News & Updates

NEWS & UPDATES


FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

ENTRY LEVEL AND PROMOTIONAL TESTING

The COVID-19 virus has greatly impacted the Seattle-King County and the City of Seattle. In accordance with Local Health Orders, Mayor Durkan has taken proactive measures designed to slow the spread of the virus and keep both residents and visitors to our city safe.

The Public Safety Civil Service Commission, in response to Governor Inslee's "Stay Home, Stay Healthy" proclamation and directives from our federal, state and City leaders, has postponed all entry-level and promotional testing in April and May 2020 to combat the spread of COVID-19.  This applies to both Police and Fire testing for the City of Seattle.  Test-takers will be informed of the rescheduled dates, times,
and locations at least two weeks before administration. The dates will be posted on the PSCSC's website when they are finalized.

Thank you for your patience during this difficult time.

Andrea Scheele, Executive Director of the Public Safety Civil Service Commission

COMMISSION VOTES TO POSTPONE OR CANCEL PROMOTIONAL, LATERAL, AND ENTRY LEVEL EXAMS

On May 18, 2020, at a Special Meeting of the Public Safety Civil Service Commission, a quorum of commissioners voted to postpone or cancel the following exams:

PSCSC Postponement or Cancelation of Exams


5-18-20 Email from Rachael Schade, Police Exams Administrator Re: Sergeant Exam - New Dates for Administration of Assessment Exercises

5-18-20 Email from Yoshiko Grace Matsui, Fire Exams Administrator Re: Postponement Due to COVID 19 and New Examination Dates

STAFFING UPDATE

Per recommendations from our public health partners and City of Seattle Human Resources Department (SDHR), Commission employees wil be teleworking until further notice.

GOVERNOR'S PROCLAMATION REGARDING OPEN PUBLIC MEETINGS ACT AND RECORDS ACT

 Governor's Proclamation 20-28 (Open Public Meetings Act and Public Records Act)
(issued March 24, 2020).

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FILING APPEALS/REQUEST FOR DECISION

If you would like to file an Appeal, Request for Decision or other documents, please send to the Exexutive Director Andrea.Scheele@seattle.gov                                   

CURRENT APPEALS/EXAM PROTEST/SCHEDULED HEARINGS  

2020 Fire Battalion Chief Written Exam Protest Appeal

Commission Decision-July 2, 2020-Special Meeting       

2020 Police Sergeant Written Exam Protest Appeal

Commission Decisions-April 23, 2020-Special Meeting

 

OFFICE CLOSURES & CITY HOLIDAYS

The Commission office will be closed on the following days in observance of City holiday's, staff meetings, training, or vacations.     

July 3, 2020-Independence Day (Observed)