Civil Service Commission

The Civil Service Commission manages a merit-based system for jobs within city government. This system focuses on:   

  • Recruiting applicants
  • Employing qualified applicants
  • Promoting employees
  • Retaining those employees

The commission considers equal opportunity employment. The commission is also responsible for sound labor-management relations.

Rules and Statutes 

Civil Service Commission Members   

David Onufer, Jr. - Commission President
Linda Johnson-Wasler - Commissioner
Kenya Matthews - Commissioner

Authority, Power and Duties 

The Civil Service Commission has the authority to amend and enforce the culture of merit employment for the CIty of Pittsburgh. Many changes have occurred since the General Civil Service Act in 1907 in public employment. This includes the passage of the Civil Rights Acts of 1964, and the Pennsylvania Public Employee Relations Act of 1970.