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July 25, 2022

Agenda original pdf

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REGULAR MEETING OF THE MUNICIPAL CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION MONDAY, JULY 25, 2022, AT 9:30 A.M. HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT, LEARNING AND RESEARCH CENTER 5202 E. BEN WHITE BLVD, SUITE 500, ROOM 249 AUSTIN, TEXAS 78741 Some members of the Municipal Civil Service Commission may be participating by videoconference. EXECUTIVE SESSION (No Public Discussion on These Items) The Commission will announce it will go into closed session pursuant to Chapter 551 of the Texas Government Code, to receive advice from Legal Counsel, or to discuss matters of litigation and personnel matters as specifically listed on this agenda. If necessary, the Commission will go into closed session, as permitted by law, regarding any item on this agenda. 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 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: Andy Mormon, Chair Kevin Mullen, Commissioner McKenzie Frazier, Commissioner CALL TO ORDER AGENDA PUBLIC COMMUNICATION: GENERAL John Umphress, Commissioner The first ten (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 March 14, 2022. 1. Approve the minutes from the Municipal Civil Service Commission regular meeting on PUBLIC HEARING 2. Conduct a hearing on the appeal filed by Dayne Williams regarding their Denial of Promotion from Austin Resource Recovery. 3. Deliberate in open session or closed session, pursuant to 551.074 of the Texas Government Code (personnel exception), on the appeal filed by Dayne Williams regarding their Denial of Promotion from Austin Resource Recovery. 4. Possible action and decision on the appeal filed by Dayne Williams regarding their Denial of Promotion from Austin Resource Recovery. DISCUSSION ITEMS 5. Discussion of the Municipal Civil Service Commission recommendation to City Council (Recommendation 20191108-04B) regarding the review of granted denial of promotion and discharge appeals. 6. Discussion and review of the Municipal Civil Service Rules to provide input to the Municipal Civil Service Director. DISCUSSION AND ACTION ITEMS 7. Conduct officer election for the Vice Chair of the Municipal Civil Service Commission. 8. Discussion and possible action regarding the 2021 …

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July 25, 2022

Item 1 - MCSC Meeting Minutes 03.14.2022 DRAFT original pdf

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MUNICIPAL CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION MEETING MINUTES Monday, March 14, 2022 REGULAR MEETING Monday, March 14, 2022 MUNICIPAL CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION MINUTES The Municipal Civil Service Commission convened in a regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, March 14, 2022, at the Human Resources Department, Learning & Research Center (LRC) 5202 E. Ben White Blvd., Suite 500, Austin, TX 78741. Chair Perez-Wiseley called the Commission meeting to order at 9:30 a.m. Commissioners in Attendance: Teresa Perez-Wiseley, Chair Melissa Rogers, Vice-Chair McKenzie Frazier Andy Mormon Commissioners Absent: Kevin Mullen Staff in Attendance: Matthew Chustz, Municipal Civil Service Administrator April Shaw, Municipal Civil Service Coordinator Jennifer Stanko, Municipal Civil Service Coordinator Omar Francia, IT Systems Administrator PUBLIC COMMUNICATION Carol Guthrie addressed the Commission regarding concerns related to releasing the identity of Office of the City Auditor informants. 1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES December 13, 2021. a. Approve the minutes from the Municipal Civil Service Commission regular meeting on The minutes of the December 13, 2021, regular meeting were approved on Commissioner Mormon’s motion, Commissioner Rogers’ second, on a vote of 4-0. 2. HEARING a. Conduct a hearing on the appeal filed by Nicholas Smitham regarding their Discharge from the Parks and Recreation Department. The Chair of the Commission accepted a request to reschedule the hearing from Nicholas Smitham’s representative. 1 MUNICIPAL CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION MEETING MINUTES Monday, March 14, 2022 b. Deliberate in open or closed session, pursuant to 551.074 of the Texas Government Code (personnel exception), regarding the appeal of Nicholas Smitham regarding their Discharge from the Parks and Recreation Department. No deliberation was held. c. Possible action and decision on the appeal filed by Nicholas Smitham regarding their Discharge from the Parks and Recreation Department. No decision was rendered in this matter. 3. STAFF BRIEFING a. Staff briefing regarding the Municipal Civil Service Commissioner appointment process. Matthew Chustz, Municipal Civil Service Administrator with the Human Resources Department, addressed the Commission regarding the Commissioner appointment process. 4. NEW BUSINESS Discussion was held. a. Discussion regarding the Municipal Civil Service Commissioner appointment process. b. Discussion and possible action regarding a recommendation for Chair of the Municipal Civil Service Commission to the Austin City Council Audit and Finance Committee. The nomination of Commissioner Andy Mormon as Chair of the Municipal Civil Service Commission was approved on Chair Perez-Wiseley’s motion, Vice-Chair Rogers’ second, on a vote of 4-0. c. Discussion and possible action regarding amending the Bylaws of …

