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- The next meeting of the Nassau County Civil Service Commission will be held on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at 2:00 p.m.
- IMPORTANT UPDATE REGARDING VETERANS' CREDITS: On November 5, 2013, voters approved an amendment to section 6 of article 5 of the New York State Constitution regarding veterans' credits for civil service appointments and promotions. This change is to take effect on January 1, 2014. Click Here to view the text of this section.
The Nassau County Civil Service Commission was established pursuant to Article XII and expanded by amendments to Nassau County Government Law, in accordance with provisions in New York State Civil Service Law and the New York State Constitution.
The purpose of the Nassau County Civil Service Commission is to administer New York State Civil Service Law and ensure Nassau County taxpayers of a public workforce qualified for their jobs pursuant to the principles of selection according to merit and fitness. We currently service 33 County departments and 234 municipal agencies, including the Towns of North Hempstead and Oyster Bay, Nassau County school districts, libraries, villages and special districts.
The Commission is comprised of a policy-making Board with three Commissioners, an executive director, and seven specialized main divisions. These divisions are Recruitment, Classification, Qualification, Examination, Placement, County Transactions and Municipal Transactions.
Recruitment administers all Civil Service exams. They are responsible for preparing examination announcements and reconcile examination results from the State Civil Service Commission prior to the establishment of eligible lists.
Classification defines all positions, according to the duties to be performed by incumbents of those positions, and establishes training and experience requirements for the positions.
Qualification reviews all applications, for both examination and employment, in Nassau County Departments, towns, villages, school districts and special districts.
Examination plans, organizes and supervises special and standard testing programs. They determine areas appropriate for written tests and review test items for subject matter based on standards and appropriateness of content.
Placement establishes, maintains and certifies eligible lists. They are also responsible for verifying that competitive class appointments are made in accordance with Civil Service Law.
County Transactions, in addition to acting as a liaison between the Commission and the various County departments, reviews all appointments of Nassau County employees prior to employment, in order to ensure that all legal requirements have been met. They maintain roster records for approximately 18,000 County employees and certify County department payrolls to ensure that the employment practices of these departments continue to be in compliance with New York State Civil Service Law and Nassau County Civil Service Rules made pursuant to that law.
Municipal Transactions, in addition to acting as a liaison between the Commission and the various municipal agencies, reviews all appointments of municipal employees prior to employment in order to ensure that all Civil Service requirements have been met. They maintain roster records for approximately 27,000 municipal employees and certify municipal payrolls to ensure that the employment practices of municipal agencies under our jurisdiction continue to be in compliance with New York State Civil Service Law and Nassau County Civil Service Rules made pursuant to that law.