- Chelmsford Police Department Promotion Investigation Request 2/4/16
- Ragucci, Scott v. Town of Saugus 12/11/08
Appellant appealed Town’s decision to bypass him for appointment from Saugus’s roster of intermittent firefighters to a full-time position as a Saugus firefighter. The Commission concluded that Saugus chose a candidate who undisputedly ranked lower than Appellant on merit just eighteen months earlier, without any intervening performance experience to assess and without any reasons given. Appellant’s rights were adversely affected through not fault of his own. Appeal allowed.
- Ramos, Jason v. Springfield Fire Department and HRD 4/7/11
Mr. Ramos was not considered for appointment as a firefighter due to an administrative error by the Springfield Fire Department. Relief granted; name on top of next Certification.
- Raneo-Wilson, Antone v. Department of State Police 5/15/08
The Civil Service Commission only gained authority to hear cases pursuant to G.L. 22c Section 13 in May 13, 2002. Appellant in this case appealed the decision of the Dept. of State police to suspend him for 4 months, but was suspended two days prior to the date of the Commission gaining authority to hear such cases. Therefore, the Commission had no jurisdiction over state police and the Appellant’s appeal was dismissed.
- Reading List for Police Promotional Examinations Petition Response 3/12/09
In response to a petition for investigation into the HRD’s creation of the reading list for the police promotional examinations, the Commission found it was not appropriate to conduct an investigation. The Attorney for Appellants was actually seeking to see his own publication be placed on the HRD reading list all the while representing Appellants who may not have been aware of his potential financial interest, thus creating a potential conflict of interest.
- Reardon, Mark v. Human Resources Division 5/25/17
- Reardon, Tara v. City of Lawrence 2/23/12 file size 1MB
- Reese, Kendrick v. City of Pittsfield 12/16/10
Appellant's appeal untimely. Dismissed.
- Regan, Wesley v. City of Salem and Human Resources Division 9/8/11
- Reyes, Wade v. Department of Correction 9/27/07
Appellant can not complain that he was not promotionally appointed to the position of sergeant with the DOC when he was the one who failed to update his address with HRD in order to receive a card notifying him of the promotional opportunity. Appeal dismissed
- Richard, Matthew v. Human Resources Division 8/9/12
- Richards, Jovetta and 10 Others v. DTA 12/30/10
DTA complied with the civil service law and rules regarding provisional appointments. Bypass appeals dismissed. Commission is seeking additional information from DTA to determine if their is any merit to the complaints of non-selected candidates.
- Richards, Jovetta and 10 Others v. DTA 6/16/11
- Rizzo, Michael v. Town of Lexington 2/14/08
Appellant sought to have the Commission determine whether the Town of Lexington complied with civil service laws (specifically Section 41 and 42) when they terminated him as a police officer. The Commission found that the Town complied with all procedural requirements including providing the Appellant with more than the statutorily-required 3 day notice of a disciplinary hearing. Appeal dismissed.
- Roach, William v. Boston Fire Department 6/28/07
Appellant was not entitled to compensation for overtime and paid detail opportunities he allegedly missed while paid administrative leave. Appellant’s administrative leave was guided by the provisions of the relative collective bargaining agreement in place at the time, and interpreting provisions of a CBA is beyond the scope of the Commission’s jurisdiction. Secondly, a good-faith decision by an Appointing Authority, particularly those charged with public safety, to place an employee on paid administrative leave or light duty, pending verification that the employee is fit for duty, can not be appealed to the Commission. Appeal dismissed.
- Robbins, John v. Town of Mansfield and HRD 6/12/08
An appeal regarding whether a promotional examination for the position of lieutenant was a fair test must first be filed with the Human Resources Division in a timely manner. The Appellant here failed to fulfill the required prerequisite of seeking the administrator’s review prior to appealing to the Commission. Appeal dismissed.
- Robitaille, Jamie v. Department of Transitional Assistance 1/26/12 file size 1MB
- Rodrigues, Lindo v. Human Resources Division 4/19/12
- Roy-Michaud, Alexandria v. Human Resources Division 10/29/15
- Ryan, Brian v. Reading Fire Department & HRD 2/16/17
- Saggese, Christopher v. Town of Winthrop 7/26/12
- Salois, Eugene v. Human Resources Division 9/20/12
- Sances, Matthew v. Human Resources Division 1/28/10
HRD must conduct a review of the PAT portion of the Appellant's firefighter examination to ensure it was scored properly. Appeal allowed in part.
