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Aug. 10, 2020

Agenda original pdf

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Regular Meeting of the Municipal Civil Service Commission Monday, August 10, 2020 at 9:30 a.m. Municipal Civil Service Commission meeting to be held Monday, August 10, 2020 with Social Distancing Modifications Public comment will be allowed via telephone; no in-person input will be allowed. All speakers must register in advance (Sunday, August 9, 2020 by Noon). All public comment will occur at the beginning of the meeting. To speak remotely at the August 10, 2020 Municipal Civil Service Commission Meeting, residents must: • Call or email the board liaison at (512) 974-2859 or matthew.chustz@austintexas.gov no later than noon, Sunday, August 9, 2020 (the day before the scheduled meeting). The information required is the speaker name, item number(s) they wish to speak on, whether they are for/against/neutral, and a telephone number or email address. • Once a request to speak has been called in or emailed to the board liaison, residents will receive either an email or phone call providing the telephone number to call on the day of the scheduled meeting. • Speakers must call in at least 15 minutes prior to meeting start in order to speak, late callers will not be accepted and will not be able to speak. • Speakers will be placed in a queue until their time to speak. • Handouts or other information may be emailed to matthew.chustz@austintexas.gov by Noon on Sunday, August 9, 2020, the day before the scheduled meeting. This information will be provided to Commission members in advance of the meeting. • If this meeting is broadcast live, residents may watch the meeting here: http://www.austintexas.gov/page/watch-atxn-live MUNICIPAL CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION REGULAR MEETING Monday, August 10, 2020 at 9:30 a.m. VIA VIDEOCONFERENCING 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 1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES Approve the minutes from the Municipal Civil Service Commission regular meeting on July 27, 2020. 2. HEARING a. Conduct a hearing on the appeal filed by Aaron Scott regarding their Discharge from the Building Services Department. b. Deliberate in open session or closed session, pursuant to …

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Aug. 10, 2020

Item 1 MCSC Meeting Minutes 2020.07.27 - DRAFT original pdf

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MUNICIPAL CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION MEETING MINUTES Monday, July 27, 2020 REGULAR MEETING Monday, July 27, 2020 MUNICIPAL CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION MINUTES The Municipal Civil Service Commission convened in a regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, July 27, 2020 via videoconferencing. Vice-Chair Rogers called the Commission meeting to order at 9:43 a.m. Commissioners in Attendance: Melissa Rogers, Vice-Chair Rebecca Eisenbrey Erika Kane Teresa Peréz-Wiseley Commissioners Absent: Pamela Lancaster, Chair Staff in Attendance: Matthew Chustz, Municipal Civil Service Administrator April Shaw, Municipal Civil Service Coordinator Lisa Rodriguez, Municipal Civil Service Coordinator 1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES a. Approve the minutes of the Municipal Civil Service Commission regular meeting of July 13, 2020. The minutes of the July 13, 2020 regular meeting were approved on Vice-Chair Rogers’ motion, Commissioner Peréz-Wiseley’s second, on a vote of 4-0. 3. NEW BUSINESS a. Discussion and possible action regarding nomination and recommendation of Chair of the Commission. Vice-Chair Rogers proposed postponing this item to the next meeting of the Commission. Hearing no objections, the item was postponed. 1 MUNICIPAL CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION MEETING MINUTES Monday, July 27, 2020 b. Discussion and possible action regarding election of a Vice-Chair of the MCS Commission. Vice-Chair Rogers proposed postponing this item to the next meeting of the Commission. Hearing no objections, the item was postponed. c. Discussion regarding MCS Commission Records Management. Discussion was held regarding MCS Commission Records Management. 4. OLD BUSINESS a. Discussion and possible action on the MCS Recommendation to City Council (Recommendation 20191108-04B) regarding the review of granted denial of promotion and discharge appeals, to address the concerns brought forth by Michael Girod during Citizens Communication on February 24, 2020. Discussion was held regarding Recommendation 20191108-04B. The Commission directed their attorney to draft communication and bring to a future Commission meeting. b. Discussion and possible action on future meeting dates, times and locations Discussion was held on future meeting dates, times, and locations. The motion to convene MCS Commission meetings held via videoconferencing at 9:00 a.m. beginning with the August 24, 2020 meeting, was approved on Vice-Chair Rogers’ motion, Commissioner Peréz-Wiseley second, on vote of 4-0. 5. FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS Public Comment / Speakers: Christina Ortiz addressed the Commission regarding their decision in the matter of the Discharge of Lindsey Randall from the Austin Public Health Department. Carol Guthrie addressed the Commission regarding possible edits to the Municipal Civil Service Rules related to denial of promotions and asked …

