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Third.— Ile may appoint or employ any person named by him, who, upon a non-competitive examination, shall be duly certified by the Board of Civil Service Commissioners as qualified to discharge the duties of the position.
CERTIFICATE OF QUALIFICATION -- SCHEDULE C.
REGULATION XXVIII. Upon the non-competitive examination into the qualifications of a person named for a position in this schedule the Board of Commissioners will give a certificate to such person only when satisfied (1st) that he is within the limits of age prescribed by the position or employment to which he has been named; (20) that he is properly certified as free from any physical defect or disease which is likely to interfere with the proper discharge of his duties; (30) that his character is such as to qualify him for such position or employment; and (4th) that he possesses the requisite knowledge and ability to enter on the discharge of his official duties. An officer naming a person for examination will at the same time transmit his certificate, that after due inquiry he is satisfied that the character and habits of the person named fit him for the public service, and will append to the certificate such formal vouchers or credentials as to character as he may desire to have considered or to put on file. In the determination of the character or habits of the nominee, the certificate thereof by nominating officer will be considered as essential.
SELECTION OF METHOD OF EXAMINATION.
REGULATION XXIX. Whenever a vacancy in this schedule in any department, office or institution is to be filled, the officer having the authority to fill the same shall notify the Board of Commissioners which of the three methods, in his discretion, under Regulation XXVII, he selects; and if the choice be by an open competition, the board will proceed as for an examination under Schedule B; but if the choice be by a limited competition, or by the appointment of a person to be duly certified by the board as qualified, the officer
aforesaid shall name in such notification the person or persons to be examined, and thereupon the Board of Commissioners shall notify the person or persons so named of the time, place and special regulations for the examination.
REGISTRATION AND APPOINTMENT--SCHEDULE D.
REGULATION XXX. 1. Applicants for positions under Schedule D, who produce satisfactory evidence of their capacity for labor; and their habits as to industry and sobriety shall be registered in the order of their application. The register shall state the (1) name, (2) age, (3) residence, (4) citizenship, (5) number and relationship of persons depending for support on the applicant, (6) service in the army or navy in time of war, (7) previous occupation, (8) reference; and such other information as may be required.
2. When the services of employes Schedule D are required, the officer or person having the appointment or selection shall notify the Board of Commissioners, stating the number of men wanted, kind of labor for which they are wanted, and the time and place of employment; and the Board of Commissioners shall thereupon send to the officers or the person making the requisi. tion the names and residences of twice the number of men called for (if the register contains so many), making an impartial selection; giving preference to those who have served in the army or nary of the United States in time of war, and been honorably discharged therefrom, and to those having families dependent on their support.
3. The selection shall be made from the lists so furnished and the names of those employed shall be returned to the Board of Commissioners forth with. At the end of their term of service, the persons so employed may keep their places on the register, upon application to the examiners and proof that their labor has been satisfactory. The lists above provided for shall remain in force for one year.
4. In case the Board of Commissioners are unable to fill a requisition for laborers, the fact shall be certified to the officer
making the requisition, who shall then make the selection under such regulations as the Board of Commissioners may from time to time prescribe.
5. The Board of Commissioners may make such regulations as may be necessary to identify the registered applicants, and to preserve a record of their conduct.
REGULATION XXXI. Every original appointment or employment in Schedules B and C shall be for a probationary term of two months, at the end of which time, if the conduct and capacity of the person shall have been found satisfactory, the probationer shall be absolutely appointed or employed, but otherwise his employment shall cease. Any person so failing at the end of two months to receive permanent appointment, for good cause, shall be ineligible for a period of one year thereafter for a new examination for the same position under these regulations.
REGULATION XXXII. Promotions will in all cases be based upon the positive merit of the person promoted and upon his superior qualifications, as shown by his previous service.
REGULATION XXXIII. Transfers of clerks and others included in Schedules B and C may be made from one office or department to a similar position in another, by the mutual consent of the heads of such offices or departments; every such transfer must be reported to the Board of Commissioners for record, within five days from the date thereof. No transfer will be permitted from a position enume. rated in Schedule B to a position in Schedule C, or from a position
enumerated in Schedule C to a position in Schedule B, except by virtue of the examination and certification prescribed for the position to which they are to be transferred.
POLITICAL SERVICES OR CONTRIBUTIONS NOT
REGULATION XXXIV. No person in the public service is, for that reason, under any obligation to contribute to any political fund or purpose, or to render any political service, and no person shall be removed or otherwise prejudiced for refusing so to do.
POLITICAL ACTION UNAFFECTED.
No person in the public service has the right to use his official authority or influence to coerce the political action of any person or body. PENALTY FOR FALSE STATEMENTS.
REGULATION XXXVI. ' Every false statement knowingly made by any person in his application for examination, and every connivance by him at any false statement made in any certificate which may accompany his application, or any wilful complicity by him in any fraud to improve his standing upon his examination, shall be regarded as good cause for removal or discharge of such person during his probation.
PREFERENCE OF VETERANS.
REGULATION XXXVII. Persons who have been honorably discharged from service in the army or navy of the United States in the late war shall be preferred for appointments to positions in the public service over other persons; and the person thus preferred shall not be disqualified from holding any position in the civil service on account of his age, nor by reason of any physical disability, provided such disability does not render him incompetent to perform the duties of the position applied for.
POWER OF REMOVAL.
REGULATION XXXVIII. Subject only to the qualifications required to be ascertained in accordance with these regulations, the power of appointment and the responsibility of selection are in all cases in the appointing officer. The power to remove existing by law on the part of any officer is not impaired by anything contained in these regulations.
REGULATION XXXIX. No one dismissed from the service for misconduct shall be admitted to examination for appointment in any capacity in any department of the municipal service within two years from the date of such dismissal.
REPORT OF TERM OF EMPLOYMENT.
REGULATION XL. It shall be the duty of each city officer, or board of city officers, appointing or employing an officer, clerk or other person in the service of the city, forth with on such appointment or employment to report to the Board of Civil Service Commissioners the name of such appointee or employe, the title or character of his office or employment, and the date of the commencement of service by virtue thereof; and 'forth with, on the termination of such service, to report to said board the fact and date and cause of such termination.
DUTY OF FISCAL OFFICERS.
REGULATION XLI. Any officer whose duty it is to sign or countersign warrants shall not draw, sign or issue, or authorize the drawing, signing or issuing of any warrant on the chamberlain or other disbursing officer of the city for the payment of salary to any person in its service whose appointment has not been made in pursuance of these rules. Any sums paid contrary to the provisions of these rules may be recovered from any officer signing or countersigning warrants for