Merit System Commission


Meetings are scheduled tentatively for the third Tuesday of each month.

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

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  • Frederick Henke
    Term Expires: April 30, 2024
  • Bryan Ludwig
    Term Expires: April 30, 2026
  • Barbara Griffith
    Term Expires: April 30, 2026
  • Patrice Komoroski
    Term Expires: April 30, 2024
  • Cheryl Hibbeler
    Term Expires: April 30, 2025

About the Commission

The County Executive appoints 5 members to a 4-year term.

The commission is governed by County Ordinance Sections 7.100 through 7.502.7


  • Oversees the merit system for county government employees
  • Reviews and evaluates the merit system operation and from time to time recommends to the County Council and the County Executive changes in policies and procedures for improved operation of the merit system
  • Recommends to the County Council and County Executive, for establishment by ordinance, a basic pay plan, including the proposed assignment of position classifications to pay ranges contained in the basic pay plan as well as flat rates for full-time and part-time personnel and session rates for positions to which the Merit System applies
  • Sets up and revise as necessary a position classification plan, and establish and amend rules for examination, certification, and payment of personnel within the appropriation of funds by the County Council and other necessary details of personnel administration
  • Hears appeals as provided by ordinance in case of disciplinary actions by appointing authorities, and from decisions of the Director of Personnel in cases involving examination and examination rating
  • Insures no discrimination or favoritism in employment or compensation of county employees on account of race; creed; disability; color; age; religion; national origin; gender; ancestry; political affiliation or activity or lack thereof; or union membership or nonmembership
  • Ensures employees under the merit system shall not be personally by any other employee, officer or elected official of the county solicited or required to pay any assessment or contribution or perform any service which will benefit anyone occupying or seeking employment, nomination, or election to any public office
  • Promulgates rules that employees under the merit system may voluntarily participate in political activities outside working hours
  • Promulgates rules that no officer or employee of the county shall promise or threaten to promote, remove or reduce any employee under the merit system for making or refusing to make any contribution for any political party or purpose or for rendering or refusing to render any political service