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Proposed Rules: Closed to Comments

Agency:
Comment By: 
Wednesday, July 22, 2020
Proposed Rules Content: 

Statement of Basis and Purpose of Proposed Rule

 

 

Section 820 of the City Charter provides that “[t]he commissioner [of Citywide Administrative Services] shall, unless otherwise provided by law, have power, upon request of any person charged with the duty of issuing licenses or permits, to conduct, under rules and regulations to be established by the commissioner, examinations and tests to determine the qualifications of persons applying for such licenses or permits. The commissioner shall certify to the person having power to issue the license or permit the result of any such examination or test.”  In addition, Section 12-201 of the Administrative Code of the City of New York authorizes the Commissioner to administer examinations for and appoint city surveyors. In 1991, the Commissioner of Personnel, the predecessor to the DCAS Commissioner, adopted Section 11-02 of Title 55 of the Rules of the City of New York (“RCNY”) setting forth the rule for the administration of license examinations for 16 trades and occupations engaged in building work; motion picture projectionists; and, for examination for the appointment of city surveyors.  

 

As a result of the enactment of Article 401 of Title 28 of the Administrative Code of the City of New York by Local Law 33 of 2007, and rules promulgated thereunder, the Department of Buildings now has responsibility for conducting licensing examinations for the 16 trades and occupations engaged in building work for which DCAS formerly administered license exams.  

 

In 1999, the Department of Consumer Affairs adopted Section 2-81 of Title 6 of the Rules of the City of New York to transfer responsibility from DCAS to the Department of Consumer Affairs for the administration of examinations for motion picture projectionists. Section 24-423 of the Administrative Code, which required licensure of motion picture projectionists, was repealed by Local Law 66 of 2016.  

 

When Section 11-02 of Title 55 of the RCNY was adopted in 1991, the Commissioner of Finance was authorized to require the certificate of a city surveyor in connection with the determination of annual vault charges pursuant to Chapter 27 of Title 11 of the Administrative Code.  Local Law 47 of 1997 added subparagraph D to paragraph (a) of Section 11-2702 of the Administrative Code to provide that “[n]otwithstanding any provision of law to the contrary, no annual vault charge or additional charge shall be imposed pursuant to this chapter on or after June first, nineteen hundred ninety-eight.”  DCAS no longer appoints city surveyors.  In addition, in 1998, the Commissioner of Transportation adopted Rule 2-13 of Title 34 of the RCNY, which omits the need for a certificate of a city surveyor of the dimensions of a new vault before a license is issued. Consequently, DCAS no longer conducts examinations for the appointment of city surveyors. 

 

These changes in the law have rendered the license examination rule obsolete.  This proposed rule would repeal Section 11-02 of Title 55 of the Rules of the City of New York relating to License Examinations. 

 

This rule was identified as part of a comprehensive rules review initiative undertaken by the NYC Mayor’s Office of Operations, working with the City’s rulemaking agencies, the Law Department, and the Office of Management and Budget. The initiative identified rules that will be repealed or modified to reduce regulatory burdens, increase equity, support small businesses, and simplify and update content to help support public understanding and compliance. The rules review initiative determined that the provisions of Section 11-02 of Title 55 of the RCNY were no longer needed; this proposed rule would repeal that section.

 

DCAS’s authority for these rules is found in Sections 1043, 814 and820 of the New York City Charter. 

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Proposed Rules: Closed to Comments

Agency:
Comment By: 
Thursday, July 16, 2020
Proposed Rules Content: 

Statement of Basis and Purpose of Proposed Rule

 

Pursuant to Section 15(4) of the New York Civil Service Law and Section 811 of the City Charter, the commissioner of Citywide Administrative Services has all of the powers of a municipal civil service commission set forth in the New York Civil Service Law.  Section 50(1) of the Civil Service Law provides that the merit and fitness of applicants for positions which are classified in the competitive class shall be ascertained by such examinations as may be prescribed by the municipal civil service commission.  Section 50(3) provides that a municipal commission shall require prospective applicants for competitive class positions to file a formal application in which the applicant sets forth his or her background, experience and qualifications for the position sought, and merit and fitness for the public service. Section 50(5)(a) requires every such applicant to pay an application fee to the municipal commission in an amount prescribed by that section.  Section 50(5)(b) authorizes a municipal civil service commission to waive application fees for specific classes of candidates.   

