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REGULAR MEETING OF THE MUNICIPAL CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION MONDAY, JUNE 10, 2024, AT 9:00 AM HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT, LEARNING AND RESEARCH CENTER 5202 E. BEN WHITE BLVD., SUITE 500, 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. John Umphress, Commissioner Mapi Vigil, Commissioner CURRENT COMMISSIONERS: Kevin Mullen, Chair Kavita Gupta, Vice Chair Melissa Rogers, Chair CALL TO ORDER AGENDA PUBLIC COMMUNICATION: GENERAL 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 1. Approve the minutes from the Municipal Civil Service Commission regular meeting on March 25, 2024. 2. Conduct a hearing on the appeal filed by Melissa Torres regarding their Demotion from PUBLIC HEARING Financial Services Department. 3. Deliberate in open session or closed session, pursuant to 551.074 of the Texas Government Code (personnel exception), on the appeal filed by Melissa Torres regarding their Demotion from the Financial Services Department. DISCUSSION AND ACTION ITEMS 4. Action and approval on the appeal filed by Melissa Torres regarding their Demotion from the Financial Services Department. 5. Discussion and action to approve future meeting dates, times, and locations. 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 …

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Item 1 - MCSC Meeting Minutes 03.25.2024 DRAFT original pdf

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MUNICIPAL CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION Monday, March 25, 2024 MEETING MINUTES MUNICIPAL CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION REGULAR MEETING MINUTES MONDAY, MARCH 25, 2024 The Municipal Civil Service Commission convened in a regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, March 25, 2024, at the Human Resources Department, Learning & Research Center (LRC) 5202 E. Ben White Blvd., Suite 500, Austin, TX 78741. Commissioners in Attendance: Kevin Mullen, Chair John Umphress Mapi Vigil Commissioners Absent: Kavita Gupta, Vice Chair Melissa Rogers Staff in Attendance: Nathan Brown, Assistant Director, HRD Matthew Chustz, Municipal & Civil Service Manager, HRD Abby Varela, Municipal Civil Service Coordinator, HRD Cyndi Gordon, Civil Service Coordinator, HRD Oscar Gonzales, IT Systems Administrator, HRD CALL TO ORDER Chair Kevin Mullen called the Commission meeting to order at 9:05 AM. PUBLIC COMMUNICATION: GENERAL APPROVAL OF MINUTES 1. Approve the minutes from the Municipal Civil Service Commission regular meeting on February 26, 2024. The minutes from the meeting of February 26, 2024, were approved on Commissioner Umphress’ motion, Commissioner Vigil’s second on a 3-0 vote. PUBLIC HEARING 2. Conduct a hearing on the appeal filed by Fulani Cunningham regarding their Disciplinary Probation from Austin Resource Recovery. A hearing was conducted on the appeal filed by Fulani Cunningham regarding their Disciplinary Probation from Austin Resource Recovery. 1 MUNICIPAL CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION Monday, March 25, 2024 MEETING MINUTES 3. Deliberate in open session or closed session, pursuant to 551.074 of the Texas Government Code (personnel exception), on the appeal filed by Fulani Cunningham regarding their Disciplinary Probation from the Austin Resource Recovery. Chair Mullen recessed the Municipal Civil Service Commission meeting to go to closed session at 4:00 PM. The Commission deliberated in closed session on the appeal filed by Fulani Cunningham regarding their Disciplinary Probation from Austin Resource Recovery. Closed session ended, and Chair Mullen called the Municipal Civil Service Commission meeting back to order at 4:52 PM. DISCUSSION AND ACTION ITEMS 4. Action and approval on the appeal filed by Fulani Cunningham regarding their Disciplinary Probation from Austin Resource Recovery. The motion to grant Fulani Cunningham’s appeal and rescind the decision made by the City of Austin in the Disciplinary Probation of Fulani Cunningham was approved on Commissioner Umphress’ motion, Commissioner Vigil’s second on a 3-0 vote. 5. Discussion and action to approve future meeting dates, times, and locations. Discussion was held regarding future meeting dates, times and locations. FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS Chair Mullen and Commissioner …

