Personnel Rules and Regulations of the City of New York

RULE I - DEFINITIONS

Agency: Agency is any department, administration, board, body or authority possessing separate and independent powers and functions and recognized as such by the department of citywide administrative services.

Agency Head: Agency head is the head of an agency.

Announcement: Announcement is the official notice of examination.

Appointing Officer: Appointing officer is the officer, commission, board, body or authority having the power of appointment to subordinate positions.

Certifying Agency: Certifying agency is an agency which administers and certifies eligible lists for classes of positions unique to such agency.

Civil Service of New York City or Civil Service: Civil Service of New York City or Civil Service includes all offices and positions in the definitions hereinafter set forth of "classified service" and "unclassified service."

Class of Positions: Class of positions means a group of positions substantially similar with respect to duties, responsibilities, qualifications and examination requirements to the extent that the same title may be used to designate such positions and the same salary grade may be equally applied thereto.

Classified Service: Classified service means all offices or positions in the civil service of New York City, classified under one of the four jurisdictional classes: exempt; competitive; non-competitive; labor; including such offices and positions in the New York City housing authority, triborough bridge and tunnel authority, New York City transit authority, New York City board of education and the offices of all district attorneys and all public administrators within the City of New York.

Commission: Commission means the New York City civil service commission.

Commissioner of Citywide Administrative Services: The Commissioner of Citywide Administrative Services is the head of the New York City department of citywide administrative services.

Compensation: Compensation is the annual salary attaching to a position or its equivalent if stated by the day, week, month, hour or other unit. Maintenance in the form of board and lodging or its monetary equivalent as duly fixed may also be included therein.

Day: Day is each day of the week; provided, however, if the last day for completing action on any matter is a Saturday, Sunday or holiday, it shall be the next business day.

The Department of Citywide Administrative Services: The Department of Citywide Administrative Services is the department established by chapter thirty-five of the New York City charter.

Examination: Examination is the process by which the department of citywide administrative services or other examining agency ascertains the fitness of candidates for entrance into the classified service or promotion therein.

Examining Agency: Examining agency is an agency which schedules and conducts non-written promotion examinations for positions in that agency.

Grade or Salary Grade: Grade or salary grade is the order or standing of a position with reference to the full-time annual compensation attaching to it or, if compensation be paid on other than a full-time per annum rate, then the equivalent of such rate as determined by the commissioner of citywide administrative services.

Jurisdictional Classification: Jurisdictional classification is the assignment of positions in the classified service to the exempt, non-competitive, labor or competitive classes.

Period of Service: In computing the length of a period of service in order to attain a prescribed eligibility requirement, whenever the first working day is immediately preceded by a Saturday, Sunday or public holiday, or a combination thereof, such "period of service" shall be deemed to commence on the day following the last work day preceding the Saturday, Sunday or public holiday, or combination thereof.

Position: Position means a particular office or employment in the civil service.

Position Classification: Position classification is a grouping together under common or descriptive titles of positions that are substantially similar in the essential character and scope of their duties and responsibilities and in the qualification requirements thereof.

Position Reclassification: Position reclassification is the reassignment of a position or positions from one class of positions to a different class of positions.

Publish: The term "publish" means making a public announcement by advising the public or making known of something to the public or bringing before the public either by posting publicly and conspicuously in the office of the department of citywide administrative services or other appropriate agency or printing or causing to be printed and to issue from a newspaper, or such other distribution or circulation as the commissioner of citywide administrative services deems appropriate.

Regulation: Regulation is a resolution of the commissioner of citywide administrative services setting forth policy or procedures for the effectuation of the provisions of the civil service law of the State of New York and the rules of the commissioner of citywide administrative services, which shall not be inconsistent with or supersede the civil service law or the rules.

Salary Grade Allocation: Salary grade allocation is the assignment of a class of positions to one of the salary grades set forth in the classification rules.

Salary Grade Reallocation: Salary grade reallocation is the reassignment of a class of positions from one salary grade to another salary grade.

Service Rating, Performance Rating, or Performance Evaluation: Service rating, performance rating, or performance evaluation means a rating or evaluation of an employee for performance in a position as defined in the rules or regulations of the commissioner of citywide administrative services.

Subject: Subject is a subdivision of a test.

Terminal Date: If the "terminal date" of a prescribed period in which to accomplish an act of duty occurs on a Saturday, Sunday or public holiday, or a combination thereof, such date shall be deemed to be the first working day following thereupon.

Test: Test is a major subdivision of an examination.

Title: Title is the designation of a position based upon its duties and functions.

Unclassified Service: Unclassified service means all offices or positions in the civil service of New York City as described in section thirty-five of the civil service law.

RULE I - DEFINITIONS
RULE II - APPLICABILITY AND ADMINISTRATION
RULE III - JURISDICTIONAL CLASSIFICATION
RULE IV - EXAMINATION PROCEDURES, VETERANS PREFERENCE, ELIGIBLE LIST AND CERTIFICATIONS
RULE V - APPOINTMENTS AND PROMOTIONS
RULE VI - PERSONNEL CHANGES
RULE VII - GENERAL PERSONNEL ADMINISTRATION
RULE VIII - APPEALS
RULE IX - AUDITS AND INVESTIGATION
RULE X - CLASSIFICATION OF POSITIONS NOT INCLUDED IN THE CAREER AND SALARY PLAN OR IN THE NEW YORK CITY HOUSING AUTHORITY CLASSIFICATION PLAN
RULE XI - CLASSIFICATION AND COMPENSATION OF CAREER AND SALARY PLAN POSITIONS
RULE XII - CLASSIFICATION OF POSITIONS IN THE NEW YORK CITY HOUSING AUTHORITY CLASSIFIED PURSUANT TO AND SUBJECT TO RULE XI PRIOR TO JULY 1, 1958.