FAQ - About Us

Q. What are your office hours?
A. Our regular office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Click here to view the state's holiday schedule.

Q. What is the difference between a classified and unclassified employee?
A. Classified employees are part of the state's civil service system. They have certain rights and protections through that system, and are considered insulated from political and non-governmental pressures. Employees who serve in unclassified positions are generally appointed by elected officials or cabinet officers and serve at the pleasure of the official who appointed them. These positions do not have the protection of the civil service system. All employees of the Secretary of State's office are unclassified.

Q. How do I apply for a job with the agency?
A. Open positions are posted on our HR-Job Opportunities page. You are also welcome to submit a general application for employment when no specific positions are open.