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REGULAR MEETING OF THE MUNICIPAL CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION MONDAY, MARCH 25, 2024, AT 9:00 A.M. HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT, LEARNING AND RESEARCH CENTER 5202 E. BEN WHITE BLVD., SUITE 500, 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: Kevin Mullen, Chair Kavita Gupta, Vice Chair Melissa Rogers, Chair CALL TO ORDER AGENDA PUBLIC COMMUNICATION: GENERAL John Umphress, Commissioner Mapi Vigil, 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 1. Approve the minutes from the Municipal Civil Service Commission regular meeting on February 26, 2024. PUBLIC HEARING 2. Conduct a hearing on the appeal filed by Fulani Cunningham regarding their Disciplinary Probation 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 Fulani Cunningham regarding their Disciplinary Probation from Austin Resource Recovery. DISCUSSION AND ACTION ITEMS 4. Action and approval on the appeal filed by Fulani Cunningham regarding their Disciplinary Probation from Austin Resource Recovery. 5. Discussion and action to approve future meeting dates, times, and locations. 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. …

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Item 1 - 02.26.24 MCSC Meeting Minutes DRAFT original pdf

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MUNICIPAL CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION Monday, February 26, 2024 MEETING MINUTES MUNICIPAL CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION REGULAR MEETING MONDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2024 MINUTES The Municipal Civil Service Commission convened in a regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, February 26, 2024, at the Human Resources Department, Learning & Research Center (LRC) 5202 E. Ben White Blvd., Suite 500, Austin, TX 78741. Commissioners in Attendance: Kevin Mullen, Chair Kavita Gupta, Vice Chair Andy Mormon John Umphress Commissioners Absent: McKenzie Frazier Staff in Attendance: Nathan Brown, Assistant Director, HRD Matthew Chustz, Municipal & Civil Service Manager, HRD Abby Varela, Municipal Civil Service Coordinator, HRD Cyndi Gordon, Civil Service Coordinator, HRD Sarah Williams, Civil Service Coordinator, HRD Tymber Dhans, Civil Service Coordinator, HRD Omar Francia, IT Systems Administrator, HRD CALL TO ORDER Chair Kevin Mullen called the Commission meeting to order at 9:05 AM. PUBLIC COMMUNICATION: GENERAL APPROVAL OF MINUTES 1. Approve the minutes from the Municipal Civil Service Commission regular meeting on December 18, 2023. The minutes from the meeting of December 18, 2023, were approved on Commissioner Umphress’ motion, Commissioner Mormon’s second on a 4-0 vote. 1 MUNICIPAL CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION Monday, February 26, 2024 MEETING MINUTES DISCUSSION ITEMS 2. Discussion regarding Municipal Civil Service Commissioner appointment process. Discussion was held regarding the Municipal Civil Service Commissioner appointment process. DISCUSSION AND ACTION ITEMS 3. Discussion and possible action regarding the recommendation to the Audit and Finance Committee of the Austin City Council for the Chair of the Municipal Civil Service Commission. Discussion was held regarding the recommendation of Chair of the Municipal Civil Service Commission. No action was taken. 4. Discussion and possible action regarding the election of Vice-Chair of the Municipal Civil Service Commission. The motion to appoint Commissioner Gupta as Vice Chair of the MCS Commission was approved on Umphress’ motion, Commissioner Mormon’s second on a vote of 3-0, with Commissioner Gupta abstaining. 5. Discussion and possible action to approve future meeting dates, times, and locations. Discussion was held regarding future meeting dates, times and locations. FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS Chair Mullen and Commissioner Gupta requested a future agenda item to discuss future meeting dates, times, and locations. ADJOURNMENT Chair Mullen adjourned the meeting at 9:21 AM without objection. 2

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Item 5 - 2024 MCSC Meeting Schedule original pdf

