Travis County EMS (ATCEMS) Chief Robert Luckritz’ April 4, 2022 request to the Commission for the involuntary demotion of ATCEMS Clinical Specialist-Field Victoria Dockery to Medic-Field. A hearing was conducted regarding ATCEMS Chief Robert’s Luckritz’ request to the Commission for the involuntary demotion of ATCEMS Clinical Specialist-Field Victoria Dockery to Medic-Field. Chair Thomas recessed the Commission meeting to go into closed session at 9:31 AM. The Commission deliberated in closed session, pursuant to 551.074 of the Texas Government Code (personnel exception), on the request to the Commission for the involuntary demotion of ATCEMS Clinical Specialist-Field Victoria Dockery to Medic-Field. Closed session ended and Chair Thomas called the Commission meeting back to order at 9:41 AM. Vice Chair Ahmed made a motion to grant the request for the involuntary demotion of ATCEMS Clinical Specialist-Field Victoria Dockery to Medic-Field Chair Thomas seconded the motion, and the motion passed on a 2-0 vote. b. Hear and rule on appeal(s) from the 2022 Clinical Specialist-Field written promotional examination administered on May 10, 2022 pursuant to the Texas Local Government Code Chapter …

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CITY OF AUSTIN FIREFIGHTERS’, POLICE OFFICERS’ AND EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES PERSONNEL’S CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION SPECIAL CALLED MEETING Tuesday, May 3, 2022, 10:00 a.m. Human Resources Department’s Learning and Research Center 5202 E Ben White, Bldg. 500 Austin, TX 78741 AGENDA EXECUTIVE SESSION (No Public Discussion on These Items) The Commission will announce it will go into closed session to receive advice from Legal Counsel, or to discuss matters of litigation and personnel matters pursuant to Texas Government Code (LGC) Chapter 551, Section 551.071 and Section 551.074. If necessary, the Commission will go into closed session, as permitted by law regarding any item on this agenda. CALL TO ORDER PUBLIC COMMUNICATION: GENERAL 1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES a. Approve the minutes from the Firefighters’, Police Officers’, and Emergency Medical Services Personnel’s Civil Service Commission Regular Meeting of April 4, 2022. 2. NEW BUSINESS a. Consider and take action on ACTEMS Chief Robert Luckritz' April 4, 2022, request to the Commission to find probable cause for the recommendation of the involuntary demotion of ATCEMS Clinical Specialist - Field Victoria Dockery to Medic -Field. b. Discussion and possible action regarding the request of an Austin Fire Department candidate to the Commission to appoint three-member boards per Chapter 143.022(c) LGC for another mental or physical examination. (Casey Hicks) c. Discussion and possible action regarding the appointment of a physician, psychiatrist, or psychologist to examine a police officer and to submit a report to the commission, department head, and the police officer. Pursuant to Section 143.081 LGC and Rule 15.04 of the City of Austin Fire Fighters’, Police Officers’ and Emergency Medical Personnel Civil Service Commission Rules and Regulations. (Andrew Vera) a. Report from the Civil Service Office regarding exam processes, disciplinary hearings 3. STAFF BRIEFINGS and fit for duty actions. b. Future Meetings Schedule. 4. FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS ADJOURNMENT The City of Austin is committed to compliance with the American with Disabilities Act. Reasonable modifications and equal access to communications will be provided upon request. Meeting locations are planned with wheelchair access. If requiring Sign Language Interpreters or alternative formats, please give notice at least 2 days (48 hours) before the meeting date. Please call Michael Sullivan at the Human Resources Department, at 512-974-3314, for additional information; TTY users’ route through Relay Texas at 711. For more information on the City of Austin Firefighters’, Police Officers’, and Emergency Medical Services Personnel’s Civil Service Commission, please …

