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Tumwater Civil Service Commission

The Tumwater Civil Service Commission is established by State statute under RCW 41.08, 41.12, to administer civil service law, which covers all full-time positions in the police and fire departments. The Civil Service Commission organized under TMC 2.68, consists of three Mayor-appointed commissioners, that serve six-year terms. 

Powers and duties of the Commission include establishment and administration of Civil Service Rules PDF file and regulations in compliance with State law, and governing recruitment, testing, appointments, disciplinary actions, appeals and hearings. The major activity of the Commission relates to the administration of rules and examinations. Commissioners are required to have been residents of the City for a period of at least three years immediately preceding appointment.

 Commissioners   Term Expiration
1. Eric Trimble, Chair
  12/31/2020
2. Margaret Bean, Vice Chair   12/31/2018
3. Simon Tee
  12/31/2021

Staff Contact

Heidi Behrends Cerniwey, Assistant City Administrator/Civil Service Examiner, (360) 754-4128 or email hcerniwey@ci.tumwater.wa.us

Civil Service Commission Meetings 

Meetings are tentatively scheduled for the second Thursday of each month in the Main Meeting Room at Tumwater City Hall (map). Visit the City Calendar for the current meeting schedule.

2018 Meetings

Date Meeting Type Agenda Minutes 
09-13-2018  Committee  Agenda & Items (Staff Reports)   
08-09-2018  Meeting Cancelled     
07-12-2018
Committee
Agenda & Items (Staff Reports)
 
06-14-2018  Meeting Cancelled     
05-17-2018  Committee  Agenda & Items (Staff Reports)  Minutes 
04-12-2018  Committee  Agenda & Items (Staff Reports)  Minutes 
03-16-2018  Committee Agenda & Items (Staff Reports)  Minutes 
02-08-2018  Meeting Cancelled     
01-11-2018 Committee Agenda & Items (Staff Reports) Minutes 

Past Meetings

See 2017 Civil Service Commission Meetings for more. For meeting records from prior years, search the Tumwater Records Center

Accommodations

The City of Tumwater takes pride in ensuring that people with disabilities are able to take part in, and benefit from, the range of public programs, services, and activities offered by the City. To request an accommodation or alternate format of communication, please contact the City Clerk by calling (360) 252-5488 or email cityclerk@ci.tumwater.wa.us. For vision or hearing impaired services, please contact the Washington State Relay Service at 7-1-1 or 1-(800)-833-6384. To contact the City’s ADA Coordinator directly, call (360) 754-4128 or email ADACoordinator@ci.tumwater.wa.us.