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If you have received a Notice of Proposed Disqualification (NOPD) you can appeal. I offer a free consultation if you receive a NYPD Psychological disqualification, medical disqualification or character/background disqualification. Please call 516-248-3494 or email me at kevin@sheerinlaw.com to arrange for a free consultation. There are two factors that are crucial in your disqualification appeal. The first is following the appeal process. The second is the facts of your case.

It is vital that you consult with someone experienced in this appeals process. Appealing the NOPD on your own can cause you to miss opportunities to make crucial arguments that could turn the appeal in your favor.

HERE ARE JUST A FEW OF THE MANY CHARACTER DISQUALIFICATION SUCCESS STORIES MR. SHEERIN HAS ACHIEVED FOR HIS CLIENTS:

N.Y.P.D. POLICE CANDIDATE WAS DENIED DUE TO HIS DRIVING RECORD
The Applicant was a NYPD Police Candidate. Due to his active status in the military, the candidate was unaware he had infractions on his driving record and could not resolve them immediately due to deployment. Mr. Sheerin presented this case in front of the New York City Civil Service Commission and established that when Appellant became aware of the infractions, he reported them consistently and credibly. After further consideration, the Commission reversed the disqualification.

NASSAU COUNTY CORRECTIONS OFFICER DISQUALIFIED FOR BACKGROUND REASONS
A Corrections Officer candidate was denied by The Nassau County Civil Service Commission because of his failure to finish school, as well as his prior private employment issues and arrest record. Mr. Sheerin represented the client and put together a compelling argument stating that the candidate had turned his life around and worked very hard to get to where he is today despite past circumstances out of his control. After reviewing the appeal argument, the Commission rescinded their disqualification for the Applicant.

If you would like a chance at becoming a success story and having your disqualification reversed, please call or email me to discuss your NYPD Psych Review appeal.

NYPD NOPD Psych DQ appeal attorney: call 516-248-3494 or email kevin@sheerinlaw.com

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Candidates contact me all the time and email me their NYPD Psych DQ Notice of Disqualification (NOD).  When I ask them to search for pss@nypd.org in their email inbox they say they received a NYPD Psych Review Notice of Proposed Disqualification two or three months prior.  This creates a problem because during processing you agreed that NYPD or another hiring agency could contact you by email.  When you miss the email and 30 days passes your disqualification appeal will be dismissed.

Therefore, it is imperative that you check your emails daily to see if you have received a disqualification email from either pss@nypd.org or APDadmin@nypd.org to prevent you from losing your chance to appeal.

As a civil service appeals attorney with more than 17 years of experience, I have helped many NYPD candidates win their disqualification appeal. I can help you too.

If you have questions about your disqualification and would like to schedule a free consultation via ZOOM or at my Mineola office, please do not hesitate to call me at 516 248 0040.

You can also email me at kevin@sheerinlaw.com

Visit my website www.sheerinlaw.com for more information about NYPD disqualification appeals.

Visit my blog civilservice.sheerinlaw.com for more information about Civil Service disqualification appeals.

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The NYC Civil Service Commission has posted on their website that they are operating at an alternate site due to COVID-19.

You may email them rather than attempting an in-person visit regarding your NOPD or NOD in connection with your NYPD Psych DQ or NYPD Psych Review.

Email appeals@nycccsc.nyc.gov

NYC Civil Service Commission announcement.

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Phone: 516.248.3494
Fax: 516.248.2808
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NYPD disqualification appeals

If you receive a NYPD NOPD psychological disqualification please call (516) 248-0040 or email kevin@sheerinlaw.com to schedule a free in office consultation. Due to Covid-19 and social distancing we are also offering ZOOM consultations.

Kevin has been helping disqualified candidates appeal their NYPD psychological or character disqualifications for more than 17 years now.

He offers many opportunities during the course of your appeal to meet and spend time with him in his office. The first opportunity is when you receive a Notice of Proposed Disqualification or NOPD.

Kevin offers free office consultations. He will meet with you to discuss your history and how the interview with the hiring agency’s psychologist went.  He will discuss with you the topics the NYPD psychologist focused on during your interview.  He will speak with you about your history of arrests, violations or incidents, if any, as well as any problems you may have had in school, at work or in relationships.

During the consultation Kevin will explain to you each and every detail of the NYPD Psych DQ Appeal process.

The consultation generally takes about one hour. After that hour you will better understand the disqualification appeal process and the issues that will ultimately determine your case. Kevin will let you know what he believes your chances are of having your disqualification reversed and what the next best step might be for you.

