Employees may appeal oral warnings through the grievance procedure outlined in this handbook. In the case of classified civil service employees, all other disciplinary actions may be appealed to the civil service commission.
Classified civil service employees may appeal written reprimands and suspensions to the civil service commission by filing such appeal with the secretary to the commission in human resources within ten (10) days of issuance. The written reprimand or suspension will be upheld pending action of the commission.
The appealed suspension or reprimand may be reviewed, reduced, increased, or revoked by the commission after a hearing in which the persons taking the disciplinary action shall have reasonable opportunity under rules established by the commission to support their charges. The commission shall have the power, in the event it finds any suspension or reprimand hereunder in error, to take such action as shall be necessary to compensate the appealing employee for such error.