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REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY OF AUSTIN FIREFIGHTERS’, POLICE OFFICERS’ AND EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES PERSONNEL’S CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION MONDAY, JUNE 3, 2024, 10:00 AM HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT’S LEARNING AND RESEARCH CENTER 5202 E BEN WHITE, BLDG. 500 AUSTIN, TX 78741 Some members of the 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 COMMISSIONERS: Jolsna Thomas, Chair Melissa Rodgers 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 Approve the minutes from the Firefighters’, Police Officers’, and Emergency Medical Services Personnel’s Civil Service Commission Special Called Meeting on April 19, 2024. 1. DISCUSSION AND ACTION ITEMS 2. 3. Action and approval on the appointment of Human Resources Director, Susan Sinz, as the Civil Service Director in accordance with Texas Local Government Code 143.012. Discussion and action regarding the request of one or more Austin-Travis County Emergency Medical Services candidates, to the Commission to appoint a three-member board per Texas Local Government Code section 143.022(c) for another mental or physical examination, as applicable. Discussion and action to approve future meeting dates and times. 5. Report from the Civil Service Office regarding promotional examination processes, disciplinary hearings, and fitness-for-duty actions. 4. STAFF BRIEFINGS 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 …

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CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION MEETING MINUTES FRIDAY APRIL 19, 2024 MINUTES FOR THE CITY OF AUSTIN FIREFIGHTERS’, POLICE OFFICERS’ AND EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES PERSONNEL’S CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION SPECIAL CALLED MEETING FRIDAY, APRIL 19, 2024 The Firefighters’, Police Officers’, and Emergency Medical Services Personnel’s Civil Service Commission convened in a Special Called Meeting on Friday, April 19, 2024, at 5202 East Ben White Boulevard, Building 500, Austin TX 78741. Commissioners in Attendance: Commission Chair Jolsna Thomas Commission Vice Chair Farah Ahmed Commissioner Melissa Rogers Staff in Attendance: Jaclyn Gerban, Assistant City Attorney Matthew Chustz, Civil Service Manager Nathan Brown, Assistant Director, HRD CALL TO ORDER Chair Thomas called the meeting to order at 10:00 a.m. PUBLIC COMMUNICATION: GENERAL Cyndi Gordon, Civil Service Coordinator Sylvester Martin, Civil Service Coordinator Abby Varela, MCS Coordinator None APPROVAL OF MINUTES 1. Approve the minutes of the Firefighters’, Police Officers’, and Emergency Medical Services Personnel’s Civil Service Commission regular meeting of January 18, 2024. The minutes from the Regular Meeting of March 8, 2024, were approved on Vice Chair Ahmed’s motion, Commissioner Rogers’ second on a 3-0 vote. CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION MEETING MINUTES FRIDAY APRIL 19, 2024 DISCUSSION AND ACTION ITEMS 2. Hear and rule on appeal(s) from the Austin Police Department Corporal Detective written promotional examination administered on April 5, 2024, pursuant to the Texas Local Government Code Chapter 143.034 and Rule 7 of the City of Austin Fire Fighters’, Police Officers’ and Emergency Medical Services Personnel’s Civil Service Commission Rules and Regulations. The motion to deny the appeal of exam question 1 and keep the answer as keyed was approved on Commissioner Rogers’ motion, Vice Chair Ahmed’s second on a 3-0 vote. The motion to deny the appeal of exam question 10 and keep the answer as keyed was approved on Vice Chair Ahmed’s motion, Commissioner Rogers’ second on a 3-0 vote. The motion to deny the appeal of exam question 12 and keep the answer as keyed was approved on Commissioner Rogers’ motion, Vice Chair Ahmed’s second on a 3-0 vote. The motion to approve the appeal of exam question 14 and accept all answers as correct was approved on Commissioner Rogers’ motion, Vice Chair Ahmed’s second on a 3-0 vote. The motion to deny the appeal of exam question 18 and keep the answer as keyed was approved on Vice Chair Ahmed’s motion, Commissioner Rogers’ second on a 3-0 vote. The motion to …

