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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

Contact: 

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Proposed Rules: Closed to Comments

Agency:
Comment By: 
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Proposed Rules Content: 

 

Statement of Basis and Purpose of Proposed Rule

 

The Department of Buildings (“Department”) is proposing to amend sections 104-01 and 104-02, and to repeal sections 19-02, 19-03, and 19-04, of Title 1 of the Rules of the City of New York (“Rules”). 

The Department proposes to amend section 104-01, regarding examination and investigation requirements for Department licenses, by clarifying examination and investigation procedures. Some Department license examinations were previously administered by the Department of Citywide Administrative Services, but all such examinations are now being administered by the Department. These amendments accommodate the additional license examinations.

The Department proposes to amend section 104-02, regarding required insurance for trade licensees, by clarifying the requirements for commercial general liability insurance.

The Department also proposes to repeal sections 19-02, 19-03, and 19-04, as these provisions are addressed elsewhere in the New York City Administrative Code (“Administrative Code”) or the Rules.   

  • Section 19-02 concerns continuing education requirements for master plumbers and master fire suppression piping contractors. The substance of this rule is now addressed in section 105-03 of the Rules, effective September 15, 2013, which outlines the requirements for Department-approved courses.   
  • Section 19-03 concerns exemptions from Department inspection and testing requirements for minor plumbing work. These exemptions are provided by section 28-105.4.4 of the  Administrative Code. 
  • Section 19-04 concerns the master plumber and master fire suppression piping contractor license board’s authority to review master plumber and master fire suppression piping contractor license applications. The substance of this rule has been already codified under Article 417 of Chapter 4 of the Administrative Code and section 104-01(c) of Title 1 of the Rules.

 

 

 

 

Location: 
Department of Buildings
280 Broadway, 3rd floor
New York, NY 10007
Contact: 

No contact

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Adopted Rules: Closed to Comments

Adopted Rules Content: 

 

 

Statement of Basis and Purpose

 

This rule is proposed pursuant to the authority of the Commissioner of Buildings under Sections 643 and 1043(a) of the New York City Charter and sections 28-401. 7 and 28-401.8 of the New York City Administrative Code.

 

Currently, the Department of Citywide Administrative Services administers examinations and conducts investigations for most licenses. The Department of Buildings will be taking over the examinations and investigations for those licenses it issues. This rule sets out the fees for these examinations and investigations.

 

Effective Date: 
Sun, 12/16/2012

Proposed Rules: Closed to Comments

Agency:
Comment By: 
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Proposed Rules Content: 

 

 

Statement of Basis and Purpose

 

 

This rule is proposed pursuant to the authority of the Commissioner of Buildings under Sections 643 and 1043(a) of the New York City Charter and sections 28-401.7 and 28-401.8 of the New York City Administrative Code.

 

Currently, the Department of Citywide Administrative Services administers examinations and conducts investigations for most licenses. The Department of Buildings will be taking over the examinations and investigations for those licenses it issues. This rule sets out the fees for these examinations and investigations.

 

 

Subject: 

Opportunity to comment on proposed license examination and investigation fees.

Location: 
Department of Buildings
280 Broadway, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10007
Contact: 

Aisha Norflett
Director of Licensing
New York City Department of Buildings
280 Broadway, 6th floor
New York, New York 100070

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