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Frequently Asked Questions


1. How do I apply for civil service job opportunities?

Effective Thursday, March 28, 2019, civil service recruit-to-hire functions (i.e., employment applications, qualification reviews, eligibility determinations, examination results), as well as other employment topics will formally be transferred to the Governor's Office of Administration in accordance with Act 71 of 2018. To obtain information on how to apply for civil service job opportunities, please visit Questions regarding the application process may be submitted through the OA "Contact Us" form or via telephone at (717) 787-7811.

2. How do I contact the State Civil Service Commission?

State Civil Service Commission
Strawberry Square
Bowman Tower, 4th Floor
PO Box 569
320 Market Street
Harrisburg, PA 17108-0569
Phone: 717-783-8806
Fax: 717-783-8736

3. Where can I park when visiting the Civil Service Commission?

4. What are the State Civil Service Commission hours of operation?

The State Civil Service Commission hours of operation are 8:00 am to 4:30 pm Monday through Friday.

5. Can I attend a public meeting?

Commission meetings are open to the public and are held each month at the Commission's headquarters in Harrisburg.  The Commission Meeting schedule is available on the Civil Service website.  If you are interested in attending a Commission meeting, please contact the Executive Director's office at 717-783-8806.

6. How do I file a Right-to-Know request?

Information about filing a request for records under the Right-to-Know Law may be found at  The State Civil Service Commission's policy for Right-to-Know requests is available at