CWA NJ Director Hetty Rosenstein on Appealate Division Ruling Repudiating Christie’s Job Banding Rule

Below please find a statement from CWA NJ State Director on today’s ruling by the Appellate Division vacating the Job Banding Rule and all amendments and reversing all NJ Civil Service Commission (CSC) decisions implementing the rule.

“For over a century, the Civil Service System has been based on the idea that people are appointed and promoted based on a system of objectively-determined merit and fitness. From his first day in office, Governor Christie has been obsessed with dismantling this fair, transparent system which protects the public from patronage and discrimination. So, I am extremely heartened that the Court repudiated Christie’s sneaky scheme to dismantle civil service by ignoring the will of the people, the legislature, the law and our system of checks and balances.” – Hetty Rosenstein, CWA NJ Area Director