Await Response from CSB
Upon submission of your appeal request, you will receive a letter from the Executive Secretary of the Civil Service Board Office within 30 days advising of the date, time, and location of your appeal hearing. Also included in the letter will be information pertaining to subpoenaing of witnesses.
NOTE: The Department has the burden of proof in appeal hearings.
Attend the Hearing Process
- The appeal hearing is divided into two parts: the fact finding portion and the penalty portion.
- Should you be found guilty of any of the cited charges in the reprimand, the Board determines, in the form of a motion, whether or not it will amend or uphold the Department Director’s decision regarding the penalty given to you. A Findings/Recommendation report is then prepared by the Special Counsel for Board approval and subsequently forwarded to the City Manager for issuance of a Judgment.
- The City Manager shall then sustain, reverse, or modify the action of the Department Director. Issuance of a Judgment completes the Civil Service Board Appeal Process.
NOTE: If you are not satisfied with the final decision of the City Manager, you can appeal to the Circuit Court.