SANTA BARBARA COUNTY GRAND JURY 1995-96

Issues in Public Works (D)

Abbreviations used in this report:
BOS Board of Supervisors (Accepts response from CSC)
CSC Civil Service Commission
CSR Civil Service Rules
PERS Personnel Department
PWD Public Works Department

Finding and Recommendation 1 and 1a: PWD violated CSR regulating time limits for temporary assignments. CSC should include remedies for such violations and advise BOS to implement.

Finding and Recommendation 1b: BOS should authorize remedies in CSR as recommended by CSC. Finding and Recommendation 2a: PERS and PWD should create together clearly written job requirements and standards for appointments. Finding and Recommendation 2b: PERS should assist PWD in developing promotional exams. Finding and Recommendation 2c: PWD should provide sample promotional exam questions to employees prior to testing.


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