Civil Service Commission

Regular Meetings

  • 3:30 p.m.
  • 2nd Monday of each month
  • Human Resources Conference Room
         145 Fulweiler Avenue, Suite 100
         Auburn, CA 95603

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
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Member Original Appointment
Current Appointment
Term Expires
Harry Hull
Nominated by Board of Supervisor District 1
May 19, 2020
May 19, 2020
May 19, 2024
Ron Le Doux
Nominated by Board of Supervisor District 2
August 12, 1983 August 12, 2015 August 12, 2023
Bernardine Schroeder
Nominated by Board of Supervisor District 3
October 27, 2020 October 27, 2020 August 1, 2021
John Costa
Nominated by Board of Supervisor District 4
October 5, 2004
October 15, 2012
August 1, 2022
Deborah Bennett, Vice Chairperson
Nominated by Board of Supervisor District 5
June 25, 2019
June 25, 2019 August 1, 2023

Member Information

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; with a maximum limit for 24 meetings per County fiscal year. Travel and other official expenditures necessitated by their official duties shall be approved by the Director.

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. Two members are selected by the Commissioners to serve as Chairperson and Vice Chairperson each calendar year.

About the 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:

  • Adopting and enforcing rules
  • All classified positions
  • Classification maintenance
  • Conducting hearings upon appeals from employees
  • Payroll and records management
  • Recruitment and testing

Meeting Accessibility

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 / Human Resources Director

The Human Resources 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. You can contact the Human Resources Director or the Commission Clerk by phone or email.