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Item 3c Commission Recommendation 20191108-4b original pdf

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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 has received information that some employees who have had appeals granted may have suffered negative consequences. The Commission believes that a review of its rulings is appropriate. Pamela Lancaster, Chair; Melissa Rogers, Vice-Chair; Commissioner Rebecca Eisenbrey; Commissioner Teresa Perez-Wiseley Absent: Commissioner Lottie Dailey Vote For: Against: Abstain: Attest: 2 of2 MUNICIPAL CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION November 8, 2019 Letter Regarding MCS Review Dear Mayor and Council: As you know, the Municipal Civil Service Commission is a five-member …

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Aug. 10, 2020

Item 3e 2020 MCSC Meeting Schedule original pdf

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2020 Municipal Civil Service Commission Regular Meeting Schedule Monday, January 13, 2020 Monday, July 13, 2020 Monday, January 27, 2020 Monday, July 27, 2020 Monday, February 10, 2020 Monday, August 10, 2020 Monday, February 24, 2020 Monday, August 24, 2020 Monday, March 9, 2020 Monday, September 14, 2020 Monday, March 23, 2020 Monday, September 28, 2020 Monday, April 13, 2020 Monday, October 12, 2020 Monday, April 27, 2020 Monday, October 26, 2020 Monday, May 11, 2020 Monday, November 9, 2020 Monday, June 8, 2020 Monday, December 14, 2020 Monday, June 22, 2020 Schedule approved at June 10, 2019 MCS Commission Meeting,

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July 27, 2020

Agenda original pdf

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Regular Meeting of the Municipal Civil Service Commission Monday, July 27, 2020 at 9:30 a.m. Municipal Civil Service Commission meeting to be held Monday, July 27, 2020 with Social Distancing Modifications Public comment will be allowed via telephone; no in-person input will be allowed. All speakers must register in advance (Sunday, July 26, 2020 by Noon). All public comment will occur at the beginning of the meeting. To speak remotely at the July 27, 2020 Municipal Civil Service Meeting, residents must: • Call or email the board liaison at (512) 974-2859 or matthew.chustz@austintexas.gov no later than noon, Sunday, July 26, 2020 (the day before the scheduled meeting). The information required is the speaker name, item number(s) they wish to speak on, whether they are for/against/neutral, and a telephone number or email address. • Once a request to speak has been called in or emailed to the board liaison, residents will receive either an email or phone call providing the telephone number to call on the day of the scheduled meeting. • Speakers must call in at least 15 minutes prior to meeting start in order to speak, late callers will not be accepted and will not be able to speak. • Speakers will be placed in a queue until their time to speak. • Handouts or other information may be emailed to matthew.chustz@austintexas.gov by Noon on Sunday, July 26, 2020, the day before the scheduled meeting. This information will be provided to Commission members in advance of the meeting. • If this meeting is broadcast live, residents may watch the meeting here: http://www.austintexas.gov/page/watch-atxn-live MUNICIPAL CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION REGULAR MEETING Monday, July 27, 2020 at 9:30 a.m. VIA VIDEOCONFERENCING 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 1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES Approve the minutes from the Municipal Civil Service Commission regular meeting on July 13, 2020. 2. HEARING a. Conduct a hearing on the appeal filed by Alexander Luna regarding their Discharge from the Public Works Department. b. Deliberate in open session or closed session, pursuant to 551.074 …

