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GENERAL DIRECTIONS AND INFORMATION
FOR BOTH THE
OFFICIAL SERVICE AND LABOR SERVICE.
TITLES, NAMES, PAY-ROLLS, NOTICES OF CHANGES IN SERVICE.
SECTION 1. Every department, sub-department, office, position, etc., in the City Service, shall be known by only one title. Each title shall be applied only to one department, sub-department, class of positions or other category.
SEC. 2. In regard to entries in the City Service made since the Civil Service act went into effect, the sworn applications in the archives of the City Service office shall form the basis of the Civil Lists whenever possible.
SEC. 3. The spelling of the first names and the surnames in all lists and pay-rolls must correspond with those in the applications.
Sec. 4. All officials, including ward superintendents and other heads of sub-departments whose duty it is to write pay-rolls, shall keep a correct transcript of the names of persons employed under them, as stated in the corrected Civil Lists in the City Service office and in the offices of the respective city departments, and write the first names and surnames correctly thereafter on every pay-roll.
Sec. 5. The names of employes of several classes may appear on the same pay-roll; but those of each class must be kept separate from those of every other class, to facilitate control.
Sec. 6. In order that the Civil Lists may be kept correct and complete, every appointing officer or board shall give the City Service office prompt official notice of all changes in their service, including appointments, promotions, transfers, separation from service caused by dismissal, resignation or death, or any other cause, changes of residence, etc., giving the name, date, position, department and compensation, on forms prescribed by the Board. All such changes in the
service (changes of residence excepted) shall be certified to the City Comptroller by the Board, in order that the basis for the Comptroller's audits may be kept complete and that no payments be made in violation of these rules.
Sec. 7. The Board will extend the operation of the rules to classes not yet under the rules as soon as practicable and advantageous to the city; will alter or rescind rules where circumstances make it necessary; will make new rules, and will, from time to time, adopt rulings, definitions and instructions for the Chief Examiner.
SECTION 1. The offices and places in the service of the city, coming within the provisions of Chapter 313 of the laws of 1895, shall be classified in two divisions.
The first division shall be known as the OFFICIAL SERVICE.
The OFFICIAL SERVICE shall, as soon as practicable, include the following classes of offices and positions of a more or less permanent character drawing annual or monthly salaries, and such of those drawing wages per diem as require the supervision of the men of a sub-department, ward or district, or the inspection of public work.
Exceptions are indicated in Sec. 6 of the Civil Service Law.
Class I. Medical Service: All positions, the duties of which require knowledge of the profession of medicine, or some branch thereof.
CLASS II. Civil Engineering: All positions, the duties of which require knowledge of the profession of civil engineering or of some branch thereof.
CLASS III. Clerical Service: All positions of clerks, messengers, copyists, recorders, stenographers, typewriters, bookkeepers or other similar service, whether paid by the year, month or day, or by the piece, or in any other way.
CLASS IV. Electrical Service. All positions, the duties of which require special knowledge of electricity in some form of its application.
Class V. Mechanical Service: All positions, the duties of which require a knowledge of steam engines, boilers and other machinery, their care and operation; and all other positions requiring special mechanical knowledge or skill.
Class VI. Inspection Service. All positions under the Department of Public Works, not included in any other class, the duties of which relate to inspection, whether of work done, material furnished, or other matters.
Class VII. Janitor and Elevator Service: All positions connected with the care and operation of public buildings.
Class VIII. Library and Museum Service: All positions connected with the administration of the Public Library and Public Museum.
Class IX. Bridge Tenders.
Class X. Service in the Nature of Police Service, including the positions of Harbor Master, Sanitary Inspectors, Park Police, Watchmen and other similar positions.
Class XI. Superintendents or Foremen of Labor officially designated by those titles.
CLASS XII. Miscellaneous Service: All offices and places of employment coming under the provisions of these rules, whatever the character and designation of the same may be, which are not included in any of the foregoing classes or in the Labor Service.
