Civil Service Commission - July 6, 2020 - Agenda

Meeting Date: 
July 6, 2020 - 2:00pm



If you need to leave a public comment you may also do it by leaving a message in the Civil Service Commission Office at 415-252-3247.





Regular Meeting

  July 6, 2020


  2:00 p.m.


Meeting held by teleconference pursuant to the Governor’s Executive Order N-29-20 and the Eighth Supplement to Mayoral Proclamation Declaring the Existence of a Local Emergency




USA is (408) 418-9388 | Access Code: 146 174 2894










Vice President







Executive Officer



During the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) emergency, the Civil Service Commission’s regular meeting room, City Hall, Room 400 is closed.  Commissioners and Civil Service Commission staff will convene remotely.  The public is encouraged to submit comments in advance of the meeting in one of two ways: (1) email, or record a message on the Civil Service Commission’s dedicated public comment line 1-408-418-9388, Access Code 146 174 2894.  Comments submitted by 5:00 pm the Friday before the meeting will be included in the record.





Regular Meeting

July 6, 2020


2:00 p.m.




Remote Access Procedures




Providing Public Comment – Instructions


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When you hear that “you are connected






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  • Speak slowly and clearly
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  • Address the Commission as a whole, do not address individual Commissioners






  1. Commission Office

The Civil Service Commission office is located at, 25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 720, San Francisco, CA 94102.  The telephone number is (415) 252-3247.  The fax number is (415) 252-3260.  The email address is and the web address is  Office hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.


  1. Policy Requiring Written Reports

It is the policy of the Civil Service Commission that except for appeals filed under Civil Service Commission Rule 111A Position-Based Testing, all items appearing on its agenda be supported by a written report prepared by Commission or departmental staff.  All documents referred to in any Agenda Document are posted adjacent to the Agenda, or if more than one (1) page in length, available for public inspection and copying at the Civil Service Commission office.  Reports from City and County personnel supporting agenda items are submitted in accordance with the procedures established by the Executive Officer.  Reports not submitted according to procedures, in the format and quantity required, and by the deadline, will not be calendared.


  1. Policy on Written Submissions by Appellants

All written material submitted by appellants to be considered by the Commission in support of an agenda item shall be submitted to the Commission office, no later than 5:00 p.m. on the fourth (4th) business day preceding the Commission meeting for which the item is calendared (ordinarily, on Tuesday).  An original and nine (9) copies on 8 1/2-inch X 11-inch paper, three-hole punched on left margin, and page numbered in the bottom center margin, shall be provided.  Written material submitted for the Commission’s review becomes part of a public record and shall be open for public inspection.


  1. Policy on Materials being Considered by the Commission

Copies of all staff reports and materials being considered by the Civil Service Commission are available for public view 72 hours prior to the Civil Service Commission meeting on the Civil Service Commission’s website at, and in its office located at 25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 720, San Francisco, CA 94102.  If any materials related to an item on this agenda have been distributed to the Civil Service Commission after distribution of the agenda packet, those materials will be available for public inspection at the Civil Service Commission’s during normal office hours (8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday).


  1. Policy and Procedure for Hearings to be Scheduled after 5:00 p.m. and Requests for Postponement

A request to hear an item after 5:00 p.m. should be directed to the Executive Officer as soon as possible following the receipt of notification of an upcoming hearing.  Requests may be made by telephone at (415) 252-3247 and confirmed in writing or by fax at (415) 252-3260.

A request for a postponement (continuance) to delay an item to another meeting may be directed to the Commission
Executive Officer by telephone or in writing.  Before acting, the Executive Officer may refer certain requests to another City official for recommendation.  Telephone requests must be confirmed in writing prior to the meeting.  Immediately following the “Announcement of Changes” portion of the agenda at the beginning of the meeting, the Commission will consider a request for a postponement that has been previously denied.  Appeals filed under Civil Service Commission Rule 111A Position-Based Testing shall be considered on the date it is calendared for hearing except under extraordinary circumstances and upon mutual agreement between the appellant and the Department of Human Resources.


  1. Policy and Procedure on Hearing Items Out of Order

Requests to hear items out of order are to be directed to the Commission President at the beginning of the agenda.  The President will rule on each request.  Such requests may be granted with mutual agreement among the affected parties.


  1. Procedure for Commission Hearings

All Commission hearings on disputed matters shall conform to the following procedures: The Commission reserves the right to question each party during its presentation and, in its discretion, to modify any time allocations and requirements.


