Revised Code of Washington - RCW Title 35 Cities And Towns - Section 35.58.370 Merit system

§ 35.58.370. Merit system

The metropolitan council shall establish and provide for the operation and maintenance of a personnel merit system for the employment, classification, promotion, demotion, suspension, transfer, layoff and discharge of its appointive officers and employees solely on the basis of merit and fitness without regard to political influence or affiliation. The person appointed or body created for the purpose of administering such personnel system shall have power to make, amend and repeal rules and regulations as are deemed necessary for such merit system. Such rules and regulations shall provide:

(1) That the person to be discharged or demoted must be presented with the reasons for such discharge or demotion specifically stated; and

(2) That he shall be allowed a reasonable time in which to reply thereto in writing and that he be given a hearing thereon within a reasonable time.

[1965 c 7 § 35.58.370. Prior: 1957 c 213 § 37.]

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