Sec. 3. The classes of the OFFICIAL SERVICE shall be graded according to the compensation as follows:
1st Grade—Compensation at the rate of less than $600 per year. 2nd Grade-Compensation at $600 or more, and less than $800. 3rd Grade-Compensation at $800 or more, and less than $1,000. 4th Grade-Compensation at $1,000 or more, and less than $1,200. 5th Grade-Compensation at $1,200 or more, and less than $1,500. 6th Grade—Compensation at $1,500 or more, and less than $1,800. 7th Grade—Compensation at $1,800 or more, and less than $2,100. 8th Grade-Compensation at $2,100 or more, and less than $2,500. 9th Grade-Compensation at $2,500 or more.
The LABOR SERVICE shall include all common laborers and skilled laborers, or other employes, not included in the Official Service as above defined, in Sec. 2 of Rule II.
Sec. 5. Civil Lists: Two lists, to be known as the Civil Lists of the city shall be kept in the office of the Board.
One of them shall contain the name of every person employed in and receiving compensation in the Official Service under the Civil Service rules, and shall be called “OFFICIAL CIVIL List.”
The other shall contain the name of every person employed and
receiving compensation in the Labor Service under Civil Service rules and shall be called "LABOR Civil List.”
Besides the names of officers and employes, they shall exhibit the titles of their offices or positions; the compensation attached thereto, the application number, if appointed since the Civil Service act went into effect; the department or sub-department in which employed, the date or dates of certification; the date of appointment, if known; the last previous position, if any, filled in the City Service; the date of promotion or transfer, if promoted or transferred; to what position promoted or transferred, if any; the date of termination of employment, and the cause of termination of employment.
QUALIFICATIONS, APPLICATION AND REGISTRATION. SECTION 1. Applicants for appointment in the service of the city must be citizens of the United States, of full age, and must have resided in the city not less than three years next preceding the date of their application.
Residence in territory annexed to the City of Milwaukee for three years immediately previous to such annexation and application shall be deemed equivalent to residence in said city, within the meaning of this rule.
SEC. 2. Every application must be in writing, signed by the applicant, and made under oath or affirmation before an officer authorized by law to administer oaths.
Sec. 3. Every application must be made in the form prescribed by the Board, at proper office hours.
SEC. 4. All applicants must furnish with their applications satisfactory proofs that they are persons of good moral character, of correct and orderly deportment, and of temperate and industrious habits.
Sec. 5. Every application must be accompanied by the certificates of not less than three reputable citizens of Milwaukee, freeholders therein, not holding any city, county or state office, each certifying that he has been personally acquainted with the applicant for at least three years last past, and believes him to be of good moral character, of correct and orderly deportment, of temperate and industrious habits, and in all respects fit for the service he wishes to enter, and that such citizen is willing that his certificate shall be made public.
Additional certificates may be required in any case in the discretion of the Board.
Sec. 6. Any false statement knowingly made by any applicant in his application for admission to any examination, or made at his request or with his knowledge, in any certificate, which may accompany his application, or any other fraudulent conduct, shall be regarded as good cause for excluding him from such examination or for removing his name from any register or eligible list.
Sec. 7. No application will be accepted from any person habitually using intoxicating liquors to excess, or from any person who has been convicted of any offense against the laws of this or any other state, or of the United States.
Sec. 8. Defective applications will be returned to apnlicants, if the defects are detected before registry, and an opportunity given them to correct the same.
Sec. 9. Whenever any application shows that the applicant is not qualified under these rules and regulations, such application will be 1ejected, and the applicant notified of the reason therefor.
Sec. 10. The date of the reception of each accepted application shall be endorsed thereon, the application filed in the office of the Board, and the name of the applicant entered upon an application register.
SEC. II. CITIZENSHIP: The written statement of an applicant of legal age, upon his oath or affirmation, that he was born at a certain specified place in the United States.
Or that he served in the Union army or navy during the late war of the rebellion and was honorably discharged;
Or that his father became a full citizen while the applicanť was a minor;
Shall be considered sufficient proof of his citizenship to make his application acceptable, unless circumstances cause doubts as to the truthfulness of such statement, or as to the facts involved, in which case additional proof may be required.
Naturalized citizens must produce for inspection by the Chief Examiner their certificates of naturalization.
Sec. 12. In case of loss of "citizen papers” or the “honorable discharge," by fire or otherwise, any one of the following proofs will be accepted, supplementing the affidavit of the applicant in question:
A. Certifications from the records of the court where the papers were originally issued, or of the War Department.