A Note About Municipal Government

This Summary includes provisions of Civil Service Law that only apply to employment in State government. Information regarding employment in municipal government (including counties, cities, towns, villages, school districts and special districts) or the application of a particular provision of Civil Service Law to municipal employment can be obtained from the appropriate municipal civil service agency.

Each of the 96 municipal civil service agencies has adopted rules to carry into effect the provisions of Civil Service Law. The municipal rules have the force and effect of law, and govern many aspects of merit system administration in the municipalities. These rules should be referred to for the specific provisions that apply to particular municipalities.

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