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File #: 18-0905   
Type: Report to Council Status: Passed
Meeting Body: City Council
On agenda: 11/13/2018
Title: Appoint Applicant to the Personnel Board

Appoint Applicant to the Personnel Board

The City Charter provides for the appointment of a five-member Personnel Board to act in an advisory capacity to the City Council and the City Manager on personnel administration, to hear and make findings on personnel appeals, conduct public hearings and make recommendation to Council relating to civil service rules and regulations, and to fulfill other duties relating to personnel administration.

A vacancy exists on the Personnel Board in the employee-nominated category. City Charter Section 1007 requires that two of the members of the Personnel Board shall be appointed by the City Council from a list of five persons nominated by election of the employees in the Classified Service. The Charter provides that if the employees in the Classified Service do not nominate one or more persons to fill a vacancy within six months of written notification, the City Council may appoint a member directly to fill the vacancy. Written notice of the vacancy was provided to the employees in the Classified Service on May 1, 2018. The six-month period for receiving nominations from employees for this vacancy expired November 1, 2018. No nominations were received by the deadline.

The vacancy has existed for several months, and it is important to fill it because appeals are pending. Council conducted interviews of board and commission applicants, including one individual who applied for the Personnel Board on October 2, as follows:

PERSONNEL BOARD - Employee-nominated seat (1 vacancy: term expires 6/30/2022)
Deepali Lugani

Per Council Policy 7.2.19, Boards and Commissions appointments of board and commission members are placed on the City Council meeting agenda.
If a member is appointed at this time, the term will become effective immediately.
If the candidate does not receive at least four affirmative votes, the vacancy will remain.

Following the appointment, the staff liaison for t...

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