NJ Probation Officers Denied Arbitation Over Staffing Pact

Law360, New York (October 19, 2012, 9:31 PM EDT) -- A New Jersey appeals court on Friday shot down efforts by a professional association that represents state probation officers to arbitrate its contention that the State of New Jersey Judiciary breached contractual obligations by declining to fill certain vacant, senior positions.

The appellate judges agreed with the state Public Employment Relations Commission, which denied arbitration in 2010, that the grievance mounted by the Probation Association of New Jersey, Case-Related Professional Unit constituted a non-negotiable staffing decision.

“Here, PERC recognized that compensation is a negotiable matter but...
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