The City’s effort to reduce the pay for certain future public employees is in line with market rates for those jobs, but the proposal would disproportionately affect the earning power of women and minorities, union officials told city leaders Wednesday.
In December, The City moved to reduce the pay for about 45 classes of workers — including custodians, nurses and pharmacists — who earn more in San Francisco than in other cities. Read More
Ten months after the San Francisco Police Department promised to address its crime lab backlog by hiring more DNA analysts, the lab is more short-staffed than ever.
Lt. Troy Dangerfield says the crime lab would be fully staffed with 11 technicians. It currently employs just four, a spokesman said. Read More
An internal city investigation has cleared a San Francisco police commander of wrongdoing following accusations that he helped tutor other officers for a promotional examination he then helped to create and grade.
While Cmdr. David Lazar may have helped colleagues prepare for an exam, if he did so, it apparently occurred before he signed on as a so-called “subject matter expert” who graded and possibly prepared a recent exam for would-be police captains. Read More
A proposal to eliminate the controversial labor practice known as “bumping” has faced a major setback. The Civil Service Commission is expected to officially withdraw the recommendation to eliminate the practice and do additional studies. Read More
The results of a recent promotional exam to become a San Francisco police captain are now in question as the Civil Service Commission investigates whether a command staff member who helped create and grade the test also tutored a handful of officers who took it. Read More
San Francisco city workers are required to disclose when they moonlight, but the departments whose employees are most likely to work elsewhere have no record of these potential conflicts of interest.
Since 2009, about 100 city employees have formally notified their superiors about other jobs. But employees of the Fire and Police departments have not done so once, according to city records. Read More