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Commonwealth Court issues both reported and unreported opinions. Reported opinions of the Commonwealth Court have precedential effect -- i.e. they are binding on Commonwealth Court and the parties, and are used to guide future Commonwealth Court decisions. Unreported opinions of the Commonwealth Court do not have precedential effect. The Internal Operating Procedures of Commonwealth Court prohibit citing to any unreported opinion in any opinion of the court, or in any brief or argument addressed to it, with certain limited exceptions.

See 210 Pa. Code ยง 67.55

All opinions of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court are reported.




Commonwealth Court Decisions
Reported 
1068 CD 2014
Opinion Issued: March 11, 2015

Deanna M. Szablowski v.
State Civil Service Commission
(Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board)


Deanna M. Szablowski appealed SCSC's order that following remand, sustained the decision of the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board to terminate her employment. The Court reversed SCSC's order; to read the Commw. Court's decision, click here.
Unreported 
851 CD 2014
Opinion Issued: February 11, 2015

Montgomery County Behavioral Health/Development Disabilities v.
State Civil Service Commission
(Gbenga A. Oyetayo)


Montgomery County Behavioral Health/Development Disabilities appealed SCSC's order that set aside appointing authority's removal of Gbenga A Oyetayo and imposed a ten-day suspension and reinstated Mr. Oyetayo. The Court affirmed SCSC's order; to read the Commw. Court's decision, click here.


Unreported 
447 MD 2014
Opinion Issued: October 29, 2014

Sean M. Donahue v.
State Civil Service Commission

(Department of Labor and Industry)

Sean M. Donahue appealed SCSC's order denying his request for a hearing concerning his non-selection for appointment to unspecified jobs in Luzerne County government. The Court affirmed SCSC's order; to read the Commw. Court's decision, click here.
Unreported 
572 CD 2013
Opinion Issued: July 17, 2014

Sonora Jones v.
State Civil Service Commission
(Department of Labor and Industry)


Sonora Jones appealed the SCSC's order sustaining the action of the Department of Labor and Industry to remove her from regular Clerk Typist 3 employment. The Court affirmed SCSC's order; to read the Commw. Court's decision, click here.


Unreported 
1795 CD 2013
Opinion Issued: June 16, 2014

Marketta Holmes v.
State Civil Service Commission
(Chester County Assistance Office, Department of Public Welfare)


Markeeta Holmes appealed SCSC's order sustaining the action of the Chester County Assistance Office, Department of Public Welfare to suspend her from regular Income Maintenance Caseworker employment. The Court affirmed SCSC's order; to read the Commw. Court's decision, click here.
Unreported 
1386 CD 2013
Opinion Issued: May 30, 2014

Angela Hawkins v.
State Civil Service Commission
(State Correctional Institution at Graterford, Department of Corrections)


Angela Hawkins appealed SCSC's order sustaining the action of the State Correctional Institution at Graterford, Department of Corrections to suspend her from regular County Caseworker 2 employment. The Court affirmed SCSC's order; to read the Commw. Court's decision, click here.


Reported 
734 CD 2013
Opinion Issued: January 28, 2014

Pennsylvania Department of Transportation v.
State Civil Service Commission
(Santo Bocchinfuso)


Pennsylvania Department of Transportation appealed SCSC's order sustaining the appeal of Santo Bocchinfuso to remove him from regular Senior Civil Enginer (Transportation) employment. The Court affirmed SCSC's order; to read the Commw. Court's decision, click here.
Unreported
975 CD 2013
Opinion Issued: December 20, 2013

Michael J. Mazurkiewicz v.
State Civil Service Commission
( Department of General Services)


Michael J. Mazurkiewicz appealed SCSC's order sustaining the action of the Department of General Services to furlough him from regular Surveyor 2 employment. The Court affirmed SCSC's order; to read the Commw. Court's decision, click here.


Unreported
1244 CD 2013
Opinion Issued: December 9, 2013

Allegheny County Housing Authority v.
State Civil Service Commission
(Y. Beverly Moore)


Allegheny County Housing Authority appealed SCSC's order sustaining the appeal of Y. Beverly Moore; reversing her removal as Assistant executive Diector; and directing ACHA to expunge her removal from its records and to reimburse Moore for such wages and emoluments as she would have received from the effective date of her removal. The Court affirmed SCSC's order; to read the Commw. Court's decision, click here.
Unreported
1243 CD 2013
Opinion Issued: December 9, 2013

Allegheny  County Housing Authority v.
State Civil Service Commission
(Mark Mullen)


Allegheny County Housing Authority appealed SCSC's order sustaining the appeal of Mark Mullen and directing that he be reinstated as a Facilities Manager and paid the back wages and fringe benefits that he would have recieved from the effective date of his removal. The Court affirmed SCSC's order; to read the Commw. Court's decision, click here.



For opinions prior to 2011, use this link to Commonwealth Court, or call our office (717-783-1444) to request further assistance.

Supreme Court Decisions
584 MAL 2012
(CCT No. 2104 CD 2011)
Opinion Issued: November 8, 2012

Stefano Kiniropoulos v.
State Civil Service Commission
(Northampton County Department of Human Services)


Allowance of Appeal was denied; to read the Supreme Court's decision, click her
684 EAL 2011
(CCT No. 643 CD 2011)
Opinion Issued: May 31, 2012

Louis G. Daily v.
State Civil Service Commission
(Northampton County Area Agency on Aging)


Allowance of Appeal was denied; to read the Supreme Court's decision, click here.


120 MAP 2006
(CCT No. 568 CD 2005)
Opinion Issued: December 27, 2007

PA State Corrections Officers Association v.
State Civil Service Commission
(Dennis N. Jenkins, Sr.)


Allowance of Appeal was granted to consider whether, with respect to furlough and promotion, the Act and the CBA define and apply seniority differently, and if so, the consequence of any conflict.  The Supreme Court, by majority, reversed the Commonwealth Court's decision and reinstated the SCSC's Adjudication dated March 4, 2005 at Appeal No. 22765; to read the Supreme Court's decision, click here.
474 MAL 2007
(CCT No. 2178 CD 2005)
Opinion Issued: December 27, 2007

Gregory L. Cutler v.
State Civil Service Commission
(Office of Administration)


Allowance of Appeal was denied; to read the Supreme Court's decision, click here.



For more information, please contact Karen Thorne at 717-783-1444 or via e-mail at kathorne@pa.gov.