Sylvia Cunliffe, who faces possible misconduct charges as general manager of the City of Los Angeles Department of General Services, has filed retirement papers with the city in case she decides to quit her job, city officials said. Cunliffe, who is a month short of having worked 30 years in city employment, informed the City Employees' Retirement System that she will retire in mid-October but added that she was filing her application as a precautionary measure. "I am filing this application for protective purposes," Cunliffe said in an amendment to her Aug. 24 application. Cunliffe said previously that she filed retirement papers only as "a contingency plan" should she decide to leave her job and collect her pension. But she said she has no intention of resigning her $90,243-a-year job.