What we do
The Civil Service Commission oversees San Francisco's merit system. It's a set of rules and policies to make sure the City hires and promotes workers fairly.
When people have issues related to City jobs, we can take action. We may hold public hearings or investigate. If we find a problem, we work with the department and staff to fix it.
We can help when:
- A worker didn't get a promotion they deserved
- People get hired because of their political or family connections, not their skill
- Departments aren't following merit system rules
We treat all applicants and employees equally, regardless of their race, religion, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, gender identity, political affiliation, sexual orientation, ancestry, marital or domestic partnership status, parental status, color, and medical condition.
San Francisco's Civil Service Commission is one of the oldest in the country. The commission started work in 1900, the same year the City adopted the merit system.
Who we are
- Jaqueline P. Minor, President
- Kate Favetti, Vice President
- Douglas S. Chan, Commissioner
- F. X. Crowley, Commissioner
- Elizabeth Salveson, Commissioner
- Sandra Eng, Executive Officer
- Lavena Holmes, Deputy Director
- Luz Morganti, Senior Personnel Analyst
- Lizzette Henríquez, Personnel Technician
- Elizabeth Aldana, Sr. Clerk Typist