civil service disqualification appeal

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

A police officer must first file an appeal with the NYC Civil Service Commission before filing an Article 78 under the doctrine of “exhaustion of remedies.”

A hiring agency may disqualify a candidate up to three years after hiring the candidate.  The three year limit does not apply if fraud was used in the application

There has been a sharp increase in the percentage of candidates appealing their NYPD NOPD psychological disqualification, and subsequently succeeding at a second interview.

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But, before you can get a second interview you must appeal your disqualification.

It’s good to get the facts before you act.

I am available for a phone consultation, a zoom

Law Office of Kevin P. SheerinAppealing a Civil Service Exam Disqualification:

Have you taken a civil service exam to become a police officer, fire fighter, corrections officer, sanitation worker or other civil servant for New York City or New York State and received a letter stating you are disqualified – either for medical, psychological or background/character reasons? If so, you

Candidates are sometimes surprised by the thoroughness of the psychological exam, including the written and oral components. Additionally, candidates can be shocked to learn how thorough the psychologist will be when investigating the following: school, work, interpersonal relationships, family relationships, legal issues, financial issues, substance use or abuse, alcohol use or abuse and mental

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

Law Office of Kevin P. SheerinIf you are in the hiring process for a New York City Civil Service job and you 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 expiration

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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.

The disappointment and frustration of receiving a disqualification letter from NYPD, FDNY, DSNY or New York City Department of Corrections can be addressed by taking action rather than giving up. One of the great parts of New York City civil service jobs is the New York City Civil Service Commission. The process of appeals has