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File #: 20-830    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Public Hearing/General Business Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 8/28/2020 In control: Civil Service Commission
On agenda: 9/14/2020 Final action: 9/14/2020
Title: Action to Adjust the Examination Weighting Plan for Electric Crew Foreperson (Job Code 550)
REPORT TO CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION
SUBJECT
Title
Action to Adjust the Examination Weighting Plan for Electric Crew Foreperson (Job Code 550)

Report
BACKGROUND
The Human Resources Department requests Commission approval of a modification to the examination weighting plan for Electric Crew Foreperson (Job Code 550). This request is based on the authority of Civil Service Rule 3.1, "The Commission shall determine whether the examination shall consist of a written, oral, or performance, or psychological, investigative, physical test, or any combination thereof, and shall indicate the procedure in the announcement." This request has been coordinated with Silicon Valley Power.

DISCUSSION

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the Human Resources Department in coordination with Silicon Valley Power are recommending modifications to the examination weighting plan for Electric Crew Foreperson (Job Code 550) on a one-time basis. Currently, the examination weighting plan is 50% written and 50% oral. The proposed modification is to make the examination 100% oral due to guidelines pertaining to COVID-19. In order to minimize public contact to the extent possible, for the safety of our employees and the public, the examination weighting plan is recommended to be modified. In order to address the technical knowledge of the written exam questions, the department will ask technical questions relating to the job as part of the interview process.

There are no recommended changes to the class specification for Electric Crew Foreperson (Job Code 550).

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 administrative activity that will not result in direct or indirect changes in the environment.

FISCAL IMPACT
There is no fiscal impact to revising the class specification other than sta...

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