Public Hearing regarding Proposed Changes to Chapters 1, 5, 6, and 19 of the Civil Service Rules

Monday, May 15, 2017 5:27:22 PM CDT

The State Civil Service Commission will hold public hearings regarding amending rules contained herein on the following dates:


·         Special Meeting:              Tuesday, June 6, 2017 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

o   Formal presentation of proposed exhibits

o   Public comments


·         Regular Meeting:             Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at 9:00 am

o   Public comments

o   Consideration of rule adoptions


These hearings will be held in the Louisiana Purchase Room of the Claiborne Building, 1201 North Third Street, Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Individuals who wish to comment on these proposals may do so at the public hearings, by writing to the Director of the Department of State Civil Service at Post Office Box 94111, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 70804-9111, or by emailing the Civil Service Commission at If any accommodations are needed, please notify the Department at (225) 342-8272 prior to the meeting.


Summary of Proposal


The overall objective of this proposed plan is to place the classified system in a position to attract skilled and qualified job candidates with a competitive entry salary. Additionally, this proposal provides a means to train and grow an employee’s competencies while providing tiered increases aimed at moving the employee to a market value within a time frame conducive to retaining employees in a fiscally responsible manner. This involves:


  • Proposing the granting of a 2% general increase to all classified employees on January 1, 2018
  • Realigning the State’s (6) occupational based classified pay schedules with the relevant market,
  • Moving away from static 4% annual performance adjustments to tiered market based adjustments.

For more information you can read the complete Civil Service General Circular here or call Tara Dupre @ 985/549-2001.