Frequently Asked Questions

Disciplinary FAQs

How do I file an appeal?

If you received a letter from your agency imposing discipline, that letter should provide instructions for filing an appeal with the CSC or with the New York State Supreme Court. For additional information, please visit the Filing an Appeal section of this website.

Should I Appeal to the CSC or the Supreme Court?

A disciplinary determination can be appealed either to the CSC or the Supreme Court. If you choose to file an appeal with the CSC, the CSC's determination is final and cannot be appealed to the Supreme Court, except in rare circumstances. If you choose to file your appeal at the Supreme Court, you will not be able to appeal that decision to the CSC.

The CSC cannot give advice about whether to file an appeal with the CSC, and appellants may want to consult with an attorney or their union representative.

What is the status of my appeal?

For information regarding individual appeals already filed with the CSC, please email the CSC at appeals@nyccsc.nyc.gov. Please note that information will only be given to the attorney of record, or named appellant if not represented.

When will I receive the CSC's decision on my appeal?

Decisions are issued as soon as practicable after the CSC has reviewed all submissions on the matter.

In cases where a hearing was held, decisions are generally mailed out within 90 days of the date of the hearing. However, where there is additional time granted to the parties for post-hearing submissions, the decision will be mailed out within 90 days of the last date of such submissions, where practicable.

For additional information, please visit the Filing an Appeal section of this website.