March 25, 2009
New Jersey League of Municipalities Thanks Governor Corzine – Praises Civil Service Ruling on Furloughs
In response to a request from the League, local governments, the State Treasurer and Governor Corzine, the State’s Civil Service Commission has adopted emergency rules permitting temporary furloughs in this and in next State Fiscal Years.
In its statement to the Press and Public, the Commission said, “New Jersey Civil Service Commission today adopted an emergency rule that gives the State and local governments the ability to achieve budgetary savings through personnel measures short of permanent layoffs of public employees.
“The emergency rule permits State and local appointing authorities to implement temporary layoffs, also known as mandatory furloughs, for economy, efficiency or related reasons and allows a temporary layoff to be for one or more days during a defined time period.”
“We want to thank Governor Corzine for his leadership on this effort. The Emergency Rules will allow local Civil Service jurisdictions to exercise greater flexibility to achieve budget savings through personnel management,” said League President, Mayor Tim McDonough of Hope Township.
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For further information contact: William G. Dressel, Jr., Executive Director at (609)695-3481, extension 122 or 609-915-9072.