The three-member Civil Service Commission, established by the Firemen and Policemen Civil Service System Act 78 of 1935, meets at City Hall as needed. The Civil Service Commission consists of three members each serving for six-year terms. One member is appointed by the Mayor with City Council approval, the paid members of the fire and/or police department select a second member and the members of the Civil Service Commission select the third member. No person shall be eligible for appointment to this Commission who has not been a resident of Troy for a period of one year and an elector of Oakland County for a period of at least three years immediately preceding appointment. No commissioner shall hold any other elective office; nor shall any commissioner serve on any political committee or take an active part in the management of any political campaign. Not more than two of the commissioners at any one time may be members of the same political party. The Commission's charge is to provide a civil service system based upon examination and investigation as to merit, efficiency, and fitness for appointment, employment, and promotion of all full-time paid members of the Police and Fire departments. The Commission provides an avenue of appeal for disciplinary action involving time loss or discharge matters; approves test battery and qualification procedure for promotions and new hires; approves eligibility lists and disqualifications for full-time members of the Police and Fire departments. The Commission also establishes requirements for promotions and advancement opportunities for full-time police and firefighter positions in addition to overseeing eligibility lists and serving as the appeal process for any disciplinary actions.