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Nov. 9, 2020

Agenda original pdf

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Versión en español a continuación. Regular Meeting of the Municipal Civil Service Commission Monday, November 9, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. Municipal Civil Service Commission to be held Monday, November 9, 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, November 8, 2020 by noon). All public comment will occur at the beginning of the meeting. To speak remotely at the Municipal Civil Service Commission Meeting, members of the public must: • Call or email the board liaison at matthew.chustz@austintexas.gov or (512) 974-2859 no later than noon, (the day before the 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 the day before the scheduled meeting. This information will be provided to Board and 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 Reunión del Municipal Civil Service Commission Lunes, Noviembre 9, 2020 a 9:00 a.m. La junta se llevará con modificaciones de distanciamiento social Se permitirán comentarios públicos por teléfono; no se permitirá ninguna entrada en persona. Todos los oradores deben registrarse con anticipación (Domingo, Noviembre 8, 2020 antes del mediodía). Todos los comentarios públicos se producirán al comienzo de la reunión. Para hablar de forma remota en la reunión, los miembros del público deben: • Llame o un envíe correo en matthew.chustz@austintexas.gov or (512) 974-2859 a más tardar al mediodía (el día antes de la reunión). La información requerida es el nombre del orador, los números de artículo sobre los que desean hablar, si están a favor / en contra / neutrales, y un número de teléfono o dirección de correo electrónico. electrónico enlace junta de la al • Una vez …

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Nov. 9, 2020

Item 1 - Draft Minutes original pdf

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MUNICIPAL CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION MEETING MINUTES Monday, October 26, 2020 REGULAR MEETING Monday, October 26, 2020 MUNICIPAL CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION MINUTES The Municipal Civil Service Commission convened in a regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, October 26, 2020 via videoconferencing. Chair Lancaster called the Commission meeting to order at 9:09 a.m. Commissioners in Attendance: Pamela Lancaster, Chair Melissa Rogers, Vice-Chair Erika Kane Teresa Peréz-Wiseley Commissioners Absent: Rebecca Eisenbrey Staff in Attendance: Matthew Chustz, Municipal Civil Service Administrator April Shaw, Municipal Civil Service Coordinator Mecia Griffin, Civil Service Coordinator 1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES a. Approve the minutes of the Municipal Civil Service Commission regular meeting of August 10, 2020. The minutes of the August 10, 2020 regular meeting were approved on Commissioner Peréz-Wiseley’s motion, Vice-Chair Rogers’ second, on a vote of 4-0. 3. OLD BUSINESS a. Discussion and possible action regarding nomination and recommendation of Chair of the MCS Commission. The recommendation of Commissioner Teresa Peréz-Wiseley as Chair of the MCS Commission was approved on Chair Lancaster’s motion, Commissioner Kane’s second, on a vote of 4-0. 1 MUNICIPAL CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION MEETING MINUTES Monday, October 26, 2020 b. Discussion and possible action regarding election of a Vice-Chair of the MCS Commission. The election of Commissioner Melissa Rogers as Vice-Chair of the MCS was approved on Commissioner Peréz-Wiseley’s motion, Chair Lancaster’s second, on a vote of 4-0. c. 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. This item was postponed. d. Discussion and review of the Municipal Civil Service Rules to provide input to the Municipal Civil Service Director. This item was postponed. e. Discussion and possible action on future meeting dates, times and locations. Discussion was held on future meeting dates, times, and locations. The motion to approve the 2021 meeting calendar as amended was made on Chair Lancaster’s motion, Vice-Chair Rogers’ second, on vote of 4-0. The following 2021 meeting dates were added to the Municipal Civil Service Commission’s calendar: Monday, January 11, 2021 Monday, January 25, 2021 Monday, February 8, 2021 Monday, February 22, 2021 Monday, March 8, 2021 Monday, March 22, 2021 Monday, April 12, 2021 Monday, April 26, 2021 Monday, May 10, 2021 Monday, May 24, 2021 Monday, June 14, 2021 Monday, June 28, 2021 Monday, July 12, 2021 Monday, July 26, 2021 Monday, August 9, 2021 Monday, August 23, 2021 Monday, …

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Nov. 9, 2020

Item 3a - Letter to Council 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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Nov. 9, 2020

Item 3d - Final 2021 MCSC Schedule original pdf

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2021 Municipal Civil Service Commission Regular Meeting Schedule Monday, January 11, 2021 Monday, June 28, 2021 Monday, January 25, 2021 Monday, July 12, 2021 Monday, February 8, 2021 Monday, July 26, 2021 Monday, February 22, 2021 Monday, August 9, 2021 Monday, March 8, 2021 Monday, August 23, 2021 Monday, March 22, 2021 Monday, September 13, 2021 Monday, April 12, 2021 Monday, September 27, 2021 Monday, April 26, 2021 Monday, October 11, 2021 Monday, May 10, 2021 Monday, October 25, 2021 Monday, May 24, 2021 Monday, November 8, 2021 Monday, June 14, 2021 Monday, December 13, 2021 The 2021 MCS Commission Meeting Schedule was approved at the October 26, 2020 MCS Commission meeting.