- Sanchez, David v. Human Resources Division 4/19/12
- Sanchez, Edward v. Springfield Fire Department 2/19/15
- Sands, George v. City of Salem 9/11/08
Appellant failed to show that he was transferred by the City from the Highway Division of Public Works to the Cemetery Dept. The responsibility of the Cemetery Dept. was placed under the Department of Public Services which allows the Director to perform the various duties as the cemetery commission may determine in the management of its cemeteries. The appellant remained an employee within the Dept. of Public Services, and was reassigned to perform cemetery related duties, not transferred. Since no transfer occurred Appointing Authority’s Motion to Dismiss the Appeal allowed.
- Santiago, Jose v. City of Methuen 8/23/07 (Affirmed by Appeals Court on 8/17/10)
The Appellant, a returning retiree, appealed the Citys requirement to complete retraining at his own expense in order to be reinstated as a police officer; however, the Commission found that Respondent was justified in its action. Despite being provided the opportunity by the Respondent to undertake or avail himself of the required retraining, he failed to do so. The Appellant did not make a genuine, good faith effort to apply for retraining. Appeal dismissed.
- Santiago, Jose v. Methuen Police Department - Related Appeals Court Decision 8/17/10
- Santos, Paul v. City of New Bedford 1/15/09
Appellant appealed the City’s decision to assign him certain custodial duties as a required part of his job duties of Water Services Inspector. The testimony provided showed that the written descriptions were never intended to be a complete catalogue of every single task that a person employed in a particular title may be called on to perform. There is nothing within the applicable civil service law or rules that mandate a change to the written MuniClass Manual or every time there is any change in the way the job is performed or the duties it encompasses evolve. Appeal dismissed.
- Sarmento & Duphily v. Town of Carver 5/14/15
- Saunders, Scott v. Town of Hull 5/14/15
- Savage, Marc v. Springfield Fire Department and HRD 1/8/15
- Sawicki, Michael v. City of Malden 4/5/12
- Scheffen et al v. City of Lawrence 10/20/11
- Scheffen, Fitzpatrick and Michaud v. City of Lawrence Procedural Order 3/18/11
- Sciara, Stephen v. Human Resources Division 6/12/14
- Scott, Maura v. Department of Correction 1/27/11
The Commission does not have jurisdiction to hear appeals regarding what is deemed here to be a reassignment. Appeal dismissed.
- Servello, Sergio v. Human Resources Division 11/12/15
- Shea, Kevin v. Human Resources Division - Related Superior Court Decision 3/21/13
- Shea, Kevin v. Human Resources Division - Related Superior Court Order 11/6/12
- Shea, Kevin v. Human Resources Division 6/28/12
- Silva, Ernie v. Department of Correction 8/21/08
Appellant has no right to appeal to the Civil Service Commission when he received only a written warning as the Commission’s jurisdiction in discipline cases is limited to appeals who have been discharged, removed, or suspended, laid off or transferred from his position without written consent. Appeal dismissed.
- Silva, Kenneth v. Human Resources Division 5/25/17
- Sims, McDaid-Harris and Randall v. City of Peabody Procedural Order 1/15/10
- Smart, Herbert v. Department of Conservation and Recreation 10/18/12
- Snead, Gary v. City of Springfield 3/4/10
The Appellant, a permanent junior custodian, failed to show that he should have been appointed as a permanent senior custodian. Request for relief denied.
- Soleimani, Frank v. Massachusetts Environmental Police 9/1/16
- Sousa, Gina v. Department of Correction 12/10/09
Relates to prior interim decision. Time served in a provisional capacity can not be used as a time in lower grade needed to qualify to sit for promotional examination. Appeal dismissed.
- Sousa, Gina v. Department of Correction 9/24/09
Appellant is appealing a ruling by DOC and HRD that she was not eligible to sit for the CPO D promotional examination. In a partial disposition of the matter, the Commission ruled that c. 31, s. 59 does not apply here nor does the recent Appeals Court decision in Weinburgh. The one remaining issue is whether the time served as a provisional CPO C should count toward the requirement that candidates must have been employed in the next lower title for at least 12 months prior to taking the promotional examination. All parties given 30 days to file additional briefs on this issue.
- Sousa, Kenneth v. Boston Police Department and HRD 1/7/16
- Souza, Nathan v. Human Resources Division 12/10/15
- Spencer, Luis v. Department of Correction - Related Superior Court Decision 8/25/16
- Spencer, Luis v. Department of Correction 11/12/15
- Springfield Employees' Civil Service Status 3/20/14
- Springfield Fire Department Investigation 12/15/11
- St. Ives and Mello v. Lynn School Department 12/30/10 file size 5MB
The School Department must comply with civil service law and use permanent or temporary intermittent employees to fill positions currently occupied by "subsitute" cafeteria helpers.
