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2620 (D) Certification of 55 b/c Candidate Eligibility


.110 General Information

.111 As mandated in Sections 55-b and 55-c of the Civil Service Law, the Employee Health Service certifies whether a person has a physical or mental disability but is capable of performing the essential functions of a position which is designated by the Civil Service Commission to be filled by such an individual.

.112 Location—§55-b/c certification reviews and employability valuations are conducted at the EHS medical examination center in Cohoes.


.410 Arrangements

.411 Individuals are certified for the §55-b/c program based on medical documentation submitted to the Diversity Planning and Management Division.

.412 An agency considering the appointment of an individual with a disability under Section 55-b/c of the Civil Service Law should contact the Diversity Planning and Management Division of the Department of Civil Service. For certain disabilities, an EHS medical evaluation to determine employability may be required. The Diversity Planning and Management Division will act as an intermediary between the agency and EHS in scheduling the medical evaluation and certification of the individual.

.413 If a §55-b/c program applicant is a VESID client they may be eligible to receive assistance from that agency in applying to the Department of Civil Service. Applicants should be encouraged to inform EHS and the Diversity Planning and Management Division of the Department of Civil Service if they are VESID clients.

.414 Candidate requests for appeals of Section 55-b/c certification determinations should be directed to the Civil Service Commission.

TM-63; July, 2008

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