Once you file a NOPD appeal with your chosen Mental Health Professional (MHP) your chances are very good that the NYPD will offer you a second interview at a different location.  This location is 1 Lefrak City Plaza in East Elmhurst, Queens. These re-interviews are with a different unit which is separate from the Candidate Assessment Division on 20th Street in the old Police Academy building.

If you receive one of these NYPD Psych Review notifications Kevin will prepare with you in his office and will discuss the tips and tactics needed to succeed and how to avoid traps in the re-interview.  He will also discuss the key issues involved in your case so you will have greater insight rather than going in blindly into this re-interview.

During this preparation session you will gain insight into why the hiring agency believes you should be disqualified. Basically,  they believe that you are psychologically unsuitable, so gaining this insight can give you a leg up in your appeal.

If you are unsuccessful or do not receive a second psych interview you will receive a Notice of Disqualification (NOD).  At this point your appeal is filed with the New York City – Civil Service Commission. Even at this second step of the NYPD Psych DQ  process candidates are, more frequently, receiving an additional re-interview. If you receive an additional re-interview after the appeal to the Civil Service Commission, once again Kevin will offer you a preparation session in his office to discuss the process and your best chances for success.

When the NYPD submits documents supporting their decision to uphold your disqualification Kevin requests time to submit a Reply.  He will take the arguments that the NYPD presents and reply to those contentions and point out where they are exaggerated, misguided, distorted or just plain wrong.

After filing a NYPD Psych DQ appeal to the New York City – Civil Service Commission some candidates are granted a Hearing before the Commission. If you receive this hearing Kevin will prepare with you in his office for approximately two hours to again discuss the issues that are going to determine the outcome of your case. He will speak with you about proper attire and grooming when attending the hearing.  He will speak in depth, so you fully understand the function of the New York City – Civil Service Commission and what type of issues they would like to have resolved in order to have your disqualification reversed.

Mr. Sheerin’s standard fee for all of these services including a hearing, if one is granted, before the New York City – Civil Service Commission is $2500. This flat fee includes an initial in office consultation, an in office preparation session for each and every re-interview you receive and at least a two hour preparation session if you receive a Hearing before the New York City – Civil Service Commission.

This is the same fee Kevin has been charging since he began doing this type of work back in 2003.

Kevin believes meeting with candidates in person and spending time with them is crucial when deciding the best next step for a potential NYPD career or other employment choice. Spending time drilling down on the issues that form the basis of a disqualification with someone who has been in this line of work for over 17 years is crucial for a candidate trying to get a thorough, complete and accurate understanding of the challenges they are facing.

Phone consultations do not allow for a review of documents such as court dispositions, moving violations, college transcripts or a CAS-5 filled out during the application process. It is crucial to review Individual Education Plans (IEPs) as well as issues regarding ADHD medicines and work or school discipline, suspension or terminations in order to get a complete sense of your chances on appeal.

Everyone knows how life-changing a successful disqualification appeal can be for you.

By investing some of your time, money and energy you are making the best investment into a successful future.

If you have questions about your disqualification appeal and would like to schedule a free consultation via ZOOM or at Kevin’s office in Mineola, please do not hesitate to call him at 516 248 0040.

You can also email him at kevin@sheerinlaw.com

Visit his website www.sheerinlaw.com for more information about NYPD disqualification appeals.

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It can’t get any worse. If you are currently disqualified, it can only get better. You have two chances to succeed. First, you could win at a re-interview at the NYPD Psych DQ Notice of Proposed Disqualification phase. It is extremely important that you have knowledgeable, experienced mental health professionals and attorneys to help, guide and prepare you for any re-interview.

If you are unsuccessful, you have a second chance to win with an appeal to the New York City – Civil Service Commission, which holds hearings and may rule that your disqualification was improper. Naysayers and critics will claim that no one ever wins, but that is not true. Recently candidates have had their NYPD Psych Review disqualification reversed at the NOPD re-interview. Additionally, candidates have had their disqualifications reversed after hearings at the Civil Service Commission. However, your  disqualification will not be reversed if you do not take action.

As a civil service appeals attorney with more than 17 years of experience, I have helped many NYPD candidates win their disqualification appeal. I can help you too.

If you have questions about your disqualification and would like to schedule a free consultation via ZOOM or at my Mineola office, please do not hesitate to call me at 516 248 0040.

You can also email me at kevin@sheerinlaw.com

Visit my website www.sheerinlaw.com for more information about NYPD disqualification appeals.

Visit my blog civilservice.sheerinlaw.com for more information about Civil Service disqualification appeals.

