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the provisions of law and of these rules; the official roster shall show opposite, or in connection with each name, the date of appointment, employment, promotion or reinstatement, the class, group, subdivision and grade of, and the office in which, and the compensation of the position, date of commencement of service, and the date of transfer in or separation from the service by dismissal, registration, cancellation of appointment, or death.

(2) Whenever the name of a person appointed to or employed, promoted, transferred or reinstated in any position in the classified service, is entered upon the official roster, as provided above, the Commission shall certify to the officer duly authorized to pay or draw a warrant for the payment of the salary of such position, the name, position, office, compensation and date of commencement of service of the person so appointed, employed, promoted, transferred or reinstated; and in like manner shall certify to the officials aforesaid any separation of a person from the service, or other change therein, and the name of any person appointed or employed in the civil service of the city of Poughkeepsie, N. Y., in violation of law or of the rules and regulations made in pursuance to law.

(3) Upon satisfactory evidence that, with intent to evade the provisions of law and of these rules, any person appointed to or employed in any position in the classified service has been assigned to perform duties other than those for which he was examined and certified, the Commission shall cancel its certificates of such person by formal notice to the fiscal and appointing officers, and the appointment or employment of such person shall be void on and after five days from the date of such notice.


REGULATION XV. Subject only to the qualifications required to be ascertained in accordance with these rules, the power of appointment and the responsibility of selection are in all cases in the appointing office. The power to remove (existing by law) on the part of any officer is not impaired by anything contained in these rules.


November 11, 1897. In the exercise of the authority conferred by chapter 354, Laws of 1883, and the acts amendatory thereof, and by chapter 428, Laws of 1897, and in accordance with the provisions of the ninth section of the fifth article of the Constitution, the following rules are hereby promulgated for the regulation of the civil service of the city of Poughkeepsie, N. Y., and all other rules are hereby revoked.




ALBANY, N. Y., November 11, 1897. The foregoing regulations for the city of Poughkeepsie, having been duly examined, are hereby approved by the New York Civil Service Commission. Attest: [L. S.]



New York City Civil Service Regulations, as amended to

January 1, 1898.

REGULATION I. Appointments and promotions in the civil service of the city of New York shall be made according to merit and fitness, to be ascertained, so far as practicable, by examinations which, so far as practicable, shall be competitive.

· REGULATION II. The violation of any of the provisions of the Civil Service Act, or of these regulations, by any person in the civil service of the city shall be considered a good cause for the dismissal of such person from the service.

REGULATION III. The Commission shall have authority to prescribe such rules, in pursuance of and for the execution of the provisions of these regulations and of the Civil Service Act, as may not be inconsistent therewith, and may prescribe blank forms for all applications, certificates, reports, records and returns required under these regulations and the rules made in pursuance thereof.

REGULATION IV. Schedule A shall include all positions not subject to competitive examination and not included in Schedule G.

All positions classified in Schedule A as exempt from examination, or as subject to non-competitive examination, shall permit but one appointment for each of said positions, unless otherwise specially stated.

Schedule B shall include clerks, copyists, recorders, bookkeepers and others rendering clerical services, except typewriters and stenographers; also all public employes, however designated, whether as “ skilled laborers” or otherwise, who may be called upon to do or shall, in fact, do any clerical work.

Office boys (or girls) shall be employes actually employed as such in the office of the departments of public service and who are paid at a rate not exceeding $25 per month.

Office boys (or girls) who have served as such for two years, may, at the request of the head of the department in which they have served, be examined for the position of junior clerk, which position shall be classified in Schedule B.

Junior clerks shall consist of employes who receive a compen. sation not exceeding $600 per annum. Junior clerks shall not be eligible to the position of clerk except after the competitive examination prescribed for original appointment to said position.

Schedule C shall include policemen in the department of parks, and the uniformed force in the fire department.

Schedule D shall include all persons for whose duty special expert knowledge is required and not included in Schedule E.

Schedule E shall include physicians, nurses, surgeons in the department of public parks and medical officers in the fire department.

Schedule F shall include stenographers, typewriters and all persons not included in the foregoing schedules, except laborers or day workmen.

Schedule G shall include all persons employed as laborers or day workmen.

Each schedule shall also include the persons specified under that head in the classification hereto annexed, marked Appendix III.

REGULATION V.. For the purpose of ascertaining the qualifications of persons seeking or named for positions in the department and officers of the municipal government, there shall be a Board of Examiners for all positions in Schedules B, C, D, E and F, and all examinable positions in Schedule A.

This Board shall be composed of the Chief Examiner and as many citizens designated by the mayor as the Civil Service Commissioners may deem necessary. None of such examiners, how

ever, shall be a public officer or employed in any department of the municipal government.

There shall be a Chief Examiner, who shall devote his whole time to the business of his office, who shall preside at meetings of the Board of Examiners, hear appeals from the decision of any of the Examiners, and have the general supervision of the work of the Examiners. It shall be his duty to attend the meetings of the Commission, except when the Commission is in executive session. The rate of compensation of the officers mentioned in this regulation shall be fixed by the mayor, who will employ assistants, procure suitable offices, and incur such other expenses as may be required for the efficient performance of the duties imposed upon him by the eighth section of chapter 354 of the Laws of the State of New York for the year 1883, as amended by chapter 410 of the Laws of the said State for the year 1884.

It shall be the duty of such Board of Examiners, by such of its members as the Chief Examiner shall designate, to conduct all examinations called for under these regulations, except as herein otherwise provided, and to ascertain the fitness of candi. dates for the service of the city with regard to character, knowledge and ability for the branch of the service into which they seek to enter, and to determine the relative excellence or standing of the persons examined and to certify the same as herein prescribed.

The mayor will employ a suitable person who shall act as secretary of the Supervisory Board, keep minutes of all proceedings and all necessary records of the examination, standing and certification of applicants, and a complete record of all persons employed in the several departments to which these regulations apply, and of all appointments, promotions, dismissals, resignations and other changes of any kind therein. The secretary shall have the general executive charge of the civil service office, shall assign the clerks and employes to their respetive positions and superintend them in the discharge of their respective duties, and shall be secretary of the Examining Board. The secretary shall, after conference with the Chief Examiner, order and fix

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