Essex County Sheriff’s Office and PBA Local 183
In P.E.R.C. No. 2017-50, the Commission restrained arbitration over a claim that a Sheriff’s Investigator was terminated without a departmental hearing in accordance with the collective bargaining agreement. The Commission found that Sheriff’s Investigators “serve at the pleasure of the sheriff” and are unclassified civil service employees. The Commission stated that the PBA did not point to any language in the contract that mentions pre-termination procedures applicable to Sheriff’s Officers.