Posted: Feb 18th, 2014
Civil Service Broad Banding
As you know, last month the NJ Senate and Assembly passed a concurrent resolution nullifying the broadbanding rules proposed by the Civil Service Commission (CSC). The Legislature began that process last year on the grounds that the proposed rules violated legislative intent. Prior to final passage by both houses, the CSC did propose amendments to its proposed rules on December 23rd (a special meeting right before Christmas). There will be a public hearing on those amendments on Wednesday, February 26th at 3PM at the CSC office in Trenton.
Not only do the proposed amendments fail to address our concerns with the proposed rule changes, it is our view that the passage of the concurrent resolution by the Legislature overrides CSC's rulemaking process. We expect that sponsors of the resolution will be present to provide testimony to that effect at the hearing. Protecting the integrity of the civil service system remains a top priority and, as recent news events demonstrate very clearly, the need to ensure a fair civil service system that is protected from patronage and political retribution has never been greater for the protection of public services.
Stay tuned for future updates.
Pension COLA lawsuit
Oral argument on our appeal was held on January 28th before a 3 judge panel in New Brunswick. We are awaiting a decision and will update members as soon as we hear
Governor Christie will deliver his Budget Address on February 25. In light of his State of the State Address last month, we will be paying particular attention to what he has to say with regards to pension funding. Protecting our pension system for current and future retirees will remain a centerpiece of our work this year
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