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July 27, 2020

Item 1. MCSC Meeting Minutes 2020.07.13 - DRAFT original pdf

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MUNICIPAL CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION MEETING MINUTES Monday, July 13, 2020 REGULAR MEETING Monday, July 13, 2020 MUNICIPAL CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION MINUTES The Municipal Civil Service Commission convened in a regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, July 13, 2020 via videoconferencing. Chair Lancaster called the Commission meeting to order at 9:54 a.m. Commissioners in Attendance: Pamela Lancaster, Chair Melissa Rogers, Vice-Chair Rebecca Eisenbrey Erika Kane Teresa Perez-Wiseley Staff in Attendance: April Shaw, Municipal Civil Service Coordinator Lisa Rodriguez, Municipal Civil Service Coordinator Matthew Chustz, Municipal Civil Service Administrator 1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES a. Approve the minutes from the Municipal Civil Service Commission regular meeting on The minutes from the February 24, 2020 regular meeting were approved on Commissioner Eisenbrey’s motion, Chair Lancaster’s second, on a 5–0 vote. February 24, 2020. 2. HEARING a. Conduct a hearing on the appeal filed by Alan Limuel regarding their Disciplinary Probation from the Austin Resource Recovery Department. A hearing was conducted on the appeal filed by Alan Limuel regarding their Disciplinary Probation from the Austin Resource Recovery Department. b. Deliberate in open session or closed session, pursuant to 551.074 of the Texas Government Code (personnel exception), on the appeal filed by Alan Limuel regarding their Disciplinary Probation from the Austin Resource Recovery Department. 1 MUNICIPAL CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION MEETING MINUTES Monday, July 13, 2020 Chair Lancaster recessed the Municipal Civil Service Commission meeting to go into closed session at 6:33 p.m. The Commission deliberated in closed session on the appeal filed by Alan Limuel regarding their Disciplinary Probation from the Austin Resource Recovery Department. Closed session ended and Chair Lancaster called the Municipal Civil Service Commission meeting back to order at 7:32 p.m. c. Possible action and decision on the appeal filed by Alan Limuel regarding their Disciplinary Probation from the Austin Resource Recovery Department. The motion to deny Alan Limuel’s appeal and uphold the decision made by the City of Austin in the Disciplinary Probation of Alan Limuel was approved on Chair Lancaster’s motion, Commissioner Roger’s second, on a vote of 5-0. 3. NEW BUSINESS a. Discussion and possible action regarding approval of the 2019 Commission Annual Review. The motion to approve the 2019 Commission Annual Review was approved on Commissioner Perez-Wiseley’s motion, Commissioner Eisenbrey’s second, on a vote of 5-0. a. Discussion and possible action on future meeting dates, times, and locations. Discussion was held regarding future meeting dates, times, and locations. 4. OLD …

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Item 4.a.1. 20191108-4b Recommendation to Council (MCS Review) original pdf

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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 has received information that some employees who have had appeals granted may have suffered negative consequences. The Commission believes that a review of its rulings is appropriate. Pamela Lancaster, Chair; Melissa Rogers, Vice-Chair; Commissioner Rebecca Eisenbrey; Commissioner Teresa Perez-Wiseley Absent: Commissioner Lottie Dailey Vote For: Against: Abstain: Attest: 2 of2 MUNICIPAL CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION November 8, 2019 Letter Regarding MCS Review Dear Mayor and Council: As you know, the Municipal Civil Service Commission is a five-member …

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July 27, 2020

Item 4.b. 2020 MCS Commission Meeting Schedule original pdf

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2020 Municipal Civil Service Commission Regular Meeting Schedule Monday, January 13, 2020 Monday, July 13, 2020 Monday, January 27, 2020 Monday, July 27, 2020 Monday, February 10, 2020 Monday, August 10, 2020 Monday, February 24, 2020 Monday, August 24, 2020 Monday, March 9, 2020 Monday, September 14, 2020 Monday, March 23, 2020 Monday, September 28, 2020 Monday, April 13, 2020 Monday, October 12, 2020 Monday, April 27, 2020 Monday, October 26, 2020 Monday, May 11, 2020 Monday, November 9, 2020 Monday, June 8, 2020 Monday, December 14, 2020 Monday, June 22, 2020 Schedule approved at June 10, 2019 MCS Commission Meeting,

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Approved Minutes original pdf