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2024 Municipal Civil Service Commission Regular Meeting Schedule January 8, 2024 January 22, 2024 July 8, 2024 July 22, 2024 February 12, 2024 August 12, 2024 February 26, 2024 August 26, 2024 March 11, 2024* September 9, 2024 March 25, 2024 September 23, 2024 October 14, 2024 October 28, 2024 November 18, 2024 December 9, 2024 April 8, 2024 April 22, 2024 May 13, 2024 June 10, 2024 June 24, 2024 MCS Commission Schedule approved on August 28, 2023. * Meeting cancelled at November 13, 2023 MCS Commission Meeting. 2024 MCS Commission Meeting Calendar January Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa 4 5 1 8 2 9 6 3 7 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 February Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa 5 6 1 8 3 2 4 9 10 7 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 May Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa 6 7 2 9 4 3 1 5 10 11 8 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 September Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa 4 6 2 9 7 5 3 1 8 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 June Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa 4 5 6 7 1 3 8 2 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 October Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa 7 1 8 5 4 3 2 6 10 11 12 9 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 March Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa 5 4 7 1 8 2 3 9 6 10 11* 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 *Cancelled at 11/13/23 meeting July Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa 5 4 1 8 2 9 6 3 7 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 …

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MUNICIPAL CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION Monday, March 25, 2024 MEETING MINUTES MUNICIPAL CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION REGULAR MEETING MINUTES MONDAY, MARCH 25, 2024 The Municipal Civil Service Commission convened in a regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, March 25, 2024, at the Human Resources Department, Learning & Research Center (LRC) 5202 E. Ben White Blvd., Suite 500, Austin, TX 78741. Commissioners in Attendance: Kevin Mullen, Chair John Umphress Mapi Vigil Commissioners Absent: Kavita Gupta, Vice Chair Melissa Rogers Staff in Attendance: Nathan Brown, Assistant Director, HRD Matthew Chustz, Municipal & Civil Service Manager, HRD Abby Varela, Municipal Civil Service Coordinator, HRD Cyndi Gordon, Civil Service Coordinator, HRD Oscar Gonzales, IT Systems Administrator, HRD CALL TO ORDER Chair Kevin Mullen called the Commission meeting to order at 9:05 AM. PUBLIC COMMUNICATION: GENERAL APPROVAL OF MINUTES 1. Approve the minutes from the Municipal Civil Service Commission regular meeting on February 26, 2024. The minutes from the meeting of February 26, 2024, were approved on Commissioner Umphress’ motion, Commissioner Vigil’s second on a 3-0 vote. PUBLIC HEARING 2. Conduct a hearing on the appeal filed by Fulani Cunningham regarding their Disciplinary Probation from Austin Resource Recovery. A hearing was conducted on the appeal filed by Fulani Cunningham regarding their Disciplinary Probation from Austin Resource Recovery. 1 MUNICIPAL CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION Monday, March 25, 2024 MEETING MINUTES 3. Deliberate in open session or closed session, pursuant to 551.074 of the Texas Government Code (personnel exception), on the appeal filed by Fulani Cunningham regarding their Disciplinary Probation from the Austin Resource Recovery. Chair Mullen recessed the Municipal Civil Service Commission meeting to go to closed session at 4:00 PM. The Commission deliberated in closed session on the appeal filed by Fulani Cunningham regarding their Disciplinary Probation from Austin Resource Recovery. Closed session ended, and Chair Mullen called the Municipal Civil Service Commission meeting back to order at 4:52 PM. DISCUSSION AND ACTION ITEMS 4. Action and approval on the appeal filed by Fulani Cunningham regarding their Disciplinary Probation from Austin Resource Recovery. The motion to grant Fulani Cunningham’s appeal and rescind the decision made by the City of Austin in the Disciplinary Probation of Fulani Cunningham was approved on Commissioner Umphress’ motion, Commissioner Vigil’s second on a 3-0 vote. 5. Discussion and action to approve future meeting dates, times, and locations. Discussion was held regarding future meeting dates, times and locations. FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS Chair Mullen and Commissioner …

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REGULAR MEETING OF THE MUNICIPAL CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION MONDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2024, AT 9:00 A.M. HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT, LEARNING AND RESEARCH CENTER 5202 E. BEN WHITE BLVD., SUITE 500, 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. Kavita Gupta, Commissioner McKenzie Frazier, Commissioner CURRENT COMMISSIONERS: Kevin Mullen, Chair Andy Mormon, Commissioner John Umphress, Commissioner CALL TO ORDER AGENDA PUBLIC COMMUNICATION: GENERAL 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 1. Approve the minutes from the Municipal Civil Service Commission regular meeting on December 18, 2023. DISCUSSION ITEMS Service Commission. ADJOURNMENT 2. Discussion regarding Municipal Civil Service Commissioner appointment process. DISCUSSION AND ACTION ITEMS 3. Discussion and possible action regarding the recommendation to the Audit and Finance Committee of the Austin City Council for the Chair of the Municipal Civil Service Commission. 4. Discussion and possible action regarding the election of Vice-Chair of the Municipal Civil 5. Discussion and possible action to approve future meeting dates, times, and locations. FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS 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 …

