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Tuesday, March 03, 2009


March 3, 2009




Call to Order

Chairman Andrew Collins called the meeting of the Colorado Springs Civil Service Commission to order on Tuesday, March 03, 2009 at the City Administration Building, Suite 102 at 8:33 am.


Commissioners present:  Andrew Collins, William Green, Peg LeClair, Fran Pitaro, Jerry Voegele


Approval of December 2008 Minutes

Commissioner Voegele moved to approve the minutes from the December 3, 2008 Civil Service Commissioners? Meeting.  Commissioner LeClair 2nd the motion.  The Commission unanimously approved the minutes.


There was no meeting on January 6, 2009, due to a lack of agenda items.


Discussion of Rule Changes

Acting Fire Human Resources Manager, JT Williams, introduced discussion regarding potential changes to Civil Service Rules 10, 5.4 and 6.2.  The discussion was regarding the selection process of employees during a Reduction in Force.   Proposed selection criteria would be by seniority and not by the lot system as stated in the Rules.


CSFD Deputy Chief, Rich Brown, stated there is urgency in getting a resolution to the rule changes due to the prospect of future budget cuts. Additionally, since 1997 when ?ranking? was established at the academy, seniority is stressed to recruits.


CSPD Deputy Chief, Pete Carey discussed possible impacts to Police if there are further budget reductions.


Jeremy Kroto, 1st Vice President of the IFFA Local 5, endorsed acting quickly on the rule changes.


Richard Radabaugh, representing the PPA, withdrew the agenda item to discuss Civil Service Rules 8.8 and 8.9.


Other Business

There was no other business.



Commissioner Pitaro made a motion to adjourn the meeting that was 2nd by Commissioner Voegele. Chairman Collins adjourned the meeting at 8:57 am.


The next meeting of the Civil Service Commissioners is scheduled on May 12, 2009 at the City Administration Building Suite 102 at 8:30 am.




-       Minutes unanimously approved by the Civil Service Commission on  04/23/09