Since 2006, more than 1,000 New York City teachers have lost their permanent assignments yet remain on the Department of Education payroll. These teachers are referred to as the Absent Teacher Reserve pool (ATRs). They have not lost their jobs due to any wrongdoing but due to school closings or budget cuts. ATRs are assigned

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

The Village of Montgomery and Town of Mount Hope must stop using in-house police ranks and start hiring police supervisors from a competitive list. Orange County has decided not to certify its payroll if they do not comply with Civil Service Law. After a local paper identified village officers as chiefs and sergeants, the Personnel

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

According to Lisa Colangelo from the Daily News, the Department of Citywide Administrative Services is attempting to ease the process of taking civil service exams. Besides the early Saturday morning written exams DCAS is now operating a Computerizes Testing Center on LaFayette St, in Manhattan where candidates are able to walk in and take tests

Roslyn Rosenfeld has been selling civil service test books for 55 years now at her Civil Service Bookshop at 89 Worth Street in Lower Manhattan. The bookstore offers a wide range of test preparation manuals for every civil service exam imaginable from the more common jobs like police officer and fire fighter to budget examiner

Boakye-Yiadom v Roosevelt Union Free School District

Plaintiff brought about an action to recover damages for breach of contract, promissory estoppel, and defamation. The Supreme Court denied granted defendants’ motion to dismiss the complaint and plaintiff commenced this appeal.

Education Law requires that any complaint against the school district or board of education must be