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Tuesday, October 08, 2002

Call To Order

Island Caucus Room, 9611 SE 36th Street, Mercer Island, WA.

Roll Call

Commissioners Hill and Maehara. Secretary/Chief Examiner Segle, Chief Deveny, Police Commander Elsoe, Sergeant Holmes.
Absent: Commissioner Blakney and Fire Commander Mauldin.

Regular Business

APPROVAL OF MINUTES:
Moved by Maehara and seconded by Hill to approve the minutes of August 13, 2002 as corrected. Motion carried.

AUGUST AND SEPTEMBER PERSONNEL ORDERS:
The Commission reviewed the personnel orders submitted in August and September.

AUGUST AND SEPTEMBER POLICE AND FIRE ROSTERS:
There were no changes to the August and September Police roster. There were no changes to the August and September Fire roster.

ASSESSMENT CENTER PROPOSAL FOR UPCOMING LIEUTENANT TESTING PROCESS:
Chief Deveny briefed the Commission on the process for promotional testing. He explained that there is no current promotional list for the position of Lieutenant and that there is reason to believe that an opening will be available in the near future. The Commission discussed the Assessment Center proposal with staff. Chief Deveny explained that the list would be good for two years and the Civil Service Rules allow for the list to be extended. MOTION: Moved by Hill and seconded by Maehara to allow staff to move forward with a promotional testing process for the position of Lieutenant and to approve the use of the proposed Assessment Center, as presented by JMF & Associates. Motion carried.

REQUEST FOR WAIVER – REQUIREMENTS FOR LIEUTENANT TEST – L. DAVENPORT:
Sergeant Lance Davenport discussed his ‘Request for Waiver’ memorandum submitted to the Commission, asking permission to take the upcoming Lieutenant’s test. Chief Deveny explained that the Commission has allowed waivers in the past, however he stated that in his and Commander Elsoe’s opinion, Sergeant Davenport did not meet the qualifications to take the Lieutenant’s test. Commissioners Maehara and Hill decided that there was good cause to allow Sergeant Davenport to take the test since it may be several years before the test is offered again.

Motion: Moved by Maehara and seconded by Hill to grant the waiver request for Sergeant Davenport to participate in the testing process for the position of Lieutenant. Motion carried.

CIVIL SERVICE RULES – REVIEW LANGUAGE RELATING TO PROBATIONARY OFFICERS:
Sergeant Holmes briefed the Commission on the discrepancy in language used to describe the probationary period for police officers and firefighters in the Civil Service Rules as compared to the language used in the Union Contracts. The Commission discussed the necessary changes to the Civil Service Rules language.

Off Agenda Items

There were none.

Next Meeting Date

The next Regular Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, November 12, 2002 at 5:00 p.m., in the Caucus Room at City Hall.

Adjournment

The meeting was adjourned at 5:30 p.m.

 

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