Civil Service Commission

Board and Commission Details

Contact Name

Thomas Klein

Contact Title

Executive Director

Contact Phone


Contact E-Mail


The Commission hears and determines employee appeals of discharges, suspensions, transfers, allocations, layoffs and demotions under the Personnel Code and Rules. It also approves exemptions from Merit and Fitness requirements for positions which, in its judgment, are principally responsible for the determination or implementation of policy. The Commission approves amendments to the Position Classification Plan as well as additions and amendments to the Personnel Rules. Lastly, the Commission directs agencies to comply with the provisions of the Personnel Code or Rules when violations are found.


6 years, expiring March 1st of varied numbered years, and until successor is appointed and qualified.

Senate Confirmation


Party Affiliation

No more than 3 from same political party.


Persons in sympathy with the application of merit principles to public employment.


Chairman,$34,310 per year; Members, $28,573per year


5 members appointed by Governor.


Designated by the Governor


20 ILCS 415/7c

Member Names

Name Member Expiration Member Since Affiliation Appointed By Position Title County
Smith, Teresa 03/01/2029 08/10/2020 Independent Governor Chair, Member, Sangamon
Finch, GA 03/01/2027 04/11/2016 Democrat Governor Member Cook
Luechtefeld, Dave 03/01/2029 03/06/2017 Republican Governor Member Washington
Robinson, Vivian 03/01/2025 04/19/2019 Democrat Governor Member Saline
McAnarney, Judith Lynn 03/01/2029 05/01/2023 Republican Governor Member Sangamon