Civil Service Category Archive


  • 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...

    WUWM-FM, 03/15/2017
  • 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.

    Wisconsin Public Radio, 09/30/2015