What they are
Personal services contracts (PSCs) are agreements made by the City and County of San Francisco with different people, groups, or organizations. These agreements are made to provide services, and the people or groups doing the work will get paid for their services.
Why we post them
We post requests for approval of personal service contracts (PSC) because it is required by the Civil Service Commission (CSC).
This Commission looks at the requests and gives permission to departments that want to hire outside workers for specific jobs. They can decide if it's better to have a government employee do the work, instead of hiring someone from outside.
The Department of Human Resources shares the requests from all departments if they want to spend more than $100,000 on a personal services contract. They share it for 7 days.
How you can appeal
If you disagree with a request, you can appeal it by submitting a form to the Civil Service Commission (CSC) before noon on the 7th day. The Commission will talk about the disagreement at their next meeting. If nobody disagrees within 7 days, the request will be approved at the Commission's meeting.
Civil Service Commission meetings are held at City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 400 at 2pm.
For a list of scheduled meetings, visit the Civil Service Commission (CSC) meetings page.