Merit System Board

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The Merit System Board reviews and makes recommendations on proposed Personnel Rules and Regulations and/or amendments.  (City Charter, Article IV, Section 4.02)

Apply to serve on the Merit System Board

Board Scope and Duties

The Merit System Board is charged with:

  • investigating and making recommendations, upon its own motion or when requested, on any matter of personnel policy to the City Manager prior to presentation to the City Council; and,
  • hearing appeals submitted by classified employees in relation to dismissal, demotions, disciplinary pay reduction or suspension.
Board Composition

The Merit System Board is composed of three members and two alternate members appointed by the City Council from residents of the city for staggered terms of three years.  The Tempe City Charter does not limit the number of terms a member may serve on this board.  Members of the Merit System Board shall hold no other City office or City employment.  The Personnel Officer shall provide staff assistance for the Merit System Board. 

Board Meetings

Merit System Board meetings are held as needed in the Human Resources Conference Room, 20 E. Sixth St., Tempe. 

Agendas and Minutes

To view the agendas for upcoming meetings, please see below.  To view agendas and minutes from past meetings, select "All Past".