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Yes. Although the Open Public Meetings Act does not apply to quasi-judicial hearings like civil service hearings ( RCW 42.30.140 (2)), state civil service statutes require that a civil service commission hearing be open to the public.  RCW 41.08.090 ; RCW 41.12.090 ; RCW 41...
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At the point when a city or town has any full-time paid fire fighters.
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The only position that may be exempted from civil service coverage in a city fire department is the chief. There is no provision for exempting other full-time members of the fire department. See RCW 41.08.050 , which provides that all full-time members of the fire department ...
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The collective bargaining agreement would prevail. The state court of appeals held in Spokane v. Civil Service Commission, 98 Wn. App.574 (1999), that if a conflict exists between the Public Employees' Collective Bargaining Act, chapter 41.56 RCW, and the rules for police ...
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Yes. This may be done if the reduction is a permanent one. There is an issue concerning whether the two officers are grandfathered into the civil service system as long as they work for the city, but it appears that there is no vested right to continued civil service coverage.
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Apparently it may do so. The state court of appeals has upheld a Seattle civil service rule allowing the appointing authority (the chief of police) to fill a position by selecting a candidate from the top five applicants by the civil service commission. The court found that t...
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Yes. If a city or town police department is subject to civil service, then all full-time employees of the police department, including clerical and support staff, must be in the civil service system. This was the conclusion in the case  Teamsters Food Processing Employees, P...
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Yes. This is allowed by RCW 42.30.140 (2). That statute exempts from the requirements of the Open Public Meetings Act "That portion of a meeting of a quasi-judicial body which relates to a quasi-judicial matter between named parties as distinguished from a matter having gener...
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No. This is a situation in which a position is being eliminated. It is not a demotion, disciplinary action, or a layoff. State civil service law does not mandate how this must be handled.
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At the point when the city or town has three full-time paid police officers, including the chief.  See RCW 41.12.010.
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No, there is not. RCW 41.08.050 provides that all appointments to a civil service position must be made solely on merit, efficiency, and fitness, which shall be ascertained by open competitive examination and impartial investigation. There is no exemption or waiver from civ...
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No. The decision of the city council to reduce the size of the police force because of budget issues is not a decision that can be reviewed by the civil service commission. This type of action does not constitute a demotion or termination of service as the term is used in the...
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Yes. There is no minimum time that has to be served before a person is eligible to be considered a veteran for preference purposes. RCW 41.04.005 defines "veteran" to include every person "who at the time he or she seeks the benefits" of veterans' preference status "has rece...
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No. State law requires that cities and counties provide copies of police or fire civil service rules to the public for free. See RCW 41.08.040 (1) and RCW 41.12.040 (1), pertaining to fire and police civil service in cities, and RCW 41.14.060 (1), pertaining to civil servic...
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No. That authority is given to the city council. For code cities, RCW 35A.12.020 requires the city council to establish by ordinance the "authority, duties and qualifications" of all appointive officers. Also, RCW 35A.11.020 provides: The legislative body of each co...
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The scoring criteria status in RCW 41.04.010 applies only to hiring for civil service positions. This statute provides in relevant part as follows:   In all competitive examinations, unless otherwise provided in this section, to determine the qualifications of applica...
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Yes, he would be covered. USERRA, at 38 USC 4312(d)(1)(c), provides for an exclusion when: [T]he employment from which the person leaves to serve in the uniformed services is for a brief, nonrecurrent period and there is no reasonable expectation that such employment w...
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RCW 41.04.010 restricts the scoring criteria status so that it can only be used to obtain employment once (“… until the veteran’s first appointment.” ). Once employment is obtained after using this preference, it may not be used again, even if the status was claimed and emp...
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In our opinion, such an investigation would not be proper. The primary purpose of the civil service commission is to assure that employment decisions are made based upon merit, rather than on politics or cronyism, such that the most qualified candidates receive employment or...
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