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State of New Jersey, Civil Service Commission
Governor Phil Murphy • Lt.Governor Sheila Oliver
Deirdrẻ Webster Cobb, Esq. appointed as the Chair/Chief Executive Officer for the New Jersey Civil Service Commission.



Drawing on over 25 years’ experience in the regulatory and administrative law fields, Chairwoman Webster Cobb provides knowledge of EEO and HR to benefit all stakeholders and customers. She has worked at various departments within the State of New Jersey such as at the Department of Labor and Workforce Development, the Department of Community Affairs, and the Department of the Treasury. Chairwoman Webster Cobb started in State government as a Governor's Fellow with the Department of Personnel, which is now the Civil Service Commission (CSC). In 2002 she was hired at the Department of the Treasury as the Director of the Division of Contract Compliance and Equal Employment Opportunity in Public Contracts and in addition served as a Special Assistant for Ethics Development. In 2011 she became the Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Officer for the Office of EEO/AA and Diversity Programs with the Department of the Treasury. In this role, Chairwoman Webster Cobb oversaw the enforcement of the NJ State Policy Prohibiting Discrimination in the Workplace and ensuring compliance with Federal and State anti-discrimination laws.


Chairwoman Webster Cobb was honored with the Community Service Award from the Ebony Suburbanites, Past Presidents Award from the Association of Black Women Lawyers of New Jersey, and the Professional Lawyer of the Year Award from the Association of Black Women Lawyers of New Jersey and the New Jersey Commission on Professionalism in the Law. Chairwoman Webster Cobb is a Distinguished Legislative Service Awardee from the New Jersey State Bar Association and received the Gold Star Award from the National Network of Black Women, Camden Chapter. 


Chairwoman Webster Cobb spends much of her free time volunteering to uplift women and girls. She is currently a member of the Board of Directors for the Alice Paul Institute, Legacy Treatment Services, and past President of the Jack and Jill of America, Inc., Burlington-Willingboro Chapter.  Chairwoman Webster Cobb is also a member of the Honorable Anne E. Thompson American Inn of Court executive committee, a former trustee of the New Jersey State Bar Association, and a former Troop Leader for the Girl Scouts of Central and Southern New Jersey.


Chairwoman Webster Cobb earned her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science at Chatham College in Pittsburgh, PA and her Juris Doctorate from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. In addition, Chairwoman Webster Cobb is admitted to the bars of the Supreme Court of New Jersey and District of Columbia Court of Appeals, holds an Equal Employment Opportunity Certification from Rutgers University, and is a Certified Public Manager from the State of New Jersey and Fairleigh Dickinson University.


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