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July 25, 2022

Item 5 - Letter to Council RE: Recommendation 20191108_4B original pdf

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MUNICIPAL CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION August 10, 2020 Letter Regarding MCS Review Dear Mayor and Council: Sincerely, As you know, the Municipal Civil Service Commission sent a recommendation for council action dated November 8, 2019. We are not aware of any action that has been taken. Enclosed please find a copy of that letter and its attachments. Chair Pamela Lancaster Vice Chair Melissa Rogers Commissioner Rebecca Eisenbrey Commissioner Erika Kane Commissioner Teresa Peréz-Wiseley Teresa Peréz-Wiseley Pamela Lancaster MUNICIPAL CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION RECOMMENDATION 20191108-4B Date: November 8, 2019 Subject: Review and report of Municipal Civil Service Commission denial of promotion and discharge appeals. Motioned By: Pamela Lancaster, Chair Seconded By: Rebecca Eisenbrey, Commissioner Recommendation The Municipal Civil Service Commission recommends Council direct the appropriate City official to review granted denial of promotion and discharge appeals, gather data, and report the findings of the review back to the Commission. Description of Recommendation to Council The Commission requests that the City Council direct the appropriate City official to: 1) Identify each appeal that the Commission granted from an employee who sought to overturn a discharge or denial of promotion; 2) For each such granted appeal, identify the effect of the appeal, including but not limited to the employee's position, rate of pay and any other relevant information regarding the employee before and after the appeal was granted; 3) For each such employee who had an appeal granted, identify whether the employee is still employed with the City and if so, the employee's position; 4) For each such employee who had an appeal granted, identify whether the employee has applied for any promotions or transfers and, if so, the result of such application; 5) For each such employee who had an appeal granted, identify whether the employee has been disciplined or placed on a performance improvement plan, and, if so, the nature and outcome of such disciplinary action or performance improvement plan; and 6) Report the finding of such review back to the Commission Rationale: The MCS Commission is a five-member commission established by the City Charter that, among other things, hears appeals and makes final, binding decisions in the case of any municipal civil service employee who is discharged, suspended, demoted, denied a promotion, or put on disciplinary probation. The first appeal hearing heard by this Commission was in September 2014 and it has been approximately five years since that date. 1of2 The Commission …

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July 25, 2022

Item 8 - 2021 Annual Review - DRAFT original pdf

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Annual Internal Review This report covers the time period of 1/1/2021 to 12/31/2021 Municipal Civil Service Commission The Board/Commission mission statement is: The Municipal Civil Service (MCS) Commission is established and governed by City Charter Article IX (Personnel). The purpose of the Commission is to: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. hear appeals and make final, binding decisions in the case of municipal civil service employees covered under Article IX of the City Charter who have been discharged, suspended, demoted, denied a promotion, or put on disciplinary probation; recommend the adoption of civil service rules after receipt of proposed rules by the Human Resources Director and perform services under the civil service rules as provided in Article IX, Section 2 of the City Charter; perform other duties regarding the municipal civil service, not inconsistent with Article IX of the City Charter, that the City Council may require; issue subpoenas and subpoenas duces tecum to witnesses, whether at the request of interested parties or on its own motion, when reasonably necessary to obtain pertinent evidence at a hearing or investigation; administer oaths to witnesses appearing at a hearing or investigation; and conduct any investigations it may consider desirable or which it may be required by the City Council or the City Manager concerning the administration of municipal civil service, and report its findings and recommendations to the City Council. Further information regarding the Municipal Civil Service Commission is found in § 2-1-164 of the Austin City Code, which states: (A) The Municipal Civil Service Commission is established and governed by City Charter Article IX (Personnel). The Charter provisions supersede this chapter to the extent of conflict. (B) The Council Audit and Finance Committee shall review applications received by the city clerk from persons seeking appointment as a commissioner. Notwithstanding § 2-1-4(C), the Audit and Finance Committee, or any council member, may nominate a person for appointment to the commission. (C) A city employee may not serve as a member of the commission. (D) The council shall designate the commission chair annually at the time new commissioners are appointed. Annual Review and Work Plan Municipal Civil Service Commission - 2021 Page # 2 (E) Subsection (A) of Section 2-1-43 (Meeting Requirements) does not apply to the Municipal Civil Service Commission. The commission may meet as necessary to carry out its duties under City Charter Article IX (Personnel). Source: Ord. 20130214-045; Ord. 20130321-043. …

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July 25, 2022

Item 9 - MCSC 2022 Meeting Schedule original pdf

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2022 Municipal Civil Service Commission Regular Meeting Schedule Monday, January 10, 2022 Monday, July 11, 2022 Monday, January 24, 2022 Monday, July 25, 2022 Monday, February 14, 2022 Monday, August 8, 2022 Monday, February 28, 2022 Monday, August 22, 2022 Monday, March 14, 2022 Monday, September 12, 2022 Monday, March 28, 2022 Monday, September 26, 2022 Monday, April 11, 2022 Monday, October 10, 2022 Monday, April 25, 2022 Monday, October 24, 2022 Monday, May 9, 2022 Monday, November 14, 2022 Monday, May 23, 2022 Monday, December 12, 2022 Monday, June 13, 2022 Monday, June 27, 2022 Approved by Commission 9/27/21

