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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 MEETING
CIVIL SERVICE MERIT BOARD MEETING
WEDNESDAY, July 14, 2021 1:30 P.M.
CONFERENCE ROOM 461, CITY COUNTY BUILDING
400 MAIN STREET

With the expiration of Governor Lee’s Executive Order #78 on Wednesday, April 28th, 2021, the Civil Service Merit Board has resumed in-person meetings. The public is encouraged to attend these meetings. Per City of Knoxville Emergency Executive Order No. 66, all persons entering the City County Building shall wear a face mask consistent with current CDC guidance unless they have requested and received an accommodation to such requirement.  Also, all board members and attendees are asked to observe the CDC social distancing recommendations.

Individuals who wish to speak to an agenda item may attend. If you wish to be added to speak, please email Vicki Hatfield at vhatfield@knoxvilletn.gov or call 215-2106 no later than Monday, July 12, 2021 at 1:30 p.m. If you prefer to provide questions and/or comments to the board for their review prior to the meeting, please send those to Vicki Hatfield at vhatfield@knoxvilletn.gov or mail to: Civil Service Department, 400 Main Street Suite 569, Knoxville, TN 37902. All comments/questions must be received no later than Monday, July 12, 2021 at 1:30 p.m. so that they may be distributed to the board.

July Agenda Packet:
Agenda
May 12, 2021 Minutes Draft
 

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. 


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