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NYC DCAS Job applicants need to enter tasks performed in job application

Posted in Civil Service, Civil Service Discipline, Disqualification Success Stories, NYPD character disqualification, NYPD disqualification, NYPD disqualification appeals attorney, NYPD psych disqualification
New York City’s Department of Administrative Services writes, administers and grades Civil Service Exams. A Notice of Examination states the job requirements for a civil service title. A Civil Service job candidate when filling out the application, which is often online, you should keep the job requirements in front of them as they fill out… Continue Reading

Civil Service Law Section 76

Posted in Civil Service, Civil Service Discipline
Section 76 of the New York State Civil Service Law permits aggrieved employees to appeal a determination after disciplinary proceeding to the NYC Civil Service Commission through an Article 78 proceeding. Civil Service Law section 76 states that the Commission’s decision “shall be final inconclusive, and shall not be subject to further review in any… Continue Reading

NYPD psych disqualified candidates MUST appeal upon receipt of Notice of Proposed Disqualification-NOPD

Posted in Civil Service, NYPD disqualification appeals attorney
NYPD Psych Disqualification Disqualified NYPD Police Officer candidates who receive a letter called Notice of Proposed Disqualification (NOPD) based on psychological issues must file an appeal within 30 days! Failure to file an appeal and designated an expert to receive your file to prepared an rebuttal appeal report will result in having your case dismissed… Continue Reading

Plaintiff Failed to Comply with County Law 52 – Case Dismissed

Posted in Article 78, Civil Service, Civil Service Discipline
Plaintiff claimed improper termination from respondent County and alleged protection under civil service law section 75 – be the public sector whistleblower law.   Plaintiff failed to file a notice of claim as required by County law section 52 and defendants motion to dismiss this improper termination case was granted. New York State general municipal… Continue Reading

NYC provisionals get “Qualified Incumbents Exam”

Posted in Civil Service, Employment Law, NYPD disqualification appeals attorney
Governor Cuomo signed a bill to allow provisional City workers a one time opportunity to take a “Qualified Incumbents Exam” and become permanent in their title.  This exam would be given as long as there were no upcoming open competitive examination for that title. This bill seeks to reduce the number of provisionals working in… Continue Reading


Posted in Civil Service, Disqualification Success Stories, NYPD disqualification appeals attorney
NYPD Disqualification If you are in the hiring process for a New York City Civil Service job and would like to find out when your eligible list expires: Dial 212-669-1357 Press 2 Enter your social security number The DCAS help line will tell you when your list was established and when it will expire. The… Continue Reading

Reinstated Teacher must follow DOE Chancellor’s regulations to retain tenure

Posted in 3020a, Civil Service, Civil Service Discipline, Teacher Issues
Petitioner was a teacher of catering who resigned to take a chef’s position. Petitioner returned to a different school and was given a “U” rating and terminated. Petitioner filed an Article 78 petition without filing a grievance claiming that his termination was arbitrary and capricious, an abuse of discretion and violated his right to have… Continue Reading

Terminated Probationary teacher seeking back pay in Article 78 must file Notice of Claim in 90 days

Posted in 3020a, Article 78, Civil Service, Civil Service Discipline, Teacher Issues
The New York State Court of Appeals held that a probationary teacher who sues for back pay in an Article 78 would have had to have filed a Notice of Claim within 90 after the claim arose. The Court affirmed the Appellate Division, Second Department decision in that when back pay was requested a Notice… Continue Reading

Should you appeal an NYPD disqualification?

Posted in Civil Service, Disqualification Success Stories, NYPD disqualification appeals attorney
Some of the Most  Frequent questions I receive: Should I appeal my Civil Service job disqualification? Well, consider what happens to your chances of being a law enforcement officer if you let a disqualification stand. Most law enforcement agencies are required to conduct an investigation for every exam you take but how authentic will it… Continue Reading

Teacher’s “U” rating reversed after Article 78 lawsuit

Posted in 3020a, Article 78, Civil Service
Teacher received an “U” rating due to a number of factors including attendance and lateness for the 2010-2011 school year. She received unsatisfactory ratings in seven categories in her Annual Professinal Performance Review (APPR). Her principal wrote to her stating that improperly prepared paperwork would be considered and unsatisfactory rating. As was her right the… Continue Reading

Can employee placed on union paid release time be shielded from discipline?

Posted in Civil Service, Civil Service Discipline
This is the question that was posed in the case of petitioner versus Manhattan and Bronx Surface Transit Operating Authority “MABSTOA” The Appellate Division First Department decided that it was violative of public policy to allow the union to place an employee who was to be disciplined on union paid release time. The lower court… Continue Reading

DCAS Special Officer Disqualification Reversed

Posted in Civil Service, Employment Law, Uncategorized
In a lawsuit brought by the New York community service Society for petitioner, KM, Judge Moulton of the New York County Supreme Court Held That BOTH the Department of Citywide Administrative Services and the New York City Civil Service Commission Failed to Consider Correction Law Article 23 a in Disqualifying the Petitioner. Petitioner applied for… Continue Reading

New York City violates due process law in Civil Service Law section 71 and 73 case

Posted in Accidental Disability Pensions, Civil Service
Employee of Department of Environmental Protection was found to have been illegally terminated when New York City failed to give proper notice in Civil Service Law section 73 and Civil Service Law section 71 case. Originally petitioner was terminated for failing to reply to a effort to terminate him for  non occupational injury. Later<, respondents… Continue Reading