Personnel Rules and Regulations of the City of New York

RULE V-APPOINTMENTS AND PROMOTIONS

SECTION I--APPOINTMENTS AND PROMOTIONS GENERALLY

5.1.1. Prohibition Against Out-of-Title Work.

No person shall be appointed, promoted or employed under any title not appropriate to the duties to be performed and, except upon assignment by proper authority during the continuance of a temporary emergency situation, no person shall be assigned to perform the duties of any position unless duly appointed, promoted, transferred or reinstated to such position in accordance with the law and rules prescribed therefor. No credit shall be granted in a promotion examination for out-of-title work.

5.1.2. Procedures for Identification and Oath.

(a) Upon appointment or promotion an eligible shall be fingerprinted and shall execute in the presence of the agency head or representative the prescribed identification form.

(b) An eligible shall likewise take and file such oath or affirmation as may be required by law. Such oath shall not be required from an employee in the labor class and shall be required only in other cases upon original appointment or upon a new appointment following an interruption of continuous service and shall not be required upon promotion, demotion, transfer or other change of title during the continued service of the employee, or upon the reinstatement pursuant to law or rules of an employee whose services have been terminated and whose last executed oath is on file.

(c) The duly executed identification form of the eligible or employee, together with the notice of appointment or promotion, shall be transmitted to the department of citywide administrative services.

5.1.3. Appointment Subsequent to Qualification.

Whenever a person has been declared qualified after investigation, medical or other qualifying tests or requirements, and is certified either by the commissioner of citywide administrative services or the head of a certifying agency for appointment after such qualification, such person upon appointment shall execute a supplemental statement, as the commissioner of citywide administrative services may prescribe, pertaining to such investigation, medical or other qualifying tests or requirements.

SECTION II--PROBATIONARY TERMS

5.2.1. Probationary Term.

(a) Every appointment and promotion to a position in the competitive or labor class shall be for a probationary period of one year unless otherwise set forth in the terms and conditions of the certification for appointment or promotion as determined by the commissioner of citywide administrative services. Appointees shall be informed of the applicable probationary period.

(b) Every original appointment to a position in the non-competitive or exempt class shall be for a probationary period of six months unless otherwise set forth in the terms and conditions for appointment as determined by the commissioner of citywide administrative services. Appointees shall be informed of the applicable probationary period. However, such probationary period may be terminated by the commissioner of citywide administrative services or by the agency head before the end of the probationary period, and the appointment shall thereupon be deemed revoked. Nothing herein shall be deemed to grant permanent tenure to any non-competitive or exempt class employee.

5.2.2. Effect of Certain Prior Service and Military Law.

(a) Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in paragraph 5.2.1, if a permanent employee has served in a promotional title and particular job assignment on a provisional or temporary basis for a continuous period equal to or greater than the probationary period for that title immediately prior to a permanent promotion to such title or, as determined by the commissioner of citywide administrative services, in a title in a similar grade and in such particular job assignment or similar job assignment in the same agency, the promotee shall not be required to serve a probationary period upon such promotion.

(b) Subject to the provisions of the military law of the state of New York, the computation of the probationary period shall be based on the time during which the employee is on the job in a pay status.

5.2.3. Status of Former Position Upon Promotion.

Upon promotion, the position formerly held by the person promoted shall be held open for the promotee, and shall not be filled, except on a temporary basis, pending completion of the probationary term.

5.2.4. Waiver Upon Promotion.

Upon promotion, the agency may waive the requirement of satisfactory completion of the probationary term at any time during such term.

5.2.5. Leave of Absence During Probationary Term.

Whenever a probationer who has not completed a probationary term has been granted a leave of absence to accept appointment on a provisional, temporary, emergency or exceptional basis to another position in the city service or to accept permanent appointment to a position in another jurisdictional classification, the period of service in such position or positions may, in the discretion of the agency head who appointed such person as a probationer, be counted as satisfactory probationary service in determining the completion of such probationary term.

5.2.6. Restoration After Separation From Service; Conditions.

A probationer separated from the service for any reason other than fault or delinquency may be restored by, and at the discretion of, the commissioner of citywide administrative services to the eligible list from which selected, if it be in existence, with the same relative standing thereon for general certification therefrom or for certification to agencies other than the one from which the probationer was separated provided that:

(a) the time during which such person has actually served shall be deducted from the probationary term if such person be again selected by the same agency head;

(b) if selected by another agency head, such person shall be required to serve a full probationary term unless such agency head elects to credit such person with the time theretofore served.