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SPECIAL CALLED MEETING OF THE CITY OF AUSTIN FIREFIGHTERS’, POLICE OFFICERS’ AND EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES PERSONNEL’S CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION FRIDAY, APRIL 19, 2024, 10:00 A.M. HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT’S LEARNING AND RESEARCH CENTER 5202 E BEN WHITE, BLDG. 500 AUSTIN, TX 78741 Some members of the 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 COMMISSIONERS: Jolsna Thomas, Chair Melissa Rogers 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. 2. Approve the minutes of the Firefighters’, Police Officers’, and Emergency Medical Services Personnel’s Civil Service Commission regular meeting of March 8, 2024. DISCUSSION AND ACTION ITEMS Hear and rule on appeal(s) from the Austin Police Department Corporal Detective written promotional examination administered on April 5, 2024, pursuant to the Texas Local Government Code Chapter 143.034 and Rule 7 of the City of Austin Fire Fighters’, Police Officers’ and Emergency Medical Services Personnel’s Civil Service Commission Rules and Regulations. 3. Discussion and action to approve future meeting dates and times. 4. Report from the Civil Service Office staff regarding promotional examination processes, disciplinary hearings, and fitness-for-duty actions. STAFF BRIEFINGS 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 …

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CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION MEETING MINUTES FRIDAY MARCH 8, 2024 MINUTES FOR THE CITY OF AUSTIN FIREFIGHTERS’, POLICE OFFICERS’ AND EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES PERSONNEL’S CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION REGULAR MEETING FRIDAY, MARCH 8, 2024 The Firefighters’, Police Officers’, and Emergency Medical Services Personnel’s Civil Service Commission convened in a Regular Meeting on Friday, March 8, 2024, at 5202 East Ben White Boulevard, Building 500, Austin TX 78741. Commissioners in Attendance: Commission Chair Jolsna Thomas Commissioner Melissa Rogers Staff in Attendance: Jaclyn Gerban, Attorney Matthew Chustz, Civil Service Manager Cyndi Gordon, Civil Service Coordinator Sarah Williams, Civil Service Coordinator Tymber Dhans, Civil Service Coordinator CALL TO ORDER Chair Thomas called the meeting to order at 11:02 a.m. PUBLIC COMMUNICATION: GENERAL None APPROVAL OF MINUTES 1. Approve the minutes of the Firefighters’, Police Officers’, and Emergency Medical Services Personnel’s Civil Service Commission Special Called Meeting of January 18, 2024. The minutes from the Special Called Meeting of January 18, 2024, were approved on Commissioner Rogers’ motion, Chair Thomas’ second on a 2-0 vote. CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION MEETING MINUTES FRIDAY MARCH 8, 2024 DISCUSSION AND ACTION ITEMS 2. Hear and rule on two appeals from the Austin-Travis County Emergency Medical Services (ATCEMS) Clinical Specialist-Field written promotional examination administered on February 20, 2024, pursuant to the Texas Local Government Code Chapter 143.034 and Rule 7 of the City of Austin Fire Fighters’, Police Officers’ and Emergency Medical Services Personnel’s Civil Service Commission Rules and Regulations. Commissioner Roger moved to deny the appeal of exam question 40 and keep the answer as keyed. Chair Thomas seconded the motion. The motion to deny the appeal of question 40 was approved on a 2-0 vote. Commissioner Rogers moved to approve the appeal of exam question 53 and accept all answers as correct. Chair Thomas seconded the motion. The motion to approve the appeal of question 53 and accept all answers was approved on a 2-0 vote. 3. Discussion and possible action regarding future meeting dates and times. Discussion was held regarding future meeting dates and times. STAFF BRIEFINGS 4. Report from the Civil Service Office regarding exam processes, disciplinary hearings, and fitness-for-duty actions. Civil Service Coordinators Cyndi Gordon, Tymber Dhans, and Sarah Williams delivered the briefing to the Commission with Municipal and Civil Service Manager Matthew Chustz. FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS ADJOURNMENT Chair Thomas made a motion to adjourn the meeting, Commissioner Rogers seconded the motion. The motion was approved …

