Email Ballot Opt Out

In 2023, state employees will have an opportunity to elect from amongst its ranks the employee member who will serve on the Civil Service Commission. The official call for the election will be issued on January 2, 2023. To be eligible to vote in the election, you must be a classified employee with permanent status gained on or before December 3, 2022.

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.

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. Six of the Commission members are appointed by the governor; the seventh is an employee representative elected by fellow state employees.

Interested in Becoming a Candidate?

Per Revised Statute 42:1351, the classified employee member of the State Civil Service Commission shall be a full time, permanent employee in the classified state service for a period of one year prior to the date on which he qualifies as a candidate. The term is for six years, which will commence on May 1, 2023.

Nomination as a candidate for the office of employee member of the Commission shall be by petition of at least one hundred (100) permanent employees in the state classified service. The petition shall be filed with the Director of State Civil Service no later than 4:30 p.m. on January 11, 2023. Nomination petitions will not be accepted prior to January 3, 2023. The official business hours of State Civil Service are 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Any challenge to the eligibility of a candidate must be done in accordance with State election law. Blank nomination petition forms can be downloaded from this website. For more information on becoming a candidate, see General Circular 2022-051.

Voting Information for State Employees

Per Revised Statute 42:1354, classified state employees with Human Resources (HR) system records on file with State Civil Service which indicate permanent status gained on or before December 3, 2022 will be eligible to vote in this election.

In accordance with the governing provisions of the LA Administrative Code 40:XXVII.101, ballots and information related to the election will be transmitted to qualified classified employee voters via their official state email address rather than via U.S. Mail. Employees who are not assigned or do not have access to email and employees who choose to opt out of receiving this information via email will receive their ballot and instructions via U.S. Mail.

Employees with valid official state email addresses will have the option to opt out of receiving their election information and ballots by email and will receive an email further explaining the opt out option.

Ballots will be sent no later than February 3, 2023. For more voting information, see General Circular 2022-051.