5.2.7. Termination.

(a) At the end of the probationary term, the agency head may terminate the employment of any unsatisfactory probationer by notice to such probationer and to the commissioner of citywide administrative services.

(b) Notwithstanding the provisions of paragraph 5.2.1, whenever any agency has with the approval of the commissioner of citywide administrative services established a prescribed formal course of study or training for all probationary employees in a given title or titles, the agency head may, at the close of such course of study or training, terminate the employment of any probationer who fails to complete successfully such course of study or training, as the case may be.

(c) Notwithstanding the provisions of paragraphs 5.2.1 and 5.2.7(a) the agency head may terminate the employment of any probationer whose conduct and performance is not satisfactory after the completion of a minimum period of probationary service and before the completion of the maximum period of probationary service by notice to the said probationer and to the commissioner of citywide administrative services. The specified minimum period of probationary service, unless otherwise set forth in the terms and conditions of the certification for appointment or promotion as determined by the commissioner of citywide administrative services, shall be:

(1) two months for every appointment to a position in the competitive or labor class and

(2) four months for every promotion to a position in the competitive or labor class.

5.2.8. Extension of Probationary Period.

(a) Notwithstanding the provisions of paragraph 5.2.1, upon the written request of the agency head setting forth the reasons therefor and with the written consent of the probationer, the commissioner of citywide administrative services may authorize the extension of the probationary term for one or more additional periods not exceeding in the aggregate six months; provided, however, that the agency head may terminate the employment of the probationer at any time during any such additional period or periods.

(b) Notwithstanding the provisions of paragraphs 5.2.1, 5.2.2 and 5.2.8(a), the probationary term is extended by the number of days when the probationer does not perform the duties of the position, for example:

limited duty status, annual leave, sick leave, leave without pay, or use of compensatory time earned in a different job title; provided, however, that the agency head may terminate the employment of the probationer at any time during any such additional period.

5.2.9. Restoration After Termination.

Where the services of a probationer have been terminated, the commissioner of citywide administrative services has the discretion to and may restore the name of such probationer to the eligible list, if it be in existence. Such probationer's name shall be duly certified to other agency heads or to the same agency head if the latter so requests.

5.2.10. Continued Employment Pending Appeal.

Whenever a probationer who has been declared not qualified by the commissioner of citywide administrative services for the position held by the probationer files an appeal with the commission, upon the written request of the agency head setting forth the reasons therefor, the probationer's continued employment may be authorized at the discretion of the commissioner of citywide administrative services pending final decision of such appeal; provided, however, that the period of service between such declaration of disqualification and the disposition of the appeal shall not be counted in determining the completion of such probationary term.

5.2.11. Reports to Commissioner of Citywide Administrative Services.

The commissioner of citywide administrative services may require an agency head to report in writing on the quality of the performance of any probationer.

SECTION III--PROMOTIONS

5.3.1. General Provisions.

(a) Except as otherwise provided, promotion examinations and promotions shall be governed by the rules relating to original appointments.

(b) The provisions of this section shall apply to promotion examinations conducted by the department of citywide administrative services and to non-written promotion examinations conducted by examining agencies.

5.3.2. Limitations On Promotion.

(a) No promotion shall be made from one position or title to another position or title unless specifically authorized by the commissioner of citywide administrative services, nor shall a person be promoted to a position or title for which there is required an examination involving essential tests or qualifications different from or higher than those required for the position or title held by such person unless the person has passed the examination and is eligible for appointment to such higher position or title.

(b) An increase in the salary or other compensation of any person holding an office or position in the competitive class beyond the limit fixed for the grade of such position in the classification rules or an advancement from one rank to a higher rank shall be deemed a promotion except as provided otherwise in a labor contract, a labor relations order or personnel order and be subject to the prohibition of this paragraph.

5.3.3. Filling Vacancies by Promotion.

(a) Except as provided in paragraph 5.3.5, vacancies in positions in the competitive class shall be filled, so far as practicable, by promotion from among persons holding competitive class positions in a lower grade in the agency in which the vacancy exists, provided that such lower grade positions are in the direct line of promotion, as determined by the commissioner of citywide administrative services.

(b) Where the commissioner of citywide administrative services determines that it is impracticable or against the public interest to limit eligibility for promotion to persons holding lower grade positions in the direct line of promotion, the commissioner of citywide administrative services may extend eligibility for promotion to persons holding:

(1) competitive class positions in lower grades which are determined by the commissioner of citywide administrative services to be in related or collateral lines of promotion; or

(2) comparable positions in any other unit or units of governmental service and may prescribe minimum training and experience qualifications for eligibility for such promotion.

