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Record of Rule Changes

Date of Civil Service Rule Change: 5/15/98
Council File #98-344
Action taken: Deleted Rule 5G. Pensioners.

Wording of Rule 5G prior to deletion:

No person receiving a pension, other than a disability or survivor's pension, from any pension fund toward which the City of Saint Paul contributes shall be eligible for employment, or for reinstatement or reemployment as a regular employee while receiving such pension benefits; nor shall such employee become eligible for reinstatement or reemployment if the employee has received such pension benefits by waiving such benefit rights.

Effective 7-12-95: This provision is not applicable for employment of such persons in Independent School District No. 625, so long as such employment is on an hourly basis, and does not exceed 1,040 hours in any calendar year.

Go to Rules Section 5.G



Date of Civil Service Rule Change: 5/27/98
Council File #98-452
Action taken: Addition made to Rule 7. Eligible Lists, third paragraph.

Bold segment was added:

If two eligible lists for the same position are in force, the second list shall be treated as a continuation of the first list. Eligible lists shall expire one year from the date of their establishment. However, the Human Resources Director may extend an eligible list for such period, not exceeding one year, or not exceeding two years for the title of Fire Fighter, as may be advisable for the best interests of the City.

Go to Rules Section 7



Date of Civil Service Rule Change: 6/14/99
Council File #99-490
Action taken: Revision of Rule 5E., paragraph 4: Character and Fitness.

Wording of Rule 5E, Paragraph 4 prior to revision:

"Upon notification of a candidate's intent to file an appeal no appointments will be made from the Eligible list until the hearing decision has been made".

Go to Rules Section 5.E, Paragraph 4



Date of Civil Service Rule Change: 7/14/99
Council File #99-628
Action taken: Added to Rule 6B, 2nd paragraph. Examination contents.

Bold segment was added:

All examinations shall be competitive. Competitive examinations which either qualify or rank order applicants shall not include promotional examinations.

Go to Rules Section 6.B, Paragraph 2



Date of Civil Service Rule Change: 9/14/99
Council File #99-806
Action taken: Addition made to Rule 28.B.5.

This segment was added to become the third paragraph:

For current City or School district employees appointed to a position in the Fire Fighter classification, the rate of pay at the time of appointment will be at Step A of the prevailing salary schedule as defined in the labor agreement for Fire Fighters. Future step increases will be based on accrued time beginning with the appointment in the Fire Fighter classification and will be consistent with the Salary Plan and Rates of Compensation. This does not affect candidates appointed from the 1999 Fire Fighter eligible list who have promotion rights under Section 14 of the City of Saint Paul Civil Service Rules. Such candidates rate of pay will continue to be calculated pursuant to Civil Service Rule 28.B.5, Paragraphs 1 and 2.

Go to Rules Section 28.B.5, Paragraph 3



Date of Civil Service Rule Change: 2/16/00
Council File #00-138
Action taken: Change to CSRule 6.B. Examination Contents.

The segment in ((double parentheses)) was deleted, and the bold segment was added:

All examinations shall be competitive. ((Competitive examinations which either qualify or rank order applicants, shall not include promotional examinations.)) For the purposes of a non-promotional position, a competitive examination may either qualify or rank-order applicants.

Go to Rules Section 6.B, Paragraph 2



Date of CSRule Change: 2/16/00
Council File # 00-138
Action taken: Strikeout section deleted, and underscored segment is added.

Rule 6.B. All examinations shall be competitive. Competitive examinations which either qualify or rank order applicants, shall not include promotional examinations. For the purposes of a non-promotional position, a competitive examination may either qualify or rank-order applicants.

Go to Rules Section 6.B, Paragraph 2



Date of CSRule Change: 9/2/06
Council File # 06-531

Action taken: Amending Section 34 of the Civil Service Rules by adding a new subsection 34 W to read, "34 W. The position of Senior Policy Analyst is placed in the unclassified service of the City of Saint Paul."

Go to Rules Section 34


Date of CS Rule Change: 5/28/2008
Council File #08-553
Action taken: Amending Section 7 of the Civil Service Rules by changing the word "two" in paragraph three to "three" regarding the eligible list for Fire Fighter.

Go to Rules Section 7 Paragraph 3


Date of CS Rule Change: 6/10/09
Council File #09-616
Action taken: Amending Rule 10 to include an additional section, 10.5, as set forth below to authorize the Human Resources Director to exercise his/her discretion and consider petitions of former probationary employees to be reinstated to original entrance eligible lists. In all other respects, Rule 10 shall remain the same.

Go to Rules Section 10 Paragrah 10E



Date of CS Rule Change: 11/12/2009
Council File #09-1255
Action taken: Amending rule 23.B - Reinstatement After Resignation by deleting languages. Reference Council file # 09-1255 for details.
Any employee who resigns, may, in the discretion of the Human Resources Director, be placed on the reinstatement register and certified for reinstatement in accordance with Section 7 of these Rules, at any time within one (1) year after such resignation; however, employees in the following category shall not be entitled to reinstatement:

1. Employees who were suspended within one (1) year just prior to resignation or employees whose last performance appraisal rating was unsatisfactory.

Any rights and privileges which would accrue to the employee following their reinstatement after resignation shall also accrue to the employee if the employee actually begins work in a position following certification from any eligible list within one (1) year of the employee's resignation; however, no seniority rights shall accrue within any given job title except by service in that job title.

Whenever discretionary changes are made in accordance with this section by the Human Resources Director notice shall be sent to the recognized employee group for the title affected and the affected departments.

Go to Rule 23B


Date of CS Rule Change: 11/12/2009
Council File #09-1254
Action Taken: Amending rule 5 to adopt new language providing additional points for Saint Paul residents for non-promotional employment exams.

Go to Rule 5D


Date of CS Rule Change: 1/4/2013
Coundil File #13-11
Action taken: Amending rule 14 to revised the language as follow.

For the purpose of this Section 14, the term promotion shall mean:

1. Any appointment from a classified position to any other classified position except to Parking Enforcement Officer, Community Liaison Officer, and any positions within the sworn Police and Fire Fighting groups.

2. Any appointment from Parking Enforcement Officer, Community Liaison Officer, and any classified positions within the sworn Police group to any other classified position in the sworn Police group.

3. Any appointment from a classified position in the sworn Fire Fighting group to any other classified position in the sworn Fire Fighting group.

Go to Rule 14

Date of CS Rule Change: 1/4/2013
Council File #13-12
Action taken: Amending rule 7 to revised the language as follow.

The names of all applicants who pass the examination shall be placed on an eligible list in the order of their examination scores, and shall remain on the list until they are hired or until the list expires.  If any applicant’s scores are equal to the scores of anyone certified under Section 8.A. of these Rules, their names shall also be certified.  In the case of an open continuous examination, all applicants who pass the examination can be certified in accordance with Section 8 of these Rules as if there was a new examination for such title each day.  The names of those not immediately employed shall be placed on an eligible register in the order of their scores.

If any applicant is a Veteran, additional points shall be added to their score, in accordance with Minnesota State Law.

Go to Rule 7


  

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