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Section 4-402. The Duties of the Board.

The Board shall:

1. Review classification actions alleged by employees in the classified service to have been made without rational basis, contrary to law or rule or taken for political reason(s) and as necessary, remand back to the person responsible for the administration of personnel issues for further review and action.

2. Review suspension, demotion or discharge of permanent employees in the classified service when employees allege discipline was not for cause. If an employee's allegations are found to be correct, reinstatement may be ordered under terms and conditions as may be deemed appropriate by the Board.

3. Review appeals of candidates for appointment or promotion to positions within the classified service when applicants allege that rules promulgated under this Chapter were not followed, were contrary to law or made for political reasons. If the Board finds an allegation to be correct, it shall order such actions necessary to fulfill the purpose and principles of this Chapter.

4. An appeal to Board of any of the actions listed in this subsection must be filed with the Board, in writing, within 21 days of the action or decision being appealed.

5. On at least an annual basis, the Board shall review any administrative rules and policies being considered or adopted by City Council or other City officials concerning the duties of the Board as listed in this section, and provide input to City Council and the person responsible for the administration of personnel issues.

6. The Board shall meet at least quarterly and shall report annually to City Council on its activities for the prior year.