Welcome to the San Francisco Civil Service Commission (CSC). The Civil Service Commission’s mission is to establish, ensure and maintain an equitable and credible merit system for public service for the citizens of San Francisco. The Commission’s goal is to consistently provide the best qualified candidates for public service in a timely and cost effective manner. It is our goal and policy of the Civil Service Commission to provide fair treatment of applicants in all aspects of employment without regard to race, religion, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, gender identity, political affiliation, sexual orientation, ancestry, marital or domestic partnership status, parental status, color, medical condition, and otherwise prohibited nepotism or favoritism.

The Commission presides over hearings covering a range of merit system issues, including appeals of future employment restrictions placed on employees after separation from service, examination appeals, classification appeals, and appeals of the Human Resources Director’s decisions on certain administrative matters. In addition, the Commission hears appeals of decisions of the Director of Transportation on merit system matters affecting service-critical classes at the Municipal Transportation Agency.


Michael L. Brown
Executive Officer