Article 1. Establishment of California Public Utilities Code >> Division 6. >> Chapter 4. >> Article 1.
The general manager shall adopt a civil service system for
the selection, examination, employment, classification, advancement,
suspension, and discharge of employees included in the "district
The general manager shall adopt rules and regulations to
carry out the purposes of the civil service provisions of this
division and may from time to time amend existing rules. Except as
otherwise provided herein such rules shall govern applications,
examinations, eligibility, duration of eligible lists; certifications
of eligibles; appointments; promotions; transfers; resignations;
layoffs or reductions in force, both permanent and temporary, due to
lack of work or funds, retrenchment, or completion of work; the
filling of positions, temporary, seasonal, and permanent;
classification; and such other matters as are not in conflict with
the civil service provisions of this division.
The rules and regulations or any proposed amendments thereto
shall be in writing and a copy thereof shall be posted in a
conspicuous place in the office of the district and shall not become
effective until 20 days after the posting thereof. The board may
require that such rules and regulations or amendments thereof be
submitted to it for approval prior to posting. Any person interested
may within 10 days after such posting file written objections to such
proposed rules or amendments, or any part thereof, with the general
manager, in which event the rules or amendments shall not become
effective until the general manager has given notice of a hearing and
heard objections thereto and announced his decision on the
The civil service provisions of this chapter do not apply to
any district until such time as it has operated, controlled, or used
works or parts of works for the providing of any of the utility
services specified in this division. A civil service system may,
however, be adopted at any time after the district commences to
operate, control, or use works or parts of works for the providing of
any of the utility services specified in this division, and such
system shall be adopted within six months thereafter.
The "district civil service" includes every employee of the
district except all of the following:
(a) Officers elected by the people.
(b) Officers, assistant officers, and other persons and employees
appointed by the board of directors.
(c) Temporary construction employees.
(d) Part-time employees.
(e) The unfilled positions (not to exceed 15) requiring peculiar
and exceptional qualifications, including those of a scientific,
professional, or expert character or of special confidence, as may be
exempted from "district civil service" upon the recommendation of
the general manager approved by the board.
(f) Limited-term employees appointed for a period not to exceed
two years. Limited-term appointments may be extended for an
additional period not to exceed two years upon approval of the
(g) Employees occupying positions determined to be exempt from the
district civil service pursuant to Section 11887.1.