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Oct. 26, 2020

Agenda original pdf

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Regular Meeting of the Municipal Civil Service Commission Monday, October 26, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. Municipal Civil Service Commission meeting to be held Monday, October 26, 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, October 25, 2020 by Noon). All public comment will occur at the beginning of the meeting. To speak remotely at the October 26, 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, October 25, 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, October 25, 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 Reunión del Municipal Civil Service Commission Lunes, Octubre 26, 2020 a 9:00 a.m. La junta se llevará con modificaciones de distanciamiento social. Se permitirán comentarios públicos por teléfono; no se permitirá ninguna entrada en persona. Todos los oradores deben registrarse con anticipación (Domingo 25 de Octubre, 2020 antes del mediodía). Todos los comentarios públicos se producirán al comienzo de la reunión. Para hablar de forma remota en la reunión, los residentes deben: • Llame o envíe un correo electrónico al enlace de la junta en (512) 974-2859 o matthew.chustz@austintexas.gov a más tardar al mediodía (el día antes de la reunión). La información requerida es el nombre del orador, los números de artículo sobre los que desean hablar, si están a favor / en contra / neutrales, y un número de teléfono o dirección de correo electrónico. • …

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Oct. 26, 2020

Item 1 MCSC DRAFT Meeting Minutes 2020.08.10 original pdf

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MUNICIPAL CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION MEETING MINUTES Monday, August 10, 2020 REGULAR MEETING Monday, August 10, 2020 MUNICIPAL CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION MINUTES The Municipal Civil Service Commission convened in a regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, August 10, 2020 via videoconferencing. Vice Chair Rogers called the Commission meeting to order at 9:38 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 1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES a. Approve the minutes of the Municipal Civil Service Commission regular meeting of July 27, 2020. The minutes of the July 27, 2020 regular meeting were approved on Vice Chair Rogers’ motion, Commissioner Eisenbrey’s second, on a vote of 4-0. 2. HEARING a. Conduct a hearing on the appeal filed by Aaron Scott regarding their Discharge from the Building Services Department. A hearing was conducted on the appeal filed by Aaron Scott regarding their Discharge from the Building Services Department. b. Deliberate in open or closed session, pursuant to 551.074 of the Texas Government Code (personnel exception), regarding the appeal of Aaron Scott regarding their Discharge from the Building Services Department. 1 MUNICIPAL CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION MEETING MINUTES Monday, August 10, 2020 Vice Chair Rogers recessed the Municipal Civil Service Commission meeting to go into closed session at 11:20 a.m. The Commission deliberated in closed session on the appeal filed by Aaron Scott regarding their Discharge from the Building Services Department. Closed session ended and Vice Chair Rogers called the Municipal Civil Service Commission meeting back to order at 11:53 a.m. c. Possible action and decision regarding the appeal of Aaron Scott regarding their Discharge from the Building Services Department. The motion to deny Aaron Scott’s appeal and uphold the decision made by the City of Austin in the Discharge of Aaron Scott was approved on Commissioner Peréz- Wiseley’s motion, Commissioner Kane’s second, on a vote of 4-0. 3. OLD 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. b. Discussion and possible action regarding election of a Vice-Chair of the Municipal Civil Service Commission. Vice Chair Rogers proposed postponing this item to the next meeting of the Commission. Hearing no objections, the item was …

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Oct. 26, 2020

Item 3.c 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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Oct. 26, 2020

Item 3.e 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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Oct. 26, 2020

20201026-03A: Nomination of Chair of the MCS Commission original pdf

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MUNICIPAL CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION RECOMMENDATION No. 20201026-03A October 26, 2020 Seconded By: Erika Kane, Commissioner Nomination of Chair of the Municipal Civil Service Commission Date: Subject: Motioned By: Pamela Lancaster, Chair Recommendation The Municipal Civil Service (MCS) Commission recommends the appointment of Teresa Peréz- Wiseley as Chair of the Municipal Civil Service Commission. Description of Recommendation to Council The Municipal Civil Service Commission has nominated Teresa Peréz-Wiseley as Chair of the Municipal Civil Service Commission for the remainder of the term identified in Council Resolution 20200611-058. 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. Vote: Approved on a 4-0 vote with 1 commission member absent. For: Absent: Rebecca Eisenbrey Attest: Matthew Chustz, MCS Commission Staff Liaison Pamela Lancaster, Chair Melissa Rogers, Vice-Chair Erika Kane Teresa Peréz -Wiseley 1 of 1 Matthew Chustz

