A Message from Civil Service

Appointments and promotions in New York State civil service are made according to merit and fitness as mandated by the New York State Constitution. There are many laws that contain provisions dealing with civil service matters, with the majority of them provided in the Civil Service Law, Rules and Regulations.

This newly-revised guide summarizes important aspects of the statutory basis for our State's merit system of public employment. It is a valuable reference tool that provides increased access to information about the laws, rules and regulations that affect the civil service system.

I hope that you find the Summary of New York State Civil Service Law useful.

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