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Minneapolis Civil Service Commission

Ensures there is a fair and effective merit-based system of personnel administration, as provided in the City Charter. 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 work force 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.

See:   Civil Service Rule 2 - Organization of the Commission

Minneapolis Charter, Article VIII § 8.5. - Classified service

Minneapolis Code of Ordinances, Title 2 §14.180 - Boards and commissions creation and appointment process

Minneapolis Code of Ordinances, Appendix A, Article VII §7.4 - Public Hearing Required for Certain Appointments

Meeting Schedule

Once a month, the 4th Tuesday of the month

Number of Members

Three members

Appointment Process

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. 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. The appointment is subject to approval by the City Council following a public hearing being held by the appropriate standing committee.

Term of Appointment

Three years


$1,500 per annum

Residency Requirement

Yes; cannot hold any other office or employment under federal, state, or municipal government.


The Commission governs the Human Resources Department.

Contact: 612-673-3121

Last updated Sep 11, 2018



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