(c) The commissioner of citywide administrative services may open promotion examinations to eligibles, otherwise qualified, in two or more grades who shall have served for the required period in any or all of such grades to which such examination is open. The commissioner of citywide administrative services also may extend eligibility in a promotion examination to persons holding positions of a corresponding character in the same grade as that of the position for which the examination is held. Eligibility shall be limited to persons who meet the requirements prescribed in the announcement of examination.

(d) Agency requests for any extension of eligibility provided for in this paragraph shall be made in accordance with the regulations of the commissioner of citywide administrative services.

5.3.4. Promotion Units.

Promotion examinations may be held for such subdivisions of an agency as the commissioner of citywide administrative services may determine to be an appropriate promotion unit. Where promotion examinations are held for a promotion unit in an agency there shall be no certification of agency and citywide promotion eligible lists until after the promotion unit eligible lists for that agency have been exhausted.

5.3.5. Filling Vacancies by Open Competitive Examination.

(a) Upon the initiative of the commissioner of citywide administrative services or upon the written request of an agency head stating the reasons therefor the commissioner of citywide administrative services may determine to conduct an open competitive examination for filling a vacancy or vacancies instead of a promotion examination.

(b) An agency head may determine that an open competitive examination should be conducted for filling a vacancy or vacancies in positions within the agency, instead of a promotion examination, subject to the provisions of this paragraph.

(c) Prior to any determination under paragraph 5.3.5(a) or (b) a determination shall be made by the commissioner of citywide administrative services:

(1) whether there are less than three persons eligible for promotion in the promotion unit where the vacancy exists or in the agency, if such vacancy is not in a separate promotion unit; or

(2) whether, in consultation with the agency head, an open competitive and promotion examination should be held simultaneously for vacancies in such positions.

If an affirmative determination is made under this subparagraph (c), the notice provisions of this paragraph shall not apply.

(d) A notice of intention to conduct such open competitive examination or a copy of the agency head's request for an open competitive examination, as the case may be, shall be publicly and conspicuously posted in the offices of both the agency and the department of citywide administrative services, where such determination is made by the commissioner of citywide administrative services under the provisions of 5.3.5(a). The determination or request shall not be acted upon until said notice has been so posted for a period of not less than fifteen days.

(e) A notice of intention to conduct such open competitive examination shall be publicly and conspicuously posted in the offices of the agency, where such determination is made by the agency head under the provisions of 5.3.5(b). Said notice shall be so posted for a period of not less than fifteen days. The agency head's determination and the reasons therefor, in writing, shall have been sent to the commissioner of citywide administrative services simultaneously with such posting.

(f) Any employee who believes that a promotion examination should be held for filling such vacancy, may submit to the commissioner of citywide administrative services and the agency head a request in writing, for a promotion examination rather than an open competitive examination, stating the reasons why such employee believes it to be practicable and in the public interest to fill the vacancy by promotion examination.

(g) The commissioner of citywide administrative services shall decide whether to disapprove an agency determination pursuant to 5.3.5(b) within thirty days of its receipt.

5.3.6. Citywide Lists.

The commissioner of citywide administrative services may establish citywide promotion lists which shall not be certified to an agency until after the promotion eligible list for that agency has been exhausted.

5.3.7. Promotion by Non-Competitive Examination.

Whenever there are no more than three persons eligible for examination for promotion to a vacant competitive class position, or whenever no more than three persons file applications for examination for promotion to such position, the agency head may nominate one of such persons and such nominee, upon passing an examination appropriate to the duties and responsibilities of the position may be promoted, but no examination shall be required for such promotion where such nominee has already qualified in an examination appropriate to the duties and responsibilities of the position.

5.3.8. Factors in Promotion.

Promotion shall be based on merit and fitness as determined by examination. Seniority, previous training and experience of candidates, and performance based on performance evaluation may be considered and given due weight as factors in determining the relative merit and fitness of candidates for promotion.

5.3.9. Credit for Provisional Service.

No credit in a promotion examination shall be granted to any person for any time served as a provisional appointee in the position to which promotion is sought or in any similar position, provided, however, such provisional appointee by reason of such provisional appointment shall receive credit in the permanent position from which promotion is sought for such time served in such provisional appointment.