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MUNICIPAL CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION MEETING MINUTES Monday, July 27, 2020 REGULAR MEETING Monday, July 27, 2020 MUNICIPAL CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION MINUTES The Municipal Civil Service Commission convened in a regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, July 27, 2020 via videoconferencing. Vice-Chair Rogers called the Commission meeting to order at 9:43 a.m. Commissioners in Attendance: Melissa Rogers, Vice-Chair Rebecca Eisenbrey Erika Kane Teresa Peréz-Wiseley Commissioners Absent: Pamela Lancaster, Chair Staff in Attendance: Matthew Chustz, Municipal Civil Service Administrator April Shaw, Municipal Civil Service Coordinator Lisa Rodriguez, Municipal Civil Service Coordinator 1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES a. Approve the minutes of the Municipal Civil Service Commission regular meeting of July 13, 2020. The minutes of the July 13, 2020 regular meeting were approved on Vice-Chair Rogers’ motion, Commissioner Peréz-Wiseley’s second, on a vote of 4-0. 3. NEW BUSINESS a. Discussion and possible action regarding nomination and recommendation of Chair of the Commission. Vice-Chair Rogers proposed postponing this item to the next meeting of the Commission. Hearing no objections, the item was postponed. 1 MUNICIPAL CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION MEETING MINUTES Monday, July 27, 2020 b. Discussion and possible action regarding election of a Vice-Chair of the MCS Commission. Vice-Chair Rogers proposed postponing this item to the next meeting of the Commission. Hearing no objections, the item was postponed. c. Discussion regarding MCS Commission Records Management. Discussion was held regarding MCS Commission Records Management. 4. OLD BUSINESS a. Discussion and possible action on the MCS Recommendation to City Council (Recommendation 20191108-04B) regarding the review of granted denial of promotion and discharge appeals, to address the concerns brought forth by Michael Girod during Citizens Communication on February 24, 2020. Discussion was held regarding Recommendation 20191108-04B. The Commission directed their attorney to draft communication and bring to a future Commission meeting. b. Discussion and possible action on future meeting dates, times and locations Discussion was held on future meeting dates, times, and locations. The motion to convene MCS Commission meetings held via videoconferencing at 9:00 a.m. beginning with the August 24, 2020 meeting, was approved on Vice-Chair Rogers’ motion, Commissioner Peréz-Wiseley’s second, on vote of 4-0. 5. FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS Public Comment: Christina Ortiz addressed the Commission regarding their decision in the matter of the Discharge of Lindsey Randall from the Austin Public Health Department. Carol Guthrie addressed the Commission regarding possible edits to the Municipal Civil Service Rules related to denial of promotions and asked the Commission …

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July 13, 2020

Agenda original pdf

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Regular Meeting of the Municipal Civil Service Commission Monday, July 13, 2020 at 9:30 a.m. Municipal Civil Service Commission meeting to be held Monday, July 13, 2020 with Social Distancing Modifications Public comment will be allowed via telephone; no in-person input will be allowed. All speakers must register in advance (Sunday, July 12, 2020 by Noon). All public comment will occur at the beginning of the meeting. To speak remotely at the July 13, 2020 Municipal Civil Service Meeting, residents must: • Call or email the board liaison at (512) 974-2859 or matthew.chustz@austintexas.gov no later than noon, Sunday, July 12, 2020 (the day before the scheduled meeting). The information required is the speaker name, item number(s) they wish to speak on, whether they are for/against/neutral, and a telephone number or email address. • Once a request to speak has been called in or emailed to the board liaison, residents will receive either an email or phone call providing the telephone number to call on the day of the scheduled meeting. • Speakers must call in at least 15 minutes prior to meeting start in order to speak, late callers will not be accepted and will not be able to speak. • Speakers will be placed in a queue until their time to speak. • Handouts or other information may be emailed to matthew.chustz@austintexas.gov by Noon on Sunday, July 12, 2020, the day before the scheduled meeting. This information will be provided to Commission members in advance of the meeting. • If this meeting is broadcast live, residents may watch the meeting here: http://www.austintexas.gov/page/watch-atxn-live MUNICIPAL CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION REGULAR MEETING Monday, July 13, 2020 at 9:30 a.m. VIA VIDEOCONFERENCING 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 1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES Approve the minutes from the Municipal Civil Service Commission regular meeting on February 24, 2020. 2. HEARING a. Conduct a hearing on the appeal filed by Alan Limuel regarding their Disciplinary Probation from the Austin Resource Recovery Department. b. Deliberate in open session or closed session, pursuant …

