In January 2010, the United States Department of Justice (the "DOJ") brought a lawsuit against the State of New Jersey and the New Jersey Civil Service Commission (the "State") to challenge the written exam given by the State to select candidates for promotion to police sergeant in jurisdictions participating in the State's civil service system. The DOJ alleged, among other things, that the State's use of a police sergeant written examination and certification of candidates in descending rank order have resulted in a disparate impact upon African-American and Hispanic candidates for promotion to police sergeant, in violation of Title VII. The State denies that it has violated Title VII. Nevertheless, the State has agreed to resolve this lawsuit by entering into a settlement agreement referred to as a Consent Decree.
On November 22, 2011, the Court provisionally approved and entered a Second Amended Consent Decree ("Decree"), which includes the following terms:
This website provides information about the Decree, including links to the attachments to the Decree and to relevant forms. This website also explains how to apply both for monetary relief and for a priority promotion.
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