Civil Service Commission Schedules Pre-Hearing Conference In Banding Appeal

The Civil Service Commission has scheduled a pre-hearing conference for the appeal filed by Sandulli Grace clients Boston Police Patrolmen’s Association, the Massachusetts Coalition of Police, and Boston Patrol Officer (and BPPA Treasurer) Tom Pratt of the decision of the Massachusetts Human Resources Division (HRD) to band scores from civil service promotional exams when placed on eligibility lists.  The Commission, apparently heading our call for a speedy resolution of this matter, has scheduled the pre-hearing for next Tuesday, March 3, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. Here’s the notice.

At the pre-hearing, we will press our request for a speedy full hearing, so that the Commission can determine the validity of this new process before any promotions based on banding are announced.  Stay tuned…

3 thoughts on “Civil Service Commission Schedules Pre-Hearing Conference In Banding Appeal”

  1. You guys are doing a great job, keep up the good work….We are all counting on you !!!!! Oh, and is the hearing public? or closed doors?

  2. I believe that the hearing should be open to the public. You can check with Civil Service at 617-727-2293.

    Also, the Boston Police Superior Officers Federation, representing Boston Sergeants, Lieutenants, and Captains, has now joined us in opposing the banding.

    Thanks so much for the support we’ve been receiving from all over the state.

    Alan Shapiro

  3. Even though Civil Service won’t release our (firefighter) grades so that we can join our brothers in voicing our disgust with this blatant attempt to circumvent a system that has worked for decades, please know that we firefighters support you 100%.

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