Sunday, November 4, 2012
Commissions orders investigation into make-up examination
On November 2, 2012, the Commission issued a decision in which it opened an investigation into a make-up examination given by the state's Human Resources Division for two vacant lieutenant positions in the Brockton Police Department. HRD administered the make-up examination to two candidates who the Commission had earlier ruled had been mistakenly not allowed to take the original examination. These candidates scored higher on the make-up test than all the candidates who took the original examination. Subsequently, separate appeals were filed alleging that these two candidates had an unfair advantage because many of the same questions were used on the make-up test as on the original and these candidates had learned about the questions through various websites. The Commission scheduled a pre-hearing conference for the investigation for early December.