March 31, 2016
Washington, D.C. – JAMS announced that Hon. Rosemarie Annunziata (Ret.) was reappointed by the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors to the County’s Civil Service Commission for a 10th term as an At-Large Representative and Chair.
The Civil Service Commission oversees the process in which Fairfax County employees can grieve workplace issues, as defined under the County’s Personnel Regulations. Fairfax County is the most populous political subdivision in the Commonwealth of Virginia, and has more than one million residents.
Grievances heard by the Commission include claims based on termination, demotion, suspension, discrimination, retaliation and whistleblower law violations, as well as the application of Fairfax County policies. The Fairfax County Grievance Commission’s Responsibilities Procedure is comprised of five steps, each of which is designed to foster resolution of the workplace grievance. If the grievance is not resolved, and is found legally grievable, Step Five is an appeal to the Civil Service Commission, which conducts a due process hearing in panels of three members. The Commission’s decisions are final and binding.
In addition to conducting due process hearings to resolve workplace grievances, the Commission conducts public hearings for the Board of Supervisors on proposed changes to the County’s Personnel Regulations and advises the Board, the County Executive and the Human Resources Director in the formulation of policies concerning personnel administration in the competitive service.
Judge Annunziata is a JAMS panelist with more than 35 years of distinguished service from the trial and appellate bench as well as the private practice of law as a civil law litigator. Her experience encompasses virtually every substantive area of the law as well as the settlement dynamics that necessarily come into play prior to trial. As a JAMS neutral, she has served throughout the District of Columbia metropolitan area in complex commercial, business, and employment matters, as well as in divorce and health care industry matters.
Founded in 1979, JAMS is the largest private provider of mediation and arbitration services worldwide. With Resolution Centers nationwide and abroad, JAMS and its more than 300 exclusive neutrals are responsible for resolving thousands of the world’s important cases. JAMS may be reached at 800-352-5267.