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Despite concerns, firings haven’t increased since 2012 personnel reform (access required)

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A massive personnel reform package pushed through the Legislature by Brewer in 2012 dramatically shifted the balance of power between the state and its employees. The law made most new employees at-large, or “uncovered,” and required covered employees to give up their merit protection in order to receive promotions or raises. Covered employees were offered bonuses to entice them to switch to uncovered status.

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Thousands of Arizona state workers drop protections (access required)

Thousands of Arizona state government workers are opting to give up civil-service job protections in exchange for short-term pay increases and the possibility of other gains down the road. Nearly 5,300 workers, or nearly 38 percent of those eligible, voluntarily ...

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Brewer personnel plan sails through House

A personnel reform plan championed by Gov. Jan Brewer sailed through the House on a party line vote, with a few tweaks to soften the blow for law enforcement officers and other state employees who will retain their civil service protections.

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