Latest Civil service News

UK's Johnson faces no further fines over 'partygate' scandal

May. 19, 2022 15:04 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain's Metropolitan Police told Prime Minister Boris Johnson he faced no further action over lockdown-breaching gatherings at his official residence and other government sites, after the force said Thursday it has concluded its investigation into politicians' parties that...

With oil sales tied up, South Sudan battles to pay salaries

May. 10, 2022 05:52 AM EDT

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — Many of South Sudan's civil servants have not been paid for months as the government has run out of funds, with income from oil exports allocated to servicing loans until 2027, the finance minister and affected workers said. Government employees demanding...

Signature gathering can continue on property tax initiative

Apr. 28, 2022 13:25 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A new law that requires Montana's attorney general to warn voters if a proposed ballot initiative would hurt businesses does not apply to ballot measures that would amend the state constitution, a state judge has ruled. Wednesday's decision by District Court...

Nevada court wants to answer public employee-lawmakers issue

Apr. 21, 2022 18:54 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Nevada Supreme Court said Thursday it wants to finally settle a key question that has hung for decades over public employees who are elected to the state’s part-time Legislature: Should a person who makes the law also enforce the law? The seven-member state...

Kansas governor vetoes special pension measure for lawmakers

Apr. 20, 2022 12:57 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly on Wednesday vetoed a measure tucked into a spending bill that would have allowed Kansas legislators to reconsider a decision not to join the state pension system for teachers and government workers. The state constitution gives...

Jackson police are short-staffed, assistant chief says

Apr. 19, 2022 08:09 AM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — An assistant chief says the police department in Mississippi's largest city is short-staffed, and recruitment and retention are big challenges. Joseph Wade of Jackson Police Department discussed staffing levels Monday during the Jackson City Council’s Public...

Board upholds fire captain's firing over COVID mask refusal

Apr. 14, 2022 18:43 PM EDT

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — A civil service board in Louisiana has upheld a decision to fire a fire department captain for insubordination after he repeatedly refused orders to wear a COVID-19 mask at a training session last year. The Lafayette Municipal Fire and Police Civil Service...

UK's Johnson says he paid a police fine for lockdown parties

Apr. 12, 2022 14:50 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Tuesday he paid a fine from police for attending a lockdown-breaching birthday party in his official residence, making him the first British leader to be sanctioned for breaking the law while in office. The fines for Johnson, his...

Appeals court OKs Biden federal employee vaccine mandate

Apr. 07, 2022 19:49 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — President Joe Biden’s requirement that all federal employees be vaccinated against COVID-19 was upheld Thursday by a federal appeals court. In a 2-1 ruling, a panel of the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a lower court and ordered dismissal of a lawsuit...

Hong Kong leader Lam won't seek new term after rocky 5 years

Apr. 04, 2022 07:48 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said Monday she wouldn’t seek a second term after a rocky five years marked by huge protests calling for her resignation, a security crackdown that has quashed dissent and most recently a COVID-19 wave that overwhelmed the health system. ...