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Summary of New York State Civil Service Law


Table of Contents

President's Message

A Note About Municipal Government

Abbreviation Key

Sources of the Law Governing Civil Service

Civil Service Law, Rules and Regulations

Civil Service Administration

The Department and the Commission

Department and Commission Jurisdiction

Jurisdictional Classification

Unclassified and Classified Service

Exempt Class

Non-Competitive Class

Labor Class

Competitive Class

Reclassification

Continuation of Employment in Takeovers by the State

Classification and Compensation

Reclassification

Bargaining Units

Hiring to Job Rate

Geographic/Pay Differentials

Examinations

Applications/Requirements

Promotion

Open-Competitive

Non-competitive Class Eligibility for Promotion

Eligible Lists

Duration

Ranking

"Continuing" Eligible Lists

Certification Order

Filling Vacancies

Combining Lists

Certification by Locality

Permanent Appointment

Canvass and Offer of Appointment

Failure to Respond to Canvass, Declining Appointment

Permanent Appointment to Competitive Position on Non-competitive Basis

Trainee Appointments

Seasonal Appointments

Contingent Permanent Status

Probationary Term

Requirements

Duration

Absence

Probationary Reports

Termination/Resignation

Non-Permanent Appointments

Temporary

Provisional

Tenure Rights

Reassignment

Transfers

Conditions and Limitations

Transfer to Avert Layoffs

Geographical Areas

Agency Functions

Administrative Positions

Resignation and Reinstatement

Effective Date

Incompetency or Misconduct Charges

Redeployments

Layoffs and Preferred Lists

Criteria for Having Rights

Seniority

Layoff Units

"Bumping" and "Retreating"

Placement Rosters

Preferred Lists

Preferred List Reinstatements

Term of Eligibility

Reemployment Rosters

Disciplinary Proceedings

Those Subject to Provisions

Investigations

Charges

Hearings

Suspension/Dismissal

Appeals

Leave for Disability

Length of Leave

Medical Examinations

Termination/Reinstatement

Veterans' Rights

Additional Credits for Examinations

Eligibility

Time of War

Use of Credits

Preference in Retention

War Veterans and Exempt Volunteer Firefighters

Military Service and Leave of Absence

Entitlement to Examinations

Appointment While on Military Duty

Credit Toward Probationary Requirements

Age Requirements

Leave for Education

Political Activity

Rules of Conduct

Federally Funded State Agencies

Strikes

The Ethics Law and Outside Activities

Dual Employment

Financial Disclosure

Additional Agency Restrictions

Certification