Civil Service Merit Board Rules

Civil Service Director

Vicki Hatfield
vhatfield@knoxvilletn.gov
(865) 215-2106

400 Main St., Suite 569
Knoxville, TN 37902

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The Civil Service Merit Board has oversight for the operation of the city's personnel program to ensure that the city adheres to the merit system principles and practices. 

The Civil Service Merit Board Rules are provided in separate PDF files below or click here for a single PDF of all of the rules.

Table of Contents
Article 1 - General Provisions
Article 2 - Exempted Positions
Article 3 - Equal Employment / Affirmative Action Plan
Article 4 - Conduct of Board Business
Article 5. Confidential Records
Article 6 - Adoption or Amendment of Rules
Article 7 - Preservation of Records
Article 8 - Examinations
Article 9 - Notice of Grade On Examinations
Article 10 - Eligibility Register
Article 11 - Application Form
Article 12 - Veteran's Preference
Article 13 - Those Eligible to Apply for Civil Service Positions
Article 14 - Rejection of Applicants
Article 15 - Requisition and Certification
Article 16 - Initial Employment Probationary Period
Article 17 - Civil Service Investigations
Article 18 - Police Cadet / Apprenticeship Program
Article 19 - Performance Evaluations
Article 20 - Transfers
Article 21 - Promotions
Article 22 - Promotion Without Examination
Article 23 - Promotion Appointment Probationary Period
Article 24 - Promotion to Non-Classified Position
Article 25 - Classification / Compensation Plan
Article 26 - Resignations
Article 27 - Disciplinary Action
Article 28 - Grievance Procedure
Article 29 - Layoffs and Reductions In Force
Article 30 - Placing Civil Service Employees in Lower Classification in Which They Have Not Previously Been Certified
Article 31 - Review of Disbursement of Wages and Salaries
Article 32 - Professional Services Contract