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. REGULATION II. 1. No person in the police force shall contribute directly or in. directly to any political fund, or shall join or become a member of any political club or association.
2. No person in the executive service of the police department shall dismiss, or cause to be dismissed, or make any attempt to procure the dismissal of or in any manner change the official rank or compensation of any other person therein, because of his political or religious opinions or affiliations.
3. No question in any examination or application shall be so framed as to elicit information concerning the political or religious opinions of applicants or competitors, and all disclosures of such opinions on the part of applicants, competitors or eligibles, either for entrance to the service or promotions thereunder, by them. selves or by others for them, shall be rigidly discountenanced by the board of police, the police civil service board, and all officers and employes of the police department, and no discrimination in examination, certification, appointment or promotion shall be made by any examiner, appointing officer or other employe of the department in favor of or against any such applicant, competitor or eligible by reason of any such opinion.
Any written communication violating any of the above provisions shall be immediately returned to the sender.
4. These regulations shall go into effect upon and after the date of their approval by the New York State Civil Service Commission, and a person holding a position on the date when said position is classified shall be entitled to all the rights and benefits possessed by persons of the same class or grade appointed upon examination thereafter.
REGULATION III. 1. All offices and places of employment in the police depart. ment, other than appointees of the mayor, shall be classified as follows:
A. The classified service.
2. All positions in the classified service shall be subject to competitive civil service examination, except in such cases as may arise under the provisions of section 3 of the Bi-Partisan Act and as hereinafter provided. The following grades shall be included in the classified service:
(a) The uniformed force.
(d) The clerical force, except the private secretary for each commissioner, the stenographer for the chairman of the committee on repairs and supplies, and the treasurer's bookkeepers.
(e) Telephone and telegraph operators, linemen and batterymen.
(f) Mechanical engineers and firemen.
(g) Service requiring special or technical knowledge in skilled manual labor, as carpenters, painters and tailors.
(h) All other positions hereafter created under whatever desig. nation, the duties of which are not merely those of manual laborers.
3. The labor service shall not be subject to competitive written examination, and shall include the following places: Hostlers, deckhands and cabin boys in the harbor patrol service, stewards on patrol boats, janitor and elevator men, cleaners, scrub women and laborers, and all other places classified hereunder, or here. after created under whatever designations, the duties of which are of a purely manual nature.
4. All persons holding positions in the classified service of the police department, except members of the uniformed force, shall be divided into classes according to the amount of compensation received by them as follows: Class 1. Employes whose compensation is less than $900 per
annum. , Class 2. Employes whose compensation is greater than $900 per
annum, but less than $1,200 per annum. Class 3. Employes whose compensation is as much as $1,200 per
annum, but less than $1,400 per annum.
Class 4. Employes whose compensation is as much as $1,400 per
annum, but less than $1,600 per annum. Class 5. Employes whose compensation is as much as $1,600 per
annum, but less than $1,800 per annum. Class 6. Employes whose compensation is as much as $1,800 per
annum, but less than $2,000 per annum. Class 7. Employes whose compensation is as much as $2,000 per
annum, but less than $2,500 per annum. Class 8. Employes whose compensation is as much as $2,500 per
annum, but less than $3,000 per annum. Class 9. Employes whose compensation is as much as $3,000 per
annum, but less than $3,500 per annum. Class 10. Employes whose compensation is as much as $3,500 per
annum, but less than $4,000 per annum. Class 11. Employes whose compensation is as much as $4,000 per
annum or more.
REGULATION IV. Amend regulation IV as follows:
Paragraph 1, line 1, after the word “ Act” insert the words " and of section 1 of chapter 128 of the laws of 1897.”
Paragraph 1, line 2, after the word “test” insert the words “ merit and.”
Paragraph 1, line 3, strike out the first word “ The ” and capitalize the word “ examinations." In the same paragraph, line 4, after the word “ capacity” strike out the words “and fitness."
Paragraph 3 (a), line 1, after the word “the” insert the words “ merit and.” In paragraph 3 (b) after the word “The ” insert the words “merit and.”
So that regulation IV shall read as follows:
1. In compliance with the provisions of paragraph 1 of section 3 of the Bi-Partisan Act, and of section 1 of chapter 428 of the Laws of 1897, the Civil Service Board shall provide examinations to test merit and fitness for admission to the classified service.
Examinations shall be open and competitive, practical in their character, and, so far as may be possible, shall relate to those matters which will fairly test the relative capacity of the persons examined to discharge the duties of the place to which they seek appointment.
2. No person shall be appointed to, or be employed in, any position in the classified service until he shall have passed the examination provided therefor.
3. Where competent persons can be found who are willing to compete for a position in the classified service, no non-competitive examination shall be given, except as follows:
(a) To test the merit and fitness of a person for temporary clerical appointment, not to exceed sixty days, as provided by regulations VII, paragraph 8; (b) to test the merit and fitness of a person in the classified service for a place to which his transfer is sought, as required by regulation. VIII, paragraph 3; (c) where, after due efforts by previous advertisement, lor otherwise, competitive examinations may not be practicable.
4. It shall be the duty of all those in the service of the police department to conform to and comply with any by-laws made pursuant to these regulations, and to aid and facilitate in all reasonable and proper ways the enforcement of all by-laws and the holding of all examinations provided for under these regulations.
5. Examinations for admission into the service of the department shall be provided on such dates and at such places as the Civil Service Board, after consultation with the board of police, may designate, and whenever the needs of the service require.
Examinations for promotion in the service of the department shall be held at such times and places as the board of police may determine.
REGULATION V. 1. Every applicant for examination or for appointment must be and have been for the time hereinafter specified a citizen of the United States, must be of the age and residence hereinafter required, and must make application under oath upon a form prescribed by the Civil Service Board and accompanied by such certificates as may be required by the by-laws.
2. No person in the service of the United States army, navy or marine corps shall be examined for admission to the service of the department until the written consent of his commanding officer shall have been communicated to the police civil service board.
3. The civil service board may refuse to examine an applicant or to certify the name of an eligible
(a) Who has been guilty of a crime or of infamous or notoriously disgraceful conduct, after obtaining the approval of the police board upon reasons stated.
(b) Who is so physically disabled as to be unfit for the performance of the duties of the position to which he seeks appointment.
(c) Who has been dismissed from public or private employment for delinquency or misconduct.
(d) Who has intentionally made a false statement of any material fact, or practiced or attempted to practice any deception or fraud in securing examination or appointment.
Any of the disqualifications mentioned shall be good cause for the removal of an appointee from the service.
4. No application for examination shall be accepted unless the applicant is within the age limits fixed herein for entrance to the position to which he seeks to be appointed, provided that no veteran shall be prevented by reason of his age alone from admission to any branch of the service for which the age limit is not fixed by law; and, further, provided that no person whose application reveals previous service in the grade or rank to which he seeks appointment shall be prevented by reason of his age alone from reappointment thereto.
5. Whenever an application reveals the fact that an applicant has been previously employed in the grade or rank for which application is made, said application, together with a letter stating the facts in the case, shall be transmitted to the board of police for their action, and said applicant shall not be examined for appointment to said grade or rank unless the board of police signify its approval by resolution.