Civil Service Board

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About Us

Angiopoietin 3dSection 114-79 of the City of Atlanta Code of Ordinances states, “There shall be a civil service board, which shall be the official protector of the civil service system. The Civil Service Board shall consist of five (5) members, who shall be appointed by the Mayor with the consent of the Council and shall hold office for a term of three (3) years.  The Mayor can also assign three (3) additional ad hoc board members.”

The Civil Service Board is made up of citizens of the City of Atlanta recommended by the Mayor and confirmed by the Atlanta City Council.

Filing an Appeal

All appeals to the Civil Service Board shall be initiated by filing a written notice of appeal with the Commissioner of Human Resources, in accordance with the procedures established in the Code of Ordinances. Unless otherwise provided, the notice of appeal shall be filed and postmarked within five (5) days after the later of:

  • The date when the employee receives final written notice of the action or decision, or the date the final notice is delivered by certified mail to the last known address or date of last delivery attempt by certified mail to the last known address, as documented by the United States Postal Service.
  • The effective date of the action or decision.

Civil Service Board appeal packets include the following:

Completed appeal packets can be forwarded to

What Actions Can Be Appealed

  • Adverse actions.
    • Suspension without pay
    • Demotion
    • Dismissal
  • Removal from eligible list. 
  • Disqualification for reemployment.  
  • Failure to follow procedures of layoff or reduction in force. 
  • Unjust coercion or reprisal..

Forms and Documents

Civil Service Board Calendar

Click here to view the November 2020 calendar.

Click here to view the December 2020 calendar.

Contact Us

City of Atlanta Civil Service Board

City of Atlanta
68 Mitchell Street, SW
Suite 2170
Atlanta, GA 30303

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