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Civil Service Commissions

Pursuant to O.R.C 124.40, the Board has the power of appointment to, removal from, and supervision of municipal and civil service township civil service commissions.

If the appointing authority of any city fails to appoint a civil service commission or commissioner within 60 days after the appointing authority has the power to so appoint, or after a vacancy exists, SPBR shall make the appointment.  The appointee shall hold office until the expiration of the term of the appointing authority of the city. SPBR has the authority to make municipal civil service commission rules and regulations if the commission fails to prepare and submit them as required by O.R.C. 124.

Civil Service Commission Annual Filing Requirements

Municipal civil service commissions are required to submit a yearly report to the Board that outlines the manner in which the law and the rules and regulations under it have been and are being administered, as well as the results of their administration in the city, city school district, and city health district. A copy of the annual report of each municipal civil service commission shall be filed with SPBR as a public record.

SPBR Authority

SPBR has the authority to institute an investigation whenever it has reason to believe that a municipal civil service commission is violating or is failing to perform the duties imposed upon it by law, or that any member of a municipal civil service commission is willfully or negligently violating the law or failing to perform official duties as a member of the commission. If the Board determines that there has been a violation or failure to perform the duties imposed by law, it shall make a written report of the violation or failure to the chief executive authority of the city, who shall then remove the municipal civil service commissioner or commissioners.

Featured Resources


These resources are provided for use by municipal and township civil service commissions.