If a matter is severed from the Consent Agenda or the Ratification Agenda, presentation by the opponent will be for a maximum time limit of five (5) minutes and response by the departmental representative for a maximum time limit of five (5) minutes.  Requests by the public to sever items from the [Consent Agenda or] Ratification Agenda must be provided with justification for the record. 


For items on the Regular Agenda, presentation by the departmental representative for a maximum time of five (5) minutes and response by the opponent for a maximum time limit of five (5) minutes.

For items on the Separations Agenda, presentation by the department followed by the employee or employee’s representative shall be for a maximum time limit of ten (10) minutes for each party unless extended by the Commission.

Each presentation shall conform to the following:

  1. Opening summary of case (brief overview);
  1. Discussion of evidence;
  1. Corroborating witnesses, if necessary; and
  1. Closing remarks.


The Commission may allocate five (5) minutes for each side to rebut evidence presented by the other side.



  1. Policy on Audio Recording of Commission Meetings

As provided in the San Francisco Sunshine Ordinance, all Commission meetings are audio recorded in digital form.  These audio recordings of open sessions are available starting on the day after the Commission meeting on the Civil Service Commission website at


  1. Speaking before the Civil Service Commission

Speaker cards are not required.  The Commission will take public comment on all items appearing on the agenda at the time the item is heard.  The Commission will take public comment on matters not on the Agenda, but within the jurisdiction of the Commission during the “Requests to Speak” portion of the regular meeting.  Maximum time will be three (3) minutes.  A subsequent comment after the three (3) minute period is limited to one (1) minute.  The timer shall be in operation during public comment.  Upon any specific request by a Commissioner, time may be extended.


  1. Public Comment and Due Process

During general public comment, members of the public sometimes wish to address the Civil Service Commission regarding matters that may come before the Commission in its capacity as an adjudicative body.  The Commission does not restrict this use of general public comment.  To protect the due process rights of parties to its adjudicative proceedings, however, the Commission will not consider, in connection with any adjudicative proceeding, statements made during general public comment.  If members of the public have information that they believe to be relevant to a mater that will come before the Commission in its adjudicative capacity, they may wish to address the Commission during the public comment portion of that adjudicative proceeding.  The Commission will not consider public comment in connection with an adjudicative proceeding without providing the parties an opportunity to respond.


  1. Policy on use of Cell Phones, Pagers and Similar Sound-Producing Electronic Devices at and During Public Meetings

The ringing and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are prohibited at this meeting.  Please be advised that the Chair may order the removal from the meeting room of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing electronic devices.


Information on Disability Access

The Civil Service Commission normally meets in Room 400 (Fourth Floor) City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place. However, meetings not held in this room are conducted in the Civic Center area.  City Hall is wheelchair accessible.  The closest accessible BART station is the Civic Center, located 2 ½ blocks from City Hall.  Accessible MUNI lines serving City Hall are 47 Van Ness Avenue, 9 San Bruno and 71 Haight/Noriega, as well as the METRO stations at Van Ness and Market and at Civic Center.  For more information about MUNI accessible services, call (415) 923-6142.  Accessible curbside parking has been designated at points in the vicinity of City Hall adjacent to Grove Street and Van Ness Avenue.


The following services are available on request 48 hours prior to the meeting; except for Monday meetings, for which the deadline shall be 4:00 p.m. of the last business day of the preceding week.  For American Sign Language interpreters or the use of a reader during a meeting, a sound enhancement system, and/or alternative formats of the agenda and minutes, please contact the Commission office to make arrangements for the accommodation.  Late requests will be honored, if possible.


Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related disabilities should call our ADA coordinator at (415) 252-3254 or (415) 252-3247 to discuss meeting accessibility.  In order to assist the City’s efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products.  Please help the City to accommodate these individuals.


Know your Rights under the Sunshine Ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code)

Government’s duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public.  Commissions, boards, councils, and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the people’s business.  This ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to the people’s review.  For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance or to report a violation of the ordinance, or to obtain a free copy of the Sunshine Ordinance, contact Victor Young, Administrator of the Sunshine Ordinance Task Force, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San Francisco, CA 94102-4689 at (415) 554-7724, by fax: (415) 554-7854, by e-mail:, or on the City’s website at


San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance

Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance (San Francisco Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code Section 2.100) to register and report lobbying activity.  For more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the San Francisco Ethics Commission at 25 Van Ness Ave., Suite 220, San Francisco, CA  94102, telephone (415) 252-3100, fax (415) 252-3112 and web site















President Elizabeth Salveson




Vice President Jacqueline P. Minor




Commissioner Douglas S. Chan




Commissioner F. X. Crowley




Commissioner Kate Favetti




















Regular Meeting of June 15, 2020







Adopt the minutes.












