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:
- 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
Submit appeals by email, fax, in person or by mail:
- Email appeals to email@example.com.
- Fax appeals to 314-622-3225, attention of Kim Cole .
- In person drop off or mail appeals to:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or if you need assistance.
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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