Newsletter Archives

We distribute newsletters periodically, as needed.

Our newsletters include information for MERIT customers and exam announcement contacts within our jurisdiction, as well as some information for the general public. We share new information and instructional reminders about various Civil Service policies and procedures—and also (we hope) add a little smile to your day!

You can view any of our newsletters in PDF format by clicking the link below.
  • Issue #14 (13 February 2013)
    Includes: Eligiblie List Ranking • Vacancy Review Process • "We're not Civil Service" • RPC Management • Website Input • Promotion • Director's Message
  • Issue #13 (20 August 2012)
    Includes: Bump and Retreat • Succession Planning • Police Officer Exam • Posting Vacancies • Salary Restrictions after Appointment • End of Probationary Periods
  • Issue #12 (27 February 2012)
    Includes: New RPC Procedure • Permanent Status • Holds on Positions • Librarian I Exam • Roundtable Discussion • Job Specifications Review • Veterans Information
  • Issue #11 (28 October 2011)
    Includes: Probationary Term • Transfers • Canvass Letter Salary • Updates to Rules and Appendices • Director of Facilities Positions • Director's Message
  • Issue #10 (13 July 2011)
    Includes: Must read - Employee Movement • ALCOnet • MERIT Capabilities • New Forms • Updates to Appendices • Part-Time Employment • CS 101 Training • CSL Section 61.3 • Director's Message
  • Issue #9 (21 Mar 2011)
    Includes: Civil Service Office Location Change • New Waived County Employee Exam Policy • RPC Quirks • Seasonal Employees • Vacancy Review • Website Enhancements
  • Issue #8 (21 Sep 2010)
    Includes: Tips for Completing a New Position Description Form • Review of Job Specifications • Job Duties Statements • New Forms • Payroll Certification for Schools • Appropriate Job Interview Questions • Training • Director’s Message
  • Issue #7 (22 Jun 2010)
    Includes: Preferred Lists • Seniority • Layoff Information Session • Out-of-Title Work • Internal Job Postings • Updated Appendices • Director’s Message
  • Issue #6 (12 Feb 2010)
    Includes: HOT TOPIC: Canvass Letter • 55-a Pamphlet • Layoff • Payroll Certification • Substitutes
  • Issue #5 (14 Oct 2009)
    Includes: HOT TOPIC: RPC Actions • Reinstatement • Foundations of Civil Service • Scheduled Training • NYS Civil Service Law Section 65.3 • School District Payrolls • Anticipating Vacancies? • Director’s Message
  • Issue #4 (04 Jun 2009)
    Includes: HOT TOPIC: The Canvassing Process • Experience Rating Scale • CC-I, CC-II and CC-III Forms • Transfers • Civil Service Website Updates! • Director’s Message
  • Issue #3 (02 Mar 2009)
    Includes: HOT TOPIC: The Rule of Three • Payroll Certification Schedule • New Exam Fee • Classification of Civil Service Titles • Canvass Audit • MERIT Training • Director’s Message
  • Issue #2 (28 Mar 2008)
    Includes: HOT TOPIC: Temporary Appointment Process • Provisional Appointments • MERIT updates • Continuous Recruitment • MERIT training • Civil Service website • Director’s Message
  • Issue #1 (21 Dec 2007)
    Includes: Certified Lists • Reports of Personnel Change (RPCs) • Civil Service Website • Provisional Hiring