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File #: 20-829    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Public Hearing/General Business Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 8/28/2020 In control: Civil Service Commission
On agenda: 9/1/2020 Final action: 9/1/2020
Title: Action to Extend Probationary Period for an Automotive Technician I (Employee No. 07742)
REPORT TO CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION
SUBJECT
Title
Action to Extend Probationary Period for an Automotive Technician I (Employee No. 07742)

Report
ACTION AND AUTHORITY
The Public Works Department is requesting to extend the probationary period for an Automotive Technician I (Job Code 248) pursuant to Civil Service Rule 4.20(b) which provides that, "Any permanent employee who is an applicant for promotion may have their probationary period extended by the Commission to permit the acquisition of required licenses or certificates or completion of training. Regular classified employees may have their probationary period extended by the Commission for reasons of sickness or absence."

DISCUSSION
Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic and actions taken by the State and County to shelter in place, the Department is recommending a probation extension for an Automotive Technician I (Employee No. 07742). As a minimum qualification for the classification of Automotive Technician I (Job Code 248), possession and maintenance of a Class A driver's license with air brake test "is required prior to completion of the probationary period." Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, there have been several scheduling challenges for the incumbent to obtain their Class A driver's license through the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). The employees probationary period is scheduled to end on September 3, 2020; however, the Department is recommending a three (3) month probation extension, which should allow adequate time for the employee to obtain their Class A driver's license within this timeframe.

The bargaining unit, American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, Local 101 (Unit 6) was notified of this extension from probation.

ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW
The action being considered does not constitute a "project" within the meaning of the California Environmental Quality Act ("CEQA") pursuant to CEQA Guidelines section 15378(b)(5) in that it is a governmental organizational or ...

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