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CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION MEETING MINUTES FRIDAY APRIL 19, 2024 MINUTES FOR THE CITY OF AUSTIN FIREFIGHTERS’, POLICE OFFICERS’ AND EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES PERSONNEL’S CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION SPECIAL CALLED MEETING FRIDAY, APRIL 19, 2024 The Firefighters’, Police Officers’, and Emergency Medical Services Personnel’s Civil Service Commission convened in a Special Called Meeting on Friday, April 19, 2024, at 5202 East Ben White Boulevard, Building 500, Austin TX 78741. Commissioners in Attendance: Commission Chair Jolsna Thomas Commission Vice Chair Farah Ahmed Commissioner Melissa Rogers Staff in Attendance: Jaclyn Gerban, Assistant City Attorney Matthew Chustz, Civil Service Manager Nathan Brown, Assistant Director, HRD CALL TO ORDER Chair Thomas called the meeting to order at 10:00 a.m. PUBLIC COMMUNICATION: GENERAL Cyndi Gordon, Civil Service Coordinator Sylvester Martin, Civil Service Coordinator Abby Varela, MCS Coordinator None APPROVAL OF MINUTES 1. Approve the minutes of the Firefighters’, Police Officers’, and Emergency Medical Services Personnel’s Civil Service Commission regular meeting of January 18, 2024. The minutes from the Regular Meeting of March 8, 2024, were approved on Vice Chair Ahmed’s motion, Commissioner Rogers’ second on a 3-0 vote. CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION MEETING MINUTES FRIDAY APRIL 19, 2024 DISCUSSION AND ACTION ITEMS 2. Hear and rule on appeal(s) from the Austin Police Department Corporal Detective written promotional examination administered on April 5, 2024, pursuant to the Texas Local Government Code Chapter 143.034 and Rule 7 of the City of Austin Fire Fighters’, Police Officers’ and Emergency Medical Services Personnel’s Civil Service Commission Rules and Regulations. The motion to deny the appeal of exam question 1 and keep the answer as keyed was approved on Commissioner Rogers’ motion, Vice Chair Ahmed’s second on a 3-0 vote. The motion to deny the appeal of exam question 10 and keep the answer as keyed was approved on Vice Chair Ahmed’s motion, Commissioner Rogers’ second on a 3-0 vote. The motion to deny the appeal of exam question 12 and keep the answer as keyed was approved on Commissioner Rogers’ motion, Vice Chair Ahmed’s second on a 3-0 vote. The motion to approve the appeal of exam question 14 and accept all answers as correct was approved on Commissioner Rogers’ motion, Vice Chair Ahmed’s second on a 3-0 vote. The motion to deny the appeal of exam question 18 and keep the answer as keyed was approved on Vice Chair Ahmed’s motion, Commissioner Rogers’ second on a 3-0 vote. The motion to …

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REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY OF AUSTIN FIREFIGHTERS’, POLICE OFFICERS’ AND EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES PERSONNEL’S CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION FRIDAY, MARCH 8, 2024, 11:00 A.M. HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT’S LEARNING AND RESEARCH CENTER 5202 E BEN WHITE, BLDG. 500 AUSTIN, TX 78741 Some members of the 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 COMMISSIONERS: Jolsna Thomas, Chair Melissa Rodgers 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. 1. 2. APPROVAL OF MINUTES Approve the minutes of the Firefighters’, Police Officers’, and Emergency Medical Services Personnel’s Civil Service Commission Special Called Meeting of January 18, 2024. DISCUSSION AND ACTION ITEMS Hear and rule on two appeals from the Austin-Travis County Emergency Medical Services (ATCEMS) Clinical Specialist-Field written promotional examination administered on February 20, 2024, pursuant to the Texas Local Government Code Chapter 143.034 and Rule 7 of the City of Austin Fire Fighters’, Police Officers’ and Emergency Medical Services Personnel’s Civil Service Commission Rules and Regulations. 3. Discussion and possible action regarding future meeting dates and times. 4. Report from the Civil Service Office regarding promotional examination processes, disciplinary hearings, and fitness-for-duty actions. STAFF BRIEFINGS 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 …

