This bill would require the Department of Education to distribute information about the civil service exams administered by the Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS) to students who will be graduating from high school in the current school year. Required information would include the title of each upcoming exam open to high school graduates, application and testing periods, applicable fees and a link to the DCAS exam information page. The bill would increase student awareness of civil service exams, making potential employment information more accessible and encouraging students to pursue an alternative path to employment.
- Laid Over in Committee
Int. No. 672
By Council Members Treyger, Chin, Miller, Torres, Adams, Rose, Levin, Lander and Ampry-Samuel
A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring the department of education to provide information about the department of citywide administrative services civil service examinations to students
Be it enacted by the Council as follows:
Section 1. Title 21-A of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new chapter 21 to read as follows:
DISTRIBUTION OF INFORMATION REGARDING CIVIL SERVICE EXAMINATIONS
§ 21-988 Distribution of information regarding civil service examinations administered by the department of citywide administrative services. a. Definitions. For purposes of this section, the term “school” means a school of the city school district of the city of New York.
b. No later than June 1, 2019, and annually thereafter no later than June 1 of each year, the department shall distribute to each school, for distribution to every student of such school who will be graduating from high school in that school year, the following information in writing, in hard copy or electronically if distribution of other similar documents occurs electronically, using plain and simple language:
1. General information about the city’s civil service process, including the related hiring system, typical test parts for civil service examinations and the scoring process for such examinations;
2. The title of each upcoming civil service examination that is open to high school graduates, along with the relevant job descriptions and the relevant salaries;
3. The testing period for each such civil service examination and the related application and scheduling period, with a note that exact dates and times for both periods are usually released online each month;
4. Applicable fees for each such civil service examination;
5. A link to the online application system for civil service examinations;
6. A link to the civil service examination information page of the department of citywide administrative services website, with a note that this online page contains additional and up-to-date information about examination locations and timing and job eligibility requirements; and
7. Any other information that the department deems relevant.
§ 2. This local law takes effect 120 days after it becomes law, except that the department of education may take such measures as are necessary for the implementation of this local law, including the promulgation of rules, before such date.