TO: Department and Agency Directors, Human Resources and Affirmative Action Officers
FROM: Scott DeFruscio, Director of Staffing Services
SUBJECT: New Information and Self-Service Options in ELMS Online
DATE: November 28, 2016

New information and self-service options have been added to the Department of Civil Service’s (DCS) Eligible List Management System Online (ELMS Online) web site -

The ELMS Online users now have access to more information than simply their status (active or inactive) on lists contained in ELMS. List eligibles may still go to My Lists, under My Information, to see what lists they are on. We now indicate if a list is decentralized to an agency on this page and if there are any declinations that list eligibles can remove via ELMS Online. Of course, list eligibles must still contact agencies regarding their status on decentralized lists.

Under the new List Management menu, there are three options: Declinations, List Preferences and Request Inactivation.

These self-service features, as well as new references and FAQ’s, have been added in an effort to help list eligibles maintain their active status and to help DCS and agencies in assisting list eligibles.

This web-based resource is for use by list eligibles. State agencies cannot use ELMS Online to update information or to obtain eligible lists or certifications for the purpose of making appointments.

ELMS Online may be accessed from a link on the Department’s homepage.

We hope you and your employees will take advantage of this valuable resource. If you have any questions regarding the new features, you may contact us at or 518-457-4295.