The constitutionally created Municipal Fire and Police Civil Service was developed in order to provide a general civil service system for firefighters and police officers in all municipalities in the state meeting specific population requirements (not less than 7,000 nor more than 400,000 inhabitants), and in all parish fire departments and fire protection districts operating a regularly paid department, regardless of population. According to the constitution, permanent appointments and promotions in the system are made only after certification by the applicable municipal fire and police civil service board under a general system based upon merit, efficiency, fitness and length of service. The primary functions of the Office of State Examiner are to provide: validated testing for the certification of eligibles for appointments and promotions, a system of personnel management that meets the requirements of the Municipal Fire and Police Civil Service law, and substantial technical support in making the system operational at the local level.
The Municipal Fire and Police Civil Service System is not a state-run system in which the state dictates all the provisions of the civil service system to the local jurisdictions. The system is administered through, and the power is therefore vested in, independent civil service boards comprised of local citizens in each jurisdiction to which the system applies. The state provides, through constitution and statutes, for basic principles and a framework within which the system operates.
The Municipal Fire and Police Civil Service only one program, Administration. Therefore the mission and goals of the Municipal Fire and Police Civil Service are the same as those listed for the Administration Program in the program description that follows.
This agency's recommended appropriation does not include any funds for short-term debt.
This agency does not have any long-term debt for Fiscal Year 1999-2000.
This agency's recommended appropriation also includes the following amount by means of financing for payments on the unfunded accrued liability of the Louisiana State Employees' Retirement System in accordance with the provisions of Article X, Section 29 of the Constitution of Louisiana:
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