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


4A:1-3.1. General provisions
(a) The Civil Service Commission is established in, but not of, the Department of Labor and Workforce Development in the Executive Branch of State Government, and consists of the:

  1. Chairperson;
  2. Civil Service Commission; and
  3. Such subdivisions as the Chairperson may deem necessary.

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(a) The Chairperson shall:

  1. Serve as chairperson of the Civil Service Commission;
  2. Serve as the administrator, the chief executive officer, and the appointing authority of the Commission, as well as the request officer of the Commission within the meaning of such term as defined in P.L. 1944, c. 112, § 1.

(b) The Chairperson, on behalf of the Commission, shall:

  1. Maintain a management information system to implement Title 11A, New Jersey Statutes;
  2. Establish necessary programs and policies for the State and local service;
  3. Between meetings of the Commission, provide for interim remedies or relief in a pending appeal where warranted, and review requests for interlocutory review of an order or ruling by an administrative law judge;
  4. Establish and consult with advisory board representing political subdivisions, personnel officers, labor organizations and other appropriate groups;
  5. Make required reports to the Governor and Legislature;
  6. Approve appointments in the State and local service; and
  7. Perform such other duties as prescribed by law and these rules.
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4A:1-3.3 Civil Service Commission
(a) The Civil Service Commission shall:

  1. Hold a public meeting at least once each month, except August, at which three members shall constitute a quorum;
  2. Render final administrative decisions on appeals and on other matters referred by the Chairperson;
  3. Adopt rules for implementing Title 11A, New Jersey Statutes after public hearing, except that a public hearing shall not be required for the adoption of emergency rules. See N.J.A.C. 1:30-4.5 for Office of Administrative Law emergency rule adoption procedures;
  4. Interpret the application of Title 11A, New Jersey Statutes, to any public body or entity;
  5. Perform such other duties as prescribed by law and these rules.
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