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Commission Duties
The Civil Service Commission comprises five members. Each member serves a term of four years. As established by the City Charter, the Civil Service Commission makes recommendations to the council and the city manager and conducts investigations concerning the administration of personnel in the classified service.

The commission reviews and recommends changes to the civil service rules and appoints members to the City Council Salary Setting Commission. The commission may also act as an appellate body for certain personnel decisions affecting City employees.

This commission is advisory to the City Council regarding civil service rules, as well as to the city manager and any other appointive power regarding personnel administrative matters. Appeals to decisions made by the commission concerning employee discipline and dismissal must be made through the court system.

Meetings
The commission meets the first Thursday of each month at 4:00 p.m., in City Hall Room W120. In addition to the regular meetings, commission members attend study sessions, closed hearings, and meetings with the city attorney and staff. Commissioners average 16-20 hours per month on commission business. 

Member Qualification & Information
The Civil Service Commission has five members, each serving a four year term. Commission members must be registered voters in the City of San José at all times during their term of office. No more than four commissioners can be of the same sex and one must be an attorney who has practiced law in the State of California for at least five years. A background in personnel or labor-management relations would be helpful. Due to the appellate nature of this commission, members should be able to listen to two sides of a disagreement and weigh evidence objectively. 

Non-Presiding Officer members of the Commission will receive a compensation of $200 per month and the Presiding Officer will receive $450 per month. From time to time, commissioners can also be reimbursed for some expenses incurred on City business. 

Political Reform Act of 1974
The Conflict of Interests Section of the Political Reform Act applies to the Civil Service Commission. Commissioners are required to file a Statement of Economic Interests, Form 700, and to disclose investments, income including loans and gifts, and business positions. Reportable interests are limited to persons, business entities, or other sources providing employee/employer relations services to the City or its employees, or advising or representing City employees in administrative or legal actions relating to employment. 

Appointment
Following posting of a Notice of Vacancy, all applications received by the deadline will be submitted to the mayor and council members who, in turn, will notify the city clerk as to whom they would like to interview. Applicants receiving four or more such indications of interest will be asked to appear during a regularly-scheduled council meeting and will be interviewed by the mayor and council. The mayor and council then cast written ballots which are read into the record by the City Clerk. Applicants receiving six or more votes, or the highest number of votes over six, will be appointed to serve on the commission. 

Attendance
Commissioners are expected to attend all commission meetings. San José Municipal Code Section 2.08.2030 specifies that a commission member who has unexcused absences from any three consecutive regular meetings, or 20% of the meetings in a calendar year, is deemed to have resigned. 

For further information about the commission, contact the commission staff at (408) 535-1265. 


Additional Information            
Applications                                    CSC Resolution No. 144
Official List                                      CSC Resolution No. 146 
Roster                                             CSC Standing Orders 
Vacancies
Civil Service Commission Calendar


   
AGENDA TIME  LOCATION   MINUTES
August 2, 2018 Meeting  4:00 T-1446  
July 5, 2018 Cancellation       None
June 5, 2018 Meeting "Amended" 5:00 T-1446  June 5, 2018 Minutes
June 5, 2018 Hearing CONTINUATION - Ramos na na None
June 7, 2018 Meeting Cancellation (Reschedule)   
 None.
May 3, 2018 Meeting  4:00 T-1446  May 3, 2018 Minutes
April 24, 2018 Special Meeting  5:00 T-1446  
April 5, 2018 Cancellation (Reschedule)       None.
March 1, 2018 Closed Session Special Meeting  4:00 T-1446  None.
March 1, 2018 Meeting  4:00 T-1446  March 1, 2018 Minutes
February 1, 2018 Meeting  4:00 T-1446  February 1, 2018 Minutes
January 11, 2018 Meeting  4:00 T-1446  January 11, 2018 Minutes
January 17 & 18, 2018 Hearing 6:00 T-1446  Appeal Withdrawn
January 11, 2018 Meeting  4:00 T-1446  
January 4, 2018 CANCELLATION       None.
December 7, 2017 Meeting  4:00 p.m. T-1446 December 7, 2017 
November 2, 2017 Meeting  4:00 p.m. T-1446  
October 5, 2017 Meeting  4:00 p.m. T-1446 October 5, 2017
September 7, 2017 Meeting  4:00 p.m. T-1446 September 7, 2017
August 3, 2017 Meeting 4:00 T-1446 August 3, 2017  
July 6 Meeting CANCELED     n/a No Minutes 
June 1, 2017 Meeting  4:00 T-1446  June 1, 2017
May 30, 2017 Hearing - Closed Session  5:00 p.m. T-1446  CLOSED SESSION - No Minutes
May 4 2017 Meeting  4:00 p.m. Council Chambers  May 4, 2017
April 6, 2017 Meeting  4:00 p.m. Council Chambers  April 6, 2017
March 2, 2017 Meeting 4:00 p.m. Council Chambers  March 2, 2017
February 13, 2017 Special Meeting  4:00 p.m. Conf. Rm. T-1446  February 13, 2017
February 2, 2017 Meeting  4:00 p.m. Council Chambers  February 2, 2017
January 12, 2017 Special Meeting  4:00 p.m. Council Chambers  January 12, 2017
January 5 2017 Rescheduling  4:00 p.m. Council Chambers No Minutes

2016 Agendas and Minutes
AGENDA TIME  LOCATION   MINUTESAug
January 5 2017 Rescheduling  4:00 p.m. Council Chambers No Minutes
Regular Meeting December 1, 2016  4:00 p.m. Council Chambers 12/1/16 Minutes
Regular Meeting November 3, 2016  4:00 p.m. Council Chambers 11/3/16 Minutes 
Regular Meeting October 6, 2016  4:00 p.m. Council Chambers 10/6/16 Minutes 
Regular Meeting September 1, 2016  4:00 p.m. Council Chambers 9/1/16 Minutes 
August 24, 2016 Hearing Cancellation Notice      N/A
Hearing. Chairez. August 23, 24, 2016  6:00 p.m.  T-1446 (Tower) Chairez Minutes 
Regular Meeting August 4, 2016  4:00 p.m. Council Chambers 8/4/16 Minutes 
Regular Meeting July 7, 2016  4:00 p.m. T-1446 (Tower) 7/7/16 Minutes
Regular Meeting June 2, 2016  4:00 p.m. Council Chambers 6/2/16 Minutes 
Regular Meeting May 5, 2016  4:00 p.m. Council Chambers 5/5/16 Minutes 
April 7, 2016 Regular Meeting  4:00 p.m. Council Chambers 4/7/16 Minutes 
March 3, 2016 Regular Meeting 4:00 p.m. Council Chambers 3/3/16 Minutes 
February 4, 2016 Regular Meeting 4:00 p.m. Council Chambers  2/4/16 Minutes
January 14, 2016 CANCELLATION      NONE
January 7, 2016 CANCELLATION      NONE