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Civil Service Commission

What We Do

    The City Civil Service Commission ("CSC") is an independent agency authorized by section 813 of the New York City Charter, to hear and decide appeals from determinations made by other City agencies under the New York State Civil Service Law.

    Learn more about the CSC

COVID-19 Update

NYC Civil Service Commission staff have returned to work at its 1 Centre Street office and the processing of appeals remains uninterrupted. However, because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and a concern for public health, the Commission’s service window is open to the public for limited hours only, and we continue to experience delays with the processing of items submitted by mail. Therefore, if you recently submitted an appeal by mail but have not received a response from the Commission, please resubmit the appeal via our online portal by first selecting an appeal type (see "Disqualification Appeals" and "Disciplinary Appeals" tabs at the top of this page), then clicking on “Filing an Appeal with the CSC”. Please email with any questions.


Before you appeal to the Commission, review the notice you received from the hiring agency and follow the instructions in that notice. Your notice may require that you file an appeal with the hiring agency before you can file an appeal with the Commission.

Information for Individuals with Open Appeals

All Commission deadlines were paused from March 20, 2020 until November 3, 2020 by Governor Cuomo’s executive orders. The Commission has now set new deadlines for open appeals and informed the parties. Appeals are being processed in the order in which they were filed.

The Commission also continues to accept electronic submissions and you may submit any paperwork in support of your appeal by email to, and include your Commission Case Number in the subject line of all emails.

Note on Civil Service List Expirations

Email any inquiries regarding the status of an eligible list to the New York City Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS) at

Mission Statement

The mission of the CSC is to be fair and impartial in deciding appeals and to assure that the treatment of civil service applicants and employees is consistent with civil service laws and the City's personnel rules.

In addition to hearing appeals from individuals, the CSC may conduct reviews and studies of personnel administration in City government.

Programs & Initiatives