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 in addition to mail and fax. 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, fax, in person or by mail:

  • Email appeals to
  • Fax appeals to 314-622-3225,  attention of Kim Cole
  • In person drop off or mail appeals to:
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 Kim Cole at 314-622-3403 or email with any questions or if you need assistance.  

Meeting Materials

Civil Service Commission Meeting November 16, 2023
Civil Service Commission Public Hearing October 30, 2023
Civil Service Commission Meeting October 19, 2023
Civil Service Commission Meeting July 27, 2023
Civil Service Commission Meeting July 21, 2023

Upcoming Events

These events are coming up soon. You can also View past meetings

Thursday, Dec 21, 2023

Civil Service Commission Meeting
Civil Service Commission | Meeting | 10:00 AM

Thursday, Jan 18, 2024

Civil Service Commission Meeting
Civil Service Commission | Meeting | 10:00 AM

Board Members

Showing 3 active board members (maximum 3)
Name Role End Date
Dean Kpere-Daibo Member 07/01/2027
Steven Barney Member 07/01/2025
Bettye Battle-Turner Member 07/01/2023
Serving Beyond Term

Related Resources

Refer to the Civil Service Rules 

Refer to the Administrative and Joint Regulations

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
Fax: (314) 622-3225

8:30 am - 5:00 pm

1114 Market Street , Room 700
Saint Louis, Missouri 63101

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