SECTION 1. AUTHORITY TO ADOPT RULES: Under the authority of Section 505, Article 5, Charter of the County of San Mateo, the Civil Service Commission of San Mateo County hereby prescribes and adopts these rules.
SECTION 2. APPLICABILITY: These rules apply to all positions in the classified service, which includes all positions and employments in service of the County except those specifically exempted in Section 502, Article 5 of the County Charter. These rules shall be binding upon the Board of Supervisors, elective officials, boards and commissions, and all employees in the service of the County.
SECTION 3. PURPOSE: These rules are prescribed to carry out the provisions of Article 5 of the County Charter, which established the County civil service, and to provide for a system of effective personnel administration within the scope of those provisions.
SECTION 4. SEPARABILITY: If any provision of these rules or the application of such provision to any person or circumstance, shall be held invalid, the remainder of these rules or the application of such provision to persons or circumstances other than those as to which it is held invalid, shall not be affected thereby.
SECTION 5. RESCISSION OF PRIOR RULES: Civil Service Commission Rules adopted January 7, 1994, are hereby rescinded.