Act 71 of 2018 defines which positions in the Commonwealth workforce are to be hired based on merit. These positions are commonly referred to as being in the classified service. Act 71 of 2018 also identifies positions that may be exempted from the classified service such as those that participate in policy decisions or those hired for a fixed or limited period of time. The State Civil Service Commission reviews policy and limited term exemption requests and determines which positions should remain in or be exempted from the classified service. The exemptions reported for 2021, 2020 and 2019 are not all inclusive but only reflect exemptions reviewed since 2019.
For additional information on policy or limited term exemptions, please contact us at RA-CS-EXEC_DIR@pa.gov or 717-783-8806
EXEMPTIONS REVIEWED DURING COMMISSION MEETINGS