News & Updates

Employee Commissioner Elections

An employee election for Public Safety Civil Service Commissioner will take place in the fall of 2023. The term of the commissioner will be January 1, 2024 through December 31, 2026. 

The Office of the City Clerk will be administering the election. See Office of the City Clerk website for election rules and other information. The PSCSC Employee Elections Backgrounder provides some answers to commonly asked questions.

The Office of the City Clerk and Civil Services Commissions held Candidate and Election Information Sessions in mid-September. The slidedeck for those sessions can be found here.

Election Timeline

  • Candidate Filing: October 2 - 6
  • Civil Service Employee Voting: November 6 - 13
  • Voting tabulated and results shared: on or before November 17

Email or call (206) 586-1991 for more information.

4/13/2023: Public Safety and Human Services Committee Update- Police Officer Hiring and Retention

On March 28, 2023, Director Scheele with the Mayor's Office and Seattle Police Department, presented to the Seattle City Council Public Safety and Human Services Committe about new and ongoing efforts to hire and retain qualified Seattle police officers.Watch the presentation here.

2/9/2023: Vaccine Mandate Lift and Requests for Return to Eligible (Reinstatement) Register: FAQs

Seattle’s employee vaccine mandate was lifted on February 7, 2022. The PSCSC has issued FAQs regarding criteria and the process for requesting return to a reinstatement register.


To file an appeal, email Executive Director and see Appeals Process.

Please contact us to file an appeal, learn how to attend a PSCSC meeting or schedule an in-person or remote appointment.





Public Safety Civil Service Commission

Address: 700 Fifth Avenue, Suite 1670, Seattle, WA, 98124
Mailing Address: PO Box 94729, Seattle, WA, 98124-4729
Phone: (206) 233-7118
Phone Alt: (206) 437-5425
Fax: (206) 684-0755

Seattleā€™s Public Safety Civil Service Commission (PSCSC) is a three member, impartial, quasi-judicial body.