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Item 1 - MCSC 12/18/23 Meeting Minutes - DRAFT original pdf

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MUNICIPAL CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION Monday, December 18, 2023 MEETING MINUTES REGULAR MEETING MONDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2023 MUNICIPAL CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION MINUTES The Municipal Civil Service Commission convened in a regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, December 18, 2023, at the Human Resources Department, Learning & Research Center (LRC) 5202 E. Ben White Blvd., Suite 500, Austin, TX 78741. Commissioners in Attendance: Andy Mormon, Chair Kevin Mullen, Vice Chair John Umphress Kavita Gupta Commissioners Absent: McKenzie Frazier Staff in Attendance: Matthew Chustz, Municipal & Civil Service Manager, HRD April Roberts, Municipal Civil Service Coordinator, HRD Abby Varela, Municipal Civil Service Coordinator, HRD Cyndi Gordon, Civil Service Coordinator, HRD Sarah Williams, Civil Service Coordinator, HRD Omar Francia, IT Systems Administrator, HRD Teena Gray-Hale, Employee Relations, HRD CALL TO ORDER Chair Andy Mormon called the Commission meeting to order at 9:05 AM. PUBLIC COMMUNICATION: GENERAL APPROVAL OF MINUTES 1. Approve the minutes from the Municipal Civil Service Commission regular meeting on November 13, 2023. The minutes from the meeting of November 13, 2023, were approved on Vice Chair Mullen’s motion, Commissioner Umphress’ second on a 4-0 vote. 1 MUNICIPAL CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION Monday, December 18, 2023 MEETING MINUTES DISCUSSION AND ACTION ITEMS 3. Discussion and possible action regarding the Disciplinary Probation appeal filed by Colin Wright from the Austin Water Utility. After the appeal was filed, the Disciplinary Action was changed to a written reprimand. Carol Guthrie, Business Manager with AFSCME Local 1624 and representative for Colin Wright, addressed the commission regarding this item. Megan Mosby, Assistant City Attorney and representative for the Austin Water Utility, addressed the commission regarding this item. Discussion was held and no action was taken. EXECUTIVE SESSION 5. Discuss legal issues related to Item 3, discussion and possible action regarding the Disciplinary Probation appeal filed by Colin Wright from the Austin Water Utility. (Private consultation with legal counsel – Section 551.071 of the Texas Government Code). Chair Mormon recessed the Municipal Civil Service Commission meeting to go to closed session at 9:50 AM. The Commission deliberated received legal counsel in closed session on Item 3 of the agenda. Closed session ended, and Chair Mormon called the Municipal Civil Service Commission meeting back to order at 10:25 AM. STAFF BRIEFINGS 2. Staff briefing from the Human Resources Department regarding City of Austin procedures for investigations and disciplinary actions. Teena Gray-Hale, Employee Relations Division Manager with the Human Resources Department, provided …

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Item 5 - MCSC 2024 Meeting Schedule & Calendar original pdf

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2024 Municipal Civil Service Commission Regular Meeting Schedule January 8, 2024 January 22, 2024 July 8, 2024 July 22, 2024 February 12, 2024 August 12, 2024 February 26, 2024 August 26, 2024 March 11, 2024* September 9, 2024 March 25, 2024 September 23, 2024 October 14, 2024 October 28, 2024 November 18, 2024 December 9, 2024 April 8, 2024 April 22, 2024 May 13, 2024 June 10, 2024 June 24, 2024 MCS Commission Schedule approved on August 28, 2023. * Meeting cancelled at November 13, 2023 MCS Commission Meeting. 2024 MCS Commission Meeting Calendar 4 1 8 January Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa 6 3 7 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 2 9 5 February Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa 3 2 4 9 10 7 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 1 8 6 5 May Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa 4 3 1 5 10 11 8 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 2 9 6 7 4 2 9 September Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa 7 1 5 3 8 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 6 June Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa 1 8 2 3 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 6 4 5 7 October Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa 5 4 3 2 6 10 11 12 9 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 1 8 7 5 4 1 8 March Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa 2 3 9 6 10 11* 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 *Cancelled at 11/13/23 meeting 7 4 1 8 July Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa 6 3 7 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 …

