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Act 78 of 1935 - FIREMEN AND POLICEMEN CIVIL SERVICE SYSTEM (38.501 - 38.518)
Section 38.501 ‑ Fire and police department civil service commissions; creation.
Section 38.502 ‑ Civil service commission; membership, appointment, terms; election of president.
Section 38.503 ‑ Civil service commission; members, qualifications.
Section 38.504 ‑ Civil service commission; vacancies, removal, petition, hearing.
Section 38.505 ‑ Civil service commission; clerk.
Section 38.506 ‑ Fire and police civil service; eligibility for permanent appointment.
Section 38.507 ‑ Appointments and promotions; competitive examinations; provisions applicable to appointment, reinstatement, promotion, or discharge; applicability of section.
Section 38.508 ‑ Civil service commission; assistance by municipal executive officers; printing, supplies.
Section 38.509 ‑ Civil service commission; powers and duties.
Section 38.510 ‑ Application for examination; filing; contents; forms; refusal to examine or certify applicant; public hearing for aggrieved applicant; review; testimony; decision; physical examination; certification; age requirement; reinstatement or reappointment; rank.
Section 38.510a ‑ Repealed. 1986, Act 155, Imd. Eff. July 3, 1986.
Section 38.511 ‑ Rules for examinations; minimum passing grade; notice and distribution of rules; probationary period; final appointment; hearing; procedure for filling position or vacancy; temporary appointments; special examinations; “appointing officer” defined.
Section 38.512 ‑ Examinations; nature; contents; notice; commencement of examination for promotion; eligible list; discrimination prohibited; competitive vacancies filled by promotions; probationary period; hearing.
Section 38.513 ‑ Reduction in pay, suspension or discharge; discrimination prohibited; hearing by civil service commission.
Section 38.514 ‑ Tenure; grounds for removal, discharge, suspension, or deprivation of privileges; cause; written statement of charges; answer; hearing; reinstatement; record of testimony; appeal; counsel; reduction of full-time paid members; new appointments.
Section 38.515 ‑ Violation of act; misdemeanor.
Section 38.516 ‑ Violation of act; penalty.
Section 38.517 ‑ Definitions.
Section 38.517a ‑ Approval of act by majority of electors; submission of question by resolution; petition; form of ballot; canvass; certification of results; effect of adoption.
Section 38.517b ‑ Violation of MCL 168.1 to 168.992 applicable to petitions; penalties.
Section 38.518 ‑ Rescission of act by majority of electors; submission of question; form of ballot; canvass; certification of results; effect of vote in favor of rescission.