TOWNSHIP CIVIL SERVICE SYSTEM (EXCERPT)
Act 246 of 1965
38.462 Classified civil service; removal, suspension or reduction in rank; procedure; appeal, hearing; findings of civil service commission.
Any officer or employee in the classified civil service may be removed, suspended or reduced in rank or compensation by the appointing authority after appointment or promotion is complete by an order in writing, stating specifically the reasons therefor. The order shall be filed with the civil service commission and a copy thereof shall be furnished to the person to be removed, suspended or reduced. The employee may reply in writing to the order within 5 days from the date of filing it with the civil service commission. Any person removed, suspended or reduced in rank or compensation, within 10 days after presentation to him of the order of removal, suspension or reduction, may appeal to the civil service commission. The commission, within 2 weeks from the filing of the appeal, shall commence the hearing thereon, and shall thereupon fully hear and determine the matter, and either affirm, modify or revoke such order. The appellant shall be entitled to appear personally, produce evidence, and to have counsel and a public hearing. The finding and decision of the commission shall be certified to the official from whose order the appeal is taken, and shall forthwith be enforced and followed by him, but under no condition shall the employee be removed, suspended or reduced in rank until the finding and decision of the commission is so certified.
History: 1965, Act 246, Eff. Mar. 31, 1966
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