5.3.10. (Deleted 10/19/81)

5.3.11. (Deleted 10/19/81)

5.3.12. Eligibility to Compete in a Promotion Examination: Preferred List or Leave of Absence Status. An employee who has been suspended from a position through no fault of the employee and whose name is on a preferred list, and any employee on leave of absence from a position shall be allowed to compete in a promotion examination for which such employee would otherwise be eligible on the basis of actual service before suspension or leave of absence.

5.3.13. (Deleted 10/19/81)

5.3.14. Eligibility for Certification from a Promotion List.

Eligibility for certification by the commissioner of citywide administrative services or head of a certifying agency from a promotion list shall be limited to permanent employees whose names appear on such list who have successfully completed their probationary periods in the eligible title from which promotion is being made.

5.3.15. Eligible List Status of Employees Involuntarily Transferred, Reinstated From a Preferred List or Transferred to Avoid Layoff.

Whenever a permanent employee is involuntarily transferred from one agency to another due to a transfer of personnel upon a transfer of functions or whenever such employee is reinstated from a preferred list to an agency other than the one from which the employee was separated:

(a) If both the examination for the agency to which the employee is being transferred and the examination for the agency from which the employee was transferred were not given simultaneously nor are they identical, the employee shall be entitled, upon written application, to have his or her name transferred from such agency promotion list upon which it may appear in the first agency and entered upon a corresponding special promotion list for the agency to which such employee was reinstated from the preferred list or was involuntarily transferred. However, such corresponding special promotion list shall not be certified for promotion to such agency until any existing corresponding agency and unit promotion list or lists shall have been exhausted or terminated;

(b) If both the examination for the agency to which the employee is being transferred and the examination for the agency from which the employee was transferred were given simultaneously and are identical, the said employee shall be entitled upon written application to have his or her name transferred from such agency promotion list upon which it may appear and entered upon the appropriate eligible list in the agency to which such employee was reinstated from the preferred list or was involuntarily transferred based upon the final adjusted mark of such employee;

(c) If both the examination for the agency to which the employee is being transferred and the examination for the agency from which the employee was transferred were given simultaneously and although not identical the commissioner of citywide administrative services has determined that said examinations are comparable, the said employee shall be entitled upon written application to have his or her name transferred from such agency promotion list upon which it may appear and to have his or her name entered upon the appropriate eligible list in the agency to which such employee was reinstated from the preferred list or was involuntarily transferred based upon the final adjusted mark of such employee.

(d) The provisions of this section shall apply to a permanent employee who is transferred either voluntarily or involuntarily to avoid imminent suspension or demotion of employees within an agency due to an abolition or reduction of positions. The determination that suspensions or demotions are imminent shall be made by the commissioner of citywide administrative services.

(e) Where employees in the second agency, in the same title as the transferred employees provided for in this section, would have been eligible to participate in a promotion examination given at the same time as the one given to such transferred employees, but no such promotion examination was given, the provisions of this section shall not apply to such transferred employees.

5.3.16. Provisions for Promotion in the Correction, Fire, Housing Police, Police, Rapid Transit Railroad and Transit Police Services.

(a) The provisions of paragraph 5.3.14 shall not be applicable in the case of promotion examinations and promotions in the correction, fire, police, and rapid transit railroad services.

(b) Eligibility to compete in promotion examinations for positions in the rapid transit railroad service shall be limited to employees, otherwise qualified, who have served permanently in the eligible title or titles for a period of not less than one year if the examination is for a position in group II or for a period of not less than six months if the examination is for a position in group I, except as otherwise provided by law or rule or fixed in the notice of examination.

(c) In examinations for promotion to positions in the police, fire, rapid transit railroad, transit police, housing police and correction services, the method of rating seniority and performance and the terms and conditions of eligibility for competition and promotion therefor shall be set forth in the announcement of examination.

SECTION IV--TEMPORARY APPOINTMENTS

5.4.1. Temporary Appointments from Eligible Lists.

(a) A temporary appointment for a period not exceeding three months, where the need therefor is important and urgent, may be made without regard to existing eligible lists.

(b) A temporary appointment for a period exceeding three months but not exceeding six months may be made by the selection of a person from an appropriate eligible list, if available, without regard to the relative standing of such person on such list.

(c) Any further temporary appointment beyond such six-month period or any temporary appointment originally made for a period exceeding six months shall be made by the selection of an appointee from among those graded highest on an appropriate eligible list, if available, upon certification thereof by the commissioner of citywide administrative services to the agency head in the manner prescribed in the rules for certification and appointment from eligible lists, provided however, that:

(1) such appointee may be withheld from certification at the request of the agency head for a period of four months or for the duration of such employment, whichever period is shorter.

