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Posts Tagged ‘testing’

Battalion Chiefs Promotional Prep Classes

Monday, July 13, 2015 posted by admin

We will be holding a Battalion Chiefs Promotional Prep classes on August 4th and 6th from 9:30am-3pm at Killkenny’s ale house on Central Avenue in Newark.

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Oral Prep Classes A Great Success

Tuesday, February 24, 2015 posted by admin

Brothers and Sisters,

We conducted two Captains oral prep classes which were held at Killkennys Ale House . First on Feb 17th where 19 members attended and the second, on Feb 19Th where 26 members attended.

The classes were a huge success. I want to wish all members GOOD LUCK on the exam!

And I would like to take this time to thank B/C Rich Ciasella of the Jersey City Fire Dept for his time, effort and professionalism.

Yours in Brotherhood,

Al Carlucci, President, U.C.S.A.
Newark Fire Chapter

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There are four articles, all of which were published on the Merit Matters blog in 2010 and 2011, which discuss disparate impact — which  goes against The United Civil Servants’ desire to conduct fair tests so we can discover and develop the very best firefighters.

In “Standing Up for Higher Standards” published on Aug. 9, 2010, New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg put it best when he said: “If some people don’t want to go into that career, forcing them into it just because you have this quota system doesn’t make any sense.”

We also recommend reading three other Merit Matters posts that reflect our viewpoint:

  • Feds: NJ Police Sergeant Exams Discriminatory (Jan. 10, 2010)
  • The Core Issue of the Preference Debate” (Nov. 19, 2010)
  • Just How “DUMBED-Down’ is ‘Smart Enough?” (July 22, 2011)
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“Discrimination Against One is Discrimination Against All”

Wednesday, June 27, 2012 posted by admin

From Jan. 9, 2011

Our mission statement of “Equality for All, Special Interest for None” is illuminated in this Merit Matters article published and entitled “White Applicants for Upcoming FDNY Test Given Special Treatment Denied to Blacks, Asians, Hispanics, and Others.” Our motto and philosophy are perfectly aligned with this sentence in the third paragraph: “Discrimination against one is discrimination against all, is it not?”

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