CIVIL SERVANTS § 111

tionofanadministrativecode andalso upontheadoptionof
a charter.
1
Theboardofcountycommissionersofanycountyadopting
a charter may, by ordinance, administer the merit system
througha countydepartmentof civilserviceunlessotherwise
provided by the charter.
2
Such administration mustinclude
classification, recruitment, examination, establishment of
eligibility lists, grievances, compensation, and other condi-
tions ofemploymentpursuanttolaw.
3
A charter county ordinance establishing a civil service
systemmaypermitexclusionofclassificationsbysubsequent
resolution.
4
§111 Loyaltyoath
ResearchReferences
West's Key NumberDigest, Officers and Public Employees ~   2,
36(1),  (2)
All public employees are required to take anoath to sup-
porttheConstitutionoftheUnitedStatesandoftheStateof
Florida.
1
An employee who refuses to take the required
loyaltyoathmustbedischarged.
2
The oath's requirement for pledging to support the state
andfederal Constitutionsisconstitutionallyvalid.
3
Although
the oath refers to the affirmant as being a citizen of the
United States and State ofFlorida,4 to ban lawful aliens
from public employment is unconstitutional and aliens may
use a modified oathwiththewords"acitizen oftheStateof
FloridaandoftheUnitedStatesofAmerica"stricken.
5
[Section110]
1§ 125.88(1), Fla. Stat.
2§ 125.88(2),Fla. Stat.
3§  125.88(2),Fla. Stat. 
4Tell v. Broward County, 733 
So. 2d 1131 (Fla. Dist. Ct. App. 4th
Dist. 1999).
[Section111]
1§  876.05( 1), Fla. Stat.
2§ 876.06, Fla. Stat. 
3Connell v. Higginbotham, 403 
U.S. 207, 91 S. Ct. 1772, 29 L. Ed.
2d 418(1971).
4§ 876.05(1), Fla. Stat.
5CityofOrlandov. StateofFla.,
751 F. Supp. 974 (M.D. Fla. 1990).
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