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Mass. Trial Court Stops Hiring

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BOSTON (AP) — The state’s Trial Court has instituted a hiring freeze on probation and court security officers after it fumbled a key reform in the Legislature’s overhaul in the wake of the 2010 patronage scandal.

Union officials tell the Boston Herald they’re worried that the March 17 hiring freeze order, prompted by the state’s failure since 2011 to establish a written qualification test for new hires, will put public safety at risk because people on probation can’t be properly monitored.

Court Administrator Harry Spence says reforms required written exams for new probation and court security hires and promotion candidates — but tests were never even created because the state had trouble finding a testing contractor.

Spence said employees have been getting jobs on the condition they pass the test once it’s created.

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Information from: Boston Herald, http://www.bostonherald.com


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