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State of New Jersey, Civil Service Commission
Governor Chris Christie • Lt.Governor Kim Guadagno
 
 

SUBCHAPTER 1. VIOLATIONS


4A:10-1.1 General provisions
(a) No person or appointing authority shall violate the provisions of Title 11A, New Jersey Statutes, or Title 4A, N.J.A.C.

(b) No person or appointing authority shall fail to comply with an order of the Civil Service Commission or the Chairperson of the Commission or designee.

(c) No person or appointing authority shall obstruct a person's lawful opportunity to participate in the selection and appointment process or a person's lawful pursuit of any remedy or appeal under Title 11A, New Jersey Statutes, and Title 4A, N.J.A.C.

(d) No person shall make any false statement or perform any fraudulent act in connection with any examination, certification, appointment, or other personnel transaction under the provisions of Title 11A, New Jersey Statutes, and Title 4A, N.J.A.C.

(e) No person shall pay, offer, solicit, or accept any compensation, service, or other consideration to affect any appointment or other personnel transaction under the provisions of Title 11A, New Jersey Statutes, and Title 4A, N.J.A.C.

1. No person shall pay or offer any compensation, service, or other consideration to induce the retirement or resignation of an employee in order to gain a promotion or the opportunity for a promotion, or an advancement appointment or the opportunity for an advancement appointment.

2. No person shall solicit or accept any compensation, service, or other consideration as an inducement to retire or resign in order to allow an employee to gain a promotion or the opportunity for a promotion, or an advancement appointment or the opportunity for an advancement appointment.

(f) Appointing authorities shall timely supply all information, documents, and other materials requested by the Civil Service Commission or an appropriate representative of the Commission for the purpose of efficiently and accurately administering the merit system.

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(a) No employee in the career or senior executive service shall directly or indirectly use or seek to use his or her position to control or affect the political action of another person or engage in political activity during working hours. See N.J.S.A. 11A:2-23.

(b) No employee in the career, senior executive, or unclassified services whose principal employment is in connection with a program financed in whole or in part by Federal grants or loans, shall engage in any of the following prohibited activities under the Hatch Act (5 U.S.C. §§ 1501 et seq.):

  1. Use official authority or influence for the purpose of interfering with or affecting the result of an election or nomination for office;
  2. Directly or indirectly coerce, attempt to coerce, command, or advise a State, county, or municipal officer or employee to pay, lend, or contribute anything of value to a party, committee, organization, agency, or person for political purposes; or
  3. Be a candidate for elective office, if the salary of the employee is paid completely, directly or indirectly, by Federal grants or loans, except that this prohibition shall not apply to:
  4. The Governor or Lieutenant Governor or an individual authorized by law to act as Governor;
  5. The mayor of a city;

iii. A duly elected head of an executive department of the State or a municipality, which office does not fall under the Civil Service Act at Title 11A, New Jersey Statutes; or

  1. An individual holding elective office.

(c) The office of the Special Counsel of the United States Merit Systems Protection Board has responsibility for the investigation of Hatch Act matters.

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