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Civil Service Commission

About Us

The Civil Service Commission oversees the merit system for the City and County of San Francisco. The Civil Service Commission established Rules and policy, hears appeals on examinations, eligible lists, minimum qualifications, classification, discrimination complaints, future employment with the City and other merit system matters, provides Rules and policies interpretation, reviews and audits merit system operation, approves contracting out based on the scope of services, and conducts training and outreach on the merit system. 

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CSC Annual Report FY 2014-15 (pdf)

CSC Annual Report FY 2015-16 (pdf)

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Public Postings

CSC Memo 2018 - 01 Notice of Posting:  Proposed Amendment to the Civil Service Commission Policy on Exempt Appointments (pdf)

1st Annual Commissioners Luncheon: The members of the Commission have been invited to and may attend a social luncheon on January 23, 2018, from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., at Capurro's Restaurant, 498 Jefferson Street, San Francisco, CA  94109.  Members of the public may attend and observe the lucheon but are not entitled to refreshments or food. pdf

CSC Memo 2017-04 Proposed Amendments to CSC Rules to Eliminate Obsolete Limited Tenure and Non-Civil Service Appt Types.pdf

CSC Memo No. 2017-01: Policy on Family and Romantic Relationships at Work. (pdf)

CSC Memo No. 2016 - 02 Rules 211.3 and 311.5.2 Examination without Charge.pdf

CSC Memo 2016 - 01 Rule 020 Series Leaves of Absence.pdf

Civil Service Commission Rule Change No. 2000-81: Amendment to Civil Service Commission Rule 311 – Examinations, Applicable to the Uniformed Ranks of the Fire Department (pdf)

Civil Service Commission Rule Change No. 2000 – 80:  Amendment to Civil Service Rules Series 011 - Veterans Preference in Examinations affecting ALL employees (pdf)

Civil Serice Commission Rule Change No. 2000-79:  Amendments to Civil Service Commission Rule 211 - Examinations, Examination Without Charge (pdf)

Civil Service Commission Rule Change No. 2000-78: Amendments to Civil Service Commission Rule 020 Series – Leaves of Absence, Implementing Compliance with California Labor Code divs 245-249 (Healthy Workplace Healthy Family Act of 2014) – Applicable to All Employees (pdf)

Policy & Procedures on Exempt Appointments (pdf)

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