CNMI Civil Service Commission
Jake Maratita, Chairperson
Civil Service Commission, Article XX
The legislature shall provide for a non-partisan and independent civil
service with the duty to establish and administer personnel policies for
the Commonwealth Government. The Commission shall be composed of seven
members appointed by the governor with the advice and consent of the
senate. Six members shall serve a term of six years, staggered in such
manner that the term of one member expires each year, and one member
shall serve a term of four years expiring concurrently with the term of
the governor. Members of the civil service commission may be removed
only for cause. The commission's authority shall extend to positions
other than those filled by election or by appointment of the governor in
the departments and agencies of the executive branch and in the
administrative staffs of the legislative and judicial branches.
Exemption from the civil service shall be as provided by law, and the
commission shall be the sole authority authorized by law to exempt
positions from civil service classifications. Appointment and promotion
within the civil service shall be based on merit and fitness
demonstrated by examination or by other evidence of competence.
Source: Second Const. Conv. Amend. 41 (1985).
Case Annotations: Manglona v. Civil Service Comm'n, 3 N.M.I. 243--246, 248, 249, 251.
To dispense prompt, fair and impartial resolutions of employee grievances and appeals and to develop and promulgate regulations and processes necessary to uphold the civil service personnel system, free from coercion and political influence,in the delivery of quality services to the people of the Commonwealth.
The Civil Service Commission represents the public interest in ensuring a fair and impartial civil service merit system, consistent with employment laws and regulations, free from coercion and political influence.
On November 28, 2021, the Civil Service Commission held a special meeting to approve the FY 2021 Citizen-Centric Report. This report has been submitted to the Office of Public Auditor. Click here to view the full report.