 

The Department of Citywide Administrative Services has promulgated General Examination Regulations, codified at Title 55 of the Rules of the City of New York (“R.C.N.Y.”), Chapter 11, for the administration of examinations for applicants for positions classified in the competitive class. Section 11-01(c)(1) sets forth the application fees required to be paid at the time of application.  The rule further provides that the application fee of a veteran of the armed services of the United States shall be waived one time.  55 R.C.N.Y. § 11-01(c)(6).  

 

This proposed rule would amend section 11-01(c)(6) to eliminate the “once only” waiver for veterans and provide that the application fee will be waived for every examination for which a veteran may apply. The City of New York has found that military veterans are especially well-prepared by experience, training, physical fitness and discipline to provide public service. It is also the unfortunate fact that veterans often encounter difficulty integrating themselves into the economic life of the country when they leave military service.  Amending the rule to waive fees on every examination for which a veteran applies will expand the pool of highly prepared candidates available for service to the City while ensuring that candidates who have honorably served our country will be able to continue to provide public service.

 

DCAS’s authority for these rules is found in sections 15, 20 and 50 of the New York Civil Service Law and sections 1043, 811, and 814 of the New York City Charter. 

 

Pursuant to Section 1043(d)(4) of the New York City Charter, this proposed rule does not require certification by the Mayor’s Office of Operations and the Law Department before publication of this notice because it involves only the modification of a fee.

Subject: 

Veterans Waiver of Job Application Fee

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Proposed Rules: Closed to Comments (View Public Comments Received:1)

Agency:
Comment By: 
Friday, October 4, 2019
Proposed Rules Content: 

Statement of Basis and Purpose of Proposed Amendment to The Rules 

On January 5, 2016, Local Law 2 of 2016 (“the Law”) was enacted.  The Law empowers the Mayor of the City of New York (“the Mayor”) to authorize a program that will reimburse qualifying nonpublic schools for the cost of purchasing certain security services.  In a letter dated March 30, 2016, the Mayor authorized this reimbursement program for the 2016-17 school year.  The Law also authorizes the Mayor to designate an agency or agencies to administer the reimbursement program.  In a letter dated March 10, 2016, the Mayor designated the Department of Citywide Administrative Services (“DCAS”) to administer the Law.  Finally, the Law authorizes DCAS to promulgate rules for the administration of the reimbursement program. 

The amendment to the rules:

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Requires that a Security Guard Company perform a criminal history check as part of its background investigation for its Security Guards;

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Adds a requirement for Security Guard companies to immediately submit changed information to DCAS;

  • Clarifies the time frame that DCAS shall respond to each school following the submissions of their application; 
  • Revises the training and communication equipment requirements that applies to security guards; 
  • Establishes the requirement that the security guard company enroll in PASSPort.
Subject: 

Amendment of Rules Governing Nonpublic School Security Guard Program

Location: 
125 Worth Street 2nd Floor Auditorium
New York, NY 10013
Contact: 

No contact

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Adopted Rules: Closed to Comments

Adopted Rules Content: 

 

Statement of Basis and Purpose

On January 5, 2016, Local Law 2 of 2016 (“the Law”) was enacted.  The Law empowers the Mayor of the City of New York (“the Mayor”) to authorize a program to reimburse qualifying nonpublic schools for the cost of procuring certain security services.  By letter dated March 30, 2016, the Mayor authorized this reimbursement program for the 2016-17 school year.  The Law also authorizes the Mayor to designate an agency or agencies to administer the reimbursement program.  By letter dated March 10, 2016, the Mayor designated the Department of Citywide Administrative Services (“DCAS”) as the Law’s administering agency.  Finally, the Law authorizes DCAS to promulgate rules for the administration of the reimbursement program. 

The amendment to the rules:

  • Amends the date by which new and existing schools must submit their applications to participate in the reimbursement program for the 2017-2018 school year and for subsequent years in which the reimbursement program is authorized.  

DCAS’s authority for these rules is found in sections 811 and 1043 of the New York City Charter and sections 10-172(c) and 10-172(m) of the Administrative Code of the City of New York.             No comments were received following publication of the proposed rules.

