Civil Service Commission
Functions, responsibilities, and upcoming meetings of the Civil Service Commission
Function and Authority
The Civil Service Commission is the policy making body for the merit system of the City of St. Louis. Article XVIII of the City Charter vests the Commission with responsibility for making rules and adjudicating appeals consistent with the provisions of Article XVIII. The Commission's duties are quasi-judicial, as well as quasi-legislative in nature.
The Civil Service Commission has the authority to adjudicate appeals from permanent City employees who believe they have been unfairly disciplined. Hearing Officers assist the Commission by conducting the appeals scheduled for formal hearing and the Commission reviews the proceedings of these hearings and renders a decision.
Notice: Appeals Procedure Adjusted During the COVID-19 Emergency
To help prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus, at this time the Civil Service Commission will accept appeals by email in addition to mail and facsimile. Appeals must be received by the Commission in a timely manner and must include the employee's signature. Further, the appeal must include the following:
- Employee name
- Job title
- Action Being Appealed (i.e. suspension (including dates of suspension), dismissal, disciplinary reduction in pay, etc.)
- Employee Address
- Employee Telephone Number
Appeals via email must be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
Appeals sent by facsimile must be sent to the attention of Jacqueline Patton and sent to 314-622-3225.
Appeals may be dropped off or mailed and should be addressed to:Civil Service Commission 1114 Market Street, Room 700 St. Louis, MO 63101
As noted all appeals must include the employee's signature, even if sent by email.
The business hours of the Department of Personnel are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. All inquiries for assistance must be made via email or telephone.
Please contact Jacqueline Patton at 314-622-3403 or email email@example.com with any questions or if you need assistance.
- Bettye Battle-Turner, Chairperson
- Dean Kpere-Daibo, Vice-Chairperson
- Steven M. Barney, Member
The Director of Personnel is the Secretary of the Civil Service Commission and is responsible for keeping minutes and records; conducting investigations and preparing reports for the Commission in matters under its consideration; and in all other proper ways facilitating the actions and proceedings for the Commission.
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