Civil Service Commission

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1. Authority

  1. To recommend such rules and regulations, including amendments thereto, as may be necessary and proper to carry out the intent and purposes of this chapter. These rules and amendments must be submitted to the city council for adoption and upon adoption shall have the full force and effect of law;

  2. To hear appeals on disciplinary matters as specified in this chapter;

  3. To represent the public and the city interests in the improvement of personnel administration in the city service;

  4. To advise the city council, the mayor, and the director of human resources on problems concerning personnel administration;

  5. To advise and assist the director of human resources in fostering the improvement of personnel standards in the city service;

  6. To make any inquiry which the commission may consider desirable concerning the administration of personnel in the city service and to review any personnel action which may appear to be arbitrary, capricious, or illegal, and make recommendations to the mayor, the city council, the city attorney, and/or director of human resources with respect thereto;

  7. To hire staff as the commission may find necessary to carry out the intent and purposes of this chapter. The hiring of staff shall be within the constraints of the annual appropriations and budget as established by the city council;

  8. To create and utilize employment registers in order to fill vacancies within the classified service for the city;

  9. To establish tests, examinations and evaluations for the evaluation of applicants for the classified service; and

  10. To perform such other duties with reference to personnel administration of the city, not inconsistent with this chapter, as the city council may require by ordinance or as otherwise directed by the mayor or city council.

2. Membership

The civil service commission consists of five (5) members appointed by the mayor and confirmed by the city council. All members must be residents of the City of Grand Forks or employed within the City of Grand Forks and shall not be a city employee, officer, or official. The commission shall consist of one (1) member generally associated with labor occupations; one (1) member generally associated with management occupations; one (1) member generally associated with the occupations or professions of personnel management, human resources, or employment regulatory compliance, having practiced within the profession for at least five (5) years; and two (2) members representative of the general public selected from the occupations or professions of law, banking, finance, investment, accounting, industry, commerce, labor, organized labor, education, medicine, dentistry, or a recognized trade and having practiced within the profession or trade for at least five (5) years.

3. Terms

Three (3) years

4. Members

  • James Vanyo
    Term Expires: February 2, 2021

  • Margo Svobda
    Term Expires: January 3, 2021

  • Keith Reitmeier
    Term Expires: June 10, 2022

  • Patricia Nies
    Term Expires: April 30, 2022
  • Wayne Burlog
    Term Expires: May 31, 2022

Staff

Human Resources - Email  746-2665

INSURANCE AND FLOODING - WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

  • Date: 02/04/2020 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Do you have questions and concerns about insurance and flooding? The Emergency Management Office, in partnership with Stacey Mesteth, a professional insurance agent who has extensive experience with the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) and Homeowner's policies will be presenting 3 public info sessions to help answer your insurance questions. 

The sessions are being held on January 23rd, January 30th and February 4th. 

(JAN 23rd) will be held in the Meadowlark Room #12 at the Alerus Center from 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

(JAN 30th) will be held in the City Council Chambers at City Hall from Noon - 1:00 pm

(FEB 4th) will be held in the Cardinal/Hummingbird Room 8/9 at the Alerus Center from 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

These sessions are FREE and open to the public! 

NOTE: To request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter for these sessions, please contact Heather Everson, Options Resource Center for Independent Living, at 218.773.6100 , heather@myoptions.info, or via Text Line at 701.864.0269 by Friday, January 17th, 2020.

 

If you have any questions, please contact our office at 780.8213.

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