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CITY OF AUSTIN FIREFIGHTERS’, POLICE OFFICERS’ AND EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES PERSONNEL’S CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION REGULAR MEETING Monday, April 4, 2022, 11:00 a.m. Human Resources Department’s Learning and Research Center 5202 E Ben White, Bldg. 500 Austin, TX 78741 AGENDA EXECUTIVE SESSION (No Public Discussion on These Items) The Commission will announce it will go into closed session to receive advice from Legal Counsel, or to discuss matters of litigation and personnel matters pursuant to Texas Government Code (LGC) Chapter 551, Section 551.071 and Section 551.074. If necessary, the Commission will go into closed session, as permitted by law regarding any item on this agenda. CALL TO ORDER PUBLIC COMMUNICATION: GENERAL 1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES 2. NEW BUSINESS a. Approve the minutes from the Firefighters’, Police Officers’, and Emergency Medical Services Personnel’s Civil Service Commission Special Called Meeting of March 10, 2022. a. Hear and rule on appeal(s) from the Austin Police Department Sergeant written promotional examination administered on March 2, 2022 pursuant to the Texas Local Government Code Chapter 143.034, Article 13 of the Agreement between the City of Austin and the Austin Police Association and Rule 7 of the City of Austin Fire Fighters’, Police Officers’ and Emergency Medical Services Personnel’s Civil Service Commission Rules and Regulations. b. Hear and rule on appeal(s) from the ATCEMS Division Chief written promotional examination administered on March 17, 2022 pursuant to the Texas Local Government Code Chapter 143.034, Article 12 of the Agreement between the City of Austin and the Austin-Travis County EMS Employees Association and Rule 7 of the City of Austin Fire Fighters’, Police Officers’ and Emergency Medical Services Personnel’s Civil Service Commission Rules and Regulations. c. Consider and act upon Chief of Police Joseph Chacon’s request to certify a Cadet Eligibility List in accordance with Article 14, Section 3(c) of the Agreement between the Austin Police Officers’ Association and the City of Austin. a. Report from the Civil Service Office regarding exam processes, disciplinary hearings 3. STAFF BRIEFINGS and fit for duty actions. b. Future Meetings Schedule. 4. FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS ADJOURNMENT The City of Austin is committed to compliance with the American with Disabilities Act. Reasonable modifications and equal access to communications will be provided upon request. Meeting locations are planned with wheelchair access. If requiring Sign Language Interpreters or alternative formats, please give notice at least 2 days (48 hours) before the meeting date. Please call Michael …

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Commission Member Eyna Canales-Zarate MINUTES for Firefighters’, Police Officers’ and Emergency Medical Personnel’s Civil Service Commission REGULAR MEETING Monday, April 4, 2022 The Firefighters’, Police Officers’, and Emergency Medical Services Personnel’s Civil Service Commission convened in a Special Called Meeting on Monday, April 4, 2022, at 5202 East Ben White Boulevard, Building 500, Austin TX 78741. Board Members in Attendance: Commission Chair Jolsna Thomas Commission Vice Chair Farah Ahmed Staff in Attendance: Monika Arvelo, Assistant Director Mecia Griffin, Civil Service Coordinator Michael Sullivan, Civil Service Coordinator Ann Skowronski, Assistant City Attorney CALL TO ORDER Civil Service Commission Chair Thomas called the Commission Meeting to order at 11:07 a.m. PUBLIC COMMUNICATION: GENERAL Pete DiDonato, Interim Assistant Chief, ATCEMS Chris Vallejo, Commander, Police No members of the public signed up to speak on this item. 1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES a. Approve the minutes from the Firefighters’, Police Officers’, and Emergency Medical Services Personnel’s Civil Service Commission Special Called Meeting of March 10, 2022. The minutes from the Special Called Meeting of March 10, 2022, were approved on Commission Vice Chair Ahmed’s motion, Commission Member Canales- Zarate’s seconded, and the motion passed 3-0. 