COMMUNICATIONS WORKERS OF AMERICA, AFL-CIO VS. NEW JERSEY CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION
I/M/O JOB BANDING FOR SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST 1 AND 2, AND NETWORK ADMINISTRATOR 1 AND 2, OFFICE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY I/M/O CHANGES IN THE STATE CLASSIFICATION PLAN AND JOB BANDING REQUEST, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION A-4912-13T3/A-3041-14T3/A-0230-15T3/A-0232-15T3/ A- 0274-15T3/ A-0275-15T3 (CONSOLIDATED)
challenged several administrative agency decisions rendered by the Civil Service Commission (CSC) pertaining to a Job Banding Rule (the Rule), N.J.A.C. 4A:3-3.2A. The CSC adopted and implemented the Rule after the Legislature invoked its veto power, pursuant to N.J. Const. art. V, § 4, ¶ 6 (the Legislative Review Clause), finding in numerous concurrent resolutions that the Rule conflicted with the Civil Service Act (CSA), N.J.S.A. 11A:1-1 to 12-6, which incorporated the text of N.J. Const. art. VII, § 1, ¶ 2.
We reversed the decisions and concluded that the Legislature validly exercised its authority under the Legislative Review Clause. We therefore set aside the Rule, in all of its amended forms.