Article 7. Employees of California Public Utilities Code >> Division 7. >> Chapter 3. >> Article 7.
The maximum time of labor or service required of any
laborer, workman, or mechanic employed upon any work of the district,
whether employed directly by the district and its officers, or by a
contractor or subcontractor, shall be eight hours during any one
calendar day, except in case of emergency.
The board shall fix the hours of labor or service required
of all employees of the district, and their compensation, and shall
employ all necessary employees or may by ordinance provide for their
employment by the several officers of the district.
The board shall classify all places of employment under the
district and its offices and departments, with reference to the
examinations provided by this article, except as provided in Section
16196. The places classified by the board are the classified civil
service of the district, and appointments to civil service places
shall be made according to the rules provided by this article.
The board shall make rules to effect a civil service system,
and for examinations, appointments, promotions, and removals, and
from time to time may make changes in existing rules. All rules and
all changes shall be forthwith printed for distribution by the board.
Examinations shall be practical, and shall relate to those
matters only which will fairly test the relative capacity of the
persons examined to discharge the duties of the positions which they
seek, and shall include, when appropriate, tests of manual or
professional skill. The selection of laborers shall be governed by
priority of application as far as practicable. No question in any
examination shall relate to political or religious opinions or
affiliations. The board shall control all examinations.
The manager, engineer, clerk, accountant, and treasurer
shall not be included within the classified civil service of the