As the central office for communication for the Department of Civil Service, the Public Information Office (PIO) leads the effort to promote Department programs, communicate issues, facilitate answers, and share accomplishments with the public and the media.

In addition, PIO coordinates responses to inquiries under the Freedom of Information Law (FOIL).

Freedom of Information Law  

Many Department records are available online and can be obtained by searching this website. If you do not find the information you seek on the website, please submit a request using the Open FOIL NY online form.

Be as specific as possible when requesting records so we may properly identify which records maintained by the department are responsive to your request.

Please be advised the New York State Freedom of Information Law exempts from disclosure examination questions and answers prior to the final administration of such questions. For additional information regarding "final administration," please refer to the New York State Committee on Open Government Advisory Opinion AO-18562(External Link).

For local government examination results, contact the appropriate municipal civil service agency directly.

You may also email a FOIL request to the Department of Civil Service at pio@cs.ny.gov.

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Contact Us 

Public Information Office
New York State Department of Civil Service
Albany, NY 12239
Phone: (518) 457-9375
Fax: (518) 473-2372
Email: pio@cs.ny.gov