Frequently Asked Questions
- Job Seeker - Positions in State Government
- Examinations and Tests - Positions in State Government
- After the examination - Positions in State Government
- Job Seeker - Positions in Local Government
- Health Insurance Information - Positions in Local Government
- Current State employee
- HR Professionals
- Benefits and Leave
- Employee Health Service
Job Seeker - Positions in State Government
- How do I apply for a State job?
- How do I file for Promotion Examinations Online?
- How do I file for Open-Competitive Examinations Online?
- Are there resources available on how to take a written test?
- I received my qualifying degree/higher education in a foreign country, what documentation do I need?
- Positions in New York State with Physical-Medical Requirements
- Is there a tentative schedule for job announcements?
- What examinations can I apply for?
- Where do I get announcements and applications?
- How do I find out the salary of a position for which I am interviewing in the Court System?
- How do I get information on New York State titles and salaries?
- Is there additional information I should know if I am a Wartime Veteran or Member of the Armed Forces?
- How do I get reinstated back into state service?
Examinations and Tests - Positions in State Government
- Are there study guides for New York State examinations?
- I filed for an examination, but I haven't heard about the status of my application?
- I filed for an examination, but I haven't heard where to appear to take the exam?
- What are on-line Training and Experience (T&E) examinations?
- What are examinations like?
- What if I need reasonable accommodations to take an examination?
- What if I need to take the examination in another location?
- What if I am a religious observer and cannot take an exam on a Saturday?
- Will I be notified if my application is approved?
- Will my application processing fee be refunded if my examination application is disapproved?
After the examination - Positions in State Government
- How is the eligible list used?
- How long will it take to get my score?
- How long will my name be on the eligible list?
- I've received my score, what happens next?
- What is the "rule of three?"
- Will I get the job if I get the highest score?
- What is my status on an eligible list?
Job Seeker - Positions in Local Government
- Questions regarding positions in Local Government.
- Questions regarding local Entry-level Police Officer/Deputy Sheriff positions.
- Questions regarding the Director of Facilities examinations.
Health Insurance Information - Positions in Local Government
- If I am a current New York State Employee, what examinations can I apply for?
- Is there an Employee Guide for Agency Reduction Transfer Lists?
- Where do I find information about Transfers?
- Where do I find information about Reassignments?
- Where do I find information about Leave of Absences?
- Where can I get information about a general traineeship?
- Is there information for State Employees affected by layoff?
- How do I submit a suggestion to the NYS Employee Suggestion Program?
- Where can I find salary schedules?
- How do I request a change in title and/or salary grade?
- How long does it take to get from the hiring rate to the job rate?
- I am being promoted and I earn more than the hiring rate of the higher level position. What will my new salary be?
- What is the dollar amount for a particular salary grade?
- How can I find information about the Paid Family Leave Program?
- How can I find a list of the State holidays?
- How can I find information
about special military leave benefits for State employees called
up in connection with the events of September 11, 2001?
- Is the Attendance and Leave Manual available online?
- What is NYSHIP?
- What's new in NYSHIP?
- How does a public employer join NYSHIP?
- How does NYSHIP protect my personal medical information?
- What are the health insurance options under NYSHIP?
- Where do I find information about NYSHIP options and rates?
- What is The Empire Plan?
- Where do I find a list of providers in the Empire Plan?
- How do I find out information about Medicare?
- How do I get a Classification Standard on the Title & Salary Plan?
- I had a filled position extended but OSC tells me that the appointment ends on the day that the position was to expire. What should I do?
- How do I reactivate a sunset NYSTEP request?