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Entries Categorized as 'Civil Service'

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

March 24th, 2015 · 36 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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David Walker’s Suggestions For City Reform

October 2nd, 2011 · 14 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, Civil Service, Education

Bridgeport resident David Walker, who served as U.S. comptroller general from 1998 to 2008, has a lot to say about how Bridgeport government should reform itself in his latest CT Post column. Yes, some of these are not simple and some would need state legislative changes, but check out his observations: The spirited Bridgeport Democratic primary […]

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Firefighter Exam Extended

June 22nd, 2011 · 11 Comments · Civil Service, Firefighters, News and Events

From Mayor Bill Finch: City Extends CPAT Registration for Firefighter Candidates; Written Exam to be held November 19 Mayor Bill Finch and Fire Chief Brian Rooney and the Civil Service Commission announced today that the City of Bridgeport has extended the Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) registration for firefighter recruits to July 29, 2011. Additionally, […]

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Whoa! Finch Lawyers Rolling In Loot–Foster Claims “Pay To Play Back In Business”

May 27th, 2011 · 62 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Politics, Civil Service, Development and Zoning, Education

A freedom of information request to the city by Democratic mayoral candidate Mary-Jane Foster reveals a bunch of lawyers financing Mayor Bill Finch’s reelection making small fortunes since the mayor assumed office including Bill Beccaro who controls a political action committee aligned with the mayor. Beccaro has made more than $250K from city taxpayers since the mayor assumed office […]

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