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No. 6 No vacancies have been reported by the heads of the city departments; hence no examinations advertised.

No. 7 Ditto of No. 6.
No. 8 Ditto of No. 6.
No. 9 No removals have been reported from any department.

No. 10 No resignations have been reported from any de. partment.

No. 11 No transfers have been reported from any department.

No. 12 No promotions have been reported from any department.

No. 13 No exceptions from examinations have been necessary, as no examinations have been required by any department.

No. 14 In so far as the roster of employees of the city shows and upon the word of City Engineer Hayt, veterans are furnished with labor when they report for same.

No. 15 All pay-rolls, etc., have been certified by the secretary of the commission, as presented and passed upon.

No. 16 Laborers employed have not been certified as the rules regulating the same were not in the possession of this commission until March 17, 1903.

No. 17 A roster of the names of city employees and their titles, salaries, etc., will be kept from this date forward.

No. 18 The financial officers of the city are specially careful in their requirements to have all pay-rolls, etc., certified by the secretary of the commission.

No. 19 There has been no increase or diminution in the number of persons employed under the civil service, aside from the consolidation of the position of city engineer and street commissioner under the title “city engineer," an office filled by an appointment from the mayor.

No. 20 The commissioners believe the civil service law, when carried out in compliance with the rules, will prove of material benefit in appointments and promotions as applied to city employees, so far as character and efficiency are to be considered.

No. 21. As no appointments have been made in the police department, and the fire department is separately incorpo. rated and donates its service to the city, there is no answer to make to the interrogation regarding the effect upon the administration and execution of duties in the said departments. By order of the commission, viz:

WM. A. DAVIS

President
G. S. GREGORY
JOHN S. GARTY
H. D. JONES

A. H. BAER
Win. G. CONLEY, Secretary

Cortland

CORTLAND, N. Y., January 14, 1903 To the State Civil Service Commission:

GENTLEMEN.— The municipal civil service commission of the city of Cortland submits its third annual report, as follows: 1 Commissioners:

Edward D. Blodgett, editor, appointed May 15, 1900.
Frank J. Peck, bank cashier, appointed May 15, 1900.
James R. Schermerhorn, real estate agent, appointed

February 5, 1901. 2 The secretary of the commission is Mr. J. R. Schermerhorn, appointed May 6, 1901, at salary of $100 per year.

3 Number of meetings held by the commission during the year, four. 4 Number of persons in the unclassified service, 125, viz.:

Elective officers, 18.
Heads of departments, 28.
Election officers, 48.

Educational department, 31.
5 Number of persons in classified service, 48, viz.:

Exempt class, 1.
Competitive class, 4.
Non-competitive class, 3.
Labor class, 40.

0 Number of competitive examinations held during the year, 1, viz.: Patrolmen, number passed, 2; number failed, 3. · Ō Number of non-competitive examinations held during the year, none. & Number of appointments:

To exempt positions, 1.
To competitive positions, 1.

To non-competitive positions, 2.
• To labor positions, 40.
9 Sumber of removals in all classes, none.
10 Number of resignations in all classes, one.
11 Number of transfers in all classes, none.
12 Number of promotions in all classes, none.

1:3 Exceptions from examination under the provisions of paragraph 2 of section 14 of the civil service law, none.

14 The provisions of the law giving preference to veterans have been strictly complied with.

15 The provisions of the law regarding certification of pay. rolls and accounts have been strictly complied with.

16 The provisions of the law regarding the registration of laborers and certifications from the list have been strictly com. plied with.

17 The commission has a complete roster of all city emplovees, showing names, titles of positions, dates of appoint. ment and salaries.

18 The financial officers of the city require the certificate of the commission upon all pav-rolls and accounts.

1. There has been no important increase or diminution of the number of persons employed in the civil service of the city as compared with 1901. Respectfully submitted. (Signed) MUNICIPAL CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION By JAMES R. SCHERMERHORN

Secretary

Dunkirk

DUNKIRK, N. Y., December 30, 1902 To the State ('iril Scrrice Commission:

GENTLEMEN.-- Replying to your esteemed communication of the 22d instant, asking for information concerning the operation of the civil service rules in the city of Dunkirk, and submitting a list of questions in the same, we beg to answer the same in the order furnished:

1 The commission is composed of J. E. Wirtner, groceryman; C. L. Hayes, clerk, and C. C. Jones, teacher, appointed January 1, 1902. The commissioners receive no salary.

2. Mr. J. P. Groesch is secretary of the commission and receives a salary of $100 per annum.

3 The commission has held ten meetings during the year.

4 In the unclassified service of the city there is an average .of thirty persons.

5 There are two persons in the exempt class. twenty-one in the competitive class and four in the non-competitive class.

6 Three competitive examinations have been held, all being for policemen. Seven applicants passed and two failed.

7 One non-competitive examination has been hell, viz., clerk of the poor department, in which the applicant passed. 8 Vumber of appointments:

To exempt positions, none.
To competitive positions, 4.
To non-competitive positions, 1.

To labor positions, 10.
9 There have been no removals.
10 There have been five resignations, all policemen.
11 There have been no transfers.
12 There have been no promotions.

13 There have been no exceptions from examination under section 14, paragraph 2, of the civil service law.

14 The provisions of the law giving preference to veterans have been strictly complied with.

15 The provision of the law regarding certification of pay: rolls and accounts has been strictly complied with.

16 The provisions of the law regarding registration of laborers and certification from the list have been strictly complied with.

17 The commission has a complete roster of all city employees, showing names, titles of positions, dates of appointment and salaries.

18 The financial officers of the city require the certificate of the commission upon all pay-rolls and accounts.

19. There has been no important change in the number of persons in the city service during the past year as compared with the year 1901.

20 The universal opinion seemingly is that the best results are obtainable from competitive civil service examinations, from the standard of character and efficiency.

21 The results of the application of the civil service law in Dunkirk have been exceptionally satisfactory. Practical appointments have been made in both fire and police departments.

Respectfully,
(Signed)

JNO. E. WIRTNER
CHAS, C. JONES
CHAS. L. HAYES

Commissioners

Elmira

ELRA, X. Y., January 14, 1903 To the State (iril Serrice Commission:

GENTLENES.-The municipal civil service commission of the city of Elmira, X. Y., herewith submits its annual report for the year 1902. During the year it has been the aim of the com. mission to carry out the spirit and intent of the civil service laws of the state, as well as the civil service rules of the city, and at all times, we are pleased to state, we have enjoyed the

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