Civil Service Commission
...for the purpose of obtaining the highest efficiency and assuring that the best qualified persons available shall be brought into the service of the County...
In 1961, the voters of Placer County approved the establishment of a Civil Service System under the authority of the 1939 County Civil Service Enabling Act as set forth in the Government Code of the State of California. The Civil Service System provides for employment on a merit basis and for equitable and uniform procedures for dealing with personnel matters through a Civil Service Commission.
To administer its Civil Service System, the Board of Supervisors appoints citizens to serve as Commissioners. The Civil Service Commission has responsibility for all classified positions, adopting and enforcing rules, recruitment and testing, payroll and records management, classification maintenance, and conducting hearings upon appeals from employees.