Other Types of Appeals

Pursuant to Section 813(d) of the New York City Charter, in addition to hearing disqualification and disciplinary appeals, the CSC also may hear and determine appeals involving the following actions and determinations of the Commissioner of Citywide Administrative Services ("DCAS") or a delegated agency head:

  • Scheduling and conducting examinations for positions in the civil service;
  • Establishing, promulgating, and certifying eligible lists;
  • Determining the appropriateness of eligible lists for filling vacancies;
  • Investigating applicants for positions in the civil service, including reviewing their qualifications, and revoking or rescinding appointments for reasons of disqualification;
  • Reviewing the appointment of a provisional employee within sixty days after appointment to assure compliance with Civil Service Law; and
  • Certifying payrolls.

The CSC may also hear and determine appeals involving the following actions and determinations of an agency head, which have been reviewed by DCAS:

  • Allocating individual positions to existing civil service titles;
  • Assisting DCAS with determining minimum qualifications for classes of positions, and reviewing and evaluating the qualifications of candidates for civil service positions;
  • Scheduling and conducting examinations (except promotional examinations); and
  • Administering and certifying eligible lists for classes of positions that are unique to the agency.

The CSC may review these determinations to assure that they comply with the New York City Charter, Civil Service Law, and other rules. Individuals who believe that an agency has made an improper determination or action, based on the list above, may submit an appeal to the CSC. Appeals must include a signed, written request for appeal, and a copy of the agency determination notice, if one is available. The CSC will first rule on whether it has jurisdiction before accepting an appeal on the merits.

Appeals may be filed in person or by mail to the CSC at:

NYC Civil Service Commission
1 Centre Street, Room 2300N
New York, NY 10007

The CSC may also, on its own initiative, or if requested by the mayor, council or commissioner, conduct reviews, studies, or analyses of the administration of personnel in the city, including the classification of titles by the Commissioner of Citywide Administrative Services.

For more information, you may refer to sections 813, 814, and 815 of the New York City Charter.