Chapter 3.04
GENERAL PROVISIONS

Sections:

3.04.010    Civil Service System adopted.

3.04.020    Interpretation of provisions.

3.04.030    Amendment of provisions.

3.04.040    Discrimination prohibited.

3.04.050    Appropriation of funds.

3.04.060    Notice of action.

3.04.070    Violations of Limited Civil Service System—Misdemeanor.

3.04.010 Civil Service System adopted.

Pursuant to the authority granted to it under the County Civil Service Enabling Act, Statutes of 1939, Chapter 982, and in order to establish an equitable and uniform procedure for dealing with personnel matters through a Civil Service Commission, and to place employment with the County on a merit basis for the purpose of obtaining the highest efficiency and assuring that the best qualified persons available shall be brought into the service of the County, the following Limited Civil Service System set out in Chapters 3.04 through 3.12, 3.20 and 3.24 SCCC and SCCC 3.28.020 through 3.28.130 is adopted. [Ord. 455-A, 1954; prior code § 4.05.100].

3.04.020 Interpretation of provisions.

The interpretation of the provisions of Chapters 3.04 through 3.12, 3.20 and 3.24 SCCC and SCCC 3.28.020 through 3.28.130, and the rules established hereunder, shall be made under a fair import of their terms with a view to effect their object and to promote justice. [Ord. 455-A, 1954; prior code § 4.05.110].

3.04.030 Amendment of provisions.

Chapters 3.04 through 3.12, 3.20 and 3.24 SCCC and SCCC 3.28.020 through 3.28.130 may be amended by a four-fifths vote of the entire Board of Supervisors, with the approval of the Civil Service Commission, without submitting the same to a vote of the people, but no amendment repealing such provisions shall be effective until the proposition of its repeal shall first have been submitted to a vote of the qualified electors of the County at a general or special election and shall have received the affirmative vote of a majority of the electors voting on such proposition. [Ord. 455-A, 1954; prior code § 4.05.120].

3.04.040 Discrimination prohibited.

It is the policy of the County to ensure equal employment opportunity for all persons regardless of political affiliation, race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, medical condition (cancer related and genetic characteristics), marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender, age (over 18), veteran status, pregnancy, or any other nonmerit factor. [Ord. 4534 § 1, 1999; Ord. 4291 § 1, 1994; Ord. 2847, 1980; Ord. 2448, 1977; Ord. 512, 1956; Ord. 455-A, 1954; prior code § 4.05.130].

3.04.050 Appropriation of funds.

The Board of Supervisors shall appropriate such funds as are necessary to carry out the provisions set forth in Chapters 3.04 through 3.12, 3.20 and 3.24 SCCC and SCCC 3.28.020 through 3.28.130. [Ord. 455-A, 1954; prior code § 4.05.140].

3.04.060 Notice of action.

Unless provided for otherwise in Chapters 3.04 through 3.12, 3.20 and 3.24 SCCC and SCCC 3.28.020 through 3.28.130 or the Civil Service Rules, whenever notice of action is required, it shall be provided by personal delivery, or deposit in the United States mail, or posting on bulletin boards accessible to employees. [Ord. 2847, 1980; prior code § 4.05.150].

3.04.070 Violations of Limited Civil Service System—Misdemeanor.

Any persons wilfully violating any of the provisions of the Limited Civil Service System found in Chapters 3.04 through 3.12 and 3.20 SCCC and SCCC 3.28.020 through 3.28.120, or the rules which implement this system, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor. [Ord. 4339 § 1, 1994].