Ms. Salveson served for 12 years as Chief Labor Attorney in the San Francisco City Attorney’s office (2004-2016), leading the team that represented the City during that period on labor and employment issues, including civil service issues. She continues to serve the City with her appointment as a Civil Service Commissioner in 2018.
Prior to her appointment as Chief Labor Attorney, she was a Director for 20 years at the law firm Howard, Rice, Nemerovski, Canady, Falk & Rabkin in San Francisco (1984-2004), where she specialized in employment litigation and counseling. During her tenure with the firm, she served as Chair of the Employment Litigation & Counseling Group (1992-2004); Chair of the Litigation Department (1997-1999); and served terms on many other firm committees. She was an associate at the firm from 1978 until she became a Director.
During her professional career, Ms Salveson taught Employment Discrimination (2007-2009) and Civil Pretrial Practice (1996-1998) at UC Hastings College of the Law. As an active member of the San Francisco legal community, she served on several boards, including the Board of Equal Rights Advocates (1994-2002), the Board of Governors of the Association of Business Trial Lawyers for Northern California (2008-2015), and the Board of Directors for the Bar Association of San Francisco (2003-2005). Ms. Salveson continues to be an active member of the California Bar.
Ms. Salveson graduated with honors from UC Hastings College of the Law (1978). She received her B.A. degree from Occidental College.
Commissioner Favetti's City and County career has encompassed progressively more complex positions in the professional, managerial and executive ranks culminating as a City Department Head for the Civil Service Commission. Her 36 years of work experience is a reflection of the civil service merit system at work, starting as a Clerk Typist, working her way to qualify and be appointed in the positions of Senior Clerk-Typist, Management Assistant, Personnel Analyst, Senior Personnel Analyst, Senior Departmental Personnel Officer, Human Resources Manager, Special Assistant, Assistant Executive Officer, Principal Employee Relations Representative, SFGH Human Resources Director, and ultimately as a City Department Head.
Commissioner Favetti is a well-known and respected facilitator of the City and County's civil service personnel system. Her extensive knowledge of the legal framework of civil service and her considered judgment have established her as the key resource person to whom so many turn for advice and information on personnel matters. Commissioner Favetti's experience and achievements have earned her the honor and recognition of the International Public Management Association for Human Resources, IPMA-HR Executive Level Certification.
As a native and long-time resident of San Francisco, Commissioner Favetti is active in numerous neighborhood, community service and non-profit organizations. She is Board Member, OMI Cultural Participation Project; Coordinator, she is former President of the Westwood Park Homeowners Association (2009-2016); Ocean Avenue Association Executive Director Hiring Committee (2011 and 2012); Phelan Loop Design Committee; the San Francisco Botanical Gardens; and, others.
Commissioner Favetti and her husband Ray are the proud parents of Tony, his wife Lauren, Joseph, his wife Amber and Dominic; and doting grandparents to Nicole, Renee, Mia Rose, Abby and Lilah.
Commissioner Francis X. (F.X.) Crowley is a labor relations consultant, helping labor unions and business collaborate on resolving differences. He spent 30 years with the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) Local 16 in San Francisco.
Commissioner Crowley began his career with IATSE as a stagehand in 1982 working in the San Francisco Opera, and broadening his field experience in motion pictures and performing arts. He joined IATSE Local 16’s management staff in 1990. Commissioner Crowley was elected IATSE Local 16 president in 1994 and rose to Business Manager in 1997, where he was elected to seven consecutive terms, distinguishing himself as a highly-skilled labor negotiator and mediator. In 2013, Commissioner Crowley started his eponymous firm, the FX Crowley Company, consulting to organized labor, business and nonprofit organizations.
Commissioner Crowley has served the City and County of San Francisco as Port Commissioner from 2010 to 2012 and as Public Utilities Commissioner from 2008 to 2010, where he also served as president from September 2009 through September 2010. He has served the San Francisco Labor Council Executive Committee since 1994 and is a charter member of the Friends of the San Francisco Film Commission. Commissioner Crowley has served three terms on the San Francisco Travel Board of Directors and is a member of the San Francisco-Cork Ireland Sister City Committee.
Commissioner Crowley received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Radio and Television from California State University, Long Beach in 1982. He and his wife Nancy are native San Franciscans and grateful parents to four adult children.