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Civil Service Board

The Civil Service Board (CSB) was formed by the Sacramento City Charter and was established to maintain a position classification plan; formulate rules and regulations covering employment examinations and promotions; hear appeals from employees in classified employment; and provide rules of interpretation and administration of ordinance affecting personnel.

Civil Service Board Rules and Regulations

Powers & Duties: The Civil Service Board shall: 1) Provide for classification of city employees, recruitment, examinations, and appointments; 2) Formulate rules and regulations covering the examination of applicants and the promotion employees for positions in the classified service; 3) Hear appeals, upon written request, from any employee in any city department in the classified service who may be suspended without pay, demoted, dismissed or otherwise disciplined by the appointing authority; 4) Hear appeals, upon request from any employee in the classified service with reference to the allocation or reallocation of his position; and 5) Provide, by rule, interpretation and administration of ordinances affecting personnel.

Filing an Appeal: An employee has the right to appeal disciplinary action brought against them.  To file an appeal, an employee must deliver written notice of appeal to the Director of Human Resources within fifteen (15) calendar days of the date of delivery of the written notice of disciplinary action, as specified by Civil Service Board Rule 12.5. The date following the date of delivery shall be deemed to be the first day of the fifteen-day period. The notice of appeal shall be presumed to be delivered to the Board on the date of receipt of the notice by the Director of Human Resources. In the event the employee fails to deliver a notice of appeal to the Director of Human Resources within the fifteen-day period, the disciplinary action shall become final, and the employee shall have no further right to appeal.


Civil Service Board MEETING SCHEDULE

In response to Governor's Executive Order N-29-20 and the Resolution Declaring the Existence of a Local Emergency Relating to the COVID-19 Pandemic, adopted by the City of Sacramento City Council, City Council and other public meetings are currently Teleconference Meetings Only to align with local and federal guidelines and social distancing recommendations for the containment of the coronavirus. Meetings are broadcast from Historic City Hall, Hearing Room, 915 I Street, Sacramento, California.

Meetings commence at 1:00 p.m.  (View Upcoming Meetings) 




Need Assistance or Have Questions?

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For questions regarding CSB meeting schedules, agendas or locations, please contact the Board Secretary via email at 

The City Clerk can be contacted via email at, or by phone at (916) 808-7200.