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CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION MEETING MINUTES THURSDAY JANUARY 18, 2024 MINUTES FOR THE CITY OF AUSTIN FIREFIGHTERS’, POLICE OFFICERS’ AND EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES PERSONNEL’S CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION SPECIAL CALLED MEETING THURSDAY, JANUARY 18, 2024 The Firefighters’, Police Officers’, and Emergency Medical Services Personnel’s Civil Service Commission convened in a Special Called Meeting on Thursday, January 18, 2024, at 5202 East Ben White Boulevard, Building 500, Austin TX 78741. Commissioners in Attendance: Commission Chair Jolsna Thomas Commission Vice Chair Farah Ahmed Commissioner Melissa Rogers Staff in Attendance: Jaclyn Gerban, Attorney Nathan Brown, Assistant Director Matthew Chustz, Civil Service Manager Cyndi Gordon, Civil Service Coordinator CALL TO ORDER Chair Thomas called the meeting to order at 10:05 a.m. PUBLIC COMMUNICATION: GENERAL Sarah Williams, Civil Service Coordinator Tymber Dhans, Civil Service Coordinator April Roberts, MCS Coordinator None APPROVAL OF MINUTES 1. Approve the minutes of the Firefighters’, Police Officers’, and Emergency Medical Services Personnel’s Civil Service Commission Special Called Meeting of December 11, 2023. The minutes from the Special Called Meeting of December 11, 2023, were approved on Vice Chair Ahmed’s motion, Commissioner Rogers’ second on a 3-0 vote. CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION MEETING MINUTES THURSDAY JANUARY 18, 2024 2. Approve the amended minutes of the Firefighters’, Police Officers’, and Emergency Medical Services Personnel’s Civil Service Commission Special Called Meeting of March 10, 2022. The amended minutes from the Special Called Meeting of March 10, 2022, were approved on Vice Chair Ahmed’s motion, Commissioner Rogers’ second on a 3-0 vote. DISCUSSION AND ACTION ITEMS 3. Consider and act upon request to certify the 152nd Cadet Class Eligibility List for the Austin Police Department. The motion to approve the request to certify the 152th Class Cadet Eligibility List for the Austin Police Department was approved on Vice Chair Ahmed’s motion, Commissioner Rogers’ second, on a 3-0 vote. 4. Discussion and possible action regarding the requests of one or more Austin Fire Department candidates to the Commission to appoint three member boards per Texas Local Government Code section 143.022(c) for another mental or physical examination, as applicable. The motion to approve the appointment of a three-member board per Texas Local Government Code section 143.022(c) for another mental examination of Candidate Clark was approved on Vice Chair Ahmed’s motion, Commissioner Rogers’ second, on a 3-0 vote. 5. Discussion and possible action regarding the election of Chair of the Firefighters’, Police Officers’, and Emergency Medical Services Personnel’s Civil Service …

