REVISION OF CLASSIFIED SERVICE RULE 4.1
Effective May 11, 1988 Classified Service rule 4.1 was amended to provide candidates ten business days to reply to a written canvass or offer of appointment. Formerly, candidates could be considered ineligible after seven days.
The rule was further revised to remove the reference to "telegram" and to replace this with °telephone.°
Since the purpose of this rule is to ensure that candidates have an adequate opportunity to respond, you should not count Saturdays, Sundays or legal holidays, nor should you count the day upon which you mailed the canvass letter. The postmark date of the returned reply - not the date upon which it is received should be considered the date of reply.
Telephone canvasses must be followed up with a confirming letter.
As before, you must attach a sample copy of the canvass letter, (or copies of confirming letters) to all returned certifications of regular eligible lists. For preferred lists and reemployment rosters you must return the original signed copies of the canvass letters, or copies of confirming letters.
The new time limit applies to certifications issued on or after May 11, 1988.