After retiring with an investigation pending a NYCTA employee filed an Article 78 petition alleging that the NYCTA’s decision denying a hearing about his request for a lump sum payout for his time on the books was improper.  The court determined that the employee was not entitled to a hearing because he held a non-competitive class title which was classified as confidential or policy-making and New York State Civil Service Law does not guarantee disciplinary hearings for these titles.  Furthermore, the decision was not arbitrary nor capricious.  Read about this New York State Civil Service Law case.