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June 13, 2022

Agenda original pdf

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MUNICIPAL CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION REGULAR MEETING MONDAY, JUNE 13, 2022, AT 9:30 A.M. HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT, LEARNING AND RESEARCH CENTER 5202 E. BEN WHITE BLVD, SUITE 500 AUSTIN, TEXAS 78741 AGENDA EXECUTIVE SESSION (No Public Discussion on These Items) The Commission will announce it will go into closed session pursuant to Chapter 551 of the Texas Government Code, to receive advice from Legal Counsel, or to discuss matters of litigation and personnel matters as specifically listed on this agenda. If necessary, the Commission will go into closed session, as permitted by law, regarding any item on this agenda. Public comment will be allowed in-person or remotely by telephone. Speakers may only register to speak on an item once no later than noon the day before the meeting. The first ten (10) speakers will each be allowed a three-minute allotment to address their concerns regarding items not posted on the agenda. To register you may contact Matthew Chustz at (512)974-2859 or email Matthew.Chustz@austintexas.gov. CALL TO ORDER PUBLIC COMMUNICATION: GENERAL 1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES March 14, 2022. 2. HEARING a. Approve the minutes from the Municipal Civil Service Commission regular meeting on a. Conduct a hearing on the appeal filed by Dayne Williams regarding their Denial of Promotion from Austin Resource Recovery. b. Deliberate in open session or closed session, pursuant to 551.074 of the Texas Government Code (personnel exception), on the appeal filed by Dayne Williams regarding their Denial of Promotion from Austin Resource Recovery. c. Possible action and decision on the appeal filed by Dayne Williams regarding their Denial of Promotion from Austin Resource Recovery. 3. NEW BUSINESS Service Commission. a. Discussion and possible action regarding the 2021 Annual Report of the Municipal Civil b. Discussion and possible action regarding appointment of a Vice Chair of the Municipal Civil Service Commission. 4. OLD BUSINESS a. Discussion regarding the Municipal Civil Service Commissioner appointment process. b. Discussion of the Municipal Civil Service Commission recommendation to City Council (Recommendation 20191108-04B) regarding the review of granted denial of promotion and discharge appeals. c. Discussion and review of the Municipal Civil Service Rules to provide input to the Municipal Civil Service Director. d. Discussion and possible action on future meeting dates, times, and locations. 5. 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 …

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Backup original pdf

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MUNICIPAL CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION MEETING MINUTES Monday, March 14, 2022 REGULAR MEETING Monday, March 14, 2022 MUNICIPAL CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION MINUTES The Municipal Civil Service Commission convened in a regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, March 14, 2022, at the Human Resources Department, Learning & Research Center (LRC) 5202 E. Ben White Blvd., Suite 500, Austin, TX 78741. Chair Perez-Wiseley called the Commission meeting to order at 9:30 a.m. Commissioners in Attendance: Teresa Perez-Wiseley, Chair Melissa Rogers, Vice-Chair McKenzie Frazier Andy Mormon Commissioners Absent: Kevin Mullen Staff in Attendance: Matthew Chustz, Municipal Civil Service Administrator April Shaw, Municipal Civil Service Coordinator Jennifer Stanko, Municipal Civil Service Coordinator Omar Francia, IT Systems Administrator PUBLIC COMMUNICATION Carol Guthrie addressed the Commission regarding concerns related to releasing the identity of Office of the City Auditor informants. 1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES December 13, 2021. a. Approve the minutes from the Municipal Civil Service Commission regular meeting on The minutes of the December 13, 2021, regular meeting were approved on Commissioner Mormon’s motion, Commissioner Rogers’ second, on a vote of 4-0. 2. HEARING a. Conduct a hearing on the appeal filed by Nicholas Smitham regarding their Discharge from the Parks and Recreation Department. The Chair of the Commission accepted a request to reschedule the hearing from Nicholas Smitham’s representative. 1 MUNICIPAL CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION MEETING MINUTES Monday, March 14, 2022 b. Deliberate in open or closed session, pursuant to 551.074 of the Texas Government Code (personnel exception), regarding the appeal of Nicholas Smitham regarding their Discharge from the Parks and Recreation Department. No deliberation was held. c. Possible action and decision on the appeal filed by Nicholas Smitham regarding their Discharge from the Parks and Recreation Department. No decision was rendered in this matter. 3. STAFF BRIEFING a. Staff briefing regarding the Municipal Civil Service Commissioner appointment process. Matthew Chustz, Municipal Civil Service Administrator with the Human Resources Department, addressed the Commission regarding the Commissioner appointment process. 4. NEW BUSINESS Discussion was held. a. Discussion regarding the Municipal Civil Service Commissioner appointment process. b. Discussion and possible action regarding a recommendation for Chair of the Municipal Civil Service Commission to the Austin City Council Audit and Finance Committee. The nomination of Commissioner Andy Mormon as Chair of the Municipal Civil Service Commission was approved on Chair Perez-Wiseley’s motion, Vice-Chair Rogers’ second, on a vote of 4-0. c. Discussion and possible action regarding amending the Bylaws of …