1 2. NEW BUSINESS a. Hear and rule on appeal(s) from the Austin Police Department Sergeant written promotional examination administered on March 2, 2022, pursuant to the Texas Local Government Code Chapter 143.034, Article 13 of the Agreement between the City of Austin and the Austin Police Association and Rule 7 of the City of Austin Fire Fighters’, Police Officers’ and Emergency Medical Services Personnel’s Civil Service Commission Rules and Regulations. Commission Member Canales-Zarate made a motion that exam question 56 remain as keyed. Commission Vice Chair Ahmed seconded the motion. The motion was approved 2-1 with Vice Chair Ahmed voting no. b. Hear and rule on appeal(s) from the ATCEMS Division Chief written promotional examination administered on March 17, 2022, pursuant to the Texas Local Government Code Chapter 143.034, Article 12 of the Agreement between the City of Austin and the Austin-Travis County EMS Employees Association and Rule 7 of the City of Austin Fire Fighters’, Police Officers’ and Emergency Medical Services Personnel’s Civil Service Commission Rules and Regulations. Commission Vice Chair Ahmed made a motion that answer choice “B” be noted as correct for exam question 30. Commission Member Canales-Zarate seconded the motion. The motion passed 3-0. Commission Member Canales-Zarate Commission made a motion that answer choices “A” …

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CITY OF AUSTIN FIREFIGHTERS’, POLICE OFFICERS’ AND EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES PERSONNEL’S CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION SPECIAL CALLED MEETING Thursday, March 10, 2022, 10:00 a.m. Human Resources Department’s Learning and Research Center 5202 E Ben White, Bldg. 500 Austin, TX 78741 AGENDA EXECUTIVE SESSION (No Public Discussion on These Items) The Commission will announce it will go into closed session to receive advice from Legal Counsel, or to discuss matters of litigation and personnel matters pursuant to Texas Government Code (LGC) Chapter 551, Section 551.071 and Section 551.074. If necessary, the Commission will go into closed session, as permitted by law regarding any item on this agenda. CALL TO ORDER PUBLIC COMMUNICATION: GENERAL 1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES 2. NEW BUSINESS a. Approve the minutes from the Firefighters’, Police Officers’, and Emergency Medical Services Personnel’s Civil Service Commission Special Called Meeting of February 14, 2022. a. Discussion and possible action regarding the appointment of a physician, psychiatrist, or psychologist to examine a police officer and to submit a report to the commission, department head, and the police officer. Pursuant to Section 143.081 LGC and Rule 15.04 of the City of Austin Fire Fighters’, Police Officers’ and Emergency Medical Personnel Civil Service Commission Rules and Regulations. (Andrew Vera) a. Report from the Civil Service Office regarding exam processes, disciplinary hearings 3. STAFF BRIEFINGS and fit for duty actions. b. Future Meetings Schedule. 4. FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS ADJOURNMENT The City of Austin is committed to compliance with the American with Disabilities Act. Reasonable modifications and equal access to communications will be provided upon request. Meeting locations are planned with wheelchair access. If requiring Sign Language Interpreters or alternative formats, please give notice at least 2 days (48 hours) before the meeting date. Please call Michael Sullivan at the Human Resources Department, at 512-974-3314, for additional information; TTY users’ route through Relay Texas at 711. For more information on the City of Austin Firefighters’, Police Officers’, and Emergency Medical Services Personnel’s Civil Service Commission, please contact Michael Sullivan at 512-974-3314.

