Regular Board meetings are scheduled for the first Thursday of each month.
The meetings begin at 5:00 p.m. and are held at the Tacoma Municipal Building Council
Chambers, 747 Market Street (1st floor), Tacoma Washington.
Agendas of upcoming meetings are posted on this web site (please click on link to the right).
The public is welcome to attend.
The Civil Service System for the City of Tacoma is one of the most unique in the State of Washington. It extends Civil Service protections and coverage to the majority of the City's work force instead of only the fire and police services as required by state law.
Most civil service commissions consist of people appointed by management. In Tacoma, however, the Civil Service Board consists of three members elected by the registered voters of the city. One member is selected by the classified employees in the City's work force, and one member is appointed by management.
All Board Members are required to live within the city limits and must be a qualified voter during their entire term. The Board is a quasi-judicial body.
2012 Board Members
Charles McKenna, Position 1
Dan Sexton, Position 2
Anita Latch, Position 3
Beckie Summers, Chair, Employee Representative
Dianna Kielian , Management Representative
Powers and Duties
Makes and revises Civil Service Rules (Commonly known as Personnel Rules).
Advises City Council and other officials on Civil Service and Personnel matters.
Investigates conditions of employment in the City service.
Investigates claims for positions.
Conducts appeal hearings on suspensions of more than 30 days, demotions, or terminations (appeal form).
Hears complaints on controversies arising out of the personnel rules (complaint form).
2012 Civil Service Board Members (l to r)
Anita Latch, Dan Sexton, Beckie Summers (chair), Artee Young (vice chair), and Charles McKenna