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Item 1 - 2020.02.24 DRAFT Minutes original pdf

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MUNICIPAL CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION MEETING MINUTES Monday, February 24, 2020 REGULAR MEETING Monday, February 24, 2020 MUNICIPAL CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION MINUTES The Municipal Civil Service Commission convened in a regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, February 24, 2020 at the HRD Learning and Research Center, 5202 E. Ben White Blvd., Suite 500, in Austin, Texas. Chair Lancaster called the Commission meeting to order at 9:31 a.m. Commissioners in Attendance: Pamela Lancaster, Chair Melissa Rogers, Vice-Chair Teresa Perez-Wiseley Commissioners Absent: Rebecca Eisenbrey Staff in Attendance: April Shaw, Municipal Civil Service Coordinator Matthew Chustz, Municipal Civil Service Administrator Danny Villalpando, IT Network Administrator, Sr. CITIZENS COMMUNICATION: GENERAL Michael Girod addressed the Commission regarding irregularities in the hiring process at the Public Works Department. Javier Martinez donated his time to Mr. Girod. 1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES January 27, 2020. a. Approve the minutes from the Municipal Civil Service Commission regular meeting on The minutes from the January 27, 2020 regular meeting were approved on Vice-Chair Rogers’ motion, Commissioner Perez-Wiseley’s second, on a 3–0 vote. 1 MUNICIPAL CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION MEETING MINUTES Monday, February 24, 2020 2. HEARING a. Conduct a hearing on the appeal filed by Lindsey Randall regarding their Discharge from the Austin Public Health Department. A hearing was conducted on the appeal filed by Lindsey Randall regarding their Discharge from the Austin Public Health Department. b. Deliberate in open session or closed session, pursuant to 551.074 of the Texas Government Code (personnel exception), on the appeal filed by Lindsey Randall regarding their Discharge from the Austin Public Health Department. Chair Lancaster recessed the Municipal Civil Service Commission meeting to go into closed session at 4:30 p.m. The Commission deliberated in closed session on the appeal filed by Lindsey Randall regarding their Discharge from the Austin Public Health Department. Closed session ended and Chair Lancaster called the Municipal Civil Service Commission meeting back to order at 4:48 p.m. c. Possible action and decision on the appeal filed by Lindsey Randall regarding their Discharge from the Austin Public Health Department. The motion to grant Lindsey Randall’s appeal, rescind the Discharge and restore Ms. Randall to their Position, issue Ms. Randall a lesser level of Disciplinary Action of a four-day Suspension, and award any pay or other benefits lost as a result of the Discharge, was approved on Chair Lancaster’s motion, Commissioner Perez-Wiseley’s second, on a vote of 3-0. 3. NEW BUSINESS a. Staff briefing …

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Item 3a - DRAFT Annual Report original pdf

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Annual Internal Review This report covers the time period of 1/1/2019 to 12/31/2019 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. (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. Annual Review and Work Plan Municipal Civil Service Commission - 2019 Page # 2 …

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Item 4a - 2020 MCSC Meeting Schedule original pdf

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2020 Municipal Civil Service Commission Regular Meeting Schedule Monday, January 13, 2020 Monday, July 13, 2020 Monday, January 27, 2020 Monday, July 27, 2020 Monday, February 10, 2020 Monday, August 10, 2020 Monday, February 24, 2020 Monday, August 24, 2020 Monday, March 9, 2020 Monday, September 14, 2020 Monday, March 23, 2020 Monday, September 28, 2020 Monday, April 13, 2020 Monday, October 12, 2020 Monday, April 27, 2020 Monday, October 26, 2020 Monday, May 11, 2020 Monday, November 9, 2020 Monday, June 8, 2020 Monday, December 14, 2020 Monday, June 22, 2020 Schedule approved at June 10, 2019 MCS Commission Meeting,

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Approved Minutes original pdf