Announcement of changes to the agenda.






Other announcements.





















All matters on the Ratification Agenda are considered by the Civil Service Commission to be non-contested and will be acted upon by a single vote of the Commission.  There will be no separate discussion on these items unless a request is made; in which event, the matter shall be removed from the Ratification Agenda and considered as a separate item.  Each individual addressing the Commission will be limited to a maximum time limit of five minutes for all items severed from the Ratification Agenda.



Review of Request for Approval of Proposed Personal Services Contracts.

(File No. 0147-20-8) – Action Item





Type of Service

Type of Approval





Contractor will provide a new Fleet and Fuel Management System (FFMS) for the San Francisco International Airport (Airport).The FFMS will be a comprehensive solution for Airport’s automotive and equipment fleet that will monitor fuel use and manage acquisitions, billings, commercial repair and preventive maintenance, inventory disposition, reporting, warranties, and work orders for vehicles.The FFMS will be compatible with the City of San Francisco’s Central Shops Fleet Management Software.The work includes hardware installation, software installation, maintenance, and support services for the new FFMS.




Arts Commission


In accordance with the City Charter, the San Francisco Symphony will perform concerts.




Emergency Management


Contractor will identify standards and establish benchmarks for effective emergency planning, community preparedness, stakeholder resilience, and recovery planning (in the event of a man-made or natural disaster) for the Bay Area Region, which includes the twelve Bay Area counties and the core cities of San Francisco, Oakland, and San Jose.Contractor will build on regional capabilities such as Public Information and Warning, Mass Care Services, Cybersecurity, Operational Communications, etc.contractor will review and analyze emergency catastrophic plans, perform gaps and needs analysis, and identify best practices to improve current planning, preparedness, and resiliency efforts.Contractor will develop plans, toolkits, templates, trainings, exercises and other evaluation activities needed to strengthen and improve the Bay Area Region’s emergency planning community preparedness, and recovery planning capabilities.




Department of Building Inspection


Department to re-issue a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) to seek responses from Respondents demonstrating expertise in one or more of the following Areas: 1) Structural Design Review; and 2) Geo-technical and Geological Engineering Review.Based on the responses from this RFQ, Department will create a pre-qualified list of consultants/professionals and academic experts from which Department may choose prospective contractors, on an as-needed basis for up to five (5) years of the pre-qualification notification date, to advise the Department in structure design and plan review for privately-sponsored projects.Due to continued development of buildings that require structural and geotechnical review, these specialized services are still needed.




Municipal Transportation Agency


Implement video safety systems in all rail vehicles to record video images and audio recordings of events involving the operation of the vehicles.Monitor and record events including accidents, signal adherence, hard braking, excessive speed, and operator distraction for safety and driving training purposes.








Type of Service

Type of Approval



Public Utilities Commission


The purpose of this contract is to provide three years with Calgon Carbon Corp. (Calgon) for the maintenance of Calgon Carbon UV Technology’s (“Calgon”) proprietary ultraviolet light (UV) disinfection system at the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission’s (SFPUC) Tesla Treatment Facility.The contract provides for field services by Calgon’s trained field services technicians and purchase of proprietary parts that need to be replaced such as UV lamps, sleeves, ballasts, etc.

Services performed by Calgon:

  • Calibration of current transducers and ballast drive boards
  • UV sensor inspection and rescale power settings as required
  • UV sensor inspection and sensor well cleaning inspect for scratches on all quartz surfaces, leaks in sensor wells, etc.
  • Replace UV sensors and sensor wells as required
  • Inspect power supply cabinets and ensure proper terminations on all PLC I/O cards
  • Inspect lamps for deformation suspected to be from acoustic resonance at this time
  • Replace UV lamps, as requested
  • Replace quartz sleeves, as requested
  • PLC programming




Public Utilities Commission


This purchase order is to procure two new Generator Step-up Transformers (GSU’s) rated at 13.8-230y/132.9-115Y/66.5kV, three-phase 57.5 MVA.The services are: providing detailed shop drawings, manufacturing, delivery, assembly, testing/commissioning.




