Civil Service Commission

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The County Charter establishes the Civil Service Commission to oversee a merit system of selection and retention of County employees in the classified service. The County Ordinance Code (Sections 170 -182, Division II, Chapter 2) provides that the Director of Human Resources shall administer the human resources program for both the classified and unclassified service. The Commission consists of five (5) members appointed by the Board of Supervisors to serve four-year terms of office. The chairperson shall call meetings as often as necessary but at least once a month.

The Commission will consider the legitimacy of, and hear where it deems appropriate, an appeal by an individual(s) from actions taken on classified service matters governed by the provisions of these rules unless either: l) appeal is expressly forbidden; or 2) another authority is specified in these rules as final adjudicator; or 3) the employee has sought adjudication through the Fresno County Grievance Procedure. Conversely, matters appealed under this section may not also be grieved through the County's Grievance Procedure. A written petition for hearing must be submitted within ten working days from the date of the action being appealed except the Commission may, with good cause, consider an extended period. The Commission will consider the petition at its next regular meeting.

The Commission shall conduct disciplinary hearings relative to actions specified in Personnel Rule 10, in accordance with the provisions therein.

The Commission will conduct hearings in accordance with its role specified in the County's Discrimination Complaint procedure. The Commission involvement shall be restricted to matters relating to rejections during probationary periods as authorized by Personnel Rule 5, Section 5024.

For more information regarding the Civil Service Commission, please contact the Civil Service Commission Secretary, Charlene White-Resendez, by calling (559) 600-1833 or by writing to the following address:

Civil Service Commission
P.O. Box 1962
Fresno CA 93718