Civil Service Commission

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

A view looking up at the lit front facade of San Francisco City Hall at dusk, with a brilliant purple and pink sky in the background.
“Sunset over City Hall” by Sergio Ruiz, CC BY
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. 

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Archived website

See previous website archived November 2022.