This area is designed to keep you up-to-date on information that is important to you as a current, future or retired employee of New York State.

Due to expected severe weather, the State Test Centers in Albany (Myers Middle School) and in Buffalo (Erie Community College) will be closed Saturday, March 12th. Testing for New York State Department of Civil Service examinations as well as pre-rating review sessions at these centers will be rescheduled to a future date to be determined.

Test Site Closed on Saturday March 12, 2022:

  • Albany - Myers Middle School
  • Buffalo - Erie Community College

Questions regarding State civil service examinations should be directed to the New York State Department of Civil Service at 518-457-2487 in the Albany area or toll free at 1-877-697-5627 for the rest of the state.

This information does not apply to Local civil service examinations. For more information about local civil service examinations, candidates should inquire with the local jurisdiction.  Contact information for local jurisdictions is available on New York State’s Civil Service website at