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

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I was found psychologically qualified after a second

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

It can’t get any worse…

If you are currently disqualified, it can only get better. You have two chances to succeed. First, you could win at a re-interview at the NYPD Psych DQ Notice of Proposed Disqualification phase. It is extremely important that you have knowledgeable, experienced mental health professionals and attorneys to

New York Civil Service Attorney Law Blog | Law Offices of Kevin P. Sheerin

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

What are some of the reasons a candidate can be psychologically (psych) disqualified for the NYPD police officer title or other civil service titles?

If a candidate had an IEP (Individual Education Plan) in school, some NYPD psychologists see this as a reason to disqualify a candidate. The NYPD psychologist will ask you to sign

Law Office of Kevin P. SheerinWhen appealing a NYPD character disqualification, what are some factors being considered?

Frequency of violations or infractions, such as arrests, moving violations or other incidents such as school discipline or work discipline.  If you were suspended or expelled from school, these factors would work against your NYPD Police Officer application. Also, if you were late

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