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NYPD Psych disqualification appeal process

Posted in Disqualification Success Stories, NYPD character disqualification, NYPD disqualification, NYPD disqualification appeals attorney
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 an NOPD or Notice of Proposed Disqualification have thirty (30) days to appeal their disqualification. To succeed in an appeal it is best to… Continue Reading

Get the facts  before you complete your APD5.

Posted in Disqualification Success Stories, NYPD character disqualification, NYPD disqualification, NYPD disqualification appeals attorney
The best advice you can receive if you want to be an NYPD officer is to get your Certificates of Disposition from any arrests or summonses you may have received and your Lifetime Abstract from New York State Department of Motor Vehicles before your complete your Applicant Processing forms. If you guess about any arrests… Continue Reading

NYPD Oral Psychological Interview

Posted in Disqualification Success Stories, NYPD disqualification, NYPD disqualification appeals attorney, NYPD psych disqualification
Candidates for NYPD and Nassau County Police Department and other law enforcement agencies may not be aware that the oral psychological exam can be rough.  The examiner, most often a Psychologist, can use an aggressive questioning pattern to find out if the candidate can handle confrontation.  Also the psychologist may repeat previously asked questions to… Continue Reading

NYPD Disqualification NOPD

Posted in Disqualification Success Stories, NYPD character disqualification, NYPD disqualification, NYPD disqualification appeals attorney
The first notice you will receive when you are NYPD disqualified is a Notice of Proposed Disqualification or NOPD.  You will have 30 days to respond to this NOPD.  It is recommended that you consult with an attorney to protect your rights and make the most compelling arguments to increase your chances to get a… Continue Reading

What are the rights of disqualified NYPD Candidates?

Posted in Disqualification Success Stories, NYPD character disqualification, NYPD disqualification, NYPD disqualification appeals attorney
DCAS is New York City’s personnel department.  DCAS has delegated the task of investigating applicants to the NYPD.  You can appeal your NYPD disqualification.  Applicants who are disqualified from appointment may challenge an agency’s findings on the grounds that such findings were made in bad faith or were arbitrary and capricious.     There are… Continue Reading

Civil Service Commission Appeal Guidelines

Posted in Article 78, Civil Service
Any individual or entity who feels that they have been aggrieved by an action or decision of the President of the Civil Service Commission may file an appeal to the Commission. The aggrieved party (“appellant”) should submit the appeal with all necessary supporting documents, in writing, according to the deadlines pertaining to the subject of… Continue Reading

Article 78 decision placing petitioner’s name on special eligible list reversed

Posted in Article 78, Civil Service
Matter of Melvin Deas v. Judith Levitt, Director of NYC Department of Personnel Petitioner took a promotional competitive exam in 1983 and obtained the third highest score on the list in 1984 but was deemed psychological unfit. He appealed the disqualification and underwent a second psychological evaluation. In 1985, the New York City Director of… Continue Reading

City Civil Service Commission

Posted in Civil Service
New York City Charter § 813, Chapter 35: Department of Citywide Administrative Services    According to the NYC Charter § 813, the city civil service commission should consist of five members appointed by the mayor from a list of nominations provided by the screening committee. They will serve for overlapping terms of six years and… Continue Reading

Article 78 challenging termination from FDNY results in Court ordering proof that petitioner’s doctor’s note was considered prior to termination

Posted in Article 78, Civil Service
  Adam R. Duchinsky v. Nicholas Scoppetta, Fire Commissioner of the City of New York, and The City of New York This Article 78 case was brought about by Petitioner, Adam Duchinsky to challenge his termination and seek reinstatement as a probationary firefighter with the Fire Department of the City of New York. Petitioner was… Continue Reading

Civil Service Commission disqualifies applicant

Posted in Article 78, Civil Service, Employment Law
The following was originally posted at Public Personnel Blog of Harvey Randall, Esq. Disqualifying an applicant for appointment by a civil service commission Matter of Murray v County of Nassau Civil Service Commission, 2007 NY Slip Op 50927(U), Supreme Court, Nassau County, James P. McCormack, J. The Nassau Civil Service Commission disqualified Sandor Murray for… Continue Reading