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Gov. Snyder names Janet McClelland to Michigan Civil Service Commission

Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2014

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LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the appointment of Lansing resident Janet McClelland to the Michigan Civil Service Commission.

The bipartisan, four-member commission classifies all positions in the state’s classified service according to their respective duties and responsibilities; fixes compensation rates for all classes of positions; makes rules and regulations covering personnel transactions; and regulates conditions of employment in the classified service. It also appoints a state personnel director to implement the commission’s decisions.

McClelland replaces Charles Blockett Jr., whose term expires Dec. 31. The commission cannot have more than two members of the same political party. McClelland is appointed as an Independent.

“Janet is a respected professional who brings a wealth of experience to the commission,” Snyder said. “We are committed to meeting the evolving needs of our state of Michigan workforce, and Janet’s expertise will be a valuable asset as we move forward.”

McClelland will retire from her position as acting state personnel director on Dec. 31, a position she has held since 2012. She also served as the deputy director and chief deputy director of the Civil Service Commission. In addition, McClelland held several positions with the former state Department of Commerce, and was human resources director for the Accident Fund of Michigan.

Her professional affiliations include the National Association of State Personnel Executives, the International Public Management Association and the Michigan State University School of Human Resources and Labor Relations Advisory Board.

McClelland earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Western Illinois University, a master’s in human resources and labor relations from Michigan State University and graduated from the executive program of Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.

Commission members serve eight-year, staggered terms. McClelland’s term expires Dec. 31, 2022. Her appointment is not subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.