Lisa Colangelo of the New York Daily News recently wrote about the issue of provisional workers in New York City. Over two years ago, the city was ordered to reduce the number of provisional employees in the workforce. The Department of Citywide Administrative Services has developed a five-year plan to reorganize civil service titles and

Matter of Jessica Coulter v State of NY Insurance Department

Petitioner brought about this Article 78 case to review a determination of the State of New York Insurance Department adopting the recommendation of a hearing officer and revoking petitioner’s insurance broker license in New York. Petitioner was charged with untrustworthiness and incompetence as an insurance

Matter of Jeffrey Baker v Poughkeepsie City School District

Petitioner, a Business Manager for the Poughkeepsie City School District, brought about this Article 78 proceeding to review a determination of the School District adopting the recommendation of a hearing officer which found petitioner guilty of eight charges of misconduct and incompetence and terminated his employment.

Matter of Lisa Capece v Margaret Schultz, as Community Superintendent of Community School District 31

Petitioner brought about this Article 78 proceeding to review a determination of Margaret Schultz, Community Superintendent of Community School District 31 of the New York City Department of Education terminating petitioner from her position as a probationary public school teacher.

In this Article 78 case, petitioner, David Vetter, was a probationary teacher for the Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk Central School District for the 2005-2006 school year. In 2006, the Board of Education voted to terminate petitioner due to allegations of misconduct but did not provide written notice of this decision until a month later – two days before

A new Civil Service Bill, S4562, was passed that will change the probationary period for employees of the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation appointed to a title on the non-competitive class to one year. The current five-year probationary period is considered unfair and unnecessary by many health workers. This new bill shortens the

Matter of Kevin Cummins v New York City Department of Education

Petitioner brought about this Article 78 proceeding to appeal his termination by the New York City Department of Education, claiming it was arbitrary and capricious and made in violation of his right to due process.

Petitioner began working for the Department of Education in

Matter of Janet Wilson v Board of Education of Harborfields Central School District

In this Article 78 proceeding, Petitioner Janet Wilson sought to review a determination of the Board of Education of the Harborfields Central School District declining to extend her employment contract. Supreme Court granted her appeal which resulted in the Board pursuing an