Laws, Rules & Policies



The City of Seattle Public Safety Civil Service Commission intends to amend its Rules of Practice and Procedure adopted December 20, 2013
and amended November 20, 2014. Pursuant to Section 3.02.030 of the Seattle Municipal Code, the Commission will take comment on the proposed amendments through
5 p.m., Monday, December 17, 2018. Written comments and the proposed rule will be discussed and/or voted on at the Commission's meeting on Thursday, December 20,

The Rules and Amendments are authorized by Article XVI, Section 3 of the Seattle City Charter and by Subsection 4.08.070 (A) of the Seattle Municipal Code. The proposed amendments affect 9 EXAMINATIONS and provide for preference points in hiring for applicants who complete a language verification process determining that an applicant is fluent in a language in addition to English.

Copies of the proposed rule are available on-line at or at the Commission's offices in the Seattle Municipal Tower, 700 Fifth Avenue, Suite 1670, Seattle, Washington, 98104.

Comments on the proposed rule must be made in writing and the Commission must receive them no later than 5:00 p.m. PST, Monday, December 17, 2018.  Comments may be mailed to Public Safety Civil Service Commission, PO Box 94729, Seattle, WA 98124-4729; faxed to 206-684-0755;or e-mailed to

Greenlee, Executive Director

Civil Service Commissions

The Public Safety Civil Service Commission is considering the following additions to PSCSC Rules Section 9 EXAMINATIONS.

"The Director with the assistance of the Seattle Department of Human Resources may, upon developing a verification process, implement a language preference points
program, which is authorized by Ordinance 118969, for the certification of eligibility registers for initial hiring of Public Safety Civil Service positions in the Seattle Police Department.

Multilingual candidates who successfully complete the language verification process shall receive ten percent added to the passing mark, grade or rating only, based upon
a possible rating of one hundred points as a perfect percentage. However, an applicant may only receive a total of 10 percent in preference points, regardless of what kind of preference points are applied."

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State Law - Revised Code of Washington (RCW)

City of Seattle Charter and Municipal Code

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