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CIVIL SERVICE ACT

The general purpose of the Civil Service Act is to establish a system of personnel administration that meets the social, economic, and program needs of the County.  This system shall provide a means to recruit, select, develop and maintain an effective and responsive workforce, and shall include policies and procedures for employee hiring and advancement, training and career development, position evaluation, salary administration, fringe benefits, and other related activities.

CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION

The Civil Service Commission shall have the powers and duties assigned to it by Nebraska Statutes and related Rules.  The Commission's overall responsibilities include:

  • General employment policies and procedures,
  • Regulations for recruiting, examining and certifying qualified applicants for employment as well as maintaining the registers of qualified candidates for employment for all employees governed by State Statutes,
  • A¬†system of personnel records containing general data on all employees and standards for the development and maintenance of personnel records to be maintained within the offices governed by the State Statutes,
  • Regulations governing such matters as hours of work, promotions, transfers, demotions, probation, terminations and reductions in force,
  • Regulations for use by all offices governed by the statutes relating to such matters as employee benefits, vacation, sick leave and holidays, and
  • The providing of recommendations to the¬†County Board of the Commissioners on salary and pay plans.

Additionally, the responsibility of the Civil Service Commission is to provide an avenue for an employee to file an appeal before the Commission.  It shall be the duty of the Commission to ascertain to the best of its ability the facts of the case and, after weighing all available evidence, to report its findings and decision to all parties affected.

CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION MEMBERS

The Civil Service Commission consists of five (5) members; three (3) members constitute a quorum in order to transact business.  Two (2) members are Douglas County employees, two (2) members are elected officials, and one (1) member is appointed at-large.  Both Democratic and Republican parties are represented on the Commission.

The Commission Members are:

   Tim Dunning, Douglas County Sheriff
    [Republican Elected Official Representative]

   John Ewing, Treasurer
    [Democrat Elected Official Representative]

  Tom Larkin, Corrections Officer II, Douglas County Corrections
   [Employee Democrat Representative]

   Denise Lickei , Assistant Chief Deputy, Register of Deeds
   Chair to the Civil Service Commission
   [Employee Republican Representative]

  William Vlcek, Construction Company Owner
  [At-Large Representative]

CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION MEETINGS

The Commission shall meet at least quarterly and, based upon the recommendations of the Clerk of the Commission/Human Resources Director, shall determine the frequency, day, and place of its meetings.  Special meetings shall be held to hear appeals of disciplinary actions as necessary.  The Commission only hears appeals regarding suspension, demotion, or termination.

 

The provisions of this information are not intended and do not create an express or implied contract of employment or an offer of employment between the County and its employees nor any guarantee or promise that benefits referenced here are permanent or cannot be changed. While retirees and current employees are offered the opportunity to participate in a subsidized medical insurance program until age 65, the ability to participate as well as the premiums are not guaranteed in the future and are subject, at any time, to change by the County Board of Commissioners. If there is any conflict in the information state or otherwise communicated, the plan provisions prevail. Please contact Human Resources with any questions.