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Military Veteran Named PA Civil Service Commission Chairman

Gov. Tom Corbett announced Jan. 9 the appointment of John E. Stevens as chairman of the state Civil Service Commission. Stevens was sworn in Jan. 3 after a unanimous senate confirmation Dec. 13. He will complete the four years remaining on the six-year term of former commissioner Marwan Kreidie.
The State Civil Service Commission, a three-member, bipartisan, independent
administrative agency, manages the state’s merit employment system, which
covers approximately 58,000 employees in 38 state agencies and another 10,000 in
more than 300 county and local government agencies.
The commission administers tests for various civil service-covered positions and
compiles lists of eligible applicants, investigates allegations of violations of civil
service regulations and holds hearings on appeals and other matters related to
disputed personnel
Stevens, a U.S. Army Major General, retired, is the state’s first civil service commissioner who is a veteran. He has more than 36 years of service in the U.S. Army and National Guard and is a Lehigh University Emeritus Professor of Management and Marketing; and Director, Master of Professional Studies in Supply Chain Management, Smeal College of Business, Pennsylvania State University. He holds a Ph.D in Management and M.A. in Industrial Relations form the University of Cincinnati and an M.B.A. and B.S. in Industrial Management from the University of Dayton. He is also a graduate of the Army War College.