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MUNICIPAL CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION MEETING MINUTES Monday, July 13, 2020 REGULAR MEETING Monday, July 13, 2020 MUNICIPAL CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION MINUTES The Municipal Civil Service Commission convened in a regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, July 13, 2020 via videoconferencing. Chair Lancaster called the Commission meeting to order at 9:54 a.m. Commissioners in Attendance: Pamela Lancaster, Chair Melissa Rogers, Vice-Chair Rebecca Eisenbrey Erika Kane Teresa Perez-Wiseley Staff in Attendance: April Shaw, Municipal Civil Service Coordinator Lisa Rodriguez, Municipal Civil Service Coordinator Matthew Chustz, Municipal Civil Service Administrator 1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES a. Approve the minutes from the Municipal Civil Service Commission regular meeting on The minutes from the February 24, 2020 regular meeting were approved on Commissioner Eisenbrey’s motion, Chair Lancaster’s second, on a 5–0 vote. February 24, 2020. 2. HEARING a. Conduct a hearing on the appeal filed by Alan Limuel regarding their Disciplinary Probation from the Austin Resource Recovery Department. A hearing was conducted on the appeal filed by Alan Limuel regarding their Disciplinary Probation from the Austin Resource Recovery Department. b. Deliberate in open session or closed session, pursuant to 551.074 of the Texas Government Code (personnel exception), on the appeal filed by Alan Limuel regarding their Disciplinary Probation from the Austin Resource Recovery Department. 1 MUNICIPAL CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION MEETING MINUTES Monday, July 13, 2020 Chair Lancaster recessed the Municipal Civil Service Commission meeting to go into closed session at 6:33 p.m. The Commission deliberated in closed session on the appeal filed by Alan Limuel regarding their Disciplinary Probation from the Austin Resource Recovery Department. Closed session ended and Chair Lancaster called the Municipal Civil Service Commission meeting back to order at 7:32 p.m. c. Possible action and decision on the appeal filed by Alan Limuel regarding their Disciplinary Probation from the Austin Resource Recovery Department. The motion to deny Alan Limuel’s appeal and uphold the decision made by the City of Austin in the Disciplinary Probation of Alan Limuel was approved on Chair Lancaster’s motion, Commissioner Roger’s second, on a vote of 5-0. 3. NEW BUSINESS a. Discussion and possible action regarding approval of the 2019 Commission Annual Review. The motion to approve the 2019 Commission Annual Review was approved on Commissioner Perez-Wiseley’s motion, Commissioner Eisenbrey’s second, on a vote of 5-0. 4. OLD BUSINESS a. Discussion and possible action on future meeting dates, times, and locations. Discussion was held regarding future meeting dates, times, and …

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Feb. 24, 2020

Agenda original pdf

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MUNICIPAL CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION REGULAR MEETING Monday, February 24, 2020 at 9:30 a.m. HRD 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 (Citizens will each be allowed three minutes to address the Commission regarding any item before or during the Commission’s consideration of the item.) a. Approve the minutes from the Municipal Civil Service Commission regular meeting on January 1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES 27, 2020. 2. HEARING a. Conduct a hearing on the appeal filed by Lindsey Randall regarding their Discharge from the Austin Public Health Department. b. Deliberate in open session or closed session, pursuant to 551.074 of the Texas Government Code (personnel exception), on the appeal filed by Lindsey Randall regarding their Discharge from the Austin Public Health Department. c. Possible action and decision on the appeal filed by Lindsey Randall regarding their Discharge from the Austin Public Health Department. 3. NEW BUSINESS a. Discussion and possible action regarding a recommendation of MCS Commission Chair to the Austin City Council Audit and Finance Committee. 4. OLD BUSINESS a. Staff presentation and discussion regarding the MCS Commissioner appointment process. b. 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 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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Jan. 27, 2020

