Department of Civil Service

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The Michigan Department of Civil Service (DCS) implements rules and policies determined by the Civil Service Commission (CSC), which, according to the state constitution, shall “classify all positions in the classified service according to their respective duties and responsibilities, fix rates of compensation for all classes of positions, approve or disapprove disbursements for all personal services, determine by competitive examination and performance exclusively on the basis of merit, efficiency, and fitness the qualifications of all candidates for positions in the classified service.” The constitution requires the legislature to appropriate up to 1 percent of the state’s payroll and benefits budget, if the Commission requests it.