Welcome to the Civil Service Commission

77 North Front St, 3rd Floor  
Columbus, Ohio  43215 
P: (614) 645-8300
F: (614) 645-8379
[email protected] 

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8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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Mission Statement

The Civil Service Commission is committed to providing a quality work force for the City of Columbus based upon merit system principles. Through our collective knowledge and experience, we strive for efficiency and consistency in the application of the Commission's rules and policies. We are dedicated to improving the services we provide by anticipating employment trends, by listening to the needs of the operating agencies and by responding accordingly.


The Commission recognizes that the manner in which government conducts its business affects the quality of life for every citizen. Our first responsibility is to the citizens of Columbus to ensure the City work force is of the highest caliber. Our next responsibility is to City employees, operating agencies and others who use our services.

In fulfilling our responsibilities, our actions must reflect a spirit of cooperation, a mutual respect for those we serve and the highest ethical standard and level of integrity. Commission staff will provide  quality services and accurate information in a timely, efficient and courteous manner. In addition, we will be responsive to issues of fairness, equal access and changing organizational and public needs, while upholding merit system principles.

The Civil Service Commission will foster an environment in which employees are encouraged to think creatively, and are treated fairly and with respect. Employees shall be recognized for their efforts and compensated fairly for their contributions. In working together, we recognize and respect that we are individuals with diverse talents dedicated to achievement of a common goal. As Commission employees, we will fulfill our responsibilities in a  manner that reflects favorably upon the Commission and the City of Columbus.