- Stacy, Herbert v. City of Methuen 7/14/11 file size 1MB
- Stokinger, Thomas and 3 Others v. City of Quincy 8/11/11
The City did not violate civil service law or rules when making labor servcie and official service promotions and demotions. Appeals dismissed.
- Stone, Richard v. Department of Mental Retardation 11/2/06
permanency for provisional employee
- Sullivan, Clifton v. City of Boston 1/4/07
police officer probationary period
- Sullivan, Jason v. Human Resources Division 6/8/17
- Sullivan, Kevin v. Town of Sandwich 3/13/08
police officer probationary period
- Sullivan, Kevin v. Town of Sandwich Decision on Motion for Reconsideration 6/19/08
- Suneson, Nicholas and Three Others v. Fall River Fire Department 1/21/16
- Suneson, Nicholas and Three Others v. Fall River Fire Department 10/29/15
- Swan, Kevin v. Human Resources Division 9/3/15
- Swan, Kevn v. Human Resources Division 12/10/15
- Tarantino, Marc v. Human Resources Division 4/7/11
Due to an error with their database, HRD did not place the Appellant's name at the top of certifications in consideration of his 402B status. Relief granted.
- Thomas et al v. Boston Police Department 9/18/08
out of grade temporary assignments
- Thomas, Mark v. Town of Salisbury & HRD 4/28/16
- Thomas, Mark v. Town of Salisbury 2/19/15
- Thomas, Stephen v. Department of Correction 7/29/10
The Appellant is not contesting his civil service seniority date. Rather, he is constesting is department seniority date used for shift bidding, etc. Commission lacks jurisdiction. Appeal dismissed.
- Thornton, Barry v. Town of Andover 5/16/13
- Torres, Michael v. Fall River School Department 10/30/08
provisional employee can't appeal layoff
- Troxell, April v. City of Brockton 7/24/08
no right to be voluntarily demoted
- Turner, Joseph v. Town of Billerica 3/4/10
The Appellant's promotional bypass appeal is dismissed without prejudice. Town to vacate "acting" position and decide whether it wished to fill the position through a provisional appointment or promotion.
- Ung, Dararith v. City of Lowell - Related Superior Court Order 10/20/10
- Ung, Dararith v. City of Lowell 9/23/10
Appeal reinstarted; full hearing to be scheduled.
- Ung, Dararith v. Lowell Police Department 8/20/09
- Vaughn, Kevin v. City of Boston 10/6/11
- Verderico and O'Sullivan v. Boston Police Department and HRD 3/27/08
no 310 relief
- Verderico, James v. Human Resources Division 4/30/15
- Verhault, Korey v. Human Resources Division 7/14/11
The Appellant failed to notify HRD of her address change. She is not an aggrieved person through no fault of her own. Appeal dismissed.
- Walsh, Stephen v. City of Quincy and HRD - Procedural Order 3/21/12
- Weston, Matthew v. Human Resources Division 7/2/09
The Appellant's failure to appear for a Physical Abilities Test, which was a part of the civil service exam for the position of firefighter, was not through no fault of his own and his is not entitled to relief. Appeal Dismissed.
- Whitehouse, William v. Town of Wareham 9/20/12
- Wiederman, Janice v. Department of Revenue 1/10/08
Appellant failed to show that she performed any of the supervision, training or complex issues consultation that distinguish a CSES C from a CSES A/B. Thus, the Appellant failed to show that she performed the duties of a CSES C more than 50% of the time and her appeal was denied. Even though, there are others who may be misclassified as a CSES C performing the same duties as the Appellant, this does not entitle her to a reclassification. Appeal denied.
- Wilbanks, Sean v. Boston Police Department and HRD 1/7/16
- Wilbanks, Sean v. Human Resources Division 7/20/17
- Wilbanks, Sean v. Human Resources Division and Boston Police Department - Related Superior Court Decision 7/24/17
- Williamson, Alfreda v. Department of Transitional Assistance 7/23/09
Appellant voluntary quit her job and then filed an untimely appeal with the Commission. For both reasons, the Appellant’s appeal was dismissed.
- Wood, Gary v. Human Resources Division 9/23/10
The Appellant's work as a military contractor did not qualify as "military service" under Section 33 of the civil service law.
- Woodhams, Craig v. Department of Correction 2/19/15
- Worcester Public Works Foreman Investigation Request 12/8/16
- Wynn, Michael and City of Pittsfield Joint Request for Relief 12/8/16
- Yashinsky, Russell v. City of Waltham 8/26/10
The Commission does not have jurisdiction to hear the Appellant's appeal which relates to a loss of compensatory time that was negotiated by his union. Appeal dismissed.
- Zukas, Joseph and City of Lynn 6/16/11