Employees or applicants may appeal ratings of oral boards or appraisal of qualification boards that are below passing, and only if they allege bias, discrimination, or fraud in the conduct of such board.
Employees who are rejected during probation may appeal to the Commission only if they allege and substantiate in writing that the probationary rejection was based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age or handicap.
Permanent classified employees, as articulated in Civil Service Rule XII, may appeal Performance Evaluations carrying an overall Below Standard (Improvement Needed or Unsatisfactory) rating.
Classified employees may appeal disciplinary action (dismissal, demotion, suspension, non-punitive disciplinary letter) as covered by Civil Service Rule XIV.
Classified employees may appeal certain other rulings by the Human Resources Department Director (e.g. the results of a classification study).
The Commission Rules specify timeframes under which each of the above types of appeals must be filed. An employee cannot both appeal an issue to the Commission and grieve the same issue through the negotiated grievance process.