Effective Date: 
Sat, 05/13/2017

Proposed Rules: Closed to Comments

Agency:
Comment By: 
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Proposed Rules Content: 

 

Statement of Basis and Purpose

On January 5, 2016, Local Law 2 of 2016 (“the Law”) was enacted.  The Law empowers the Mayor of the City of New York (“the Mayor”) to authorize a program to reimburse qualifying nonpublic schools for the cost of procuring certain security services.  By letter dated March 30, 2016, the Mayor authorized this reimbursement program for the 2016-17 school year.  The Law also authorizes the Mayor to designate an agency or agencies to administer the reimbursement program.  By letter dated March 10, 2016, the Mayor designated the Department of Citywide Administrative Services (“DCAS”) as the Law’s administering agency.  Finally, the Law authorizes DCAS to promulgate rules for the administration of the reimbursement program. 

The amendment to the rules:

  • Amends the date by which new and existing schools must submit their applications to participate in the reimbursement program for the 2017-2018 school year and for subsequent years in which the reimbursement program is authorized.  

DCAS’s authority for these rules is found in sections 811 and 1043 of the New York City Charter and sections 10-172(c) and 10-172(m) of the Administrative Code of the City of New York.

Subject: 

Amendment of Rules Governing Reimbursement of Nonpublic Schools for Certain Security Services

Location: 
Auditorium
125 Worth Street
New York, NY 10013

Proposed Rules: Closed to Comments (View Public Comments Received:3)

Agency:
Comment By: 
Tuesday, November 1, 2016
Proposed Rules Content: 

 STATEMENT OF BASIS AND PURPOSE

In conjunction with rulemaking conducted by the Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS), the Mayor’s Office is proposing to revise the process by which certain deed restrictions are modified or removed by the City of New York.

 Deed restrictions are covenants that limit the uses of property.  DCAS and other City agencies have imposed deed restrictions on thousands of properties throughout the City, both through the process by which City-owned properties are sold and also through the Uniform Land Use Review Procedure.

These rules will add new layers of review regarding proposed amendments to certain deed restrictions.  A committee composed of officials from the Mayor’s Office, Office of Management and Budget, and Office of the Corporation Counsel will review each proposed modification or removal of a deed restriction recommended for approval by DCAS before the proposed modification or removal is presented to the public and to the Mayor.  The committee shall also determine the amount of any consideration required in connection with such proposed modification or removal. Requests for modification or removal presented to the committee for approval must also be approved by the Mayor to take effect.  In addition, proposed modifications or removals of deed restrictions submitted to the Department of Housing Preservation and Development will be reviewed for approval by the Mayor or a Deputy Mayor who oversees housing and/or economic development.

The Mayor’s Office’s authority for this rule is found in Section 1043 of the New York City Charter.

 

Subject: 

Procedure for Modification of Deed Restrictions

Location: 
125 Worth Street (2nd Floor)
New York, NY 10013

Proposed Rules: Closed to Comments (View Public Comments Received:3)

Agency:
Comment By: 
Tuesday, November 1, 2016
Proposed Rules Content: 

 

Statement of Basis and Purpose of Proposed Rule

The Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS) proposes to add a new Chapter 15 to Title 55 of the Rules of the City of New York, setting forth the process by which DCAS reviews requests to modify or remove deed restrictions for certain properties.

Deed restrictions are covenants that limit the uses of property.  DCAS and other City agencies have imposed deed restrictions on thousands of properties throughout the City, both through the process by which City-owned properties are sold and also through the Uniform Land Use Review Procedure.  Because decisions concerning land use can have long-lasting effects, the process proposed in this rule recognizes the importance of land use to the City, ensures decisions to modify or remove deed restrictions are appropriate and reflect the City’s best interests, and increases the transparency of the decision-making process. 

This rule sets forth the process that property owners requesting a modification or removal of a deed restriction from DCAS must follow, the information that DCAS must obtain and review when considering such requests, public notice and hearing requirements, and provisions related to the review and approval of such requests by additional City officials, including the Mayor.

DCAS’s authority for this rule is found in Sections 811 and 1043 of the New York City Charter.

Subject: 

Procedure for Modification of Deed Restrictions

Location: 
125 Worth Street (2nd Floor)
New York, NY 10013