The New York State Department of Civil Service is the State's principal human resources provider for the Executive Branch of State Government, serving approximately 150,000 employees. The agency also provides technical services to the State’s 95 municipal civil service agencies that are responsible for civil service administration for more than 360,000 local government employees.
In addition, the Department administers the New York State Health Insurance Program (NYSHIP), which covers more than 1.2 million current and retired State and local government employees and their family members.The Commissioner of Civil Service heads the three-member State Civil Service Commission, which adopts and modifies rules governing a wide range of State civil service matters, and hears and determines appeals on such issues as examination qualifications, pay grade determinations, and disciplinary actions.
The principal human resources agency for New York State.
Administers Civil Service examinations for job seekers.
Manages one of the largest public employer health insurance programs in the nation.
Provides advice and technical assistance to over 95 local governments on civil service matters.
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