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Vicki Hatfield, Director
vhatfield@knoxvilletn.gov
Room 569, City County Building
865-215-2106
Fax: 865-215-4270

The Civil Service Merit Board (CSMB) ensures that the city adheres to merit system principles and practices in hiring and employee protections. The CSMB also hears appeals relative to any personnel action which the employee considers adverse to his or her position. This includes actions such as: suspensions, demotions, termination and other disciplinary action. The CSMB also provides for a grievance procedure and for equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment.

The CSMB meets as needed on the second Wednesday of each month in the City County Building. Individuals wishing to place items on the CSMB's agenda must submit a written request through the board's executive secretary/director by the first Wednesday of each month or one week prior to the CSMB meeting.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
CIVIL SERVICE MERIT BOARD
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2021 at 1:30 P.M.
ROOM 461 CITY COUNTY BUILDING

Proposed amendments or additions to the Civil Service Merit Board Rules and Regulations are to be considered during a Public Hearing on Wednesday, December 8, 2021, at 1:30 p.m. in Conference Room 461 of the City County Building.  The purpose of the Public hearing is to receive public comment only and not to conduct business. A business meeting will be held immediately following the Public Hearing. 

Public Hearing Agenda Packet:

PUBLIC HEARING PACKET
NOTICE

All board members and attendees are asked to observe the CDC and OSHA social distancing recommendations.

The City of Knoxville Civil Service Merit Board’s meetings will be conducted permitting the public and City/Board staff to participate or view the meeting either in person, or by electronic or other means of communication using Zoom’s webinar platform.

To join the meeting via Zoom, either to view live or to participate, you must register in advance by going to the following link and providing your name and email address:

https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_HAinFMtIRbGsx6TPFYEy9w

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar for audible and/or live access by the public. Registration will provide access to both the public hearing and the business meeting to follow.

The City of Knoxville ensures meaningful access to City programs, services, and activities to comply with Civil Rights Title VI and ADA Title II laws and reasonably provides: translation, interpretation, modifications, accommodations, alternative formats, auxiliary aids and services. To request language translation services, contact Diversity and Inclusion Officer Tatia M. Harris at tharris@knoxvilletn.gov or 865.215.2831. For disability accommodations, contact City ADA Coordinator Stephanie Brewer Cook at scook@knoxvilletn.gov or 865.215.2034 at least 72 hours before the meeting.

If you need assistance, contact the Civil Service Department at 215-2106.


APPOINTMENT OF BOARD MEMBERS


The Civil Service Merit Board consists of five members serving terms of five years each (overlapping). Members may serve only two terms consecutively. Nominations for vacancies are made by the Mayor and submitted to City Council for approval.

MEETINGS SCHEDULE

Board meets the second Wednesday of each month at 1:30 p.m. in Room 461 of the City County Building. 

MEETING DATE AGENDA DEADLINE (noon)
October 13 October 6
November 10 November 3
December 8 December 1



BOARD MEMBERSHIP
Click here to view current board membership and to check for opportunities to serve on this board.