Sunday, September 22, 2013

Commission issues seven bypass decisions: seven appeals dismissed

Continuing the trend of upholding bypass appeals except under the most compelling circumstance, the Civil Service Commission issued decisions in seven bypass appeals last week and denied each appeal. None of the decisions are particularly remarkable (full disclosure: I represented two of the appellants), but it should be a reminder to civil service applicants that it has become extremely challenging to overturn a bypass. As I wrote a couple months ago, the rate of success for appeals that go to a full hearing is only 10%.