2016 House Joint Resolution MM

Make it easier to fire civil servants

Introduced in the House

May 19, 2016

Introduced by Rep. Kevin Cotter (R-99)

To place before voters in the next general election a constitutional amendment to limit the power of a state civil service commission and give state government department heads the authority to discipline or dismiss an employee “for conduct that directly and negatively impacts the department's ability to accomplish its statutory duties in a fair, timely, equitable, and transparent manner.” Employees would retain the ability to appeal to the civil service commission, which would retain its authority to reverse the action if it is deemed arbitrary or capricious.

Referred to the Committee on Workforce and Talent Development