(2) This limitation, however, shall not apply during the last four months of the life of such eligible list.

(d) The head of a certifying agency shall certify eligible lists for classes of positions unique to the agency pursuant to the provisions of this section and shall report thereon as prescribed by the commissioner of citywide administrative services.

5.4.2. Temporary Appointments Exceeding One Month Duration.

(a) Temporary appointment may be made to a position when an employee is on leave of absence from such position for a period not exceeding the duly authorized duration of such leave of absence.

(b) Temporary appointment may be made for a period not exceeding six months when the commissioner of citywide administrative services shall find, upon due inquiry, that the position to which such appointment is proposed will not continue in existence for a longer period; provided, however, that where such appointment is made and it subsequently develops that such position will remain in existence beyond such six-month period such temporary appointment may be extended with the approval of the commissioner of citywide administrative services for a further period not to exceed an additional six months.

5.4.3. Successive Temporary Appointments.

Except as otherwise provided, successive temporary appointments pursuant to paragraphs 5.4.1 or 5.4.2 shall not be made to the same position after the expiration of the authorized period of the original temporary appointment to such position.

5.4.4. Effect of Temporary Appointment on Promotion Eligibility.

Any employee who is appointed or promoted to a position left temporarily vacant by the leave of absence of the permanent incumbent thereof (pursuant to rule 5.4.2) after having qualified therefor in the same manner as required for permanent appointment or promotion thereto, shall have all the rights and benefits with respect to promotion eligibility of permanent status.

SECTION V--PROVISIONAL APPOINTMENTS

5.5.1. Appointment Requirements.

Whenever there is no appropriate eligible list available for filling a vacancy in the competitive class, the agency head may nominate a person to the commissioner of citywide administrative services for non-competitive examination, and:

(a) if such nominee shall be certified by the commissioner of citywide administrative services as qualified after such non-competitive examination, the nominee may be appointed provisionally to fill such vacancy until a selection and appointment can be made after competitive examination;

(b) such non-competitive examination may consist of a review and evaluation of the training, experience and other qualifications of the nominee without written, oral or other performance tests.

5.5.2. Duration.

A provisional appointment shall not continue for a period in excess of nine months.

5.5.3. Termination.

A provisional appointment to any position shall be terminated within two months following the establishment of an appropriate eligible list for filling vacancies in such positions; provided, however, that:

(a) when there is a large number of provisional appointees in any agency to be replaced by permanent appointees from a newly established eligible list and the agency head deems that the termination of the employment of all such provisional appointees within two months following the establishment of such list would disrupt or impair essential public services, evidence thereof may be presented to the commissioner of citywide administrative services; and

(b) after due inquiry, and upon finding that it is in the best interests of the public service, the commissioner of citywide administrative services may thereupon waive the provision of this paragraph requiring the termination of the employment of provisional appointees within two months following the establishment of an appropriate eligible list and authorize the termination of the employment of various numbers of such provisional appointees at prescribed stated intervals;

(c) in no case however shall the employment of such provisional appointee be continued longer than four months following the establishment of such eligible list.

5.5.4. Successive Provisional Appointments.

(a) Successive provisional appointments shall not be made to the same position after the expiration of the authorized period of the original provisional appointment to such position except as provided in this paragraph.

(b) Where an examination for a position or group of positions fails to produce a list adequate to fill all positions then held on a provisional basis, or where such list is exhausted immediately following its establishment, a new provisional appointment may be made to any such position remaining unfilled by permanent appointment. Such new provisional appointment may, in the discretion of the agency head, be given to a current or former provisional appointee in such position, except that a current or former provisional appointee who becomes eligible for permanent appointment to any such position shall, if he/she is then to be continued in or appointed to any such position be afforded permanent appointment to such position.

5.5.5. Credit for Provisional Service.

The commissioner of citywide administrative services may, by regulation, provide a suitable method for the computation of experience credit for provisional service in open competitive or labor class examinations.

5.5.6. Review of Provisional Appointments.

The commissioner of citywide administrative services shall review any appointments of persons as provisional employees within sixty days after appointment to assure compliance with the New York City charter, the civil service law and other applicable law and the rules and regulations of the commissioner of citywide administrative services.

SECTION VI--SEASONAL APPOINTMENTS

5.6.1. Seasonal Appointments Authorized.

All positions in the competitive class, where the nature of the service is such that it is not continuous throughout the year, but recurs in each successive calendar year, may be designated by the commissioner of citywide administrative services as seasonal positions and appointments thereto shall be designated as seasonal appointments.