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If you have been arrested you must check that your arrest appears on your APD5. Frequently, candidates give the excuse that “someone told me my arrest record was sealed”. This will not work. If you have been arrested you must disclose your arrest and when you were arrested no matter what the disposition in your court case.

If you were suspended in school you must disclose that you were suspended. Your investigator and psychologist will ask for authorizations to find out about school discipline and when they get reports from your SUNY school or any other college that you were suspended you will be disqualified and will most likely be unable to have a successful appeal.

If you were terminated from a job you should disclose your termination because when the NYPD gets your Social Security lifetime history they will see exactly what jobs you have had and you will ask you to explain why you were let go from certain jobs.

Unfortunately, if you don’t reveal these things upfront you will get disqualified and will not be able to explain them away.

As a civil service appeals attorney with more than 17 years of experience, I have helped many NYPD candidates win their disqualification appeal.

If you have questions about your disqualification and would like to schedule a free consultation via ZOOM or at my Mineola office, please do not hesitate to call me at 516 248 0040.

You can also email me at kevin@sheerinlaw.com

Visit my website www.sheerinlaw.com for more information about NYPD disqualification appeals.

Visit my blog civilservice.sheerinlaw.com for more information about Civil Service disqualification appeals.

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There is some confusion among candidates about whether they must appeal a NYPD psych review NOPD. (Notice of Proposed Disqualification) To clarify: you must appeal a NYPD NOPD psychological disqualification at the NOPD stage or your appeal will be dismissed. The Psychological Assessment section file may only be reviewed by a licensed health care professional. Your only opportunity to have your Psychological Services Assessment section file reviewed during this administrative process will be at this time. IF YOU DO NOT SUBMIT ADDITIONAL INFORMATION BY THESE DEADLINES, THIS PRELIMINARY DETERMINATION OF PSYCHOLOGICAL UNSUITABILITY WILL BECOME FINAL. YOU WILL NOT HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO HAVE YOUR FILE REVIEWED BY A LICENSED HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONAL DURING THIS ADMINISTRATIVE PROCESS AND YOU WILL RECEIVE NOTIFICATION THAT YOU HAVE BEEN DISQUALIFIED. If you try to begin your appeal at the NOD stage, as some people will advise you to do, the NYPD Legal Bureau will move to dismiss your appeal for failing to exhaust your administrative remedies and failing to have your psychological file sent to your Mental Health Professional (MHP) at the NOPD stage. Your appeal may be dismissed.

As a civil service appeals attorney with more than 17 years of experience, I have helped many NYPD candidates win their disqualification appeal.

If you have questions about your disqualification and would like to schedule a free consultation via ZOOM or at my Mineola office, please do not hesitate to call me at 516 248 0040.

You can also email me at kevin@sheerinlaw.com

Visit my website www.sheerinlaw.com for more information about NYPD disqualification appeals.

Visit my blog civilservice.sheerinlaw.com for more information about Civil Service disqualification appeals.

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The NYPD is still issuing Notice of Proposed Disqualification (NOPD) during the current crisis.  If you receive a NYPD NOPD please call 516-248-3494 or email: kevin@sheerinlaw.com. If you were suspended in school you should say you were suspended in school. Your investigator and psychologist will ask for authorizations to find out if you have a school disciplinary record and when they get the reports from your SUNY school or any another college that you were suspended you will be disqualified and most likely will be unable to have a successful appeal.

If you were terminated from a job you should say you were because when the NYPD gets your Social Security lifetime history they will see what jobs you have had and you will have to explain why you were let go from certain jobs.

Unfortunately, if you don’t reveal these things you will get disqualified and will not be able to explain them away.

The Commission holds hearings to determine if your disqualification was improper. When you are disqualified that disqualification will not be reversed unless you choose to take action. I have been assisting disqualified NYPD, FDNY, DSNY and NYC DOC candidates for more than 18 years. Each appeal is different just as your history of school, work and personal relationships are different.

If you receive a NYPD NOPD for character disqualification, I offer a free ZOOM consultation or phone consultation.

I would be happy to speak with you to see if I can help you with your appeal. Please call me at 516-248-3494. You can also:

Email me at kevin@sheerinlaw.com

Visit my website www.sheerinlaw.com

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What must I do every day if I am a candidate?

If you are processing to be a NYPD officer you must check your email everyday.

When you appeared at the Candidate Assessment Division you signed a form giving the NYPD permission to contact you by email.

You can receive a Character Disqualification email from APDAdmin@nypd.org

-OR-

You can receive a Psychological Disqualification from pss@nypd.org

If you receive one of these emails and do not respond within 30 days you will most likely lose your chance to appeal.

