SMCCE Section 31. Dismissal, Suspension, Reduction in Step or Demotion for Cause

The appointing authority may dismiss, suspend, reduce in step or demote any employee in the classified service provided the rules and regulations of the Civil Service Commission are followed. Procedures for dismissal, suspension, reduction in step or demotion for cause are set forth in Rule XIII of the San Mateo County Civil Service Commission Rules.

Any employee may appeal such dismissal, suspension, reduction in step or demotion to the Civil Service Commission. Appeals to the Civil Service Commission must be filed within fourteen (14) calendar days after notice of dismissal, suspension, reduction in step or demotion for cause is mailed or hand delivered to the employee. Appeal procedures are set forth in Rule XIV of the San Mateo County Civil Service Commission Rules.

A permanent classified employee may be dismissed, suspended, reduced in step or demoted for cause only.