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Commission Member Eyna Canales-Zarate MINUTES for Firefighters’, Police Officers’ and Emergency Medical Personnel’s Civil Service Commission SPECIAL CALLED MEETING Thursday, March 10, 2022 The Firefighters’, Police Officers’, and Emergency Medical Services Personnel’s Civil Service Commission convened in a Special Called Meeting on Thursday, March 10, 2022 at 5202 East Ben White Boulevard, Building 500, Austin TX 78741. Board Members in Attendance: Commission Vice Chair Farah Ahmed Staff in Attendance: Matthew Chustz, Acting Civil Service Administrator April Shaw, Municipal Civil Service Coordinator Michael Sullivan, Civil Service Coordinator Ann Skowronski, Assistant City Attorney CALL TO ORDER Civil Service Commission Chair Thomas called the Commission Meeting to order at 10:02 a.m. CITIZEN COMMUNICATION: GENERAL No members of the public signed up to speak on this item. 1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES a. Approve the minutes from the Firefighters’, Police Officers’, and Emergency Medical Services Personnel’s Civil Service Commission Special Called Meeting of February 14, 2022. The minutes from the Special Called Meeting of February 14, 2022 were approved on Commission Member Canales-Zarate’s motion, Commission Vice Chair Ahmed seconded, and the motion passed 2-0. 2. NEW BUSINESS 1 a. Discussion and possible action regarding the appointment of a physician, psychiatrist, or psychologist to examine a police officer and to submit a report to the commission, department head, and the police officer. Pursuant to Section 143.081 LGC and Rule 15.04 of the City of Austin Fire Fighters’, Police Officers’ and Emergency Medical Personnel Civil Service Commission Rules and Regulations. (Andrew Vera) Commission Member Canales-Zarate made a motion to approve the appointment of a physician, psychiatrist, or psychologist to examine a police officer pursuant to Chapter 143.081 LGC. Commission Vice Chair Ahmed seconded the motion. The motion was approved 2-0. 3. STAFF BRIEFINGS a. Report from the Civil Service Office regarding exam processes, disciplinary hearings and fit for duty actions. Michael Sullivan, Civil Service Coordinator, and Matthew Chustz, Acting Civil Service Administrator, delivered the briefing to the Commission and no action was taken. b. Future Meetings Schedule. 4. FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS ADJOURNMENT Commission Member Canales-Zarate made a motion to adjourn the meeting, Commission Vice Chair Ahmed seconded the motion. The motion was approved on a 2-0 vote, and the meeting was adjourned at 10:14 am. 2

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CITY OF AUSTIN FIREFIGHTERS’, POLICE OFFICERS’ AND EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES PERSONNEL’S CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION SPECIAL CALLED MEETING Monday, February 14, 2022 , 10:00 a.m. Human Resources Department’s Learning and Research Center 5202 E Ben White, Bldg. 500, Room 249 Austin, TX 78741 AGENDA EXECUTIVE SESSION (No Public Discussion on These Items) The Commission will announce it will go into closed session to receive advice from Legal Counsel, or to discuss matters of litigation and personnel matters pursuant to Texas Government Code (LGC) Chapter 551, Section 551.071 and Section 551.074. If necessary, the Commission will go into closed session, as permitted by law regarding any item on this agenda. CALL TO ORDER CITIZEN COMMUNICATION: GENERAL 1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES 2. NEW BUSINESS a. Approve the minutes from the Firefighters’, Police Officers’, and Emergency Medical Services Personnel’s Civil Service Commission Special Called Meeting of January 6, 2022. a. Discussion and possible action regarding the election of a chair of the Civil Service Commission. Per Chapter 143.006, Section (e) of the Texas Local Government Code, each January the members shall elect a chairman and a vice-chairman. b. Discussion and possible action regarding the election of a vice chair of the Civil Service Commission. Per Chapter 143.006, Section (e) of the Texas Local Government Code, each January the members shall elect a chairman and a vice-chairman. c. Discussion and possible action regarding the request of an Austin Fire Department candidate to the Commission to appoint three-member boards per Chapter 143.022(c) LGC for another mental or physical examination. (Luis Vasquez) d. Discussion and possible action regarding the request of an Austin Fire Department candidate to the Commission to appoint three-member boards per Chapter 143.022(c) LGC for another mental or physical examination. (Mia Moi) e. Discussion and possible action regarding the request of an Austin Fire Department candidate to the Commission to appoint three-member boards per Chapter 143.022(c) LGC for another mental or physical examination. (John Guinn) f. Discussion and possible action regarding future meeting dates, times and locations. a. Report from the Civil Service Office regarding exam processes, disciplinary hearings 3. STAFF BRIEFINGS and fit for duty actions. b. Future Meetings Schedule. 4. FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS ADJOURNMENT The City of Austin is committed to compliance with the American with Disabilities Act. Reasonable modifications and equal access to communications will be provided upon request. Meetin g locatio ns are planned with wheelchair access. If requiring Sign …

