TO: Department and Agency Human Resource, Personnel and Affirmative Action Officers
FROM: Crys Hamelink / William Doyle - Staffing Services Division
SUBJECT: Centralized Performance Typing Test For Keyboard Specialist 1 in the Greater Albany Area. Examination Number 20-670
DATE: August 25, 2000
In response to popular demand, the performance typing test, known as "Typetest" will be administered centrally at Civil Service offices for the greater Albany area, including Albany, Schenectady and Renesslaer counties. Agencies in outlying counties covered by 20-670 and all counties covered by Exam Numbers 20-661 - 20-669 will continue to administer the Typetest at the time of interview.
The reasons for centralizing the Typetest at Civil Service for the Albany area are:
Centralized typing performance testing was begun at Civil Service this July. Agencies should see an increasing percentage of candidates on certified lists for positions in the capital region that do not need performance testing. We are currently administering the Typetest to all candidates in the greater Albany area who passed the June 3 KBS 1 written test.
Beginning September 1st, only candidates that have passed the typing test will appear on certifications for offices in Albany, Schenectady and Rensselaer counties. In addition, instead of allowing candidates to take the typing test four times in a 12 month period, we will allow them to take the typing test four times each time they take and pass the written test, which currently is given three times a year.
Those agencies still working from older certifications, and agencies filling vacancies in outlying areas may continue to test as needed.
Agency offices in counties covered by List 20-670, (Albany, Columbia, Fulton, Greene, Montgomery, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, Warren and Washington) should send ALL TYPING TEST RESULTS (passed and failed) to the Managed Placement Office, Room 327, NYS Dept. of Civil Service, State Office Building Campus, Albany, NY 12239. All other counties should continue to send all results to Jay Holcomb, Testing Division at Civil Service.
Questions: call Pat Baugh at 485-0355, or e-mail us at Keyboard@cs.state.ny.us