Civil Service Commission

Regular Meetings

Meetings are held whenever needed to administer tests and update eligibility lists. Meetings are generally held during normal business hours, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM.


The Civil Service Commission was established by Ordinance 773 on April 9, 1934 and was later amended by Ordinance 4379 pursuant to the provisions of A.C.A. 14-51-201; this changed the membership from five members to seven members.

The Commission is responsible for examining and establishing eligibility lists for appointments and promotions within the Police and Fire Departments. The Commission also acts upon appeals of disciplinary actions.


Staggered, six-year terms, ending March 31.


The Commission shall be composed of seven members who must be citizens and residents of Fayetteville for at least three years immediately preceding their appointment. The Board of Civil Service Commissioners shall, annually, on the first Monday of May select one of the commissioners to serve as chairman of the commission.


Vacancies on the Commission are filled by appointment from the governing body of the city.

Public Notifications

A weekly meetings list is prepared by the Office of the City Clerk Treasurer which is distributed to the press and posted on the home page.

More Information

33.331 - Attendance Requirements

(A) Any citizen volunteer member of any city board, commission or committee who fails to attend at least 70% of all meetings of that committee within a twelve (12) month period of service shall be deemed to have resigned from the board, commission or committee and that person’s position shall be deemed vacant.

(B) Such citizen may petition the City Council for reinstatement by filing a letter with the City Clerk within twenty (20) days after notification that the citizen’s position has been declared vacant and explaining why extenuating circumstances justify reinstating the applicant to his or her former position.

(Ord. No. 5446, 10-4-11)