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MUNICIPAL CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION Monday, February 26, 2024 MEETING MINUTES MUNICIPAL CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION REGULAR MEETING MONDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2024 MINUTES The Municipal Civil Service Commission convened in a regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, February 26, 2024, at the Human Resources Department, Learning & Research Center (LRC) 5202 E. Ben White Blvd., Suite 500, Austin, TX 78741. Commissioners in Attendance: Kevin Mullen, Chair Kavita Gupta, Vice Chair Andy Mormon John Umphress Commissioners Absent: McKenzie Frazier Staff in Attendance: Nathan Brown, Assistant Director, HRD Matthew Chustz, Municipal & Civil Service Manager, HRD Abby Varela, Municipal Civil Service Coordinator, HRD Cyndi Gordon, Civil Service Coordinator, HRD Sarah Williams, Civil Service Coordinator, HRD Tymber Dhans, Civil Service Coordinator, HRD Omar Francia, IT Systems Administrator, HRD CALL TO ORDER Chair Kevin Mullen called the Commission meeting to order at 9:05 AM. PUBLIC COMMUNICATION: GENERAL APPROVAL OF MINUTES 1. Approve the minutes from the Municipal Civil Service Commission regular meeting on December 18, 2023. The minutes from the meeting of December 18, 2023, were approved on Commissioner Umphress’ motion, Commissioner Mormon’s second on a 4-0 vote. 1 MUNICIPAL CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION Monday, February 26, 2024 MEETING MINUTES DISCUSSION ITEMS 2. Discussion regarding Municipal Civil Service Commissioner appointment process. Discussion was held regarding the Municipal Civil Service Commissioner appointment process. DISCUSSION AND ACTION ITEMS 3. Discussion and possible action regarding the recommendation to the Audit and Finance Committee of the Austin City Council for the Chair of the Municipal Civil Service Commission. Discussion was held regarding the recommendation of Chair of the Municipal Civil Service Commission. No action was taken. 4. Discussion and possible action regarding the election of Vice-Chair of the Municipal Civil Service Commission. The motion to appoint Commissioner Gupta as Vice Chair of the MCS Commission was approved on Umphress’ motion, Commissioner Mormon’s second on a vote of 3-0, with Commissioner Gupta abstaining. 5. Discussion and possible action to approve future meeting dates, times, and locations. Discussion was held regarding future meeting dates, times and locations. FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS Chair Mullen and Commissioner Gupta requested a future agenda item to discuss future meeting dates, times, and locations. ADJOURNMENT Chair Mullen adjourned the meeting at 9:21 AM without objection. The minutes were approved at the March 25, 2024, meeting on Commissioner Umphress’ motion, Commissioner Vigil’s second on a 3-0 vote, with Vice Chair Gupta and Commissioner Rogers absent. 2

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REGULAR MEETING OF THE MUNICIPAL CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 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 Kavita Gupta, 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 25, 2022. 1. Approve the minutes from the Municipal Civil Service Commission regular meeting on July PUBLIC HEARING 2. Conduct a hearing on the appeal filed by Raymond Armstrong 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 Raymond Armstrong regarding their Denial of Promotion from Austin Resource Recovery. 4. Possible action and decision on the appeal filed Raymond Armstrong regarding their Denial of Promotion from Austin Resource Recovery. DISCUSSION AND ACTION ITEMS 5. Discussion and possible action regarding a recommendation to the Municipal Civil Service Director regarding the interview process. 6. Discussion and possible action regarding the approval of the 2023 Municipal Civil Service regular meeting schedule. 7. Discussion and possible action on future meeting dates, times, and locations. FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS ADJOURNMENT The City of Austin is committed to compliance with the American with Disabilities Act. Reasonable modifications …

