Rule 201 General Provisions - Police Department

Rule 201

General Provisions - Police Department

Applicability: Rule 201 shall apply to all classes of the Uniformed Ranks of the San Francisco Police Department.

Sec. 201.1 Purpose

Sec. 201.2 Rules Prescribed-Authority

Sec. 201.3 Merit System Principles

Sec. 201.4 Severability

Sec. 201.5 Amendment of Rules

Sec. 201.6 Court Actions

Sec. 201.7 Requirement to Officially File Rules

Rule 201

General Provisions - Police Department

Applicability: Rule 201 shall apply to all classes of the Uniformed Ranks of the San Francisco Police Department.

Sec. 201.1 Purpose

These Rules, in conjunction with other Civil Service Rules, are prescribed for the purpose of maintaining and implementing the merit system for the hiring and promotion of the Uniformed Ranks of the San Francisco Police Department.

Sec. 201.2 Rules Prescribed-Authority

Under the authority of Article XI of the Constitution of the State of California and under Section 10.101 of the Charter of the City and County of San Francisco, the Civil Service Commission of the City and County of San Francisco does prescribe and adopt these Rules which shall have the force and effect of law.

Sec. 201.3 Merit System Principles

As applied to employee classifications under the competitive civil service selection, appointment and removal procedures.

The principles of the City and County's merit system include:

1) Recruitment, employment, retention, and promotion of employees on the basis of qualifications and performance; and,

2) High performance and ethical standards, consistent with hiring qualified individuals who have successfully completed the examination process, been placed on an eligible list and completed the probationary period.

Further, it is the goal and policy of the Civil Service Commission to provide fair treatment of applicants in all aspects of employment without regard to race, religion, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, gender identity, political affiliation, sexual orientation, ancestry, marital or domestic partnership status, parental status, color, medical condition, and otherwise prohibited nepotism or favoritism.

Sec. 201.4 Severability

    201.4.1  If any rule, section, paragraph, sentence, clause, or phrase of these Rules is declared unconstitutional or void for any reason,
                   such declaration shall not affect the validity of the remaining portions of these Rules. The Civil Service Commission hereby declares that it
                   would have prescribed and adopted these Rules, and each rule, section, paragraph, sentence, clause and phrase hereof, irrespective of
                   the fact that any one or more Rules, sections, paragraphs, sentences, clauses, or phrases be declared unconstitutional or void.

   201.4.2   The titles assigned to Rules and sections are for reference purposes only and shall not be considered as a substantive part of these
                    Rules.

   201.4.3    If there is any conflict in the provisions of these Rules and the Charter of the City and County of San Francisco, the Charter language
                    shall apply.

Sec. 201.5 Amendment of Rules

                    The Civil Service Commission may at any time amend these Rules. Any such proposed amendment shall be posted for a minimum of ten
                    consecutive calendar days prior to adoption. Upon adoption, changes in the Rules shall be in effect and shall be printed. No change in
                    the Rules shall affect a case pending before the Civil Service Commission.

Sec. 201.6 Court Actions

                    In the event of an adverse decision in a legal action to which the Civil Service Commission is a party, the City Attorney shall appeal
                    through and to the highest court for final decision unless otherwise ordered by the Civil Service Commission.

Sec. 201.7 Requirement to Officially File Rules

                    As required by Charter Section 4.104, the Executive Officer shall file a copy of the Civil Service Commission Rules and all amendments to
                    the Rules with the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors.