Raleigh Civil Service Commission

If you would like to be considered for service on the Civil Service Commission, please complete the online interest form.



Public Participation

For general inquiries about the Civil Service Commission, contact city staff liaison, Ralph Puccini, at 919-996-3040.


The Civil Service Commission hears appeals from City employees who have exhausted all administrative channels. Also recommends action to the City Council concerning adoption of personnel rules and regulations.

Seven members, five appointed by City Council (two at-large, two representing private industry or business, one attorney); two elected by city employees at-large. (HB 482) These are four-year terms.


Thomas A. McCormick (Attorney)
At Large
Serving: 1st Term, 9/18/19 - 9/17/23
Phillip Rubin (Attorney)
At Large
Serving: 2nd Term, 11/01/20 - 10/31/24
Lacy H. Reaves (Attorney)
At Large/Chairman
Serving: 7th Term, 7/22/15 - 7/21/19
Cynthia J. Ball (Mediator)
At Large
919-387-9479 (W)
Serving: 3rd Term, 5/3/19 - 5/2/23
Denise Smith Cline (Attorney)
At Large
Serving: 3rd Term, 4/8/19 - 4/7/23
Richard Armstrong
Employee Representative/Employee Elected
Serving: 2nd Term, 8/20/19 - 8/19/23
Alexander Thomas Moore
Employee Representative/Employee Elected
Serving: 1st Term, 8/20/19 - 8/19/23