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2022 Municipal Civil Service Commission Regular Meeting Schedule Monday, January 10, 2022 Monday, July 11, 2022 Monday, January 24, 2022 Monday, July 25, 2022 Monday, February 14, 2022 Monday, August 8, 2022 Monday, February 28, 2022 Monday, August 22, 2022 Monday, March 14, 2022 Monday, September 12, 2022 Monday, March 28, 2022 Monday, September 26, 2022 Monday, April 11, 2022 Monday, October 10, 2022 Monday, April 25, 2022 Monday, October 24, 2022 Monday, May 9, 2022 Monday, November 14, 2022 Monday, May 23, 2022 Monday, December 12, 2022 Monday, June 13, 2022 Monday, June 27, 2022 Approved by Commission 9/27/21

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MUNICIPAL CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION August 10, 2020 Letter Regarding MCS Review Dear Mayor and Council: Sincerely, As you know, the Municipal Civil Service Commission sent a recommendation for council action dated November 8, 2019. We are not aware of any action that has been taken. Enclosed please find a copy of that letter and its attachments. Chair Pamela Lancaster Vice Chair Melissa Rogers Commissioner Rebecca Eisenbrey Commissioner Erika Kane Commissioner Teresa Peréz-Wiseley Teresa Peréz-Wiseley Pamela Lancaster MUNICIPAL CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION RECOMMENDATION 20191108-4B Date: November 8, 2019 Subject: Review and report of Municipal Civil Service Commission denial of promotion and discharge appeals. Motioned By: Pamela Lancaster, Chair Seconded By: Rebecca Eisenbrey, Commissioner Recommendation The Municipal Civil Service Commission recommends Council direct the appropriate City official to review granted denial of promotion and discharge appeals, gather data, and report the findings of the review back to the Commission. Description of Recommendation to Council The Commission requests that the City Council direct the appropriate City official to: 1) Identify each appeal that the Commission granted from an employee who sought to overturn a discharge or denial of promotion; 2) For each such granted appeal, identify the effect of the appeal, including but not limited to the employee's position, rate of pay and any other relevant information regarding the employee before and after the appeal was granted; 3) For each such employee who had an appeal granted, identify whether the employee is still employed with the City and if so, the employee's position; 4) For each such employee who had an appeal granted, identify whether the employee has applied for any promotions or transfers and, if so, the result of such application; 5) For each such employee who had an appeal granted, identify whether the employee has been disciplined or placed on a performance improvement plan, and, if so, the nature and outcome of such disciplinary action or performance improvement plan; and 6) Report the finding of such review back to the Commission Rationale: The MCS Commission is a five-member commission established by the City Charter that, among other things, hears appeals and makes final, binding decisions in the case of any municipal civil service employee who is discharged, suspended, demoted, denied a promotion, or put on disciplinary probation. The first appeal hearing heard by this Commission was in September 2014 and it has been approximately five years since that date. 1of2 The Commission …

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Agenda original pdf

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MUNICIPAL CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION REGULAR MEETING MONDAY, MARCH 14, 2022, AT 9:30 A.M. Human Resources Department, Learning and Research Center 5202 E. Ben White Blvd, Suite 500 Austin, Texas 78741 AGENDA EXECUTIVE SESSION (No Public Discussion on These Items) The Commission will announce it will go into closed session pursuant to Chapter 551 of the Texas Government Code, to receive advice from Legal Counsel, or to discuss matters of litigation and personnel matters as specifically listed on this agenda. 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 The first ten (10) speakers who register to speak no later than noon the day before the meeting will each be allowed a three-minute allotment to address their concerns regarding items not posted on the agenda. a. Approve the minutes from the Municipal Civil Service Commission regular meeting on 1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES December 13, 2021. 2. HEARING a. Conduct a hearing on the appeal filed by Nicholas Smitham regarding their Discharge from the Parks and Recreation Department. b. Deliberate in open session or closed session, pursuant to 551.074 of the Texas Government Code (personnel exception), on the appeal filed Nicholas Smitham regarding their Discharge from the Parks and Recreation Department. c. Possible action and decision on the appeal filed by Nicholas Smitham regarding their Discharge from the Parks and Recreation Department. a. Staff briefing regarding the Municipal Civil Service Commissioner appointment process. 3. STAFF BRIEFING 4. NEW BUSINESS a. Discussion regarding the Municipal Civil Service Commissioner appointment process. b. Discussion and possible action regarding a recommendation for Chair of the Municipal Civil Service Commission to the Austin City Council Audit and Finance Committee. c. Discussion and possible action regarding amending the Bylaws of the Commission. 5. OLD BUSINESS a. Discussion of the Municipal Civil Service Commission recommendation to City Council (Recommendation 20191108-04B) regarding the review of granted denial of promotion and discharge appeals. b. Discussion and review of the Municipal Civil Service Rules to provide input to the Municipal Civil Service Director. c. Discussion and possible action on future meeting dates, times, and locations. 6. 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 …

