The Civil Service Commission
City Civil Service is divided into two parts:
The Civil Service Department is a constitutionally created entity. The department is responsible for the overall administration of the personnel function in City government.
The Civil Service Commission, likewise a constitutionally created entity, is the policy-making body that exercises oversight of activities of the Civil Service Department. The five members of the Civil Service Commission are appointed by the New Orleans City Council to overlapping six-year terms. Four of the members are nominated by the Presidents of designated local universities and one member is a City employee nominated by fellow employees. The commission is a quasi-judicial body with power to make rules which have the force and effect of law. In its judicial capacity, the Commission serves as the court of first instance for all employee appeals resulting from disciplinary actions. In its legislative capacity, it adopts rules and establishes policies that regulate the conduct of labor and management in the merit system.
Civil Service Commissioners
Rev. Kevin W. Wildes, S.J., Chairman
Rev. Wildes is the current president of Loyola University. He was nominated by Tulane University. He has been a member of the Commission since September 2011.
Joseph S. Clark
Mr. Clark is the employee-nominated member of the Commission. He has been a member of the Commission since September 2011.
Michelle D. Craig
Ms. Craig was nominated by Dillard University. She has been a member of the Commission since June 2013.
Rabbi Edward Paul Cohn
Rabbi Cohn was nominated by Loyola University. He has been a member of the Commission since November 2013.
Ronald P. McClain
Mr. McClain was nominated by Xavier University. He has been a member of the Commission since December 2013.
Equal Employment Opportunity
Equal Employment Opportunity is the law and the City of New Orleans does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, creed, culture, or ancestry. Requests for accommodation or additional information should be directed to Doddie K. Smith, (504) 658-3500 firstname.lastname@example.org.