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Entries Categorized as 'Civil Service'

Debating Demographic Makeup Of Uniformed Services, Day, Mackey and Dunn Air Out Positions

March 9th, 2016 · 18 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Civil Service, Firefighters, Law Enforcement, News and Events

Retired African American city firefighters Donald Day and Ron Mackey, both of whom took on City Hall to increase the hiring of minorities and females in the department in the 1980s and 1990s, assert in this joint commentary the city’s testing policy has set back the demographic makeup of uniform services. Civil Service Personnel Director David […]

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Council Committee Meeting Set To Address Gaudett Contract

February 22nd, 2016 · 11 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, Civil Service, Law Enforcement, News and Events

The  City Council’s Contracts Committee is scheduled to meet February 29, 5:30 p.m. in the Wheeler Room of City Hall to examine a pact with Joe Gaudett segueing from police chief to supervising a department as a contract worker. The three-year package is worth roughly $125,000 per year that also allows Gaudett to continue collecting […]

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Gaudett Contract Package Worth $200K Annually

February 18th, 2016 · 55 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, Civil Service, Law Enforcement, News and Events

When the City Council votes on a pact with Joe Gaudett transitioning from police chief to supervising a department as a contract worker, it will be asked to approve a three-year package of roughly $125,000 a year that allows him to also access his $78,534 current annual city pension.

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OIB Poll: How Would You Fix Racial/Ethnic Disparity In Police Department?

March 24th, 2015 · 35 Comments · Civil Service, Law Enforcement

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Bucci Rescues Berndt Client

January 14th, 2015 · 4 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Civil Service, News and Events

You want an accomplished labor attorney? Hire Tom Bucci. The former mayor (full disclosure: I worked for him) has represented a steady stream of current and former city employees against the city over a variety of labor relations issues. When it comes to understanding laws governing working rights in the municipal process, Bucci knows it […]

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Your Chance To Speak Up About Proposed Pay Raises

December 30th, 2011 · 28 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, Civil Service, News and Events

Former City Councilman Bob “Troll” Walsh tells OIB “I’m retired, I haven’t died.” And this appears to be part of his message in a statement he sent to OIB that he’s also sharing with his former legislative colleagues scheduled for a public hearing Tuesday night regarding proposed pay raises for about 80 non-classified city positions. The City Council’s […]

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Compiling A Political Hit List

November 16th, 2011 · 7 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Civil Service, Education

Mayor Bill Finch has a bunch of decisions to make in the coming months regarding hires and fires and other personnel issues. Who stays? Who goes?

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City Extends Firefighter Exam

October 21st, 2011 · No Comments · Civil Service, Firefighters, News and Events

From Mayor Finch: Candidates will take test on Saturday, December 10 The City of Bridgeport Civil Service Commission today announced that the entry-level firefighter exam application deadline and test date have been extended.

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