5.6.2. Seasonal Re-employment Roster.

(a) At the end of an employment season, the names of all persons employed during such season or major portion thereof shall be entered upon a seasonal re-employment roster in the order of their first appointment to the title vacated by them on the expiration of such employment season provided that:

(1) the services rendered by such persons shall have been certified as satisfactory during such season or major portion thereof by the agency head; and

(2) they are otherwise still qualified.

(b) The names of the persons appearing on such roster shall be certified in numerical order during the next succeeding season to an agency head upon that official's request for seasonal re-employment in the positions previously held by such persons or similar positions.

(c) The qualifications of any such person may be further reviewed by the commissioner of citywide administrative services with respect to such person's continuing fitness to perform the required duties and such person may be disqualified for re-employment in the same manner and for any of the reasons applicable to disqualification for permanent employment.

5.6.3. Effect Upon Status.

Such seasonal re-employment roster shall in no event be deemed to be a preferred eligible list and persons employed in seasonal positions shall acquire no civil service status or right or privilege other than is set forth in this section.

SECTION VII--EXCEPTIONAL APPOINTMENTS

5.7.1. Temporary Appointments Without Examination in Exceptional Cases.

(a) The commissioner of citywide administrative services may authorize a temporary appointment, without examination, when the person appointed will render professional, scientific, technical or other expert services:

(1) on an occasional basis; or

(2) on a full-time or regular part-time basis in a temporary position established to conduct a special study or project for a period not exceeding eighteen months.

(b) Such appointment may be authorized only in a case where because of the nature of the services to be rendered and the temporary or occasional character of such services it would not be practicable to hold an examination of any kind.

5.7.2. (Deleted 7/8/80)

5.7.3. Records.

All exceptions made pursuant to this section shall be recorded by the commissioner of citywide administrative services.

5.7.4. Effect Upon Status.

Persons engaged for employment pursuant to this section shall acquire no civil service status or right or privilege of tenure other than those set forth herein.

5.7.5. City Services Aides.

Appointments to positions in the title city services aide title code no. 91405 which are paid on a per diem basis entirely from state and/or federal funds and are designed for the purpose of training individuals for specific skills and/or providing work opportunity in accordance with the provisions of an agreement between the City of New York or one of its agencies or authorities and the New York State or federal agency involved, shall be designated as exceptional appointments. Such appointments shall be made after authorization by the commissioner of citywide administrative services and in accordance with the terms and conditions of the appropriate agreement and for a period not to exceed eighteen months.

Appointments to positions in the title city services aide title code no. 91405 which are needed to perform or directly supervise the performance of general work requiring little or no experience or education and which result from a natural or humankind emergency that has been declared by the mayor, shall also be designated as exceptional appointments. Such per diem appointments shall be made after authorization by the commissioner of citywide administrative services and shall exist for the duration of the emergency, not to exceed a total of six months.

SECTION VIII--TRAINEE OR AIDE APPOINTMENTS

5.8.1. Trainee or Aide Appointments Authorized; Conditions.

The commissioner of citywide administrative services may require that permanent appointments to designated positions in the competitive class shall be conditioned upon the satisfactory completion of a period of service as a trainee or aide in an appropriate lower, trainee or aide position in such class and/or, where required, the completion of specified formal courses of training.

(a) The period of such trainee or aide service shall be prescribed and set forth in the announcement of examination.

(b) Upon the satisfactory completion of such trainee or aide service and/or of specified formal courses of training, as the case may be, an appointee shall attain permanent status in the designated position.

(c) Any trainee or aide appointment shall be subject to such probationary term as is prescribed in the rules.

(d) The employment of such trainee or aide may be terminated at the end of the period of the trainee or aide service, or at any time within such period, if the trainee's or aide's conduct, capacity or fitness is not satisfactory or if such person fails to pursue or to continue satisfactorily such formal courses as may be required, provided, however, that the announcement of examination shall set forth appropriate information relative to such termination.

5.8.2. Effect of Service in a Trainee Title Upon Probationary Period in the Permanent Title.

If, in the opinion of the agency head, an appointee conclusively demonstrates during service in a trainee title ability and fitness to perform the duties of the permanent title to which the appointee is thereafter assigned, completion of service in the trainee title, in the discretion of the agency head, may be deemed to be satisfactory completion of the probationary period in the permanent title, provided that the agency head files a written statement to that effect with the department of citywide administrative services at the time of such assignment to the permanent title.

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.