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Item 1 - Draft MCSC Minutes 2021.12.13 original pdf

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MUNICIPAL CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION MEETING MINUTES Monday, December 13, 2021 REGULAR MEETING Monday, December 13, 2021 MUNICIPAL CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION MINUTES The Municipal Civil Service Commission convened in a regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, December 13, 2021, at the Human Resources Department, Learning & Research Center (LRC) 5202 E. Ben White Blvd., Suite 500, Austin, TX 78741. Vice-Chair Rogers called the Commission meeting to order at 9:34 a.m. Commissioners in Attendance: Melissa Rogers, Vice-Chair Andy Mormon Kevin Mullen Commissioners Absent: Teresa Perez-Wiseley, Chair McKenzie Frazier Staff in Attendance: Matthew Chustz, Municipal Civil Service Administrator April Shaw, Municipal Civil Service Coordinator Jennifer Stanko, Municipal Civil Service Coordinator Oscar Gonzales, IT Systems Administrator 1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES November 8, 2021. a. Approve the minutes from the Municipal Civil Service Commission regular meeting on The minutes of the November 8, 2021, regular meeting were approved on Commissioner Mormon’s motion, Commissioner Mullen’s second, on a vote of 3-0. a. Conduct a hearing on the appeal filed by Charles Felipa regarding their Denial of Promotion from the Public Works Department. The appeal filed by Charles Felipa regarding their Denial of Promotion from the Public Works Department was withdrawn by Charles Felipa at the time of the hearing. 2. HEARING 1 MUNICIPAL CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION MEETING MINUTES Monday, December 13, 2021 b. Deliberate in open or closed session, pursuant to 551.074 of the Texas Government Code (personnel exception), regarding the appeal of Charles Felipa regarding their Denial of Promotion from the Public Works Department. No deliberations were held. c. Possible action and decision on the appeal filed by Charles Felipa regarding their Denial of Promotion from the Public Works Department. No decision was rendered in this matter. The appeal filed by Charles Felipa regarding their Denial of Promotion from the Public Works Department was withdrawn by Charles Felipa at the time of the hearing. Vice-Chair Rogers reopened Citizen Communication. Charles Felipa addressed the Commission regarding the agenda item and content of his appeal. 3. OLD BUSINESS a. Discussion and possible action on the Municipal Civil Service Commission recommendation to City Council (Recommendation 20191108-04B) regarding the review of granted denial of promotion and discharge appeals. b. Discussion and review of the Municipal Civil Service Rules to provide input to the c. Discussion and possible action on future meeting dates, times and locations. This item was postponed. Municipal Civil Service Director. This item was postponed. Discussion was held. …

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Item 3a - Letter to Council RE Recommendation original pdf

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MUNICIPAL CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION August 10, 2020 Letter Regarding MCS Review Dear Mayor and Council: Sincerely, As you know, the Municipal Civil Service Commission sent a recommendation for council action dated November 8, 2019. We are not aware of any action that has been taken. Enclosed please find a copy of that letter and its attachments. Chair Pamela Lancaster Vice Chair Melissa Rogers Commissioner Rebecca Eisenbrey Commissioner Erika Kane Commissioner Teresa Peréz-Wiseley Teresa Peréz-Wiseley Pamela Lancaster MUNICIPAL CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION RECOMMENDATION 20191108-4B Date: November 8, 2019 Subject: Review and report of Municipal Civil Service Commission denial of promotion and discharge appeals. Motioned By: Pamela Lancaster, Chair Seconded By: Rebecca Eisenbrey, Commissioner Recommendation The Municipal Civil Service Commission recommends Council direct the appropriate City official to review granted denial of promotion and discharge appeals, gather data, and report the findings of the review back to the Commission. Description of Recommendation to Council The Commission requests that the City Council direct the appropriate City official to: 1) Identify each appeal that the Commission granted from an employee who sought to overturn a discharge or denial of promotion; 2) For each such granted appeal, identify the effect of the appeal, including but not limited to the employee's position, rate of pay and any other relevant information regarding the employee before and after the appeal was granted; 3) For each such employee who had an appeal granted, identify whether the employee is still employed with the City and if so, the employee's position; 4) For each such employee who had an appeal granted, identify whether the employee has applied for any promotions or transfers and, if so, the result of such application; 5) For each such employee who had an appeal granted, identify whether the employee has been disciplined or placed on a performance improvement plan, and, if so, the nature and outcome of such disciplinary action or performance improvement plan; and 6) Report the finding of such review back to the Commission Rationale: The MCS Commission is a five-member commission established by the City Charter that, among other things, hears appeals and makes final, binding decisions in the case of any municipal civil service employee who is discharged, suspended, demoted, denied a promotion, or put on disciplinary probation. The first appeal hearing heard by this Commission was in September 2014 and it has been approximately five years since that date. 1of2 The Commission …

