Tuesday, January 5, 2016
Lies, Damn Lies, and Statistics
The Civil Service Commission just released statistics on the work completed in 2015. By tracking the total cases still pending from 2006 through 2015, the report shows that the Commission has made great strides in terms of efficiency. Back in 2006 the Commission had 550 appeals that spent more than 12 months awaiting a decision. By the close of 2015 that number was down to 27. The concern, however, is that this newfound efficiency is at the expense of individuals bringing appeals. The newly released statistics also reveal that 4 out of 5 bypass appeals are denied or dismissed. The numbers for discipline and layoff appeals are even bleaker – nearly 9 in 10 of these appeals are denied. Bringing an appeal at the Civil Service Commission is not easy, and procedural mistakes can prove fatal. One of the best ways to become part of the successful minority is to hire competent counsel to represent you. If you believe that your civil service rights have been violated, don’t delay in contacting our office.
Find the full Civil Service Commission report here.