Agenda original pdf

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MUNICIPAL CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION REGULAR MEETING Monday, January 27, 2020 at 9:30 a.m. HRD 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 (Citizens will each be allowed three minutes to address the Commission regarding any item before or during the Commission’s consideration of the item.) a. Approve the minutes from the Municipal Civil Service Commission special called meeting on 1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES November 8, 2019. 2. HEARING Austin Water Utility. a. Conduct a hearing on the appeal filed by Angelique Kincaid regarding their Discharge from the b. Deliberate in open session or closed session, pursuant to 551.074 of the Texas Government Code (personnel exception), on the appeal filed by Angelique Kincaid regarding their Discharge from the Austin Water Utility. c. Possible action and decision on the appeal filed by Angelique Kincaid regarding their Discharge from the Austin Water Utility. 3. NEW BUSINESS a. Staff briefing and discussion regarding the MCS Commissioner Appointment process. b. Discussion and possible action regarding citizens communication at Commission meetings as governed by the MCS Commission bylaws and Texas Open Meetings Act. 4. OLD BUSINESS a. Discussion regarding potential edits to the Municipal Civil Service Rules. b. 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 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 Sylba Everett of the Human Resources Department, at 512-974-3473, 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 Sylba Everett at 512-974-3473.

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Jan. 27, 2020

Agenda Addendum original pdf

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MUNICIPAL CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION REGULAR MEETING Monday, January 27, 2020 at 9:30 a.m. HRD Learning and Research Center 5202 E. Ben White Blvd, Suite 500 Austin, Texas 78741 AGENDA ADDENDUM 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. 3. NEW BUSINESS c. Discussion regarding City Council action related to Commissioner compensation. 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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Jan. 27, 2020

Approved Minutes original pdf

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MUNICIPAL CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION MEETING MINUTES Monday, January 27, 2020 REGULAR MEETING Monday, January 27, 2020 MUNICIPAL CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION MINUTES The Municipal Civil Service Commission convened in a regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, January 27, 2020 at the HRD Learning and Research Center, 5202 E. Ben White Blvd., Suite 500, in Austin, Texas. Vice-Chair Rogers called the Commission meeting to order at 9:45 a.m. Commissioners in Attendance: Melissa Rogers, Vice-Chair Rebecca Eisenbrey Teresa Perez-Wiseley Commissioners Absent: Pamela Lancaster, Chair Staff in Attendance: April Shaw, Municipal Civil Service Coordinator Matthew Chustz, Municipal Civil Service Administrator Monika Arvelo, Assistant Director Danny Villalpando, IT Network Administrator, Sr. CITIZENS COMMUNICATION: GENERAL None. 1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES November 8, 2019. a. Approve the minutes from the Municipal Civil Service Commission regular meetings on The minutes from the November 8, 2019 special called meeting were approved on Commissioner Eisenbrey’s motion, Commissioner Perez-Wiseley’s second on a 3–0 vote. 1 MUNICIPAL CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION MEETING MINUTES Monday, January 27, 2020 2. HEARING a. Conduct a hearing on the appeal filed by Angelique Kincaid regarding their Discharge from the Austin Water Utility. A hearing was conducted on the appeal filed by Angelique Kincaid regarding their Discharge from the Austin Water Utility. b. Deliberate in open session or closed session, pursuant to 551.074 of the Texas Government Code (personnel exception), on the appeal filed by Angelique Kincaid regarding their Discharge from the Austin Water Utility. Vice-Chair Rogers recessed the Municipal Civil Service Commission meeting to go into closed session at 3:54 p.m. The Commission deliberated in closed session on the appeal filed by Angelique Kincaid regarding their Discharge from the Austin Water Utility. Closed session ended and Vice-Chair Rogers called the Municipal Civil Service Commission meeting back to order at 4:10 p.m. c. Possible action and decision on the appeal filed by Angelique Kincaid regarding their Discharge from the Austin Water Utility. The motion to deny Angelique Kincaid’s appeal and uphold the decision made by the City of Austin in the Discharge of Angelique Kincaid was approved on Commissioner Perez-Wiseley’s motion; Commissioner Eisenbrey’s second on a vote of 3-0. 3. NEW BUSINESS a. Staff briefing and discussion regarding the MCS Commissioner Appointment process. Matthew Chustz, MCS Administrator, provided a briefing regarding the MCS Commissioner Appointment process. Discussion was held regarding the appointment process. b. Discussion and possible action regarding citizens communication at Commission meetings as governed by the MCS …

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