A legislative committee will hold a hearing bill to overhaul Wisconsin’s century-old civil service system. A Senate panel will hear testimony all day Tuesday, on replacing the civil service exam with a resume-based process, making it easier to fire for misconduct, and speeding up hiring.
Senator Roger Roth said it would all mean greater consistency and fairness. “These are plain and simple recruitment and retention reforms,” said Roth (R-Appleton). Roth said status quo allows problem state workers to stay employed – like a man caught looking at pornography on the job. Democrats have said some reforms may be needed, but the GOP bill will likely go too far.
State Senator Steve Nass (R-Whitewater), who chairs the Senate’s government reform panel, has scheduled the hearing to start at 8:30 in the morning.