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Tag Archives: NJ Civil Service Commission

Public Safety Officers Must Be Mindful of Impact of Restraining Orders On Their Employment

Posted in Public Employee Discipline
Recently, the Superior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division (“Appellate Division”) issued an opinion in the case In the Matter of Frank Harkcom, Bayside State Prison, Department of Corrections.  This case reinforces the fact that New Jersey Public Safety Officers must be mindful if there is a temporary (“TRO”) or final restraining order (“FRO”) entered against them… Continue Reading

Correction Officer Recruit Trainee Pilot Demonstration Program Declared Void

Posted in Civil Service Appeals
  On July 23, 2009, the Superior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division issued its opinion in the case of James Liik, et al v. New Jersey Department of Personnel/New Jersey Department of Corrections, Docket Number A-4121-06T2. This particular opinion has widespread implications in regard to pay and seniority of thousands of New Jersey corrections… Continue Reading

Termination of Middlesex County Sheriff’s Officer Upheld

Posted in Public Employee Discipline
On April 28, 2009, the Appellate Division decided In the Matter of Joan Ivan, Docket No.: A-1070-07T2.  Following a hearing conducted on April 15, 2003, appellant, Joan Ivan (“Ivan”), a Middlesex County Sheriff’s Officer, was suspended for thirty days as the result of disciplinary charges stemming from her alleged failure to truthfully report smoking by… Continue Reading

Civil Service Commission to Hold Public Hearings on New Jersey State Employee Furloughs

Posted in Pay and Overtime
As posted on the website for the New Jersey Law Enforcement Supervisors Association, at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 23, 2009, the New Jersey Civil Service Commission will hold a public hearing on the new rules authorizing the unilateral imposition of involuntary, unpaid furloughs, or temporary layoffs affecting public employees.  The meeting will be held… Continue Reading

Various Unions Seek to Block Institution of Furlough Program

Posted in Civil Service Appeals
  Four New Jersey unions are asking a court to stop mandatory furloughs of public workers. Yesterday, March 30, 2009, the New Jersey Policemen’s Benevolent Association and the Communication Workers of America, which collectively represent 93,000 police officers, firefighters and rank-and-file state and municipal workers, filed separate actions in the Superior Court of New Jersey,… Continue Reading