Latest Civil service News

Judge: 4 NJ officers shouldn't have been fired after search

Jun. 13, 2021 12:08 PM EDT

HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — For the second time in more than three years, an administrative law judge has recommended reinstatement of four of the New Jersey police officers fired after the city of Hackensack said they engaged in a warrantless search of an apartment in late 2016. ...

Lawmakers eye more exemptions to target "abuse'" of FOIA

Jun. 09, 2021 18:45 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Democratic lawmakers are proposing to give public officials in Delaware more reasons to deny requests for public records under the state’s Freedom of Information Act and require people seeking public records to pay new fees. The measure cleared a...

Report: Las Vegas police logged thousands of complaints

Jun. 03, 2021 20:32 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A newly released report shows the Las Vegas police internal affairs bureau received more than 4,500 misconduct complaints combined in 2018 and 2019. The department logged 2,421 complaints in 2018 and 2,096 complaints in 2019, according to the report...

Buckingham Palace barred minorities from office jobs in '60s

Jun. 03, 2021 07:59 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Buckingham Palace barred ethnic minorities from office jobs during the 1960s, the Guardian newspaper reported Thursday, citing documents in Britain’s National Archives. The revelation, published on the newspaper's front page, was based on papers showing...

Missouri court strikes down public labor union restrictions

Jun. 01, 2021 18:15 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri Supreme Court on Tuesday struck down a 2018 state law that could have made it harder for some public-sector unions to organize and collect dues, overturning a past priority of the Republican-led Legislature. ...

Editorial Roundup: Illinois

Jun. 01, 2021 15:26 PM EDT

Arlington Heights Daily Herald. May 25, 2021. Editorial: Remap shows Illinois Democrats’ devotion to democracy isn’t real Before he became Illinois House speaker, Emanuel “Chris” Welch of Hillside said he was a big believer in fair maps and...

Montana employees working remote will head back to worksites

Jun. 01, 2021 13:00 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana state employees who have been working remotely because of the pandemic will begin returning to their worksites this month and Capitol Complex offices that have been closed to the public will reopen in two weeks, state officials said. ...

The Latest: Australia court upholds ban on pandemic travel

May. 31, 2021 23:21 PM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia — An Australian court has rejected a challenge to the federal government’s draconian power to prevent most citizens from leaving the country so they don’t bring the coronavirus home. Most Australians have been stranded in their home nation for...

Mural honors Detroit public workers who died from COVID-19

May. 31, 2021 13:46 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A large mural honoring a firefighter and other Detroit public employees who died from COVID-19 has been unveiled next to a fire station. Capt. Franklin Williams of the fire department dominates the painting. But there are images of a bus driver who made...

Ex-deputy agrees to plea deal in deadly Fergus Falls pursuit

May. 26, 2021 08:18 AM EDT

FERGUS FALLS, Minn. (AP) — A former Otter Tail County deputy has signed a plea deal in a deadly pursuit case. Kelly Backman has agreed to plead guilty to misconduct by a public employee. A charge of driving while intoxicated is expected to be dismissed. ...