Civil Service Commission Minutes, 1979-2012

Overview of the Collection

Seattle (Wash.). Civil Service Commission
Civil Service Commission Minutes
1979-2012 (inclusive)
1.6 cubic feet
12 digital files, (1.92 mb)
Collection Number
Proceedings from Seattle Civil Service Commission meetings.
Seattle Municipal Archives
Seattle Municipal Archives
Office of the City Clerk
City of Seattle
PO Box 94728
Seattle, WA
Telephone: 2062337807
Fax: 2063869025
Access Restrictions

Records are open to the public.


Historical NoteReturn to Top

The Civil Service Commission was established in 1896 to oversee the Civil Service Department which administered the City's personnel system. In 1979 the City's personnel system was reorganized with the creation of a Personnel Department independent of the Commission. The Commission was reorganized with jurisdiction to hear employee appeals relating to demotions, terminations, suspensions, certain lay-offs, and violations of personnel rules. The Commission is comprised of three-members serving staggered three-year terms. One member is appointed by the mayor, one by the City Council, and one is elected by City employees.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Proceedings of the Commission including hearings, determinations, policy revisions, budget materials, correspondence, and other background documentation. Records from 2004-2006 are called Monthly Activity and include agendas, minutes, and case status reports.

Other Descriptive InformationReturn to Top

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Processing Note

Digital files have been combined into the pdf/a format for accessibility. Original functionality such as hyperlinks may not be available.

Related Materials

For minutes from earlier meetings, see record series 6010-01.

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Civil service--Washington (State)--Seattle

Corporate Names

  • Seattle (Wash.). Civil Service Commission

Geographical Names

  • Seattle (Wash.)