Governor Corbett Nominates Rainey to Civil Service Commission

May 22, 2013, 16:00 ET from Pennsylvania Office of the Governor

HARRISBURG, Pa., May 22, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Corbett today nominated retiring U.S. Army Lt. Col. Scott Rainey, of Mechanicsburg, to serve on the Pennsylvania Civil Service Commission.

In October 2011, Corbett signed into law legislation that requires one of the three members of Pennsylvania's Civil Service Commission be a veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces. Pennsylvania law currently grants preference to qualified veterans seeking civil service employment.

"The men and women who wore the uniform of our nation, who volunteered to be in harm's way in times of crisis, have sacrificed greatly for our country. It is only appropriate that we return this selflessness by giving veterans in Pennsylvania every opportunity to succeed," Corbett said.

"Scott has dedicated his life to serving and protecting his country and bettering the lives of his fellow service men and women," Corbett said. "Pennsylvania's veterans and the Civil Service Commission will benefit greatly from his well-known and well-respected work ethic, leadership and passion for the military community."

A graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, Rainey is retiring from the U.S. Army as a lieutenant colonel after 26 years of service. Throughout his distinguished career, which included tours of duty in Iraq and Korea, he acquired nearly 15 years experience in human resources management. In his most recent position as director of human resources at the U.S. Army War College in Carlisle, Rainey provided personnel service support to students, staff and faculty.

"I am very honored to have been nominated by Governor Corbett to the Civil Service Commission and look forward to the opportunity to serve the citizens and veterans of the commonwealth," Rainey said. "I believe my 26 years of experience have prepared me well to meet the challenges and opportunities of the position of Civil Service Commissioner."

"Scott is a world class human capital and talent manager who aggressively finds and places top quality officers to serve in critical faculty and staff positions at the U.S. Army War College," said Col. Alan Bourque, former Chief of Staff at the War College.  "He is a superb coordinator and works across organizational lines with ease and effectiveness.  He has been incredibly effective at leading a diverse organization of military officers and enlisted personnel and government civilians and has superbly managed the human capital and administration of this organization."

Commission members are primarily tasked with recruiting, testing and placing prospective candidates for civil service positions across many commonwealth agencies. In addition, members serve as administrative law judges charged with adjudicating agency personnel complaints and appeals.

The Civil Service Commission's three full-time members serve staggered, six-year terms. Members are nominated by the governor and subject to confirmation by the Senate.

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SOURCE Pennsylvania Office of the Governor