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Our office is currently closed to the public. Applications with checks, money orders, or charge card payment forms from our webpage may be dropped off to the dropbox inside the Civic Center on the first floor. Please do not submit cash. We recommend that applications/fees are sent via U.S. Mail.

Please be advised that all Onondaga County Civil Service examinations scheduled for January 16, 2021 have been postponed. All impacted candidates will be notified by mail of an alternate test date once the exams have been rescheduled.

Civil Service

Civil Services Rules
Public sector employment in the State of New York is governed under Civil Service Law and the local civil service commissioner's personnel rules. The Onondaga County Department of Personnel Rules for the Classified Service govern the administration of civil service for the County of Onondaga, City of Syracuse and the towns, villages, school districts and special districts that are under our local jurisdiction. To download a PDF copy of our department's Local Rules, Click Here. To download a PDF copy of our departments Local Appendices, Click Here.

Manual of Procedure in Disciplinary Actions (Revised 2003)
This revised edition of the manual was prepared by the law bureau of the NYS Department of Civil Service and is an aid in becoming more familiar with the formalities required to meet current legislative and judicial standards related to disciplinary actions.
To download a PDF copy of this manual, Click Here.

Civil Service Documents & Forms
Located in this section of the Document Center are some of the civil service documents and forms most frequently used by municipalities in the conduct of civil service administration and reporting.
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