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Item 3c - 2022 Meeting Schedule MCS Commission original pdf

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2022 Municipal Civil Service Commission Regular Meeting Schedule Monday, January 10, 2022 Monday, July 11, 2022 Monday, January 24, 2022 Monday, July 25, 2022 Monday, February 14, 2022 Monday, August 8, 2022 Monday, February 28, 2022 Monday, August 22, 2022 Monday, March 14, 2022 Monday, September 12, 2022 Monday, March 28, 2022 Monday, September 26, 2022 Monday, April 11, 2022 Monday, October 10, 2022 Monday, April 25, 2022 Monday, October 24, 2022 Monday, May 9, 2022 Monday, November 14, 2022 Monday, May 23, 2022 Monday, December 12, 2022 Monday, June 13, 2022 Monday, June 27, 2022 Approved by Commission 9/27/21

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Agenda original pdf

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MUNICIPAL CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION REGULAR MEETING MONDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2021 AT 9:30 A.M. Human Resources Department, Learning and Research Center 5202 E. Ben White Blvd, Suite 500 Austin, Texas 78741 AGENDA EXECUTIVE SESSION (No Public Discussion on These Items) The Commission will announce it will go into closed session pursuant to Chapter 551 of the Texas Government Code, to receive advice from Legal Counsel, or to discuss matters of litigation and personnel matters as specifically listed on this agenda. If necessary, the Commission will go into closed session, as permitted by law, regarding any item on this agenda. CALL TO ORDER CITIZENS COMMUNICATION: GENERAL The first ten (10) speakers who register to speak no later than noon the day before the meeting will each be allowed a three-minute allotment to address their concerns regarding items not posted on the agenda. a. Approve the minutes from the Municipal Civil Service Commission regular meeting on 1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES November 8, 2021. 2. HEARING a. Conduct a hearing on the appeal filed by Charles Felipa regarding their Denial of Promotion from the Public Works Department. b. Deliberate in open session or closed session, pursuant to 551.074 of the Texas Government Code (personnel exception), on the appeal filed Charles Felipa regarding their Denial of Promotion from the Public Works Department. c. Possible action and decision on the appeal filed by Charles Felipa regarding their Denial of Promotion from the Public Works Department. 3. OLD BUSINESS a. Discussion of the Municipal Civil Service Commission recommendation to City Council (Recommendation 20191108-04B) regarding the review of granted denial of promotion and discharge appeals. b. Discussion and review of the Municipal Civil Service Rules to provide input to the Municipal Civil Service Director. c. Discussion and possible action on future meeting dates, times, and locations. 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 Matthew Chustz of 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 Municipal Civil Service Commission, please contact Matthew Chustz at 512-974-2859.

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Item 1 - Draft Minutes 11/8/2021 Meeting original pdf

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MUNICIPAL CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION MEETING MINUTES Monday, November 8, 2021 REGULAR MEETING Monday, November 8, 2021 MUNICIPAL CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION MINUTES The Municipal Civil Service Commission convened in a regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, November 8, 2021 at the Human Resources Department, Learning & Research Center (LRC) 5202 E. Ben White Blvd., Suite 500, Austin, TX 78741. Chair Peréz-Wiseley called the Commission meeting to order at 9:32 a.m. Commissioners in Attendance: Teresa Peréz-Wiseley, Chair Melissa Rogers, Vice-Chair Andy Mormon Kevin Mullen Commissioners Absent: McKenzie Frazier Staff in Attendance: Matthew Chustz, Municipal Civil Service Administrator April Shaw, Municipal Civil Service Coordinator Jennifer Stanko, Municipal Civil Service Coordinator Oscar Gonzales, IT Systems Administrator 1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES October 25, 2021. 2. OLD BUSINESS a. Approve the minutes from the Municipal Civil Service Commission regular meeting on The minutes of the October 25, 2021 regular meeting were approved on Commissioner Mullen’s motion, Vice-Chair Rogers’ second, on a vote of 4-0. a. Discussion of the Municipal Civil Service Commission recommendation to City Council (Recommendation 20191108-04B) regarding the review of granted denial of promotion and discharge appeals. Discussion was held on the recommendation to City Council regarding the review of granted denial of promotion and discharge appeals. 1 MUNICIPAL CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION MEETING MINUTES Monday, November 8, 2021 b. Discussion and review of the Municipal Civil Service Rules to provide input to the Municipal Civil Service Director. Discussion and review of the Municipal Civil Service Rules was held. Carol Guthrie, AFSCME, addressed the Commission regarding this item. c. Discussion and possible action on future meeting dates, times and locations. Discussion was held on future meeting dates, times and locations. 3. FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS The Commission requested a future agenda item for discussion and possible action regarding the Municipal Civil Service recommendation to City Council (Recommendation 20191108-04B) regarding the review of granted denial of promotion and discharge appeals. The Commission requested a future agenda item for discussion and review of the Municipal Civil Service Rules to provide input to the Municipal Civil Service Director. ADJOURNMENT Chair Peréz-Wiseley adjourned the meeting at 12:27 p.m. without objection. 2

