§ 3-1-22. Penalties for violation of Article and Personnel Regulations  


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  • (a) Willful violation of the provisions of § 3-1-19 or § 3-1-21 of this Article or of Personnel Regulations shall constitute grounds for dismissal from the County competitive service. In the discretion of the appointing authority, a lesser penalty may be imposed under extenuating circumstances, but in no case shall the penalty for willfully engaging in prohibited political activities be established at less than thirty days' suspension from duty without pay.

    (b) Any person not in the competitive service of the County who by himself or herself or with others willfully violates any provisions of this Article or of the Personnel Regulations hereunder shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and shall, upon conviction thereof, be punished as provided in § 1-1-12.

    (c) Any person who is convicted under this Section shall, for a period of five years, be ineligible for appointment to or employment in a position in the service of the County, and, if her or she be an officer or employee of the County, shall immediately forfeit the office or position he or she holds. (7-87-3; 26-98-3; 35-05-3.)