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MINUTES for Firefighters’, Police Officers’ and Emergency Medical Personnel’s Civil Service Commission SPECIAL CALLED MEETING Monday, February 14, 2022 The Firefighters’, Police Officers’, and Emergency Medical Services Personnel’s Civil Service Commission convened in a Special Called Meeting on Monday, February 14, 2022 at 5202 East Ben White Boulevard, Building 500, Room 249, Austin TX 78741. Board Members in Attendance: Commission Chair Jolsna Thomas Commission Vice Chair Eyna Canales-Zarate Staff in Attendance: Mecia Griffin, Civil Service Coordinator Michael Sullivan, Civil Service Coordinator Ann Skowronski, Assistant City Attorney CALL TO ORDER Civil Service Commission Chair Thomas called the Commission Meeting to order at 10:11 a.m. CITIZEN COMMUNICATION: GENERAL No members of the public signed up to speak on this item. 1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES a. Approve the minutes from the Firefighters’, Police Officers’, and Emergency Medical Services Personnel’s Civil Service Commission Special Called Meeting of January 6, 2022. The minutes from the Special Called Meeting of January 6, 2022 were approved on Commission Vice Chair Canales-Zarate’s motion, Commission Chair Thomas’ second, on a 2-0 vote. 2. NEW BUSINESS 1 a. Discussion and possible action regarding the election of a chair of the Civil Service Commission. Per Chapter 143.006, Section (e) of the Texas Local Government Code, each January the members shall elect a chairman and a vice-chairman. Commission Vice Chair Canales-Zarate made a motion to nominate Jolsna Thomas to serve as Chair. Commission Chair Thomas seconded the motion and the motion passed on a 2-0 vote. b. Discussion and possible action regarding the election of a vice chair of the Civil Service Commission. Per Chapter 143.006, Section (e) of the Texas Local Government Code, each January the members shall elect a chairman and a vice- chairman. Commission Vice Chair Canales-Zarate made a motion to nominate Farah Ahmed to serve as Vice Chair. Commission Chair Thomas seconded the motion and the motion passed on a 2-0 vote. c. Discussion and possible action regarding the request of an Austin Fire Department candidate to the Commission to appoint three-member boards per Chapter 143.022(c) LGC for another mental or physical examination. (Luis Vasquez) d. Discussion and possible action regarding the request of an Austin Fire Department candidate to the Commission to appoint three-member boards per Chapter 143.022(c) LGC for another mental or physical examination. (Mia Moi) e. Discussion and possible action regarding the request of an Austin Fire Department candidate to the Commission to appoint three-member …

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CITY OF AUSTIN FIREFIGHTERS’, POLICE OFFICERS’ AND EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES PERSONNEL’S CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION SPECIAL CALLED MEETING Thursday, January 6, 2022, 10:00 a.m. Human Resources Department’s Learning and Research Center 5202 E Ben White, Bldg. 500, Room 249 Austin, TX 78741 AGENDA EXECUTIVE SESSION (No Public Discussion on These Items) The Commission will announce it will go into closed session to receive advice from Legal Counsel, or to discuss matters of litigation and personnel matters pursuant to Texas Government Code (LGC) Chapter 551, Section 551.071 and Section 551.074. If necessary, the Commission will go into closed session, as permitted by law regarding any item on this agenda. CALL TO ORDER CITIZEN COMMUNICATION: GENERAL 1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES a. Approve the minutes from the Firefighters’, Police Officers’, and Emergency Medical Services Personnel’s Civil Service Commission Special Called Meeting of December 16, 2021. 2. NEW BUSINESS a. Discussion and possible action regarding the request of an Austin Fire Department candidate to the Commission to appoint three-member boards per Chapter 143.022(c) LGC for another mental or physical examination. (Daniel Lewis) b. Discussion and possible action regarding the request of an Austin Fire Department candidate to the Commission to appoint three-member boards per Chapter 143.022(c) LGC for another mental or physical examination. (Kyle Kelly) c. Discussion and possible action regarding the request of an Austin Fire Department candidate to the Commission to appoint three-member boards per Chapter 143.022(c) LGC for another mental or physical examination. (Bailey Saul) a. Report from the Civil Service Office regarding exam processes, disciplinary hearings 3. STAFF BRIEFINGS and fit for duty actions. b. Future Meetings Schedule. 4. FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS ADJOURNMENT The City of Austin is committed to compliance with the American with Disabilities Act. Reasonable modifications and equal access to communications will be provided upon request. Meeting locations are planned with wheelchair access. If requiring Sign Language Interpreters or alternative formats, please give notice at least 2 days (48 hours) before the meeting date. Please call Michael Sullivan at the Human Resources Department, at 512-974-3314, for additional information; TTY users’ route through Relay Texas at 711. For more information on the City of Austin Firefighters’, Police Officers’, and Emergency Medical Services Personnel’s Civil Service Commission, please contact Michael Sullivan at 512-974-3314.

