Civil Service Rules

Rule I - Definitions

Rule II - Applications for Original Examinations

Rule III - Examinations

Rule IV - Requisition, Certification and Appointment

Rule V - Performance Evaluation Record

Rule VI - Promotion

Rule VII - Separations; Suspensions

Rule VIII - Transfer, Leave of Absence, Lay off, Resignation and Layoff/Recall

Rule IX - Compensation

Rule X - Reports

Rule XI - Administration


The County Board ordinances and rules of the Civil Service Commission as hereinafter set forth apply to all employees in the classified service of Milwaukee County except insofar as such ordinances and/or civil service rules have been specifically modified or made non-applicable to members of certain bargaining units whose contracts with Milwaukee County provide for exception from or differences in the application of such ordinances and/or rules.

Under and pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 259, Laws of Wisconsin 1917, creating sections 772-1 to 772-17 inclusive, of Wisconsin Statutes (since renumbered to be ss. 63.01 to 63.16 inclusive) as subsequently amended, to the Milwaukee County Civil Service Commission, in regular meeting held on October 21, 1917, approved and adopted a classification of offices, positions, and employment in the classified service of Milwaukee County (excluding offices and positions exempted by section 772-4, now section 63.03, statutes), which classification, together with a salary standardization plan and regulations governing the compensation of such offices, positions, and employment were subsequently recommended to, considered and adopted by the Board of Supervisors of Milwaukee County by passage on November 13, 1917, of an ordinance relating to the classification and salaries thereunder, effective January 1, 1918, which ordinance has subsequently been amended and is now known as the Classification and Salary Standardization Ordinance of Milwaukee County. Pursuant to aforesaid statutes, the following Rules were spread upon the minutes of the Milwaukee County Civil Service Commission and adopted December 5, 1917; published according to law December 20, 1917; and became effective January 1, 1918; as since amended:

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