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Item 3a - Letter to Council re: Recommendation 20191108-4B original pdf

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MUNICIPAL CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION August 10, 2020 Letter Regarding MCS Review Dear Mayor and Council: Sincerely, As you know, the Municipal Civil Service Commission sent a recommendation for council action dated November 8, 2019. We are not aware of any action that has been taken. Enclosed please find a copy of that letter and its attachments. Chair Pamela Lancaster Vice Chair Melissa Rogers Commissioner Rebecca Eisenbrey Commissioner Erika Kane Commissioner Teresa Peréz-Wiseley Teresa Peréz-Wiseley Pamela Lancaster MUNICIPAL CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION RECOMMENDATION 20191108-4B Date: November 8, 2019 Subject: Review and report of Municipal Civil Service Commission denial of promotion and discharge appeals. Motioned By: Pamela Lancaster, Chair Seconded By: Rebecca Eisenbrey, Commissioner Recommendation The Municipal Civil Service Commission recommends Council direct the appropriate City official to review granted denial of promotion and discharge appeals, gather data, and report the findings of the review back to the Commission. Description of Recommendation to Council The Commission requests that the City Council direct the appropriate City official to: 1) Identify each appeal that the Commission granted from an employee who sought to overturn a discharge or denial of promotion; 2) For each such granted appeal, identify the effect of the appeal, including but not limited to the employee's position, rate of pay and any other relevant information regarding the employee before and after the appeal was granted; 3) For each such employee who had an appeal granted, identify whether the employee is still employed with the City and if so, the employee's position; 4) For each such employee who had an appeal granted, identify whether the employee has applied for any promotions or transfers and, if so, the result of such application; 5) For each such employee who had an appeal granted, identify whether the employee has been disciplined or placed on a performance improvement plan, and, if so, the nature and outcome of such disciplinary action or performance improvement plan; and 6) Report the finding of such review back to the Commission Rationale: The MCS Commission is a five-member commission established by the City Charter that, among other things, hears appeals and makes final, binding decisions in the case of any municipal civil service employee who is discharged, suspended, demoted, denied a promotion, or put on disciplinary probation. The first appeal hearing heard by this Commission was in September 2014 and it has been approximately five years since that date. 1of2 The Commission …

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Dec. 13, 2021

Item 3c - 2022 MCS Commission Meeting Schedule original pdf

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2022 Municipal Civil Service Commission Regular Meeting Schedule Monday, January 10, 2022 Monday, July 11, 2022 Monday, January 24, 2022 Monday, July 25, 2022 Monday, February 14, 2022 Monday, August 8, 2022 Monday, February 28, 2022 Monday, August 22, 2022 Monday, March 14, 2022 Monday, September 12, 2022 Monday, March 28, 2022 Monday, September 26, 2022 Monday, April 11, 2022 Monday, October 10, 2022 Monday, April 25, 2022 Monday, October 24, 2022 Monday, May 9, 2022 Monday, November 14, 2022 Monday, May 23, 2022 Monday, December 12, 2022 Monday, June 13, 2022 Monday, June 27, 2022 Approved by Commission 9/27/21

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Nov. 8, 2021

Agenda original pdf

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MUNICIPAL CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION REGULAR MEETING MONDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2021 AT 9:30 A.M. Human Resources Department Learning and Research Center 5202 E. Ben White Blvd, Suite 500 Austin, Texas 78741 AGENDA EXECUTIVE SESSION (No Public Discussion on These Items) The Commission will announce it will go into closed session pursuant to Chapter 551 of the Texas Government Code, to receive advice from Legal Counsel, or to discuss matters of litigation and personnel matters as specifically listed on this agenda. If necessary, the Commission will go into closed session, as permitted by law, regarding any item on this agenda. CALL TO ORDER CITIZENS COMMUNICATION: GENERAL The first ten (10) speakers who register to speak no later than noon the day before the meeting will each be allowed a three-minute allotment to address their concerns regarding items not posted on the agenda. a. Approve the minutes from the Municipal Civil Service Commission regular meeting on 1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES October 25, 2021. 2. OLD BUSINESS a. Discussion of the Municipal Civil Service Commission recommendation to City Council (Recommendation 20191108-04B) regarding the review of granted denial of promotion and discharge appeals. b. Discussion and review of the Municipal Civil Service Rules to provide input to the Municipal Civil Service Director. c. Discussion and possible action on future meeting dates, times, and locations. 3. 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 of 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 Municipal Civil Service Commission, please contact Matthew Chustz at 512-974-2859.