Public Health


Contractor will provide a software solution that will monitor all of the Internet of Things (IoT) medical devices connected to the Department of Public Health (DPH) clinical network, in order to strengthen security and its ability to inventory, track, monitor and administer devices efficiently.The software solution must be compatible and integrate with DPH’s current CheckPoint endpoint security solution without third party or custom interface development.Contractor’s medical device IoT software solution will provide for network discovery that identifies every device connected to the DPH clinicalnetwork, identifies and interprets medical device protocols, and identifies and documents device product and manufacturers’ specifications, patching, firmware, operating systems, and patch revisions.




Public Health


Contractor will provide cloud-based software for management of Department policies and procedures, including licensing and maintenance.  The Department of Public Health (DPH) currently manages the multiplicity of its policies and procedures with a rudimentary system using MS Office applications (Word, Excel) which can be unwieldy and difficult to coordinate and manage.  Reviewing and keeping policies and procedures current is required by federal regulators, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).  DPH intends to purchase proprietary software (licensing and maintenance) to modernize and enable its policies and procedures tracking system to be more responsive to operational and regularly needs, and to ensure review of and alignment with evolving laws, guidelines, regulations, standards, and best practices.




Public Health


The contractor will provide parts and labor coverage, educational classes, product service bulletins, software, and telemetry support for Philips patient monitors, the PIIC IX telemetry system, Holter cardiac monitor system, stress cardiographs, ventilators and software applications.







Type of Service

Type of Approval



Public Works

Current Approved Amount


Increase Amount Requested


New Total Amount Requested


This request is for design-build services for the design and construction of Navigation Center and Homeless Shelter projects.  The Contractor will provide all design, construction, and related services necessary for the successful delivery of 500 beds projects at multiple locations still to be determined.  Public Works is managing this work on behalf of our client, San Francisco Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing (HSH).

Scope of Change:

This request is for design, design-build, and pre-constructions services for the design and construction of Navigation Center and Homeless Shelter projects.  The Contractor will provide design, construction, and related services necessary for the successful delivery of 500 beds projects at multiple locations still to be determined.  Public Works is managing this work on behalf of our client, San Francisco Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing (HSH).  Additionally, this is a specialized and infrequent task necessitated by this particular project.




Economic and Workforce Development

Current Approved Amount


Increase Amount Requested


New Total Amount Requested


The Office of Economic and Workforce Development (OEWD) is seeking a contractor to support the expansion of workforce development services customized to meet the specific needs of jobseekers with criminal histories.  The selected contractor will build upon existing programs, policies, tools, and services to include, but not limited to counseling services, workshops and employment assistance customized to and targeting the employment needs of jobseekers with criminal records, especially those newly re-entering the workforce from the criminal justice system. The contractor must deliver services at its own designated location, and should additionally provide services at OEWD’s Comprehensive Access Point (CAP) and Neighborhood Access Points (NAPs), as appropriate in order to spread awareness of the specialized services.  Services must also be connected to the CAP and NAP’s appropriate through built-in cross-referral mechanisms.




Public Health

Current Approved Amount


Increase Amount Requested


New Total Amount Requested


This contract will provide access to a proprietary, web-based software application to enable DPH to maximize State reimbursement for DPH’s administration of the Medi-Cal Administrative Activities (MAA) and Targeted Case Management (TCM) programs.  In 2012-13 new State requirements will take effect which will expand the annual staff time survey required by the State from one sample month to all year.  This software will save staff time and ensure more accurate submissions to the State, to ensure as much administrative time as possible is claimed for reimbursement.






Adopt the report.  Approve the request for proposed Personal Services Contract; Notify the Office of the Controller and the Office of Contract Administration.








Copies of all staff reports and materials being considered by the Civil Service Commission are available for public view 72 hours prior to the Civil Service Commission meeting and are located in the Civil Service Commission office at 25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 720, San Francisco, CA 94102.





Appeal by Douglas Farmer of the minimum qualifications for CBT Q-80 Captain 903263.  (File No. 0079-20-4) – Action Item






Adopt report.





Appeal by Brian Greer of the rejection of his application for CBT Q-80 Captain 903263.  (File No. 0095-20-4) – Action Item 






Adopt report.





Appeal by Kevin Lee of the rejection of his application for CBT Q-80 Captain 903263.
(File No. 0094-20-4) – Action Item






Adopt report.





Appeal by William A. Morales of the denial of his request to file an application for CBT
Q-80 Captain 903263.  (File No. 0101-20-4) – Action Item






Adopt report.





Appeal by Gerald B. Newbeck of the rejection of his application for CBT Q-80 Captain 903263.  (File No. 0093-20-4) – Action Item






Adopt report.