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MINUTES for Firefighters’, Police Officers’ and Emergency Medical Personnel’s Civil Service Commission SPECIAL CALLED MEETING Thursday, January 6, 2022 Commission Member Farah Ahmed The Firefighters’, Police Officers’, and Emergency Medical Services Personnel’s Civil Service Commission convened in a Special Called Meeting on Thursday, January 6, 2022 at 5202 East Ben White Boulevard, Building 500, Room 249, Austin TX 78741. Board Members in Attendance: Commission Chair Jolsna Thomas Commission Vice Chair Eyna Canales-Zarate Staff in Attendance: Matthew Chustz, Municipal Civil Service Administrator Mecia Griffin, Civil Service Coordinator Michael Sullivan, Civil Service Coordinator Ann Skowronski, Assistant City Attorney CALL TO ORDER Civil Service Commission Chair Thomas called the Commission Meeting to order at 10:11 a.m. CITIZEN COMMUNICATION: GENERAL No members of the public signed up to speak on this item. 1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES a. Approve the minutes from the Firefighters’, Police Officers’, and Emergency Medical Services Personnel’s Civil Service Commission Special Called Meeting of December 16, 2021. The minutes from the Special Called Meeting of December 16, 2021 were approved on Commission Member Ahmed’s motion, Commission Vice Chair Canales-Zarate’s second, on a 3-0 vote. 2. NEW BUSINESS 1 a. Discussion and possible action regarding the request of an Austin Fire Department candidate to the Commission to appoint three-member boards per Chapter 143.022(c) LGC for another mental or physical examination. (Daniel Lewis) b. Discussion and possible action regarding the request of an Austin Fire Department candidate to the Commission to appoint three-member boards per Chapter 143.022(c) LGC for another mental or physical examination. (Kyle Kelly) c. Discussion and possible action regarding the request of an Austin Fire Department candidate to the Commission to appoint three-member boards per Chapter 143.022(c) LGC for another mental or physical examination. (Bailey Saul) Items 2a, 2b, and 2c were taken up together to no objection. Commission Member Ahmed made a motion to approve the appointment of three-member boards per Chapter 143.022(c) LGC for another mental or physical examination. Commission Vice Chair Canales-Zarate seconded the motion. The motion was approved on a 3-0 vote. 3. STAFF BRIEFINGS a. Report from the Civil Service Office regarding exam processes, disciplinary hearings and fit for duty actions. Michael Sullivan, Civil Service Coordinator, and Mecia Griffin, Civil Service Coordinator, delivered the briefing to the Commission and no action was taken. b. Future Meetings Schedule. The Commissioners reviewed the schedule. Commission Chair Thomas made a recommendation that the Civil Service Office communicate with …

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CITY OF AUSTIN FIREFIGHTERS’, POLICE OFFICERS’ AND EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES PERSONNEL’S CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION SPECIAL CALLED MEETING Thursday, December 16, 2021, 10:00 a.m. Human Resources Department’s Learning and Research Center 5202 E Ben White, Bldg. 500, Room 249 Austin, TX 78741 AGENDA EXECUTIVE SESSION (No Public Discussion on These Items) The Commission will announce it will go into closed session to receive advice from Legal Counsel, or to discuss matters of litigation and personnel matters pursuant to Texas Government Code (LGC) Chapter 551, Section 551.071 and Section 551.074. If necessary, the Commission will go into closed session, as permitted by law regarding any item on this agenda. CALL TO ORDER CITIZEN COMMUNICATION: GENERAL 1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES a. Approve the minutes from the Firefighters’, Police Officers’, and Emergency Medical Services Personnel’s Civil Service Commission Special Called Meeting of November 15, 2021. b. Approve the corrected minutes from the Firefighters’, Police Officers’, and Emergency Medical Services Personnel’s Civil Service Commission Regular Meeting of October 4, 2021. 