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Civil Service Commission Rules and Regulations

Introduction

Policy Number: 7.6.01

Effective Date: March 16, 2007

Revised: Adopted May 24, 2012
Effective June 8, 2012

Civil Service Commission

Chapter 7.6 contains the Rules and Regulations of the Bexar County Civil Service Commission (“the Civil Service Rules and Regulations”). The Bexar County Civil Service Commission (“the Commission”) was established September 15, 1971 pursuant to chapter 158 of the Texas Local Government Code for the purpose of developing and enforcing rules regarding the selection and employment of Bexar County employees.

The Civil Service Rules and Regulations apply to employees of all Bexar County offices and departments that are not specifically excluded by statute or by the Commission. The Civil Service Rules and Regulations shall apply from the time of its adoption in all instances in which the Commission has jurisdiction. Any changes, deletions or additions to the Civil Service Rules and Regulations may be made by the Commission in accordance with its rule-changing provisions. The Commission is responsible for interpreting its rules consistent with applicable law.

The Civil Service Rules and Regulations will be available to all employees on the Bexar County Intranet and Internet, and a printed copy of the Rules and Regulations will be maintained by Human Resources.

Change of Rules

These rules may be amended, repealed or supplemented by the Commission at any time and new rules may be adopted. Notice of such action shall be issued ten (10) business days prior to any action by the Commission to amend, repeal, or supplement any of these rules or to adopt new rules. The notice will include the time and place for the public hearing on the proposed actions. Copies of the notice and of the proposed changes or new rules shall be posted in Human Resources, and elsewhere as the Commission deems advisable. Copies of the notice and proposed actions shall be forwarded to County offices or departments, associations/unions upon request, and made available to the public for inspection upon request.

The Commission, after public hearing, may take action on the proposed changes or new rules and such changes or new rules may be adopted by a majority vote. The Commission has the discretion to adopt new rules and proposed amendments, postpone adoption until further review and/or changes, or decline to add or amend rules.

All rules and amendments adopted shall become effective the next business day following approval by the Commission.