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File #: 23-106    Version: 1 Name: Request from POA to Schedule a Disciplinary Appeal Hearing
Type: Minute Order Status: Action Item
File created: 8/8/2022 In control: CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION
On agenda: 10/5/2022 Final action:
Title: Consideration of a Request for a Closed Hearing to Appeal a Disciplinary Action
Consideration of a Request for a Closed Hearing to Appeal a Disciplinary Action


Meeting Date: October 5, 2022

Contact Person/Dept: Dana Anderson / Human Resources

Phone Number: 310/253-5640

Fiscal Impact: Yes [] No [X] General Fund: Yes [] No []

Public Hearing: [] Action Item: [X] Attachments: []

Public Notification: (Email) Meetings and Agendas - Civil Service Commission (09/30/22); (Email) All City Staff (09/30/22)

Department Approval: Dana Anderson, Director of Human Resources (09/28/22)


Staff recommends that the Civil Service Commission discuss the request to schedule a closed hearing to appeal a disciplinary action, and determine whether to schedule the hearing, including a possible pre-hearing conference, or in the alternative, refer the matter to a hearing officer.


On June 1, 2022, the Police Department provided a notice of intent to discipline for an eighty-hour suspension to an employee for violations of Culver City Police Department policies and Civil Service Rules.


This disciplinary action is for causes specified below:

A. Culver City Police Department Policy Section 322.5.1(b): Disobediences of any legal directive or order by any department member of a higher rank.

B. Culver City Civil Service Rule 11.3 Causes for Disciplinary Action c. (1) Willful disobedience and insubordination, such as: Willful failure to conform to duly issued orders or directions of person in a supervisory position.

The employee was afforded due process rights in a Skelly meeting conducted on June 22, 2022.

The final notice of discipline was issued on July 19, 2022 reducing the discipline to forty-hour suspension.


According to Civil Service Rule 11.8, an employee in the classified service who is subject to a disciplinary action has the right to appeal to the Civil Serv...

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