Prepare documents for a Civil Service Commission appeal

Find out how to share documents with the Civil Service Commission to support an appeal.

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1. Check your hearing date

You have to submit your documents by 5 pm at least 4 business days before the meeting.

For example, if your hearing is on a Monday, you have to submit your documents by the previous Tuesday at 5 pm.


2. Get your documents ready

Gather any paperwork, letters, emails, or other documents that could help your case. 

Here's how to format and prepare your documents:

  • Number the pages at the bottom
  • Print them on 8.5 by 11 inch paper
  • Punch holes on the left of each page so it can go into 3-ring binder

3. Submit your documents by the deadline

Email your documents and bring your original to our offices.

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. 

What's next?

If your documents are accepted, we will display them at the Civil Service Commission office for at least 3 days (72 hours). This gives people who are interested in your appeal a chance to see them before the hearing.

During your hearing, you can talk about the documents and explain how they support your case.

Learn how to get ready for your hearing.




Last updated October 31, 2022