Rule 110 Examination Announcements and Applicants

 

Rule 110

Examination Announcements

and Applicants

 

                   Article I:  Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

 

        Applicability:          Article I, Rule 110, shall apply to employees in all classes; except the Uniformed Ranks of the Police and Fire Departments and MTA Service-Critical classes.

 

 

                   Article II:  Examination Announcements

 

        Applicability:          Article II, Rule 110, shall apply to employees in all classes; except the Uniformed Ranks of the Police and Fire Departments and, MTA Service-Critical classes.

 

                   Article III:  Applicants

 

        Applicability:          Article III, Rule 110, shall apply to employees in all classes; except the Uniformed Ranks of the Police and Fire Departments, MTA Service-Critical classes.

 

                  

 

 

 

Rule 110

Examination Announcements

and Applicants

 

Article I:  Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

 

Applicability:      Article I, Rule 110, shall apply to employees in all classes; except the Uniformed Ranks of the Police and Fire Departments and MTA Service-Critical classes.

 

Sec. 110.1       Civil Service Commission Equal Employment Opportunity Policy Related to Examination Announcements and Application Procedures

 

                        It is the goal and policy of the Civil Service Commission to achieve a work force that is fully reflective of the multicultural, ethnic, and gender diversity of the City and County of San Francisco.  The Human Resources Director shall conduct outreach for the purpose of announcing upcoming examinations.  Outreach shall include such procedures among others as periodic mailings, job fairs, and presentations to inform the public of the employment opportunities and the examination process within the civil service merit system.

 

 

 

Rule 110

Examination Announcements

and Applicants

 

Article II:  Examination Announcements

 

Applicability:    Article II, Rule 110, shall apply to employees in all classes; except the Uniformed Ranks of the Police and Fire Departments, and MTA Service-Critical classes.

 

Sec. 110.2       Examination Announcements

 

                        The examination announcement shall be the official notice of an examination and shall provide the qualifications, dates, and other particulars regarding the selection procedure.  Applicants must be guided solely by the terms of the examination announcement.

 

Sec. 110.3       Minimum Posting Periods for Examination Announcements

 

Examination announcements shall be posted on the official bulletin board for a minimum period of five (5) workdays for entrance examinations, and ten (10) workdays for promotional examinations. Examination announcements for promotional examinations shall be distributed to all City and County departments.  Appointing officers shall make reasonable efforts to properly notify employees.

 

Sec. 110.4       Appeals of Examination Announcements

 

                        Appeals concerning the provisions of an examination announcement must be received by the Human Resources Director within five (5) business days from the issuance date.  The Human Resources Director shall rule on all appeals and shall notify appellants in writing of the decision.  This decision is subject to appeal to the Commission as provided elsewhere in these Rules.

 

Sec. 110.5       Reissuance of Examination Announcements

 

                        After considering appeals submitted under these Rules, the Human Resources Director may reissue an examination announcement.  When reissued, an examination announcement is not open to appeal.

 

Sec. 110.6       Correction of Examination Announcements

 

                        Examination announcements may be corrected by the Human Resources Director with respect to clerical errors, misprints, and incorrect wording by posting notice of such corrections next to the original examination announcement.  When examination announcements are corrected under the provisions of this section, additional time shall not be allowed for the protest or appeal of the substantive provisions contained in the original examination announcement.

 

 

Rule 110

Examination Announcements

and Applicants

 

Article III:  Applicants

 

Applicability:        Article III, Rule 110, shall apply to employees in all classes; except the Uniformed Ranks of the Police and Fire Departments, and MTA Service-Critical classes.

 

Sec. 110.7       Recruitment of Applicants

 

                        Recruitment shall be conducted to attract qualified applicants and to maximize the multicultural, ethnic, and gender diversity of the workforce in the City and County of San Francisco.  Where appropriate or needed, the Human Resources Director shall conduct targeted outreach and recruitment programs, including cooperative efforts with community organizations, to attract qualified members of underrepresented groups.

 

Sec. 110.8       Definition of an Applicant

 

                        An applicant is a person who has filed an application for examination within the time limits or under the conditions specified on the examination announcement.

 

Sec. 110.9       Qualifications of Applicants

 

     110.9.1        Every applicant for an examination must possess and maintain the qualifications required by law and by the examination announcement for the examination.  Experience gained in violation of Commission Rules shall not be recognized.  City and County employees shall receive credit only for the duties of the class to which appointed or assigned unless sufficient and credible documentation is provided to verify performance of other duties.  Employees may receive credit for duties not usually performed by incumbents in a class if their employee file contains contemporaneous documentation that the duties were assigned and performed.  By way of example but not limitation, records that describe and verify the out-of-class assignment that may be accepted as documentation include a valid performance appraisal completed during the normal evaluation period, payroll records filed at the time of the assignment and Notice of Assignment.  Credit for duties not usually performed by incumbents in a class based on non-contemporaneous documentation shall require the certification of the Appointing Officer and the approval of the Human Resources Director.

 

 

 

Sec. 110.9       Qualifications of Applicants

 

110.9.2      Except with permission of the Human Resources Director, no employee may participate in an entrance examination carrying a lower salary schedule than that of the employee's current class nor for a class in which the employee has current permanent appointment.

 

Sec. 110.10     Review of Applicant Pool Demographics

 

                        When there is underrepresentation of an ethnic or gender group for a specific class or occupational category, the Human Resources Director shall review the ethnic and gender demographics of the pool of qualified applicants.

 

                        Where the pool of applicants does not reflect the demographics of the relevant labor market, and upon consideration of factors such as the number of anticipated vacancies and the level of underrepresentation, the Human Resources Director may take such action as appropriate including extending the filing period, reopening the examination for filing, or canceling the examination.

 

Sec. 110.11     Promotional Applicants

 

                        Applicants for promotive only or combined promotive and entrance examinations shall meet the requirements of the examination announcement under which they apply.  If otherwise qualified, civil service employees with permanent, probationary, temporary civil service, or holdover status and who have had six 6) months of verifiable satisfactory experience in any class in any status (including provisional) qualify promotionally.

 

Sec. 110.12     Change of Address

 

                        In all cases of change of address, the Department of Human Resources must be notified in writing separately for each class involved.  Notice of change of address to the Post Office and/or an employee's current department only will not be a reasonable excuse for special consideration in case of failure to respond to any notice within time limits.

 

Sec. 110.13     Custody of Examination Applications

 

                        Examination applications and supporting documents become the property of the Department of Human Resources when received.  Return of such documents shall require the approval of the Human Resources Director.