Created under Section 4-15 of the Home Rule Charter, the Civil Service Department has the primary responsibility of representing the public’s interest in matters of personnel administration. We are committed to the mission of providing the citizens of Lafayette a high quality workforce via an employment system based on individual merit.
The Civil Service Department recognizes that its secondary responsibility is ensuring that employees can focus on providing services to the public without undue political influence. The Civil Service Rules provide for a system in which classified employees are protected from discipline without cause and may appeal directly to the Civil Service Board if they feel that the Rules are not being upheld.
The Civil Service Department consists of a Civil Service Board, Director, professional staff who serve as partners and analysts to various LCG departments, and administrative support personnel. The mission of the department is fulfilled by constructing and administering valid employment examinations, conducting position classification studies to ensure tasks are assigned appropriately and fairly, and participating in comprehensive compensation analysis, from setting individual pay rates to large-scale pay plan design. Each of these areas plays a crucial role in attracting and retaining the public’s workforce.