The Civil Service Commission (“CSC”) consists of three members who take official action in matters concerning Local Civil Service Rules and Texas Local Government Code, Chapter 143 as each pertains to City Fire Department and City Fire Department personnel matters. Members are appointed by City Council and eventual appointments may be based on the recommendations of the City Manager, the Fire Chief, or other pertinent City department heads.
The CSC hears appeals and makes final, binding decisions on actions for which an appeal or review is provided by Chapter 143 of the Texas Local Government Code. The CSC also conducts investigations as may be necessary concerning the administration of state Civil Service law within the City and reports its findings and recommendations to the City Council.
Level of Authority: Recommendations for changes and/or amendments to local Civil Service Rules may be proposed and adopted at any regular or special meeting of the CSC. The CSC is the final authority on all matters for which it is responsible. Any appeal of a CSC decision is directed to District Court rather than City Council.
Term Length: Three year terms.