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Nov. 8, 2021

Item 1a - Draft MCSC Minutes 20211025 original pdf

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MUNICIPAL CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION MEETING MINUTES Monday, October 25, 2021 REGULAR MEETING Monday, October 25, 2021 MUNICIPAL CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION MINUTES The Municipal Civil Service Commission convened in a regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, October 25, 2021, at the Human Resources Department, Learning & Research Center (LRC) 5202 E. Ben White Blvd., Suite 500, Austin, TX 78741. Chair Perez-Wiseley called the Commission meeting to order at 9:41 a.m. Commissioners in Attendance: Teresa Perez-Wiseley, Chair Kevin Mullen McKenzie Frazier Commissioners Absent: Melissa Rogers, Vice-Chair Andy Mormon Staff in Attendance: Matthew Chustz, Municipal Civil Service Administrator April Shaw, Municipal Civil Service Coordinator Jennifer Stanko, Municipal Civil Service Coordinator Mecia Griffin, Civil Service Coordinator Michael Sullivan, Civil Service Coordinator Omar Francia, IT Systems Administrator 1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES September 27, 2021. 2. HEARING a. Approve the minutes from the Municipal Civil Service Commission regular meeting on The minutes of the September 27, 2021, regular meeting were approved on Commissioner Mullen’s motion, Commissioner Frazier’s second, on a vote of 3-0. a. Conduct a hearing on the appeal filed by Alex Shahidi regarding their Discharge from the Austin Code Department. A hearing was conducted on the appeal filed by Alex Shahidi regarding their Discharge from the Austin Code Department. 1 MUNICIPAL CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION MEETING MINUTES Monday, October 25, 2021 b. Deliberate in open or closed session, pursuant to 551.074 of the Texas Government Code (personnel exception), regarding the appeal of Alex Shahidi regarding their Discharge from the Austin Code Department. Chair Perez-Wiseley recessed the Municipal Civil Service Commission meeting to go into closed session at 4:47 p.m. The Commission deliberated in closed session on the appeal filed by Alex Shahidi regarding their Discharge from the Austin Code Department. Closed session ended and Chair Perez-Wiseley called the Municipal Civil Service Commission meeting back to order at 5:25 p.m. c. Possible action and decision on the appeal filed by Alex Shahidi regarding their Discharge from the Austin Code Department. The motion to deny Alex Shahidi’s appeal and uphold the decision made by the City of Austin in the Discharge of Alex Shahidi was approved on Chair Perez-Wiseley's motion, Commissioner Frazier’s second, on a vote of 3-0. 3. OLD BUSINESS a. Discussion and possible action on the Municipal Civil Service Commission recommendation to City Council (Recommendation 20191108-04B) regarding the review of granted denial of promotion and discharge appeals. This item was postponed until the November 8, 2021 …

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Nov. 8, 2021

Item 2a - Letter to Council RE Recommendation original pdf

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MUNICIPAL CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION August 10, 2020 Letter Regarding MCS Review Dear Mayor and Council: Sincerely, As you know, the Municipal Civil Service Commission sent a recommendation for council action dated November 8, 2019. We are not aware of any action that has been taken. Enclosed please find a copy of that letter and its attachments. Chair Pamela Lancaster Vice Chair Melissa Rogers Commissioner Rebecca Eisenbrey Commissioner Erika Kane Commissioner Teresa Peréz-Wiseley Teresa Peréz-Wiseley Pamela Lancaster MUNICIPAL CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION RECOMMENDATION 20191108-4B Date: November 8, 2019 Subject: Review and report of Municipal Civil Service Commission denial of promotion and discharge appeals. Motioned By: Pamela Lancaster, Chair Seconded By: Rebecca Eisenbrey, Commissioner Recommendation The Municipal Civil Service Commission recommends Council direct the appropriate City official to review granted denial of promotion and discharge appeals, gather data, and report the findings of the review back to the Commission. Description of Recommendation to Council The Commission requests that the City Council direct the appropriate City official to: 1) Identify each appeal that the Commission granted from an employee who sought to overturn a discharge or denial of promotion; 2) For each such granted appeal, identify the effect of the appeal, including but not limited to the employee's position, rate of pay and any other relevant information regarding the employee before and after the appeal was granted; 3) For each such employee who had an appeal granted, identify whether the employee is still employed with the City and if so, the employee's position; 4) For each such employee who had an appeal granted, identify whether the employee has applied for any promotions or transfers and, if so, the result of such application; 5) For each such employee who had an appeal granted, identify whether the employee has been disciplined or placed on a performance improvement plan, and, if so, the nature and outcome of such disciplinary action or performance improvement plan; and 6) Report the finding of such review back to the Commission Rationale: The MCS Commission is a five-member commission established by the City Charter that, among other things, hears appeals and makes final, binding decisions in the case of any municipal civil service employee who is discharged, suspended, demoted, denied a promotion, or put on disciplinary probation. The first appeal hearing heard by this Commission was in September 2014 and it has been approximately five years since that date. 1of2 The Commission …

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