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Civil Service Commission

The Civil Service Commission regulates the employment and working conditions of Placer County employees. They oversee hiring and promotions, and promote the values of the public service. Their role is similar to the Human Resources department found in corporations. The Commission was established in 1961 by the voters of Placer County, under the authority of the 1939 County Civil Service Enabling Act as set forth in the Government Code of the State of California.

The Commission is responsible for all classified positions, adopting and enforcing rules, recruitment and testing, payroll and records management, classification maintenance, and conducting hearings upon appeals from employees.

Civil Service Commissioners

The Board of Supervisors appoints five citizens to serve as members of the Commission. Members cannot be a Supervisor, officer or employee of the County. Members receive $100 for each meeting they attend and are reimbursed for actual and necessary expenses incidental to the proper execution of their duties and responsibilities, including mileage.

Members may be removed from the Commission with a majority vote of the Board of Supervisors. The Board must state the reason for removal in writing and allow an opportunity for a public hearing.


  • Andrae M. Randolph
    • Original Appt. 5/22/12
    • Current Appt. 5/22/12
    • Term Expires: 5/19/16
  • John Costa
    • Original Appt. 10/05/04
    • Current Appt. 10/15/08
    • Term Expires: 10/15/16
  • Ron Le Doux
    • Original Appt. 8/12/83
    • Current Appt. 8/12/15
    • Term Expires: 8/12/19
  • Don Nelson
    • Original Appt. 8/14/07
    • Current Appt. 8/14/15
    • Term Expires: 8/14/19
  • Rick Ward
    • Original Appt. 1/9/12
    • Current Appt. 8/24/13
    • Term Expires: 8/24/17

Two members are selected by the Commissioners to serve as Chairperson and Vice Chairperson each calendar year. For 2015, these are:

  • Don Nelson, Chairperson
  • Rick Ward, Vice Chairperson

Civil Service Meeting Schedule

The Commission meets the second Monday of each month at 4:30 p.m. in the Personnel Training Room, located at 145 Fulweiler Ave., Auburn, CA 95603. Special meetings may also be scheduled as required.

We are committed to ensuring that persons with disabilities are able to fully participate in public meetings. Listening devices are available for the hearing impaired. If you require additional disability-related modifications or accommodations, please contact the Executive Secretary. If requested, the agenda will be provided in appropriate alternative formats to persons with disabilities. All requests must be in writing and received by the Executive Secretary by mail or in person at least five business days before the meeting. Requests received within five business days will be accommodated only if time permits.

Executive Secretary/Personnel Director

The Personnel Director serves as Executive Secretary to the Commission and is responsible for performing and discharging the powers, duties, purposes, functions and jurisdiction vested in the Commission. To contact one of the Commissioners or the Personnel Director you may e-mail or call the Personnel Department. Please address the e-mail with an attention to the individual(s) you wish to contact. Please remember that e-mail is not confidential.

Lori Walsh, Personnel Director
145 Fulweiler Ave., Suite 200
Auburn, CA 95603
(530) 889-4060

Minutes and Agenda


    • August 10
    • July 13
    • June 15
    • June 8 
    • May 11 
    • April 13 
    • March 23
    • March 9
    • February 9 
    • January 12 
      • 2014