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Council seeks volunteers to serve on MCS Commission

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 by Tai Moses

The Austin City Council is looking for a few good volunteers to serve on the Municipal Civil Service Commission. According to the city’s announcement, the MCS Commission “was created by amendment to the City Charter to recommend the MCS rules to Council and also to serve as ruling body on appeals of disciplinary actions by covered city of Austin employees.” The commission “hears and makes final, binding decision on appeals of city employees resulting from a disciplinary probation, disciplinary suspension, demotion, discharge, or denial of promotion.” The time commitment is about 20 hours a month and hearings typically last a day and are scheduled twice a month. The term of service will run until May 9, 2021. Qualified candidates must be Austin residents and preferably have some experience or knowledge of human resources, labor relations and employment law. Apply online here. Send your resume and cover letter via email to The deadline for applications is 5 p.m. on Friday, May 17.


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