Chapter 2.72

2.72.010    Title.

2.72.020    System adopted.

2.72.030    Career, executive and exempt services.

2.72.080    Adoption and amendment of rules.

2.72.090    Personnel administration.

2.72.100    Status of present employees.

2.72.120    Retirement plan—Contract with state.

*    Prior history: Sections 16.1 — 16.30.

2.72.010 Title.

This chapter shall be referred to as the "Personnel Ordinance." (Ord. 866 § 2 (part), 1976).

2.72.020 System adopted.

Pursuant to the authority granted by Division 5 (Section 45000 et seq.) of Title 4 of the Government Code of the state of California, and in order to establish an equitable and uniform procedure for dealing with personnel matters through a department of personnel, and to place municipal employment on a merit basis so that the best qualified persons available shall be brought into the service of the city, the personnel system set forth in this chapter is adopted. (Ord. 866 § 2 (part), 1976).

2.72.030 Career, executive and exempt services.

The offices and positions of employment of the city shall be allocated into the career service, executive service and exempt service.

(a)    The career service shall comprise all authorized positions in the government of the city not included in the executive service or the exempt service.

(b)    The executive service shall include the heads of city departments and such other positions as are specifically designated by the city manager, with the consent of the council, whose primary responsibilities are to assist the city manager in administering the operations of the city.

(c)    The exempt service shall include the following:

(1)    The city manager, all elected officials and members of boards and commissions;

(2)    Persons serving the city as independent contractors;

(3)    Consultants and counsel rendering temporary professional services;

(4)    Volunteer personnel and personnel appointed to serve without pay;

(5)    Persons employed to render the city expert service of an occasional nature;

(6)    Persons employed to meet the immediate requirements of an emergency condition. (Ord. 1357 § 2 (part), 2013: Ord. 1309 § 8 (part), 2007; Ord. 866 § 2 (part), 1976).

2.72.080 Adoption and amendment of rules.

Such rules as may be necessary or convenient in order to implement the provisions and intent of this chapter shall be proposed by the city manager and submitted for adoption by resolution of the city council. Implementation rules may include, but are not limited to:

(a)    Preparation, maintenance and revision of a position classification plan covering all positions in the career service, including employment standards and qualifications for each classification of position;

(b)    Preparation, revision and administration of a plan of compensation directly correlated with the position classification plan;

(c)    Public announcement of all tests and acceptance of applications for employment;

(d)    Conducting tests and establishing and using resulting rosters containing the names of persons eligible for employment in the career service;

(e)    Certification and appointment of persons from employment rosters, and the making of provisional and emergency appointments;

(f)    Establishment of probationary periods and the evaluation of employee performance during the probationary periods, and thereafter;

(g)    Transfer, promotion, demotion, reinstatement, disciplinary action and reductions in force;

(h)    Separation of employment from the city service;

(i)    Abolishment of any position of employment in the career service and the layoff of employees in connection therewith;

(j)    The establishment and safeguarding of appropriate personnel records;

(k)    The establishment of grievance and appeal procedures;

(l)    Provisions governing the accrual and use of leaves of absence, including sick leave, vacation leave, holidays, bereavement leave, military leave, jury duty leave, and leaves of absence without pay;

(m)    Such other matters as the city manager may deem desirable in a comprehensive and effective personnel administration and employment relations program. (Ord. 1357 § 2 (part), 2013: Ord. 866 § 2 (part), 1976).

2.72.090 Personnel administration.

The city manager shall appoint a personnel director, or he may serve in that capacity. The city manager may delegate to the personnel director any of the powers and duties conferred upon him/her under these or other city rules, regulations, resolutions or ordinances on the same subject matter. The personnel director shall be responsible for administration of the personnel system adopted hereby, including:

(a)    Be the custodian of all personnel records, and be the official upon or with whom all notices, requests for hearing, complaints and other official documents relating to the personnel system shall be served and filed;

(b)    Administer all provisions of this chapter and the rules established hereunder not specifically reserved to others. (Ord. 1357 § 2 (part), 2013: Ord. 866 § 2 (part), 1976).

2.72.100 Status of present employees.

Any person holding the position of a permanent employee in the career service upon the effective date of the ordinance codified in this chapter shall continue as a permanent employee. Any person holding the position of a probationary employee in the career service upon the effective date of the ordinance codified in this chapter shall continue as a probationary employee until he has served out the probationary period prescribed at the time of appointment. (Ord. 1357 § 2 (part), 2013: Ord. 866 § 2 (part), 1976).

2.72.120 Retirement plan—Contract with state.

The city council may contract with the California State Public Employees’ Retirement System to provide retirement, disability or other employee benefits, and to amend such contract from time to time. (Ord. 1357 § 2 (part), 2013: Ord. 866 § 2 (part), 1976).