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Governor Granholm Appoints Swanson to Civil Service Commission

November 24, 2010

LANSING - Governor Jennifer M. Granholm today announced the following appointment to the Civil Service Commission: 

Robert W. Swanson, Jr., a Democrat of Lansing, former director of the Department of Labor and Economic Growth, is appointed for a term expiring December 31, 2018.  Swanson will succeed Sherry McMillan when her term expires on December 31, 2010.

Under Michigan's Constitution, the Civil Service Commission, a bipartisan entity, classifies positions in state classified civil service; fixes rates of compensation; approves or disapproves disbursements for all personal services; determines based on merit, efficiency, and fitness the qualifications of candidates for positions in the classified service; regulates all personnel transactions; and regulates all conditions of employment in the classified service.

This appointment is not subject to disapproval by the Michigan Senate.

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