Section 19-23 Personnel advisory board.
Prior to the adoption of Ord. 21481 on 10/15/2012, Section 19-23 read as follows.
Appointment; composition; chair, compensation. The council shall appoint a personnel
advisory board composed of seven (7) members who shall designate one (1) member as chair.
Two (2) alternate members shall be appointed by the council to serve in the absence of, or
disqualification of, the regular members.
Members shall serve without compensation.
Qualifications; oath. Members of the personnel advisory board shall be residents and
qualified registered voters of the city, shall hold no other lucrative public office nor lucrative
position in city government during their terms, and shall be appointed to staggered three (3) year
terms of office. They shall be required to take the oath prescribed for city officers, including a
statement therein that they are fully supportive of a merit, affirmative action, equal opportunity,
fair and impartial system for employee management. Members of the board shall have, by virtue
of their total background, significant, substantive knowledge of social, legislative, political, and
administrative factors affecting personnel management and employee relations; and shall in their
deliberations and recommendations consider the best interest of effective, efficient services to
the public as well as consistent, equitable application of those rules, policies, procedures and
Responsibilities. The responsibilities of the board shall be to:
(1) Advise the council, the city manager
and the director at least once each year concerning
its findings, opinions, various conclusions and recommendations on: the status of the personnel
system including the city's affirmative action plan in terms of effectiveness and current state of
affairs, desirable goals for improvement, identifiable problems and remedial recommendations
and their activities as a board of the council.
(2) Review, comment on, and advise
the director concerning changes in personnel policies.
(3) Hear appeals from corrective/disciplinary
actions against city employees which result in
disciplinary demotion, suspension, or dismissal of an individual.
(4) Perform such other adjudicatory/advisory
duties with reference to personnel/employee
relations management as the council may require or the city manager may request.
(5) Answer questions on the guidelines for personal,
financial and professional conduct for
municipal officials and employees.
Members to serve until successors selected; actions require majority note, quorum;
meetings. Members of the board shall serve until such time as a successor is selected by the city
council. Five (5) board members shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business. All
actions of the board must be approved by a simple majority of those present at a meeting.
Meetings shall be held at the request of the director or the chairperson.
The chair of the board is authorized to excuse any member from attendance at a board
meeting; provided, that the member requested to be excused before the meeting. Any member
who is absent, without being excused, from twenty-five percent of the regular board meetings
held in a calendar year shall automatically forfeit the office. Any member who is absent, without
being excused, from three consecutive regular meetings shall automatically forfeit the office.
shall be the duty of the chair of the board to promptly notify the city council of the vacancy.
(Code 1964, § 22.330; Ord. No. 9993, § 1, 11-7-83; Ord. No. 11957, §
1, 8-1-88; Ord. No. 17658,
§ 1, 4-21-03)