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Hearing Officer correctly interpreted Charter 9.1.1, mandating like pay for like work, to not entitle appellant to additional pay for working occasionally more than forty-hour week responding to emergencies. In re Bohner, CSB 13-17, 3 (1/18/18).

Agency did not violate Charter 9.1.1, mandating like pay for like work, due to fact that appellant’s exempt position has similarities to positions which are entitled to stand-by pay. In re Bohner, CSB 13-17, 3 (1/18/18).

Charter 9.1.1 does not require identical pay for like work. In re Bohner, CSB 13-17, 3 (1/18/18).

Agency did not violate Charter 9.1.1, mandating like pay for like work,  where appellant cited positions which received stand-by pay but they were insufficiently “like” her position. In re Bohner, CSB 13-17, 3-4 (1/18/18).

Appellant failed to prove agency violated Charter 9.1.1, mandating like pay for like work, where she failed to prove she was being paid less for performing like duties under this provision. In re Bohner, CSA 13-17, 7 (6/5/17).

The Charter does not require discipline of a career service employee to be consistent with discipline of other members of the career service, unlike its provision for classified service employees. In re Napoli, CSB 74-10, n. 3 (8/18/11).  

The Charter protects from displacement a career service employee whose position is abolished when a new position is created with substantially the same duties and responsibilities. In re Sanders, CSB 62-09, 1 (2/17/11); citing In re Hamilton, CSB 100-09 & 107-09, 5 (2/17/11). 

The basic purpose of civil service laws is to secure efficient public servants, promote the welfare of the individual civil servant, while promoting the overriding best interests of the public. In re Hamilton, CSA 100-09 & 107-09, 15 (9/17/10), citing Turner v. City & County of Denver, 361 P.2d 631, 634 (Colo. 1961).   

Denver furthers the public interests of civil service laws by providing merit selection, like pay for like work, discipline only for cause, and other CSR protections. In re Hamilton, CSA 100-09 & 107-09, 15 (9/17/10). 

Denver’s career service system provides for merit-based appointment of applicants, and performance-based retention of city employees. In re Sample, CSA 72-07, 5-6 (6/12/08), citing City Charter 9.1.1. [former 1.2.1]; DRMC 18-1, 18-2, reversed on other grounds In re Sample, CSB 72-07 (10/16/08). 
 

The director did not violate this section by appointing acting division chief since it applies only to new hires or promotions, and does not dictate the assignment of acting positions. In re Anderson & Connors, CSA 61-10, 63-10, 66-10 & 67-10, 9 (12/22/10). 

This section empowers the CSB to adopt, administer, and enforce the merit system of employment. In re Anderson & Connors, CSA 61-10, 63-10, 66-10 & 67-10, 9 (12/22/10). 

Charter 9.1.1E.(vi), 9.8.2(A) and CSR 19-20 A. 1., [former CSR 19-10 A.1.a.] entitle an employee who was a career service employee at the time of his termination to file a direct appeal. In re Abbey, CSA 99-09, 6 (8/9/10).

Civilian employees of the police department are members of the career service personnel system and may appeal discipline under the CSRs. In re Morgan, CSA 63-08, 2 (4/6/09), citing Charter 9.1.1E.(vi), 9.8.2(A) and CSR 19-10 A.1.a.  

 
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