Today, the State Senate adopted SCR-166, a resolution which invalidates the “job banding” rule proposed by the Civil Service Commission. The measure was adopted mostly along party lines by a vote of 21 to 16 and follows the adoption of the resolution in the State Assembly on Monday, January 6th.
The New Jersey State AFL-CIO thanks the Senate leadership for posting this resolution and those legislators who voted in support.
Earlier in 2013, the Civil Service Commission proposed a “job banding” regulation which negatively impacts the promotion process and opens up the civil service system to patronage and discrimination.
The Civil Service Commission has reissued its rule proposal with “major” revisions, which triggers a new public hearing schedule and public comment period. There is a public hearing scheduled at the Civil Service Commission on February 26, 2014, and new written comment period in April 2014.
Despite revisions to the Civil Service Commission rule, this resolution was an important step to invalidating the original rule and will serve to strengthen our cause as we oppose the revised job banding rule.