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Civil Service Commission

About the Commission

The Michigan Civil Service Commission is a bipartisan commission consisting of four non-salaried persons appointed by the governor to serve staggered eight-year terms.

The Commission is empowered by the Michigan Constitution of 1963 (Article 11, Section 5), to:

  • classify all positions in the classified service according to their respective duties and responsibilities,
  • fix rates of compensation for all classes of positions,
  • approve or disapprove disbursements for all personal services,
  • determine by competitive examination and performance exclusively on the basis of merit, efficiency and fitness the qualifications of all candidates for positions in the classified service,
  • make rules and regulations covering all personnel transactions, and
  • regulate all conditions of employment in the classified service.

The administration of the commission's powers is vested in the state personnel director who is a member of the classified service and is responsible to and selected by the commission.

Meet the Commission

Tentative Meeting Schedule

  • August 23, 2021
  • December 15, 2021 agenda
  • March 9, 2022 canceled
  • May 11, 2022 canceled
  • July 11, 2022 rescheduled July 25, 2022
  • September 14, 2022
  • December 7, 2022

Capitol Commons Center, 400 S. Pine Street, Lansing (Lower Level, Room A)

Public Meeting times:
10:00 a.m.

Commission Meeting Minutes