Mar 11, 2014

Update: Probation and Security Hiring and Promotions

Over the last year or so, the Trial Court has used provisional appointments to both hire and promote members in Security and Probation. This was the method the Trial Court has used to meet staffing needs while management works on implementing an entrance and promotion exam, required by state law enacted in 2011.

Recently, there have been concerns over the statutory authority to hire and promote provisionally prior to administering an exam. The Trial Court is reconsidering this process and has temporarily suspended hiring and promoting candidates this way.

NAGE is working with the Trial Court to alleviate these concerns, work within the guidelines of the 2011 state law, and get back to hiring and promoting officers in Security and Probation as soon as possible.

We will keep you updated as developments unfold. If you have further questions do not hesitate to call NAGE Trial Court Director David Bernard at (617) 376-7250, or your local president:

Security: David Abbott (617) 376-7223
Probation: Margaret Thompson (617) 376-7222


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