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CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION MEETING MINUTES FRIDAY MARCH 8, 2024 MINUTES FOR THE CITY OF AUSTIN FIREFIGHTERS’, POLICE OFFICERS’ AND EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES PERSONNEL’S CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION REGULAR MEETING FRIDAY, MARCH 8, 2024 The Firefighters’, Police Officers’, and Emergency Medical Services Personnel’s Civil Service Commission convened in a Regular Meeting on Friday, March 8, 2024, at 5202 East Ben White Boulevard, Building 500, Austin TX 78741. Commissioners in Attendance: Commission Chair Jolsna Thomas Commissioner Melissa Rogers Staff in Attendance: Jaclyn Gerban, Attorney Matthew Chustz, Civil Service Manager Cyndi Gordon, Civil Service Coordinator Sarah Williams, Civil Service Coordinator Tymber Dhans, Civil Service Coordinator CALL TO ORDER Chair Thomas called the meeting to order at 11:02 a.m. PUBLIC COMMUNICATION: GENERAL None APPROVAL OF MINUTES 1. Approve the minutes of the Firefighters’, Police Officers’, and Emergency Medical Services Personnel’s Civil Service Commission Special Called Meeting of January 18, 2024. The minutes from the Special Called Meeting of January 18, 2024, were approved on Commissioner Rogers’ motion, Chair Thomas’ second on a 2-0 vote. CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION MEETING MINUTES FRIDAY MARCH 8, 2024 DISCUSSION AND ACTION ITEMS 2. Hear and rule on two appeals from the Austin-Travis County Emergency Medical Services (ATCEMS) Clinical Specialist-Field written promotional examination administered on February 20, 2024, pursuant to the Texas Local Government Code Chapter 143.034 and Rule 7 of the City of Austin Fire Fighters’, Police Officers’ and Emergency Medical Services Personnel’s Civil Service Commission Rules and Regulations. Commissioner Roger moved to deny the appeal of exam question 40 and keep the answer as keyed. Chair Thomas seconded the motion. The motion to deny the appeal of question 40 was approved on a 2-0 vote. Commissioner Rogers moved to approve the appeal of exam question 53 and accept all answers as correct. Chair Thomas seconded the motion. The motion to approve the appeal of question 53 and accept all answers was approved on a 2-0 vote. 3. Discussion and possible action regarding future meeting dates and times. Discussion was held regarding future meeting dates and times. STAFF BRIEFINGS 4. Report from the Civil Service Office regarding exam processes, disciplinary hearings, and fitness-for-duty actions. Civil Service Coordinators Cyndi Gordon, Tymber Dhans, and Sarah Williams delivered the briefing to the Commission with Municipal and Civil Service Manager Matthew Chustz. FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS ADJOURNMENT Chair Thomas made a motion to adjourn the meeting, Commissioner Rogers seconded the motion. The motion was approved …

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SPECIAL CALLED MEETING OF THE CITY OF AUSTIN FIREFIGHTERS’, POLICE OFFICERS’ AND EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES PERSONNEL’S CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION THURSDAY, JANUARY 18, 2024, 10:00 A.M. HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT’S LEARNING AND RESEARCH CENTER 5202 E BEN WHITE, BLDG. 500 AUSTIN, TX 78741 Some members of the 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 COMMISSIONERS: Jolsna Thomas, Chair Melissa Rogers 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. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. APPROVAL OF MINUTES Approve the minutes of the Firefighters’, Police Officers’, and Emergency Medical Services Personnel’s Civil Service Commission Special Called Meeting of December 11, 2023. Approve the amended minutes of the Firefighters’, Police Officers’, and Emergency Medical Services Personnel’s Civil Service Commission Special Called Meeting of March 10, 2022. DISCUSSION AND ACTION ITEMS Consider and act upon request to certify the 152nd Cadet Class Eligibility List for the Austin Police Department. Discussion and possible action regarding the requests of one or more Austin Fire Department candidates to the Commission to appoint three member boards per Texas Local Government Code section 143.022(c) for another mental or physical examination, as applicable. Discussion and possible action regarding the election of Chair of the Firefighters’, Police Officers’, and Emergency Medical Services Personnel’s Civil Service Commission in compliance with Commission rule 3.03. Discussion and possible action regarding the election of Vice Chair of the Firefighters’, Police Officers’, and Emergency Medical Services Personnel’s Civil Service Commission in compliance …

