Civil Service Commission
The Civil Service Commission is authorized by the Revised Charter of the City and County of Honolulu and by law. The Commission is administratively attached to the Department of Human Resources and serves as an appellate body.
Through Section 6-1110 of the City Charter, the Civil Service Commission was established. The Commission consists of five members who are appointed by the Mayor for a term of five years.
The primary functions of the Civil Service Commission are to prescribe rules to carry out the provisions of the City Charter, hear appeals, and advise the Mayor and the Director of Human Resources on issues and problems concerning personnel administration.
Appeals to the Civil Service Commission may be brought after the individual has exhausted the applicable internal complaint procedure. Appeals must be filed within 20 days. There are four areas of appeal that the Commission may hear:
1) Recruitment and Examination,
2) Classification and reclassification of a particular position,
3) Initial pricing of classes, and
4) Other employment actions under Chapter 76, HRS, including disciplinary action and adverse actions for failure to meet performance requirements as specified in subsection 76-41(b), HRS, taken against civil service employees who are excluded from collective bargaining coverage under 89-6, HRS.