TO: Department and Agency Personnel, Human Resource and Affirmative Action Offices
FROM: William E. Doyle, Director of Staffing Services
SUBJECT: Roswell Park Cancer Institute Employees May Compete in State Promotion Examinations
SPMM Advisory Memorandum #00-04 outlined the rights of Roswell Park Cancer
Institute employees whose names were on State promotion eligible lists
at the time Roswell Park Cancer Institute was established as a public
benefit corporation. That memo stated that Institute employees receiving
promotions from State lists would first (or simultaneously) have to be
reinstated to State service and that Institute employees were not eligible
to take State promotion examinations.
Governor Pataki recently signed legislation permitting permanent employees
of the Roswell Park Cancer Institute to compete in State promotion examinations.
The Department of Civil Service can only determine promotion eligibility
for Institute employees based on their classified service and employment
histories up to the date that Roswell Park Cancer Institute became a public
benefit corporation (1/1/99). However, because Roswell Park Cancer Institute
personnel records are not part of NYSTEP, we cannot verify applicants'
current employment status at the Institute.
Consequently, departments and agencies considering employing Roswell
Park Cancer Institute employees from promotion eligible lists should use
the same employment verification procedures that would be used in hiring
a candidate from an open-competitive list. You may reach Roswell Park
Cancer Institute's human resources office at (716) 845-1555.