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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 Vice Chair Ahmed 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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CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION MEETING MINUTES MONDAY DECEMBER 11, 2023 MINUTES FOR THE CITY OF AUSTIN FIREFIGHTERS’, POLICE OFFICERS’ AND EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES PERSONNEL’S CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION SPECIAL CALLED MEETING MONDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2023 The Firefighters’, Police Officers’, and Emergency Medical Services Personnel’s Civil Service Commission convened in a Special Called Meeting on Monday, December 11, 2023, at 5202 East Ben White Boulevard, Building 500, Austin TX 78741. Commissioners in Attendance: Commission Chair Jolsna Thomas Commission Vice Chair Farah Ahmed Commissioner Melissa Rogers Staff in Attendance: Chris Coppola, Law Division Chief Nathan Brown, Assistant Director Matthew Chustz, Civil Service Manager Cyndi Gordon, Civil Service Coordinator CALL TO ORDER Chair Thomas called the meeting to order at 10:01 a.m. PUBLIC COMMUNICATION: GENERAL Sarah Williams, Civil Service Coordinator Abby Varela, MCS Coordinator April Roberts, MCS Coordinator None APPROVAL OF MINUTES 1. Approve the minutes of the Firefighters’, Police Officers’, and Emergency Medical Services Personnel’s Civil Service Commission Regular Meeting of October 2, 2023. The minutes from the Regular Meeting of October 2, 2023, were approved on Commissioner Rogers’ motion, Chair Thomas’ second on a 2-0 vote. Vice Chair Ahmed was off the dais. CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION MEETING MINUTES MONDAY DECEMBER 11, 2023 DISCUSSION AND ACTION ITEMS 2. Hear and rule on appeal(s) from the Austin Police Department Lieutenant written promotional examination administered on November 28, 2023, pursuant to the Texas Local Government Code Chapter 143.034 and Rule 7 of the City of Austin Fire Fighters’, Police Officers’ and Emergency Medical Services Personnel’s Civil Service Commission Rules and Regulations. Vice Chair Ahmed moved to approve the appeal of exam question 13 and accept all answers as correct. Commissioner Rogers seconded the motion. The motion to approve the appeal of question 13 and accept all answers was approved on a 3-0 vote. Vice Chair Ahmed moved to deny the appeal of exam question 45 and keep the answer as keyed. Commissioner Rogers seconded the motion. The motion to deny the appeal of question 45 was approved on a 3-0 vote. Vice Chair Ahmed moved to deny the appeal of exam question 81 and keep the answer as keyed. Commissioner Rogers seconded the motion. The motion to deny the appeal of question 81 was approved on a 3-0 vote. Vice Chair Ahmed moved to deny the appeal of exam question 90 and keep the answer as keyed. Commissioner Rogers seconded the motion. The motion to deny …

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CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION MEETING MINUTES THURSDAY JANUARY 18, 2024 MINUTES FOR THE CITY OF AUSTIN FIREFIGHTERS’, POLICE OFFICERS’ AND EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES PERSONNEL’S CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION SPECIAL CALLED MEETING THURSDAY, JANUARY 18, 2024 The Firefighters’, Police Officers’, and Emergency Medical Services Personnel’s Civil Service Commission convened in a Special Called Meeting on Thursday, January 18, 2024, at 5202 East Ben White Boulevard, Building 500, Austin TX 78741. Commissioners in Attendance: Commission Chair Jolsna Thomas Commission Vice Chair Farah Ahmed Commissioner Melissa Rogers Staff in Attendance: Jaclyn Gerban, Attorney Nathan Brown, Assistant Director Matthew Chustz, Civil Service Manager Cyndi Gordon, Civil Service Coordinator CALL TO ORDER Chair Thomas called the meeting to order at 10:05 a.m. PUBLIC COMMUNICATION: GENERAL Sarah Williams, Civil Service Coordinator Tymber Dhans, Civil Service Coordinator April Roberts, MCS Coordinator None APPROVAL OF MINUTES 1. Approve the minutes of the Firefighters’, Police Officers’, and Emergency Medical Services Personnel’s Civil Service Commission Special Called Meeting of December 11, 2023. The minutes from the Special Called Meeting of December 11, 2023, were approved on Vice Chair Ahmed’s motion, Commissioner Rogers’ second on a 3-0 vote. CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION MEETING MINUTES THURSDAY JANUARY 18, 2024 2. Approve the amended minutes of the Firefighters’, Police Officers’, and Emergency Medical Services Personnel’s Civil Service Commission Special Called Meeting of March 10, 2022. The amended minutes from the Special Called Meeting of March 10, 2022, were approved on Vice Chair Ahmed’s motion, Commissioner Rogers’ second on a 3-0 vote. DISCUSSION AND ACTION ITEMS 3. Consider and act upon request to certify the 152nd Cadet Class Eligibility List for the Austin Police Department. The motion to approve the request to certify the 152th Class Cadet Eligibility List for the Austin Police Department was approved on Vice Chair Ahmed’s motion, Commissioner Rogers’ second, on a 3-0 vote. 4. Discussion and possible action regarding the requests of one or more Austin Fire Department candidates to the Commission to appoint three member boards per Texas Local Government Code section 143.022(c) for another mental or physical examination, as applicable. The motion to approve the appointment of a three-member board per Texas Local Government Code section 143.022(c) for another mental examination of Candidate Clark was approved on Vice Chair Ahmed’s motion, Commissioner Rogers’ second, on a 3-0 vote. 5. Discussion and possible action regarding the election of Chair of the Firefighters’, Police Officers’, and Emergency Medical Services Personnel’s Civil Service …

