Personnel Rules and Regulations of the City of New York

RULE VII - GENERAL PERSONNEL ADMINISTRATION

SECTION I--MAINTENANCE OF ROSTERS, ADDRESSES AND RECORDS

7.1.1. Roster.

The department of citywide administrative services shall maintain an official roster of the classified service, setting forth in detail the employment listing of each employee and each change of status from the time the employee enters service until separation therefrom.

7.1.2. Address.

(a) Each officer or employee in the classified service shall, upon appointment or promotion, notify the agency head of his or her address. Such officer or employee shall likewise inform the agency head of any change of address during the period of employment.

(b) A candidate for examination or an eligible on a list shall promptly notify the department of citywide administrative services and the examining or certifying agency, as the case may be, of any change of address which occurs between the time of filing the application and the expiration of the eligible list upon which such person's name appears.

(c) Any communication or service to the last address thus furnished shall be deemed a valid and sufficient communication of service upon such person.

7.1.3. Records.

Personnel records created and maintained by each agency shall include such records as prescribed by the commissioner of citywide administrative services to be maintained by the agency or submitted to the department of citywide administrative services.

SECTION II--CERTIFICATION OF PAYROLLS

7.2.1. Certification.

Payrolls shall not be certified except upon declaration by the agency submitting them to the commissioner of citywide administrative services that the persons named therein are employed in their respective positions in accordance with law and the rules and regulations adopted pursuant thereto. The payroll of any person whose employment is in contravention of the foregoing provision shall not be certified by the commissioner of citywide administrative services.

7.2.2. Notification.

Notification prior to each action or decision of an agency pursuant to chapter 35 of the New York City charter which changes the status of an individual employee, a position or a class of positions shall be provided by the agency to the commissioner of citywide administrative services.

7.2.3. Additional Employment.

Except as otherwise provided by law, no person receiving remuneration from employment in a position in the classified service shall be eligible to receive remuneration for employment in any additional position or positions in the civil service of the city or in the civil service of any other governmental agency or jurisdiction unless the agency head or heads concerned shall certify that such additional employment or employments are not in violation of any law, rule or regulation and that such additional employment or employments are not incompatible with the position held by such person.

SECTION III--POSITION CLASSIFICATION AND ALLOCATION

7.3.1. Position Classification.

(a) The commissioner of citywide administrative services shall, in accordance with the law and rules, duly classify and reclassify positions in the city service and shall prescribe regulations and procedures therefor.

(b) Agencies shall participate, in accordance with the provisions of this paragraph, with the department of citywide administrative services in job analyses for classification of positions and shall assist in setting the minimum requirements therefor.

7.3.2. Position Allocation: Existing Titles.

(a) Any new or existing positions which are allocated by an agency to a title of an existing class of positions shall be appropriate to the duties and responsibilities of such title and conform to the class specifications therefor.

(b) Agency allocations of such positions shall be made in accordance with these rules and with the standards set forth in the regulations or otherwise prescribed by the commissioner of citywide administrative services.

7.3.3. Position Allocation: New Class of Positions.

(a) If a new position is to be allocated by an agency to a new class of positions, the agency head shall request of the commissioner of citywide administrative services, and the commissioner of citywide administrative services shall furnish to the agency head and the commissioner of finance, a certificate stating:

(1) the appropriate civil service title for the proposed position;

(2) the range of salary of comparable civil service positions;

(3) a statement of required class specifications and line of promotion, if any, into which such new position shall be placed.

(b) Any such new position shall be created only with the title approved by the commissioner of citywide administrative services and in accordance with the rules.

SECTION IV--MANAGEMENT SERVICE (RESERVED)

SECTION V--PERFORMANCE EVALUATION FOR SUB-MANAGERIAL EMPLOYEES

7.5.1. Agency Performance Evaluation Programs.

Each agency shall establish and administer a performance evaluation program for sub-managerial employees in accordance with these rules or as prescribed by the commissioner of citywide administrative services in the regulations or procedures. Such programs shall be subject to approval by the commissioner of citywide administrative services.

7.5.2. Definition.

The performance evaluations of all sub-managerial employees, other than members of the uniformed forces of the police, fire, transit police, housing police, correction services and operating staff of the independent authorities, shall be based upon evidence of the work actually performed by such employees as compared with pre-established performance standards.

7.5.3. Use.

Performance evaluations of sub-managerial employees shall be used by agencies during the probationary period and for promotions, assignments, incentives and training.

7.5.4. General Administration.

(a) Each agency shall establish and maintain an employee service board to oversee the operation and effectiveness of the agency's sub-managerial performance evaluation program.

(b) Rating criteria in the form of performance standards shall be developed through a process of job analysis that will include consultation with employees to be evaluated.

(c) Sub-managerial employees shall be rated by supervisors who directly observe and/or review their work. All such evaluations shall be reviewed by a superior who is at least one level above that of the evaluator.

(d) Final evaluations shall be issued by the agency's employee service board subject to review by the agency head.

(e) Sub-managerial employees shall receive at least one performance evaluation a year and shall be informed in writing at the beginning of the evaluation period of the performance standards that are to be used as the basis for evaluation. All such employees shall be shown their evaluation reports.

7.5.5. Appeals.

(a) Each agency shall establish and maintain an appeals board which shall determine appeals by permanent sub-managerial employees of their performance evaluations.

(b) The determination of the appeals board may be appealed by such permanent employee to the head of the agency.

(c) Procedures for such appeals shall be contained in the sub-managerial performance evaluation program submitted by the agency to the commissioner of citywide administrative services.

7.5.6. Sub-Managerial Performance Evaluations for Probationary Employees.

(a) Interim evaluations shall be made for sub-managerial probationary employees at least every three months and a final report shall be made at the end of the probationary period. Each interim evaluation shall contain a recommendation that the probationary employee either be retained for an additional three-month period or terminated from the position.

(b) Such probationary employee shall not have the right to appeal a performance evaluation but any unsatisfactory interim reports and all final probationary reports shall be reviewed by the agency's employee service board.

7.5.7. Notices.

Each agency shall publicize in a timely fashion any salary increases, other monetary rewards or assignments which result from sub-managerial performance evaluations. The names of employees who receive overall ratings above satisfactory shall also be made public.

SECTION VI--PERSONNEL PROGRAMS FOR EMPLOYEE INCENTIVES AND RECOGNITION, TRAINING AND SAFETY

7.6.1. Employee Incentives and Recognition.

(a) The commissioner of citywide administrative services shall administer citywide employee incentive and recognition programs.

(b) Agency plans and programs for agency employee incentive and recognition shall be prepared and submitted to the commissioner of citywide administrative services for approval in accordance with the regulations or as otherwise prescribed by the commissioner of citywide administrative services.

7.6.2. Employee Training and Development.

Employee training and development programs shall be conducted on a citywide basis by the department of citywide administrative services and on an individual agency basis by agencies.

7.6.3. Employee Safety.

Employee safety programs shall be administered on a citywide basis by the department of citywide administrative services and on an individual agency basis by agencies.

7.6.4. General Provisions.

(a) Standards for the personnel programs described in this section shall be as prescribed by the commissioner of citywide administrative services.

(b) Personnel programs which are of a citywide nature or which are such that administration by separate agencies would be impracticable and uneconomical shall be administered by the commissioner of citywide administrative services.

SECTION VII--EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

7.7.1. Equal Employment Opportunity.

Equal employment opportunity programs administered by the department of citywide administrative services and by agencies shall ensure and promote equal opportunity in employment.

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.