Amendment to Premium Pay - Typhoon Emergency

The Civil Service Commission has recently adopted amendments to the Premium Pay - Typhoon Emergency regulations. Please CLICK HERE to view more details.

Amendment to Sick Leave Bank

The Civil Service Commission has recently adopted amendments to the Sick Leave Bank regulations and has published a bulletin to aim all levels of employees to provide them with a basic understanding of the amended Sick Leave Bank regulations. Please CLICK HERE to view more details.

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.

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Recent News

October 4, 2023 – Modified Government Hours of Executive Branch and Continued Containment Measures for FY 2024

As per Governor’s Directive 2024-001 on October 4, 2023, the CNMI Government departments/agencies will be observing Austerity Monday every Monday following payday. Additionally, every Friday, government hours of operations of the executive branch will be from 8:30am to 4:30 pm.

Our office hours are open from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 8:30am to 4:30pm Friday’s with the exception of Holiday observations and Austerity Monday’s. Should you have any other questions, feel free to contact us at or (670)233-1606.

Raymond M. Muña is the new Chairperson

During the Civil Service Commission’s Annual meeting on March 31, 2023, the Commission appointed Mr. Raymond M. Muña as the new Chairperson. The previous Chairperson Jake Maratita continues to serve as a Commissioner.