Department of Civil Service

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Welcome to the Veterans Temporary Hiring Program

On January 20, 2014 the Executive Law was amended to add Chapter 17-A, also known as the Veterans Employment Act. Pursuant to Section 369 of the Executive Law, it will be the policy of the state to use honorably discharged veterans for temporary appointments in state agencies rather than utilizing temporary employment service companies. It is also the responsibility of the Department of Civil Service to create a veteran temporary hiring list. A state agency must select a veteran from the veteran temporary hiring list when making a temporary appointment provided the veteran possesses the applicable skills needed for the temporary assignment.

Opportunities for temporary employment exist in a breadth of titles. However, for the purposes of implementing the Veterans Employment Act, a group of titles have initially been identified as those that offer the greatest number of temporary opportunities under this program.

The Department of Civil Service is hosting the Veterans Temporary Hiring Program through which qualifying veterans may:

Once you submit this information for activation in the Veterans Temporary Hiring Program, your name will remain active for two years at which time you may re-subscribe to continue your active status. You may update your information at any time, or inactivate and reactivate your name, as needed, to be considered for opportunities. Updates to your information or status may be made under "My Information / Status" after you Sign-Up / Sign-In.

If you have any questions about your program eligibility or would like more information on the program contact staff at: