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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

 

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