New York City Personnel Services Bulletin 100-10R addresses the process of appealing a civil service job disqualification.

New York State Civil Service Law and the New York City Charter authorized the DCAS Commissioner to disqualify a candidate for medical or psychological reasons.

Throughout my 18 years of experience as a civil service disqualification appeals attorney,

For those interested in a job with the New York State Department of Correctional Services, there is information regarding the psychological screening program for correction officer trainee candidates on line which covers an overview of the screening program, lists the psychological tests administered, and explains the rating system. It also provides a breakdown of the

Candidates who fail to provide requested documents during the application process for police officer will have their file marked discontinued.  There is no appeal from a discontinued status.

Candidates that receive a NOPD or Notice of Proposed Disqualification have thirty (30) days to appeal their disqualification.

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To succeed in an appeal it is best to

This is a short video about the New York City Civil Service Law Section 61, known as the 1 in 3 rule.

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What can be expected in the NYPD psychological testing process?

The NYPD will give you a written exam consisting of hundreds of questions.  After the examination is scored you will be called to meet with a NYPD Psychological staff member for an oral psychological interview.

You may be asked questions about your answers given on

If your goal is to become a police officer, you must do considerable homework before filling out any forms, meeting with any investigator or attending any psychological evaluation.

You must research your school records, obtain your school transcript, and be ready to discuss any disciplinary history, as well as any withdrawals and/or failed classes. You

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If you are disqualified from a New York City job, such as painter, electrician, computer specialist or any other job, you can appeal.

Often your first appeal will be to the Committee on Manifest Errors- CME. If the CME denies your appeal, your next appeal would be to the New York City Civil Service Commission.

Part of the appeal process for psychological disqualification is finding a psychologist who will help you by making the strongest arguments for your candidacy. If the psychologist is unable or unwilling to look at your good points, strengths, adversities you’ve overcome, accomplishments, perseverance over hardships, and persistence in improving despite any difficulties or disabilities you

One of my clients was recently called to a second psychological interview with the NYPD.

The interview lasted 3 1/2 hours.

What can you take from this?

One, is that these interviews and processes are not taken lightly. If that were true, the psychologist would not have spent 3 1/2 hours with the candidate and