State Civil Service Commission

The State Civil Service Commission is a seven-member body that has final authority over the administration of the State Civil Service system. The Commission serves as an impartial review board that enacts and adjudicates State Civil Service Rules to regulate state personnel activities, and hears appeals from state employees and agencies. Commission meetings and hearings are held monthly and are open to the public.

Six of the Commission members are appointed by the governor; the seventh is an employee representative elected by fellow state employees. Each member serves a six year term. When choosing an appointed member, the Governor must select from a list of three people nominated by the president of one of the state's major private universities. Current members of the Commission are listed below.

To contact Commission members, call the Department of State Civil Service at 225-342-8272 or reach them via email at

Member Name Nominated By Term Expires
David L. Duplantier, Chairman Loyola University 12/10/2024
D. Scott Hughes, Vice-Chairman Centenary College 12/10/2028
John McLure Louisiana College 12/10/2024
Jo Ann Nixon Dillard University 12/10/2026
Candes C. Carter Xavier University 12/10/2028
Craig A. Netterville Tulane University 12/10/2028
Codi Neyland Employee Representative 04/30/2029