New Jersey Supreme Court rejected Christie’s job banding rule which implemented far-reaching changes to the state’s promotion process.

VICTORY! Another door closed on a terrible chapter in Christie’s tenure. Today, the New Jersey Supreme Court rejected Christie’s job banding rule which implemented far-reaching changes to the state’s promotion process. Here’s our statement from CWA NJ Director Hetty Rosenstein on the Supreme Court “Job-Banding” decision:

“With the New Jersey Supreme Court today vacating Governor Christie’s ridiculous, infamous “job-banding” rule, we finally close the door on another terrible chapter in Christie’s tenure. Job-banding combined and blended groups of Civil Service titles and then permitted management to subjectively declare that hand-picked employees had achieved “competencies” and could be “advanced” through that range at management’s whims and wishes. Both the Assembly and State Senate passed resolutions declaring Christie’s ridiculous rule not within the intent of the law and declaring it void, but the Christie Administration implemented it anyway. CWA and the legislature challenged the job-banding rule in court and it took years to get to the Supreme Court. The Appellate Court rightfully found that Christie’s rule violated our state’s constitution which requires that promotions be made based upon “merit and fitness” through competitive examination where practicable and vacated the rule, but the Christie Administration appealed. Today, the Supreme Court upheld the Appellate Court’s decision. So ends yet another wasteful and sleazy Christie scheme.”