The City Civil Service Commission ("CSC") is an independent, non-mayoral city agency authorized by section 813 of the New York City Charter, to hear and decide appeals from certain determinations made by other City agencies under the New York State Civil Service Law.
The CSC is made up of five Commissioners appointed by the Mayor to six-year terms upon approval by the City Council. The Mayor may designate one of the Commissioners as Chair and one as Vice Chair on a yearly basis. No more than three Commissioners may be affiliated with the same political party.
The majority of appeals that come before the CSC fall into two categories:
The CSC may, however, hear appeals from other agency determinations. Please refer to the Other Types of Appeals section for more information.