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Amendments to City Regulations, Approved.

Brooklyn Civil Service Regulations.

At a meeting of the Civil Service Commission of the city of Brooklyn held December 1, 1897, the following action was taken:

A communication dated November 30, 1897, from his Honor the Mayor, recommending that the position of superintendent of the bureau of combustibles in the department of fire be transferred by amendment to the regulations, from Schedule A to Schedule B, was read. In connection therewith, a communication dated November 29, 1897, from the commissioner of fire, addressed to his Honor the Mayor, was also read, and both communications were ordered on file.

On motion it was ordered that, pursuant to chapter 428 of the Laws of 1897, appendix B of the Civil Service Rules and Regulations, entitled “positions in Schedule A,” be amended by striking out under the heading “ Department of Fire,” the figure and words “1 Superintendent Bureau of Combustibles,” and that appendix D of the said rules and regulations, entitled “ Classification of Positions in Schedule B, for the purposes of examination,” be amended by adding to the said appendix the following words: “ Class 42. Superintendent of the Bureau of Combusti. bles.

“ Grade A. Superintendent of the Bureau of Combustibles, De. partment of Fire, $1,800 or more.”

ALBANY, N. Y., December 9, 1897. The foregoing amendments to the Civil Service Regulations of the city of Brooklyn, having been duly examined, are hereby approved by the New York Civil Service Commission. Attest: [l. s.]

CLARENCE B. ANGLE,

Secretary.

Buffalo Civil Service Regulations.
Mayor's OFFICE, CITY OF BUFFALO,

December 16, 1896.
To the Civil Service Commission of the State of New York:

I, Edgar B. Jewett, mayor of the city of Buffalo, do hereby propose and make the following addition and amendment to the rules governing the civil service of the city of Buffalo and relating to the labor service therein, and respectfully request the approval of your Honorable Commission to such addition and amendment.

The amendment above referred to consists in adding the following rule to the labor registration regulations, viz.:

XIII. “During the month of March in each year succeeding the 1st of July, 1896, the Civil Service Commission shall make a new registration of laborers, and for that purpose shall first register all laborers employed by the various bureaus and departments of the city on the first day of March, and next in order, such regular employes in the various departments whose services may have been suspended simply by reason of the winter season and who shall file the required application to be numbered in the order of filing; and next thereafter in the manner hereinbefore specified, all new applicants for labor positions.

“ The labor register thus made in pursuance of this rule shall take effect on the succeeding first day of April, and shall supersede all prior registers.

“ Notice of the making of such new register shall be duly published three times a week for two weeks prior to said first day of March, in the official paper of said city.”

EDGAR B. JEWETT,

Mayor.

The Civil Service Commission of the city of Buffalo, for the purpose of carrying out the requirements and provisions of chapter 428 of the Laws of the State of New York for the year 1897, approved May 15, 1897, hereby propose the following amendments and supplemental rules to the rules for admission to the civil service of the city of Buffalo prescribed by the Hon. Edgar. B. Jewett, mayor of the said city on the 3d day of February, 1896, and subsequently approved by the Civil Service Commission of the State of New York, as follows, to wit:

AMENDMENTS TO RULES III, VII AND XVII. In said rules numbered respectively III, VII and XVII, so prescribed by said mayor, wherever the word “fitness” appears, in the place and stead thereof substitute the word “merit.”

ADDITIONAL RULES. XXXVI. The ratings or averages on all the present eligible lists of the Buffalo Civil Service Commission in Schedule B, shall be divided by two; the result thus obtained shall be the new rating or average for merit, as prescribed by section one of chapter 428 of the Laws of 1897.

XXXVII. All examinations held by the appointing officers or board, under the provisions of section two of the act shall be competitive and shall be held forthwith upon the certification, by the Civil Service Commission, to the person or board holding the power of appointment or promotion, of the lists containing the names and ratings of the applicants who shall have been found eligible for appointment or promotion upon the examination for “merit.” The questions and answers in all such examinations by the appointing power shall either be in writing, or taken down stenographically and then reduced to writing.

XXXVIII. The question put and the answers thereto given upon all such examinations, with the rating of the appointing power thereon, shall be certified to the secretary of the Buffalo Civil Service Commission, and eligible lists shall thereupon be made by him, by adding the ratings, as aforesaid, under section 1 of said act to the ratings aforesaid under section 2 thereof, and certification shall be made from the eligible lists so prepared in answer to any requisitions made to him.

XXXIX. Except as herein provided, the regulation previously adopted and prescribed by the mayor of the city of Buffalo and approved by the State Civil Service Commission shall remain in force, and all examinations under the authority of the Buffalo Civil Service Commission, or under the authority of the person or board having the power of appointment shall be conducted in conformity therewith, and when any rating is made by the Buffalo Civil Service Commission upon such examination pursuant to the said regulations, it shall be divided by two (2), in the manner prescribed by Rule XXXVI so as to conform to the provisions of section 1 of said act.

ALBANY, N. Y., July 1, 1897. The foregoing civil service rules for the city of Buffalo, having been duly examined, are hereby approved by the New York Civil Service Commission. Attest: [L. S.]

CLARENCE B. ANGLE,

Secretary.

I herewith certify that at a meeting of the Civil Service Commission of the city of Buffalo, held at the office of the Commission, September 8, 1897, a quorum being present, the following resolution was adopted:

Resolved, That the schedules accompanying the rules for admission to the civil service of the city of Buffalo be amended so as to place in Schedule “C” the position of stoker on the fire boats. (Signed) CHARLES B. WHEELER,

Chairman. Wm. B. DICKINSON, Secretary.

ALBANY, N. Y., September 15, 1897. The foregoing amendment to the civil service rules for the city of Buffalo, having been duly examined, is hereby approved by the New York Civil Service Commission.

Attest: ; [L. s.] ,

JOHN C. BIRDSEYE,

Secretary pro tem.

Amendments to the Civil Service Regulations of the Police . Department of the City of New York.

REGULATION I. Amend Regulation I as follows:

Paragraph 1, line 3, after the figures “1895 " insert the words “and of chapter 428 of the Laws of 1897,” so that Regulation I shall read as follows:

The police civil service board shall have power from time to time to prescribe by-laws for the execution of the provisions of these regulations and of such provisions of chapter 569 of the Laws of 1895 and of chapter 428 of the Laws of 1897 as relate to the subject matter committed to its charge. By-laws so prescribed shall become operative upon the approval of the board of police.

2. The several terms hereinafter mentioned, whenever used in these regulations or in the by-laws to be prescribed, shall be construed as follows: ,

(a) The term “ Bi-Partisan Act” refers to chapter 569 of the Laws of 1895.

(b) The term “ Classified Service” refers to that part of the service of the police department, the duties of which are not merely manual.

(c) The term “ Grade," or the term “ Rank,” in connection with employes or positions, refers to a group of empioyes or positions in the classified service arranged upon a basis of the duties performed without regard to salaries received.

(d) The term “ Class,” in connection with empleyes or positions, refers to a group of employes or positions in any grade arranged upon the basis of salaries received, without regard to the duties performed, and in accordance with the provisions of section 3, paragraph 7, of the Bi-Partisan Act.

(e) The term “Excepted Positions” refers to any position within the classified service, but excepted from the requirements of examination or registration for appointment.

(f) The term “Veterans” refers to honorably discharged soldiers or sailors who served in the United States army or navy during the civil war.

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