Clash Over Changes in Civil Service Rules Isn’t Civil at All

Clash Over Changes in Civil Service Rules Isn’t Civil at All (via NJSpotlight)

When Gov. Chris Christie called Democrats’ bluff on a key labor issue last week – as the state Civil Service Commission followed through on its promise to relax promotion standards for most state jobs — the only surprise was that opponents of the…

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Posted: May 12th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Civil Service, NJ Courts, NJ Judiciary | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on Clash Over Changes in Civil Service Rules Isn’t Civil at All

Kyrillos Commends Action On SCAT Employees

Middletown—Senator Joe Kyrillos (R-Monmouth/Middlesex) today noted the Monmouth County Freeholders swift disciplinary action against workers involved in last week’s ‘sick-out’ of SCAT bus drivers:

“The Freeholders did the right thing by immediately suspending three individuals who called out sick on Friday, February 25th- only to be caught on camera at a protest in Trenton,” Kyrillos said. “The actions of these employees and others, who organized a disruption of bus service endangered the well-being of SCAT’s developmentally disabled and elderly clients. It is my hope that county officials will summarily be able to ascertain if others were absent without proper excuse and take appropriate action.”

Kyrillos also said the incident exemplifies the urgent need for civil service reform. “The fact that the civil service system may drag out the termination process for these employees is ludicrous,” Kyrillos said. “While some personnel matters are complex, getting caught on film being involved in an organized ‘sick-out’ and lying to your employer should be grounds for immediate termination. The fact that the system protects these employees from being fired on the spot, and may cost taxpayers thousands in legal proceedings, is reason enough to reform civil service laws.”

Posted: March 4th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Joe Kyrillos, Public Employee Unions | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on Kyrillos Commends Action On SCAT Employees