News and Notifications
This area is designed to keep you up-to-date on information that is important to you as a current, future or retired employee of New York State.
- Exam Candidate Notice
All State examinations scheduled at State test centers on Saturday, December 7th or Sunday, December 8th will be held as planned. Test centers will only be closed in the event of a weather emergency declared within a community in which a test is to be administered. Candidates are advised to listen to radio and television reports for their test centers’ area to determine if a weather related state of emergency has been declared or if there are any road closures. Should any test center be closed as a result of a declared emergency, a public service announcement will be released to local media early Saturday or Sunday morning.
- Exam for Director of Facilities I, II and III Cancelled
The open competitive examinations for Director of Facilities I, II and III scheduled for December 7, 2013 have been cancelled. New examination dates will be announced following legislative amendments to section 17(5) of the Civil Service Law.
If you have submitted applications to exam numbers 25-779, 25-780 and/or 25-781 and paid an application fee, the fee will be refunded to you.
The examination for Director of Facilities I, II and III are expected to be rescheduled in 2014. Individuals interested in participating in these examinations will need to re-apply at that time.
- Health Insurance Marketplace Opens for Business
New York State’s health insurance Marketplace (sometimes referred to as the Exchange) will become operational on October 1, 2013. Employers are required under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), to notify employees of coverage options available through the Health Insurance Marketplace by October 1, 2013. Accordingly, NYS agencies will distribute the following notice to employees directly.New Health Insurance Marketplace Coverage Options and Your Health Coverage(3.19MB)
For information about the NYS health plan marketplace, visit www.nystateofhealth.ny.gov. The Marketplace customer service call center can be reached toll free at (855) 355-5777.