Civil Service Commission

We maintain a fair system to make sure the City hires the best-qualified people for public service.

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    Learn about Civil Service Commission hearings

    We hold public hearings to learn more about city contracts, city hiring, and unfair treatment of employees in City departments. We also review and develop employment rules and policies.




    The Civil Service Commission oversees the City’s merit system. We help make sure that San Francisco hires and promotes the best-qualified people for City jobs. We also conduct investigations and hold hearings for workers who think they have been treated unfairly.


    Civil Service Commission

    25 Van Ness Avenue
    Suite 720
    San Francisco, CA 94102

    Mon to Fri, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

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    If you need to meet with us outside of business hours, call us. 

    Request public records

    Email to submit a request.

    Archived website

    See previous website archived November 2022.