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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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CSC Memo 2018 - 04 Notice of Posting:  Proposed Amendments to Volume I Civil Service Commission Rules 102 Definitions, 110 Examination Announcements and Applicants, 111 Examinations, 111A Position-Based Testing, 112 Eligible Lists, and 113 Certification of Eligibles - Applicable to Miscellaneous Employees (pdf) 

CSC Memo 2018 - 03 Notice of Posting: Proposed Amendments to the Civil Service Commission Rule 113 - Certification of Eligibles (pdf)

CSC Memo 2018 - 02 Civil Service Commission Policy and Procedures on Exempt Appointments (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)


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