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Civil Service Board

The Civil Service Board 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; hears 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.

How to File an Appeal: An employee against a disciplinary action brought forth to them shall have the right to appeal from such disciplinary action; provided, however, that the employee must deliver a 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.



Meetings are held in Historic City Hall, Hearing Room, 915 I Street, Sacramento, California. Meetings commence at 1:00 p.m. 

February 5
February 12
April 2 - Meeting was canceled
June 4
August 6
October 1
December 3





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