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Commission’s Role

The County Code, Section 2.46.020, specifies that the Civil Service Commission “shall prescribe, amend and enforce rules for the classified service to make effective the provisions set forth in this chapter, which rules shall have the force of law.” The primary duties include the hearing of appeals of administrative personnel decisions, approving position classifications when there is not agreement between the County and the representation unit, and reviewing the processes and outcomes of the County’s Civil Service system.

Meeting Dates, Time, and Location

The Commission meets in regular sessions the third Thursday of January, April, June and October at 5:45 p.m. in the Board of Supervisors’ Chambers in the County Governmental Center. Additionally, Commissioners hold the first Wednesday afternoon and third Wednesday all day of each month for potential appeal hearings.

Commission Structure

The Commission consists of five members, each nominated for full Board approval by each Supervisor. The current Commission members are:
First District, Carmen Potro (Vice Chair); Second District, Bob Pursley; Third District, Dina Hoffman; Fourth District, Olivia Madrigal (Chair); and Fifth District, Kevin Fink.

Civil Service Commission Contact:

Santa Cruz County Personnel Department - 454-2600


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