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Item 1 - DRAFT July 25, 2022 MCSC Mtg Minutes original pdf

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MUNICIPAL CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION Monday, July 25, 2022 MEETING MINUTES REGULAR MEETING MONDAY, JULY 25, 2022 MUNICIPAL CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION MINUTES The Municipal Civil Service Commission convened in a regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, July 25, 2022, at the Human Resources Department, Learning & Research Center (LRC) 5202 E. Ben White Blvd., Suite 500, Austin, TX 78741. Commissioner McKenzie Frazier called the Commission meeting to order at 9:32 a.m. Commissioners in Attendance: McKenzie Frazier, Vice Chair John Umphress Kavita Gupta Board Members/Commissioners in Attendance Remotely: Andy Mormon, Chair Commissioners Absent: Kevin Mullen Staff in Attendance: Matthew Chustz, Municipal & Civil Service Manager Jennifer Stanko, Municipal Civil Service Coordinator Mecia Griffin, Civil Service Coordinator Oscar Gonzales, IT Systems Administrator Angelica Gomez, Administrative Specialist APPROVAL OF MINUTES 1. Approve the minutes from the Municipal Civil Service Commission regular meeting on March 14, 2022. The minutes from the meeting of 3/14/2022 were approved on Commissioner Umphress’ motion, Commissioner Gupta’s second on a 4-0 vote. DISCUSSION AND ACTION ITEMS 7. Conduct officer election for the Vice Chair of the Municipal Civil Service Commission. The motion to elect Commissioner McKenzie Frazier as the Vice Chair of the Municipal Civil Service Commission was approved on Chair Mormon’s motion, Commissioner Umphress’ second on a vote of 4-0. 1 MUNICIPAL CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION Monday, July 25, 2022 MEETING MINUTES PUBLIC HEARINGS 2. Conduct a hearing on the appeal filed by Dayne Williams regarding their Denial of Promotion from Austin Resource Recovery. A hearing was conducted 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. Vice Chair Frazier recessed the Municipal Civil Service Commission meeting to go to closed session at 3:25 p.m. The Commission deliberated in closed session on the appeal filed by Dayne Williams regarding their Denial of Promotion from Austin Resource Recovery. Closed session ended and Vice Chair Frazier called the Municipal Civil Service Commission meeting back to order at 3:51 p.m. 4. Possible action and decision on the appeal filed by Dayne Williams regarding their Denial of Promotion from Austin Resource Recovery. The motion to deny Dayne Williams’ appeal and uphold the decision made by the City of Austin in the Denial of Promotion …

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Item 6 - DRAFT 2023 MCS Commission Mtg Schedule original pdf

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2023 Municipal Civil Service Commission Regular Meeting Schedule Monday, January 9, 2023 Monday, July 10, 2023 Monday, January 23, 2023 Monday, July 24, 2023 Monday, February 13, 2023 Monday, August 14, 2023 Monday, February 27, 2023 Monday, August 28, 2023 Monday, March 13, 2023 Monday, September 11, 2023 Monday, March 27, 2023 Monday, September 25, 2023 Monday, April 10, 2023 Monday, October 9, 2023 Monday, April 24, 2023 Monday, October 23, 2023 Monday, May 8, 2023 Monday, November 13, 2023 Monday, May 22, 2023 Monday, November 27, 2023 Monday, June 12, 2023 Monday, December 4, 2023 Monday, June 26, 2023 Monday, December 18, 2023 2023 MCS DRAFT Commission Calendar January Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa February Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa March Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa April Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa 6 4 2 9 7 5 3 1 8 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 6 7 2 9 4 3 1 5 10 11 8 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 7 6 2 9 4 3 1 5 10 11 8 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 7 5 6 4 1 3 8 2 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 May Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa June Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa July Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa August Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa 5 4 1 8 2 9 6 3 7 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 5 6 1 8 2 9 3 4 10 7 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 7 6 5 4 1 3 8 2 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 7 1 8 5 4 3 2 6 10 11 12 9 13 14 15 …

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Sept. 12, 2022

Item 7 - 2022 MCS Commission Mtg 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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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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