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. 

Appeals Procedure Adjusted During COVID-19

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

Appeals via email must be sent to

Appeals sent by fax must be sent to the attention of Jacqueline Patton at 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

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

Please contact Jacqueline Patton at 314-622-3403 or email with any questions or if you need assistance.  

Meeting Materials

Civil Service Commission Meeting March 30, 2023
Civil Service Commission Meeting February 23, 2023
Civil Service Commission Meeting January 26, 2023
Civil Service Commission Meeting January 13, 2023
Civil Service Commission Meeting December 22, 2022

Upcoming Events

No upcoming events available.

View past events and meetings.

Commission Members

  • Bettye Battle-Turner, Chairperson
  • Dean Kpere-Daibo, Vice-Chairperson
  • Steven M. Barney, Member

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
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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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