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All boards and commissions have the option to meet virtually because of COVID-19. Please contact the individual board chair or administrator for specific meeting information.

Vicki Hatfield, Director
Room 569, City County Building
Fax: 865-215-4270

The Civil Service Merit Board (CSMB)  ensure 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.


A meeting of the Civil Service Merit Board will be held on Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at 1:30 p.m. There will be the capability for live viewing and live participation by the public. To live access and/or view the meeting, you must register in advance by going to HERE and providing your name and email address.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar for audible and/or live access by the public.

Agenda Packet:
Factors for a Necessity Determination
HR Meeting Notes 3/17
HR Meeting Notes 3/31
March 10, 2021 Minutes Draft

Recording of the April 14, 2021 CSMB Meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/rfDWVpinkhYddxkCL8wsqod1Ps4HNDYIM2xoP-cfkmp_tj8NYT5VeZVv81ICHp8-._hUPKlCPMxkk18D5 Passcode: Dr5fmA3% 


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.


Board meets the second Wednesday of each month at 1:30 p.m. in Room 640 of the City County Building. Sometimes the board meets in Room 549. The City's calendar will designate which room.

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