This is especially true for the Psychological Disqualifications.  In NYPD psych dq cases if you do not respond to the NOPD within 30 days you will receive a Notice of Disqualification or NOD.   When you appeal the NOD to the New York City Civil Service Commission they will forward you a form with a series of questions requesting an explanation for your failure to respond to the NOPD.  In most cases your reasoning will not be accepted and your appeal will be dismissed.

How do I file an appeal?

There are two (2) steps to the appeal process.

You will receive a NOPD or Notice of Proposed Disqualification.

This appeal goes back to the hiring agency.

It could be psychological, medical or background/character.

It is best to consult with an attorney to discuss the facts of your disqualification, the appeal process and the most compelling arguments for you to succeed.

Should I file an appeal or withdraw from a disqualification?

It depends.  If the agency or department that disqualified you is the job you really want then it might be best to challenge the decision promptly because experience shows that time will usually not change that agency’s decision.

What are my chances of winning an appeal?

Appeal chances are decided on a case by case basis.

What did the agency base their disqualification decision on?

Is the hiring agency’s decision rational and can the agency defend it?

What is it about you that makes you a qualified candidate?

Your education, work history, accomplishments, college degrees, special skills, outstanding performance, problem free work and/or school records.  No involvement with law enforcement and a good driving record is also a plus.  Also, if you had some problems in the past, what have you done to overcome them and transform yourself into the person you are today?

Can I handle the appeal process myself?

Your chances to succeed significantly increase when you use an expert to assist you.

Why do I need an Attorney?

I have been assisting disqualified civil service job candidates for more than 18 years.  Over that time I have learned what the hiring agencies are looking for and what arguments are successful in getting candidate’s disqualifications reversed.  I am familiar with the appeals process and have argued cases before the NYC Civil Service Commission going back to 2003.  Having an expert greatly increases your chances of getting your disqualification reversed.

What are the steps in an appeal process?

A.   NOTICE OF PROPOSED DISQUALIFICATION

If you are a candidate for NYPD Police Officer you must check your email inbox every day for emails from: pss@nypd.org or APDAdmin@nypd.org

You may receive an email stating: Notice of Proposed Disqualification. This is a NOPD. You usually have thirty (30) days to file an Appeal. Sometimes you have only fifteen (15) days .

MEDICAL, PSYCHOLOGICAL DISQUALIFICATION

  1. File appeal. Hire expert to get hiring agency file.
  2. Designate expert. Prepare rebuttal report.
  3. In office preparation or ZOOM interview for re-interview discussing key issues in Psychologist’s reports.

Re-interview with a different Psychologist usually at Lefrak City offices.

CHARACTER DISQUALIFICATION

  1. Collect information regarding background.
  2. Prepare appeal package with all documents.
  3. File appeal.

B.   NOTICE OF DISQUALIFICATION

  1. You will receive a letter saying you were disqualified from the hiring agency.
  2. You have 30 days to appeal (Time varies-Reference NOD Letter).
  3. File an appeal package with the Civil Service Commission.
  4. In Office Preparation for re-interview, if granted, or Civil Service Commission Hearing, if granted.

C.   CPLR ARTICLE 78

  1. Lawsuit filed in NYS Supreme Court.
  2. Ask Judge to rule that the disqualification was arbitrary, capricious and/or irrational.
  3. Request order finding decision to uphold disqualification was irrational.
How long does each step take?

How do I find out the status of my appeal?

Your attorney can contact the hiring agency to find out the status of your appeal.

How should I respond to the NYPD Psychologist’s questions?

You can prepare by speaking with your appeals attorney about tips and tactics of psychological interviews and the best practices to help you succeed.

When does the list for my exam expire?

The Expiration date of NYC Civil Service Exam lists can be checked by:

Calling 212 669-1357

Press 2

Enter your Social Security #

You will hear the date the eligible list was established and the date it expires.  This is usually 4 years.

Why do I need an attorney if the Psychologist does the appeal?

If my exam is close to expiring can I appeal?

What is the time frame for the appeal?

Time frames vary from one appeal to the next.  It is best to appeal promptly and cooperate in the appeal process whether it be 2nd psych interviews or follow up inquiries from background investigators. (BI)

How much does it cost to appeal?

My standard fee for NOPD and NOD appeals is $2,500.00 including any hearing before the NYC Civil Service Commission.

In addition to free in office consultations, I also offer a free ZOOM consultation or phone consultation.

If you have any questions about your disqualification and/or the appeal process and would like to schedule a free consultation at my Mineola office please do not hesitate to call me at 516-248-0040.

Email me: kevin@sheerinlaw.com

You can visit my website www.sheerinlaw.com

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