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Civil Service Commission

The Port of Seattle Civil Service Commission is a five person body that hears appeals from employee disciplinary actions such as removal, suspension, or demotion of civil service employees. The Commission has the authority to uphold, affirm, reverse, or modify the employment action. 

The Port of Seattle Civil Service Commission, under the authority granted by Chapter 41.12 RCW and Port Resolution 3423, has assigned all duties of the Civil Service Commission to the Human Resource Assistant Director who serves as Civil Service Secretary.

Read the Civil Service Rules

Civil Service Commission Members

The current Port of Seattle Civil Service Commissioners are:

  • Commissioner Mr. Vic Peirsol - Chairman
  • Commissioner Mr. Kirk Merrill
  • Commissioner - VACANT
  • Commissioner Mr. Oris Dunham (Alternate)
  • Commissioner Ms. Kendall Moore (Alternate)

Commissioners serve three-year terms.
Alternate Commissioners serve two-year terms.

Communicate with the Civil Service Commission

You may contact the Civil Service Commission by writing to the Civil Service Commissioner/Staff Liaison:
     The Port of Seattle Civil Service Commission
     ATTN: HRD – Civil Service Administrator
     P.O. Box 1209
     Seattle, WA 98111

     By email at:

     By telephone at:
     206-787-5717

Civil Service Commission Meetings

Civil Service Commission meetings will be held as business necessitates on the first Tuesday of the month at the Conference Center at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, 17801 International Boulevard (Pacific Highway S), Seattle, Washington 98158, conference room to be determined. Notice of such meetings will be provided in accordance with RCW 42.30 – Open Public Meeting Act on this page

Meeting Agendas and minutes