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The City of Portland, Oregon

Auditor Simone Rede

Promoting open and accountable government

1982 Civil Service & Residence Requirement

The following measure appeared on the Tuesday, November 2, 1982 General Election Ballot.
CAPTION: Charter Amendment of Civil Service Provisions and Residency Requirements
QUESTION: Should the city civil service provisions conform with current practices and law and, with limited exceptions, city employees be city residents?
PURPOSE OF THIS MEASURE: This measure would update civil service and related provisions in the city charter to conform with federal and state law, court decisions and current civil service practices. It would require city employees to be city residents with limited exceptions. Secretaries and administrative staff of elected officials would be exempt from civil service. Temporary positions not exceeding five months' duration would be exempt also. Five candidates, instead of three, could be considered for supervisory appointments.