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Board Details

Civil Service Commission

The Civil Service Commission ensures there is a fair and effective merit-based system of personnel administration, as provided in the City Charter, is carried out. Hires, promotes and retains the most qualified persons for the City's classified positions, in a way that is efficient and legal. Maintains an efficient workforce through human resource support services to all City departments. Fairly and effectively classifies jobs based on their job-related contribution to the City's goals. Responds to requests for information regarding personnel policies and practices in the City.

Established Date:
Nov 2, 1920
Membership Details
No. of Seats:
3
Positions Occupied:
3
Vacant Positions:
0
Membership Description:
The Commission is comprised of three residents; appointments have typically been made with one commissioner having a human resources background, one having a legal background, and one having a labor background. Each commissioner serves a three-year term, with one commissioner's term expiring each year on March 1. When there is a vacancy, the open appointments process is used. 
Term Limit:
NA
Residency Requirement:
Must be a Minneapolis resident who favors merit, efficiency, and affirmative action in the public service.
Compensation:
$1,500 per annum each
Selection Procedure:
The Commission uses the City's open appointment process to select Commissioners. Applications are pre-screened by the Director of Human Resources and the City Coordinator and submitted to the Mayor for nomination to the Executive Committee for consideration and recommendation to the full City Council. 
Appointing Cycle:
Fall
Members
Seat # Name Term Start Term End Appointing Authority Membership Requirements
1 Ellen McVeigh Apply Now Mar 1, 2019 Feb 28, 2022 Mayor City resident - may not hold any other office or employment under federal, state, or municipal government.
2 Candace Falk Apply Now Mar 1, 2021 Feb 28, 2024 Mayor City resident - may not hold any other office or employment under federal, state, or municipal government.
3 Macey Wheeler Apply Now Mar 1, 2020 Mar 1, 2023 Mayor City resident - may not hold any other office or employment under federal, state, or municipal government.
Meeting Schedule:
The Commission meets on the fourth Tuesday of the month at 2 p.m.
Location:
Online Meetings
Address:
350 South 5th Street
Legislative Details
Enabling Legislation:
This link open a new window Minneapolis Charter, Article VIII § 8.5. - Classified service.
By Laws:
This link open a new window Civil Service Commission Bylaws
Enabling Legislation Revised Date:
Mar 12, 2017
Contact Information
Department:
Human Resources
Phone:
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