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.
- Professional Career Opportunities (PCO) and Public Administration Traineeship Transition (PATT) Exam Candidates
- Time Allowance for the Written Test: The time allowance for the written test is 3 Hours. Please refer to corrected information in the updated test guide on the Department website at: http://www.cs.ny.gov/testing/statetestguides.cfm
- PCO Select Job Titles Questionnaire: The PCO Questionnaire is only for PCO applicants. The submission deadline for the PCO Questionnaire is Midnight on Wednesday, March 19, 2014. If you are interested in any of the select job titles and you plan to submit the questionnaire but have not already done so, we recommend that you do so immediately. Candidates who fail to submit a Questionnaire will not be considered for select job titles. To access the Questionnaire, log into the PCO Dashboard at: http://www.cs.ny.gov/pco/
- Email Address: Keep your email address current in our systems as we send important notices to applicants. To change your email address, log in at: https://www.cs.ny.gov/home/myaccount/
- Contact Information: For questions or problems, contact the PCO Exam Team at: PCO@cs.ny.gov
- Change in Disabled Veteran Credit Eligibility
We will send you an Admission Notice with the location, date, and time of your assigned testing session. You must report to the Test Location on the Date and Time shown on your Admission Notice. No changes to Test Date, Time, or Location are permitted.
Admission Notices will be mailed to candidates during the week of March 10, 2014. If you do not receive your Admission Notice by March 19, 2014, call us at 518-474-6470 or toll free at 1-877-697-5627 [press 2, then press 1].
Article 5, section 6 of the New York State Constitution was amended to entitle veterans who have used veterans’ credits for a Civil Service appointment or promotion and who were/are subsequently certified as being a disabled veteran by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, to additional credits for a subsequent appointment or promotion. This Constitutional amendment, which is effective January 1, 2014, provides additional veteran credits to veterans who used non-disabled veterans' credits to obtain a civil service appointment or promotion with New York State or a local government, and, subsequent to such appointment are determined by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs to be a qualified disabled veteran, as defined in the New York State Civil Service Law. For more detailed information, please visit http://www.cs.ny.us/vetcredits/