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Civil Service Commission

What We Do

    The City Civil Service Commission ("CSC") is an independent agency authorized by section 813 of the New York City Charter, to hear and decide appeals from determinations made by other City agencies under the New York State Civil Service Law.

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June 24, 2020 - Coronavirus Update

Please note that because of the global COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) pandemic and a concern for public health, the NYC Civil Service Commission continues to work remotely until further notice. As a result, in-person communication will not be available until further notice, and processing of items submitted by mail will be delayed. However, the Commission continues to process appeals and function at full capacity. If you have recently submitted an appeal by mail but have not received a response from the Commission, please resubmit the appeal via our online portal, by first selecting an appeal type. (See tabs at the top of this page).

Note on Civil Service List Expirations:

All eligible lists which were originally scheduled to terminate between March 16, 2020 and December 31, 2020 will be extended by one year.  Inquiries regarding the status of an eligible list can be e-mailed to the New York City Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS) at:  LMAcustomerserviceunit@dcas.nyc.gov.

If You Want to File an Appeal with the Civil Service Commission:

  1. First determine whether you have received a final agency determination directing you to appeal to the Commission. If you have a notice with instructions for appealing directly to:

    • the agency; or
    • the Department of Citywide Administrative Service's (DCAS) Committee on Manifest Errors (CME); or
    • the New York City Transit Authority Personnel Review Board,

    then you should NOT send an appeal request to the Commission. Instead, follow the instructions on your notice and look to the disqualifying agency or DCAS’s website for further information.
  1. If you determined that you have received a final agency determination directing you to appeal to the Commission, you may do so via our online portal, by first selecting an appeal type. (See tabs at the top of this page).

Information for Individuals With Open Appeals:

A number of Executive Orders issued in March 2020 by Governor Cuomo and extended through June and July impact the processing of Commission appeals. As a result, all deadlines set by the Commission have been suspended until further notice including all Commission filing deadlines stated in the Commission’s Acknowledgment of Appeal letter. There is no need to request an extension at this time. Please note, however, that the Commission is accepting electronic submissions and you may submit any paperwork in support of your appeal by email to appeals@nyccsc.nyc.gov. Please include your Commission Case Number in the subject line of all emails.

Information for City Agencies:

A number of Executive Orders issued in March 2020 by Governor Cuomo and extended through June and July impact the processing of Commission appeals, including all Commission filing deadlines. All deadlines set by the Commission have been suspended until further notice and there is no need to request an extension. Please note, however, that the Commission is still accepting electronic submissions and if you are able to submit a report via email, please do so to appeals@nyccsc.nyc.gov and copy the Appellant. Please include the Commission Case Number in the subject line of all emails.

Service of Process

In light of Governor Cuomo’s Executive Order 202.8 tolling the period for service of process, the Civil Service Commission is not currently accepting in-person service of process until further notice. During this period, we will accept service via email at appeals@nyccsc.nyc.gov.

For the duration of this crisis, please refer to this website regularly for updates and submit any inquiries to appeals@nyccsc.nyc.gov


Mission Statement

The mission of the CSC is to be fair and impartial in deciding appeals and to assure that the treatment of civil service applicants and employees is consistent with civil service laws and the City's personnel rules.

In addition to hearing appeals from individuals, the CSC may conduct reviews and studies of personnel administration in City government.

Programs & Initiatives