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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, 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.


Meeting Schedule

Once a month, the 4th Tuesday of the month

Number of Members

Three members

Appointment Process

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

Three years


$1,500 per annum

Residency Requirement

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.

Contact: 612-673-3121

Last updated Mar 4, 2016



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