4A:2-1.1. Filing of appeals
(a) All appeals to the Civil Service Commission shall be in writing, signed by the person appealing (appellant) or his or her representative and include the reason for the appeal and the specific relief requested. See N.J.A.C. 4A:2-1.8 for appeal processing fees.
(b) Unless a different time period is stated, an appeal must be filed within 20 days after either the appellant has notice or should reasonably have known of the decision, situation, or action being appealed.
(c) The appellant must provide any additional information that is requested, and failure to provide such information may result in dismissal of the appeal.
(d) Except where a hearing is required by law, this chapter or N.J.A.C. 4A:8, or where the Civil Service Commission finds that a material and controlling dispute of fact exists that can only be resolved by a hearing, an appeal will be reviewed on a written record. In written record appeals:
- Each party must serve copies of all materials submitted on all other parties; and
- A party may either review the file at the Civil Service Commission during business hours, or request copies of file materials.
(e) A party in an appeal may be represented by an attorney, authorized union representative, or authorized appointing authority representative. See N.J.A.C. 1:1-5.4 for contested case representation at the Office of Administrative Law.