As outlined in Section 4 of Article IV of the Lafourche Parish Home Rule Charter, the Civil Service Board shall consist of five (5) electors of the Parish who shall (a) have been domiciled in the Parish for at least the last two (2) years prior to their appointments, (b) hold no other public office or position in Parish government and (c) be in sympathy with merit principles of public personnel administration. Members of the Board shall serve without compensation.
The method of appointment to the Board is (a) One (1) member shall be nominated by the Board of Directors of the Alumni Association of Nicholls State University, (b) One (1) member shall be nominated by the Board of Directors of the Alumni Association of Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, (c) One (1) member shall be nominated by the Board of Directors of the Alumni Association of Tulane University, (d) One (1) member shall be nominated by the Board of Directors of the Alumni Association of Southern University in Baton Rouge, and (e) One (1) member shall be nominated by the Lafourche Parish Bar Association. Each nominating authority shall transmit the name of its nominee to the President who shall thereafter submit the name to the Council for approval or rejection of the appointment. Appointments shall be for four (4) year terms. If a nominating authority fails to submit a nominee in the time required, the Board of Directors of the Louisiana Civil Service League shall make the appointment.The Board shall review, may amend, and shall adopt the position classification plan, the uniform plan of salary ranges, and the Civil Service rules and regulations. In addition, the Board shall conduct investigations and take action on complaints by or against any Civil Service employee; shall hold hearings on dismissals, demotions, and other disciplinary matters as may be provided for in the Civil Service rules. The right to appeal any decision of the Board shall exist to the appropriate State District Court; may exercise witness and document subpoena powers; shall appoint a Civil Service Director when a vacancy occurs; may make any investigations it deems desirable concerning Civil Service in the Parish and report its findings to the President and Council; and shall exercise all necessary powers and perform such other policymaking and administrative functions and duties as may be required or allowed under the Civil Service rules and regulations, provided that such powers, functions and duties are not in conflict with, inconsistent with or concurrent with the provisions.