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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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As a result of the global COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) pandemic and a concern for public health, the NYC Civil Service Commission (“CSC”) staff are currently working remotely until further notice.

Delays in Processing

In-person communication will not be available until further notice, and processing of items submitted by mail will be delayed.

Submission of Appeals

If you have recently submitted an appeal by mail but have not received a response from the CSC, please resubmit it via our online portal by first selecting an appeal type, above. All new appeals should be submitted via the portal by first selecting an appeal type, above.

Service of Process

In light of Governor Cuomo’s Executive Order 202.8 tolling the period for service of process until April 19, 2020, the CSC is not currently accepting in-person service of process.  During this period, we will accept service via email at

For the duration of this crisis, please refer to this website regularly for updates and submit any inquiries to

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