Benefits Line: 503-823-6031
1120 SW Fifth Avenue, Rm 404, Portland, OR 97204
The Civil Service Board consists of three commissioners appointed to voluntary positions by the Mayor under the City Charter, Chapter 4 - Civil Service.
Keith Pitt, Presiding Officer
Beverly Wilkinson, Commissioner
Stacy Heyworth, Commissioner
In general, subject to rules on Hearings and Appeals, the Board shall:
Review the suspension, demotion or discharge of permanent employee, where the employee alleges that the discipline was for a political or religious reason, or was not made in good faith for the purpose of improving the public service.
Review appeals of classification actions taken by the HR Director affecting an employee in the classified service, where such action is alleged to be without rational basis or contrary to law or rule or taken for a political reason.
Review appeals of candidates for appointment or promotion to a position in the classified service, where applicant or job candidate alleges that the HR Director's decision was contrary to rules promulgated by the Director for examinations, or that the decision was contrary to law or for a political reason.
Specific rules and procedures governing the appeals process are contained in Human Resources Administrative Rule 3.15 - Civil Service Board.
Hearings are open to the public with the exception of disciplinary cases. Hearing schedules are available upon request to the Civil Service Board Administrator.
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