Agency Overview

Welcome to the New York State Department of Civil Service website.

The Department of Civil Service is the central personnel agency for the Executive Branch of New York State government, serving approximately 150,000 employees. Our mission is to provide State and local government agency partners with world-class workforce management strategies by providing innovative solutions based on merit, fitness, and equality of opportunity.

Department staff also serve as agents of the State Civil Service Commission in fulfilling the Commission’s oversight responsibility for merit system administration by local municipal civil service agencies.

The Department:

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As the State's principal human resources provider, the Department remains committed to addressing the State's strategic workforce needs by delivering superior customer service to State agencies and local jurisdictions, promote workforce diversity, and provide efficiently-managed and cost-effective programs.

This website contains many useful features designed to help users find out about job opportunities, employee benefits, and other Department services. Learn more about the services we provide below.