Civil Service Commission

Functions, responsibilities, and upcoming meetings of the Civil Service Commission

Email (314) 622-3403 More contact info

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. 

Guidelines for Filing Appeals

At this time, the Civil Service Commission will accept appeals by email, via mail or in person. 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:

  1. Employee name
  2. Job title
  3. Department/division
  4. Action Being Appealed (i.e. suspension (including dates of suspension), dismissal, disciplinary reduction in pay, etc.)
  5. Employee Address
  6. Employee Telephone Number

Submit appeals by email, in person or by mail:

Civil Service Commission
1114 Market Street, Room 700
St. Louis, MO 63101

All appeals must include the employee's signature, even if sent by email.

Contact Civil Service Commission at 314-622-3403 or email with any questions or if you need assistance.

Meeting Materials

Civil Service Commission Meeting May 3, 2024
Civil Service Commission Meeting April 18, 2024
Civil Service Commission Meeting March 21, 2024
Civil Service Commission Meeting March 1, 2024
Civil Service Commission Meeting February 2, 2024

Upcoming Meetings

Commission Secretary

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. 

Sonya Gray
Director of Personnel
(314) 622-3399
Email & full profile

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Contact Information


Phone: (314) 622-3403

8:30 am - 5:00 pm

1114 Market Street , Room 700
Saint Louis, Missouri 63101

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