Minneapolis 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. Hire, promote and retain the most qualified persons for the City's classified positions, in a way that is efficient and legal. Maintain an efficient work force through human resource support services to all City departments. Fairly and effectively classify jobs based on their job-related contribution to the City's goals. Respond to requests for information regarding personnel policies and practices in the City.
- Civil Service Rule 2 - Organization of the Commission
- Minneapolis Charter, Article VIII § 8.5. - Classified service
Once a month, the 4th Tuesday of the month
Number of Members
Each year one of the three Commission seats expires. If a current Commissioner is not interested in re-appointment or is not re-appointed by the Executive Committee, the Commission seat is open for applications from the public. Applications are pre-screened by the Director of Human Resources and the City Coordinator. Nominations are forwarded to the Mayor for support, confirmed by the Executive Committee and forwarded to the Ways & Means Committee for a public hearing; the City Council makes the final appointment decision. Typically, one Commissioner has a Human Resources background, one has a legal background, and one has a labor background.
Term of Appointment
$1,500 per annum
Yes and cannot hold a position in the classified service during term in office.
The Commission governs the Human Resources Department. Commissioners are appointed by the Executive Committee.
Last updated Mar 4, 2016