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Oct. 26, 2020

Approved Minutes original pdf

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MUNICIPAL CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION MEETING MINUTES Monday, October 26, 2020 REGULAR MEETING Monday, October 26, 2020 MUNICIPAL CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION MINUTES The Municipal Civil Service Commission convened in a regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, October 26, 2020 via videoconferencing. Chair Lancaster called the Commission meeting to order at 9:09 a.m. Commissioners in Attendance: Pamela Lancaster, Chair Melissa Rogers, Vice-Chair Erika Kane Teresa Peréz-Wiseley Commissioners Absent: Rebecca Eisenbrey Staff in Attendance: Matthew Chustz, Municipal Civil Service Administrator April Shaw, Municipal Civil Service Coordinator Mecia Griffin, Civil Service Coordinator 1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES a. Approve the minutes of the Municipal Civil Service Commission regular meeting of August 10, 2020. The minutes of the August 10, 2020 regular meeting were approved on Commissioner Peréz-Wiseley’s motion, Vice-Chair Rogers’ second, on a vote of 4-0. 3. OLD BUSINESS a. Discussion and possible action regarding nomination and recommendation of Chair of the MCS Commission. The recommendation of Commissioner Teresa Peréz-Wiseley as Chair of the MCS Commission was approved on Chair Lancaster’s motion, Commissioner Kane’s second, on a vote of 4-0. 1 MUNICIPAL CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION MEETING MINUTES Monday, October 26, 2020 b. Discussion and possible action regarding election of a Vice-Chair of the MCS Commission. The election of Commissioner Melissa Rogers as Vice-Chair of the MCS was approved on Commissioner Peréz-Wiseley’s motion, Chair Lancaster’s second, on a vote of 4-0. c. 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. This item was postponed. d. Discussion and review of the Municipal Civil Service Rules to provide input to the Municipal Civil Service Director. This item was postponed. e. Discussion and possible action on future meeting dates, times and locations. Discussion was held on future meeting dates, times, and locations. The motion to approve the 2021 meeting calendar as amended was made on Chair Lancaster’s motion, Vice-Chair Rogers’ second, on vote of 4-0. The following 2021 meeting dates were added to the Municipal Civil Service Commission’s calendar: Monday, January 11, 2021 Monday, January 25, 2021 Monday, February 8, 2021 Monday, February 22, 2021 Monday, March 8, 2021 Monday, March 22, 2021 Monday, April 12, 2021 Monday, April 26, 2021 Monday, May 10, 2021 Monday, May 24, 2021 Monday, June 14, 2021 Monday, June 28, 2021 Monday, July 12, 2021 Monday, July 26, 2021 Monday, August 9, 2021 Monday, August 23, 2021 Monday, …

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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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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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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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Approved Minutes original pdf

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MUNICIPAL CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION MEETING MINUTES Monday, August 10, 2020 REGULAR MEETING Monday, August 10, 2020 MUNICIPAL CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION MINUTES The Municipal Civil Service Commission convened in a regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, August 10, 2020 via videoconferencing. Vice Chair Rogers called the Commission meeting to order at 9:38 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 1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES a. Approve the minutes of the Municipal Civil Service Commission regular meeting of July 27, 2020. The minutes of the July 27, 2020 regular meeting were approved on Vice Chair Rogers’ motion, Commissioner Eisenbrey’s second, on a vote of 4-0. 2. HEARING a. Conduct a hearing on the appeal filed by Aaron Scott regarding their Discharge from the Building Services Department. A hearing was conducted on the appeal filed by Aaron Scott regarding their Discharge from the Building Services Department. b. Deliberate in open or closed session, pursuant to 551.074 of the Texas Government Code (personnel exception), regarding the appeal of Aaron Scott regarding their Discharge from the Building Services Department. 1 MUNICIPAL CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION MEETING MINUTES Monday, August 10, 2020 Vice Chair Rogers recessed the Municipal Civil Service Commission meeting to go into closed session at 11:20 a.m. The Commission deliberated in closed session on the appeal filed by Aaron Scott regarding their Discharge from the Building Services Department. Closed session ended and Vice Chair Rogers called the Municipal Civil Service Commission meeting back to order at 11:53 a.m. c. Possible action and decision regarding the appeal of Aaron Scott regarding their Discharge from the Building Services Department. The motion to deny Aaron Scott’s appeal and uphold the decision made by the City of Austin in the Discharge of Aaron Scott was approved on Commissioner Peréz- Wiseley’s motion, Commissioner Kane’s second, on a vote of 4-0. 3. OLD 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. b. Discussion and possible action regarding election of a Vice-Chair of the Municipal Civil Service Commission. Vice Chair Rogers proposed postponing this item to the next meeting of the Commission. Hearing no objections, the item was …

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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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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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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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