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Record No: CB 120120    Version: 1 Council Bill No: CB 120120
Type: Council Bill (CB) Status: Passed at Full Council
Current Controlling Legislative Body Governance and Education Committee
On agenda: 7/19/2021
Ordinance No:
Title: AN ORDINANCE relating to City employment of public records officers; returning positions to the civil service system; and amending Section 4.13.010 of the Seattle Municipal Code.
Sponsors: M. Lorena González
Supporting documents: 1. Summary and Fiscal Note, 2. Central Staff Memo
CITY OF SEATTLE
ORDINANCE __________________
COUNCIL BILL __________________
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AN ORDINANCE relating to City employment of public records officers; returning positions to the civil service system; and amending Section 4.13.010 of the Seattle Municipal Code.
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WHEREAS, The City of Seattle is required under the Washington State Public Records Act (PRA), chapter 42.56 RCW, to timely respond to requests for public records from members of the public; and
WHEREAS, consistent with the PRA, the City identifies Public Disclosure Officers (PDOs) to respond to public disclosure requests; and
WHEREAS, the role of PDO is nonpolitical and falls outside of the group of employees who transition with the electoral cycle; and
WHEREAS, continuity is important to the performance of the PRA compliance function; and
WHEREAS, the three departments with elected officials as the appointing authority - the Office of the Mayor, the Legislative Department, and the City Attorney's Office - have less continuity in senior management than other departments; and
WHEREAS, the City strives to provide all employees with continuity in expectations and standards, and the Civil Service Commission will be able to provide the continuity to PDOs in those departments that frequently transition through elections; and
WHEREAS, it is appropriate to grant civil service protections to these PDO roles; NOW, THEREFORE,
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY OF SEATTLE AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. Returning five positions from exempt to non-exempt Civil Service status. The following positions are returned to Civil Service:
* 1 filled position (10005310) in the Office of the Mayor; Strategic Advisor 2, Exempt designated to Strategic Advisor 2, General Government
* 1 vacant position (10005310) in the Office of the Mayor; Strategic Advisor 2, Exempt designated to Strategic Advisor 2, General Government
* 1 filled position (10005302) in the Law Department; Strategic Advisor 2, Exempt designated to Strategic Advisor 2, ...

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