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REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY OF AUSTIN FIREFIGHTERS’, POLICE OFFICERS’ AND EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES PERSONNEL’S CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION MONDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2022, 11:00 A.M. HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT’S LEARNING AND RESEARCH CENTER 5202 E BEN WHITE, BLDG. 500 AUSTIN, TX 78741 Some members of the 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 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 Regular Meeting of October 3, 2022. DISCUSSION AND ACTION ITEMS 2. Hear and rule on appeal(s) from the 2022 Clinical Specialist - Field written promotional examination administered on October 18, 2022, pursuant to the Texas Local Government Code Chapter 143.034, Article 12 of the Agreement between the City of Austin and the Austin EMS 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. 3. Discussion and possible action to have Fire Specialist Michael LaMure name stricken from the 2021 Promotional Eligibility List for the rank of Fire Lieutenant, Pursuant to Civil Service Commission Rule 7.21. 4. Discussion and possible action regarding future meeting dates and times. 5. Report from the Civil Service Office regarding exam processes, disciplinary hearings and STAFF BRIEFINGS fitness-for-duty actions. FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS ADJOURNMENT The City of Austin is committed to compliance …

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REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY OF AUSTIN FIREFIGHTERS’, POLICE OFFICERS’ AND EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES PERSONNEL’S CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION MONDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2022, 10:00 A.M. HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT’S LEARNING AND RESEARCH CENTER 5202 E BEN WHITE, BLDG. 500 AUSTIN, TX 78741 Some members of the 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 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 September 19, 2022. DISCUSSION AND ACTION ITEMS 2. 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. 3. Discussion and possible action regarding the Firefighters’, Police Officers’, and Emergency Medical Services Personnel’s Civil Service Commission future meeting schedule. 4. Report from the Civil Service Office regarding exam processes, disciplinary hearings and STAFF BRIEFINGS fitness-for-duty actions. 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 Matthew Chustz at …

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REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY OF AUSTIN FIREFIGHTERS’, POLICE OFFICERS’ AND EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES PERSONNEL’S CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION MONDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2022, 10:00 A.M. HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT’S LEARNING AND RESEARCH CENTER 5202 E BEN WHITE, BLDG. 500 AUSTIN, TX 78741 Some members of the 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. 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 DISCUSSION AND ACTION ITEMS AGENDA ADDENDUM 5. Discussion and possible action regarding the request of an Austin-Travis County EMS Department candidate to the Commission to appoint three-member boards per Chapter 143.022(c) LGC for another mental or physical examination. (Jacob Montenegro) 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 Matthew Chustz at the Human Resources Department, at 512-974-2859, 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 Matthew Chustz at 512-974-2859.

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