In the United States, there are civil service commissions which are responsible for administering government employment laws. Each state has its own civil service commission, which is responsible for regulating the hiring, promotion, firing, and compensation of government employees.
Civil service commissions are independent agencies and are not part of the government bureaucracy. Commission members are appointed by the governor, with the advice and consent of the legislature. The commission has the power to investigate allegations of misconduct, and to make decisions regarding the reinstatement, promotion, and compensation of government employees.
The civil service commission system has been criticized for being slow and inefficient, and for being unable to address the widespread problem of corruption in government. However, the system does provide a mechanism for employees to file complaints against their employers, and for the government to investigate these allegations.