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


4A:1-2.1. Department of Personnel access to appointing authority records and information
Appointing authorities shall provide Department of Personnel representatives free access to their premises and to requested records and information.

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(a) The following Department of Personnel records shall be public:

1. An individual's name, title, salary, compensation, dates of government service and reason for separation;
2. Information on specific educational or medical qualifications required for employment;
3. Final orders of the Commissioner or Board; and
4. Other records which are required by law to be made, maintained or kept on file.

(b) Individual personnel records, except as specified in (a)1 through 3 above, are not public records and shall not be released other than to the subject employee, an authorized representative of the employee, or governmental representatives in connection with their official duties.

(c) In addition to records designated as confidential pursuant to the provisions of N.J.S.A. 47:1A-1 et seq., as amended and supplemented, any other statute, rule promulgated under the authority of any statute or Executive Order of the Governor, resolution of both houses of the Legislature, Rule of court, or any Federal law, Federal regulation or Federal order, the following records shall not be considered government records subject to public access pursuant to N.J.S.A. 47:1A-1 et seq., as amended and supplemented:

1. Appeal files in Merit System Board, Commissioner of Personnel and Division of Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action matters, including written submissions of the parties and all other related documentation used to make an administrative determination in these matters. However, final decisions of the Board and the Commissioner, including the bases for these decisions, shall be considered public records.
(d) See N.J.A.C. 4A:4-2.16 concerning examination records.

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