Civil Service Overhaul Heads to Scott Walker’s Desk After Senate Passage
The state Senate has voted to remake Wisconsin’s civil service system, enabling a supportive Gov. Scott Walker to sign the measure – the latest far-reaching change to rules governing the state workforce....
Wisconsin State Journal, 01/21/2018
Reflecting on the Legacy of Act 10, As Trump Considers Shaking Up Federal Workforce
President Donald Trump wants to slash the federal workforce, according to the Washington Post. It reports that Trump is preparing to announce the biggest cuts in decades, believing the government employs too...
Scott Walker’s HR Agency Slammed Civil Service Changes in Private Memo
The personnel agency in Gov. Scott Walker’s administration privately blasted changes to the state’s civil service days after they were proposed, telling his office the overhaul would slow hiring, turn away qualified...
Wisconsin State Journal, 05/02/2016
Walker Signs Overhaul of State Civil Service law
Gov. Scott Walker signed legislation Friday overhauling the state’s century-old system of merit hiring and firing, gaining the first legislative priority he set after calling off his presidential bid last year. Inking...
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 02/12/2016
Worker Used As an Example of Problems Not a Civil Servant
One of the state employees that Gov. Scott Walker and some lawmakers used to argue for broad changes to the state’s civil service system was never a civil servant, a Milwaukee Journal...
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 12/14/2015
State’s Handling of Workers Caught in Workplace Sex Doesn’t Match Scott Walker’s Account
In making his case to Republican lawmakers this fall that the state’s civil service system needed to be overhauled, Gov. Scott Walker cited the case of two state workers who he said...
Wisconsin State Journal, 12/05/2015
Assembly Republicans Continue Comprehensive Assault on State Law to Open Wisconsin for Corruption
Republicans are scheduled to vote to gut state laws that protect state employees from improper political pressure and help prevent cronyism in state hiring.
One Wisconsin Now, 10/27/2015
Lawmakers Inch Closer to Overhauling Civil Service System
On the civil service bill, both sides in the GOP dispute are holding firm, meaning that the proposal is unlikely to pass the Senate until early next year. The bill would overhaul...
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 10/27/2015
Wisconsin Civil Service Bill Critics Cry Foul Over Lengthy Lunch Break During Senate Hearing
Nass is serving up a heaping plate of 'shut up' to workers who might be concerned about being subjected to improper political pressure to keep their jobs.
Capital Times, 10/06/2015
Want More Cronyism, Corruption and Incompetence From Gov. Walker’s Administration? Republican Fast Track Effort To Gut State Anti-Corruption Laws Will Deliver
Removing anti-corruption protections from Wisconsin’s civil service laws is an invitation for more scandal, incompetence, and cronyism in state government.
One Wisconsin Now, 10/06/2015
Sen. Steve Nass ‘Out to Lunch’ on GOP Scheme Gutting State’s Anti-Corruption Law
Sen. Steve Nass plans to recess a committee on the GOP effort to gut civil service anti-corruption protections for a two hour plus break over the lunch hour.
One Wisconsin Now, 10/05/2015
Lawmaker Defends Bill To Overhaul Wisconsin’s Civil Service System
Scot Ross blasted the plan, saying it would lead to more cronyism, more corruption and more incompetence. He said it would also pack state agencies with partisan hacks.