2. NEW BUSINESS a. Hear and rule on appeal(s) from the 2021 Clinical Specialist - Field written promotional examination administered on December 1, 2021 pursuant to the Texas Local Government Code Chapter 143.034, Article 12 of the Agreement b etween th e City of Austin and the Austin-Travis County EMS Employees Association and Rule 7 of the City of Austin Fire Fighters’, Police Officers’ and Emergency Medical Services Personnel’s Civil Service Commission Rules and Regulations. b. Discussion and possible action to have Police Officer Hector Olvera’s name stricken from the 2020 Promotional Eligibility List for the rank of Corporal Detective, Pursuant to Civil Service Commission Rule 7.21. c. Discussion and possible action regarding the request of an Austin Fire Department candidate to the Commission to appoint three-member boards per Chapter 143.022(c) LGC for another mental or physical examination. (Patrick Wu) d. Discussion and possible action regarding the request of an Austin Fire Department candidate to the Commission to appoint three-member boards per Chapter 143.022(c) LGC for another mental or physical examination. (Cordelia Brazziell) e. Discussion and possible action regarding the request of an Austin Fire Department candidate to the Commission to appoint three-member boards per Chapter 143.022(c) LGC for another mental or physical examination. (Raechel Liska) a. Report from the Civil Service Office regarding exam processes, disciplinary hearings 3. STAFF BRIEFINGS and fit for duty actions. b. Future Meetings Schedule. 4. FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS ADJOURNMENT …

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CITY OF AUSTIN FIREFIGHTERS’, POLICE OFFICERS’ AND EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES PERSONNEL’S CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION SPECIAL CALLED MEETING Monday, November 15, 2021, 10:00 a.m. Human Resources Department’s Learning and Research Center 5202 E Ben White, Bldg. 500, Room 249 Austin, TX 78741 AGENDA EXECUTIVE SESSION (No Public Discussion on These Items) The Commission will announce it will go into closed session to receive advice from Legal Counsel, or to discuss matters of litigatio n and personnel matters pursuant to Texas Government Code (LGC) Chapter 551, Section 551.071 and Section 551.074. If necessary, the Commission will go into closed session, as permitted by law regarding any item on this agenda. CALL TO ORDER CITIZEN COMMUNICATION: GENERAL 1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES a. Approve the minutes from the Firefighters’, Police Officers’, and Emergency Medical Services Personnel’s Civil Service Commission Regular Meeting of November 1, 2021. 2. NEW BUSINESS a. Discussion and possible action regarding the request of an Austin Fire Department candidate to the Commission to appoint three-member boards per Chapter 143.022(c) LGC for another mental or physical examination. (Zachary Pitre) b. Discussion and possible action regarding the request of an Austin Fire Department candidate to the Commission to appoint three-member boards per Chapter 143.022(c) LGC for another mental or physical examination. (Raechel Liska) c. Discussion and possible action to have Fire Captain Phil Mueller’s name stricken f rom the 2021 Promotional Eligibility List for the rank of Fire Battalion Chief, Pursuant to Civil Service Commission Rule 7.21. 3. STAFF BRIEFINGS a. Receive an overview of Parliamentary Procedure Training presented to City of Austin Board and Commissions liaisons by Office of the City Clerk in October 2021. b. Report from the Civil Service Office regarding exam processes, disciplinary hearings and fit for duty actions. c. Future Meetings Schedule. 4. FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS ADJOURNMENT The City of Austin is committed to compliance with the American with Disabilities Act. Reason able modifications and equal access to communications will be provided upon request. Meetin g lo catio n s are planned with wheelchair access. If requiring Sign Language Interpreters or alternative formats, please give notice at least 2 days (48 hours) before the meeting date. Please call Michael Sullivan at the Human Resources Department, at 512-974-3314, for additional information; TTY users’ route through Relay Texas at 711. For more information on the City of Austin Firefighters’, Police Officers’, and Emergency Medical Services Personnel’s Civil Service Commission, please …

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