Civil Service Board

The Civil Service Board consists of five members: two appointed by City Council (which must be city residents), two elected by members of the Classified Service, and one member appointed by the other four members of the board. The term of office is two years.

The board works with the Human Resources Department to resolve employee grievances on an as needed basis and meets on a periodic basis to discuss personnel administration issues. Generally, the duties of the members of the Civil Service Board consist of attending meetings and conducting grievance appeal hearings.

HAPPENING NOW: Special Election 

The City of Asheville will hold a special election to fill an unexpired term on the Civil Service Board. The newly elected member will serve through October 1, 2019. The public is invited to apply for candidacy by 5 p.m. June 8, 2018. The election will be held June 25, 2018.

The vacant seat is elected by employees of the City of Asheville who are members of the Classified Service. Candidates for membership on the Civil Service Board must be “qualified voters of the City and not employed by the City.” To be a qualified voter of the City, the candidate must live inside the City limits and be registered to vote. Qualified candidates for the Civil Service Board must have been separated from employment or contract with the City of Asheville for at least 7 years, and not have a spouse currently employed with the City of Asheville.

 

For elected members of the Classified Service appointments, candidates should submit their intent to seek membership on the Civil Service Board by submitting a completed Boards and Commissions Application, a Qualified Candidate Checklist, and a letter of intent. The letter should contain the following information: the candidate’s name; the candidates address (i.e. where the candidate lives); the candidate’s telephone number; a brief statement declaring his/her candidacy; a statement that he/she (the candidate) is a qualified voter of the City and that he/she is not employed by the City; a brief biographical sketch, not to exceed 150 words; and signature of the candidate.


The Civil Service Board works with the Human Resources Department to resolve employee grievances on an as needed basis and meets on a periodic basis to discuss personnel administration issues.
The board meets on the first Thursday of each month at 2:30 p.m. in Room 623 of the City Hall Building. The normal length of the meeting is one to two hours.

Rules of Procedure
City of Asheville Code of Ordinances - Civil Service Board
GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF NORTH CAROLINA - SESSION LAW 2009-401

Regular Meeting Schedule 

The board meets on the 1st Thursday of each month at 2:30 p.m. in Room 623 of the City Hall Building. The normal length of the meeting is one to two hours.

Contact Information 

Chair: Alan Coxie at acoxie@bellsouth.net

  • Members: Alan Coxie, Alan Escovitz, Carol Goins, Mike Hahn, and Marv Rosen
  • Staff Liaison: Shannon Barrett, Human Resources Manager 

Meeting Documents :


Scheduled Meeting Agenda

Minutes

 May 3, 2018 Canceled  
 April 5, 2018 Agenda  
 March 1, 2018 Canceled  
 February 1, 2018 Canceled  
 January 4, 2018 Agenda Minutes / Attachments 1 & 2
 December 7, 2017 Canceled  
 November 2, 2017 Canceled  
 October 5, 2017 Canceled  
 September 7, 2017 Canceled  
 August 3, 2017 Canceled  
 July 6, 2017 Agenda Minutes
 June 1, 2017 Agenda Minutes
 May 4, 2017 Canceled  

 

For minutes older than one year please e-mail clong@ashevillenc.gov


Civil Service Board Membership

Candidates for membership on the Civil Service Board must be “qualified voters of the City and not employed by the City.” To be a qualified voter of the City, the candidate must live inside the City limits and be registered to vote. Qualified candidates for the Civil Service Board must have been separated from employment or contract with the City of Asheville for at least 7 years, and not have a spouse currently employed with the City of Asheville.

For City Council appointments, candidates should submit their intent to seek membership on the Civil Service Board by submitting a completed Boards and Commissions Application and a Qualified Candidate Checklist (both of which can be located approximately in the middle of this page) directed to City Clerk Maggie Burleson at mburleson@ashevillenc.gov.

For elected members of the Classified Service appointments, candidates should submit their intent to seek membership on the Civil Service Board by submitting a completed Boards and Commissions Application, a Qualified Candidate Checklist, and a letter of intent. The letter should contain the following information: the candidate’s name; the candidates address (i.e. where the candidate lives); the candidate’s telephone number; a brief statement declaring his/her candidacy; a statement that he/she (the candidate) is a qualified voter of the City and that he/she is not employed by the City; a brief biographical sketch, not to exceed 150 words; and signature of the candidate.


Election Results

On Monday, September 26th 2017 Alan Coxie and Mike Hahn were re-elected to the Civil Service Board by members of the City of Asheville's Classified Service.

Campaign Rules

Each candidate and his/her representative(s) are further asked to observe the following campaign rules:

1. On election day, no candidate, candidate representative or printed matter should be within a reasonable distance,approximately 50 feet, of the polling places.

2. Printed matter should not be posted on any City property.

3. Candidates and/or their representatives should not meet with more than one employee during the regular work day.

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