Archive for February, 2010

Weekend Weather (2010-2-27)

Again we have had rain. Lot’s of rain. In fact the rain guage at the USGS station nearest to Methuen showed about 3.5 inches of rain in the past 4 days. The Spicket River rose. I have found, by watching the guages, for the last few years that a simple seat-of-the-pants rule can be derived. […]

What are Merit Principles? (2010-2-3)

The question was , What are Merit Principles? The United States Office of Personnel Management defines them as; SECTION 2301, TITLE 5, UNITED STATES CODE ——————————————————————————– § 2301. Merit system principles (b) Federal personnel management should be implemented consistent with the following merit system principles: (1) Recruitment should be from qualified individuals from appropriate sources […]

Civil Service and Firefighters (2010-2-2)

The Civil Service commission held hearings in Methuen about this issue. Last night at the City Council meeting it was noted that a decision has been rendered by the Commission. That decision can be read in it’s entirety here. The bottom line is the Old list-2006- will be reinstated. The City can select 15 candidates […]