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The Department of Civil Service provides a variety of human resources services in our effort to build and maintain an engaged and vibrant workforce capable of meeting and exceeding the challenges of the present and the future. The Department functions as the State’s principal human resources agency for the NYS Executive Branch, which employs over 150,000 people. In addition, we provide advice and assistance to nearly 100 local civil service agencies State-wide.
We also manage the New York State Health Insurance Program (NYSHIP), one of the largest public employer health insurance programs in the nation. NYSHIP covers over 1.2 million State and local government employees, retirees and their families.
Our mission is to provide our State and local government agency partners with innovative, cost-efficient human resources solutions for change, diversity and inclusion, based on fitness, merit and equal opportunity. The Department encourages jobseekers to consider joining our team of dedicated public sector employees through the civil service system.
Welcome to the NYS Department of Civil Service’s FaceBook page. We encourage all visitors to participate in an open and productive dialogue. In the spirit of fairness to everyone and to encourage a family-friendly forum in which everyone feels welcome to participate, we ask that you follow these community guidelines. We reserve the right to remove any posts that don’t adhere to our guidelines.
All visitors are advised that all postings, including any links to 3rd-party sites, shall be monitored for appropriateness to ensure they are relevant to New York State’s official governmental business, responsive to issues being discussed, and phrased in respectful and appropriate language for the general public.
We do not accept Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) requests communicated via FaceBook or any other social media sites. To submit a FOIL request, e-mail us at <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
If you have questions about health insurance or other employee health benefits, visit our Webiste at www.cs.ny.gov or call 1.877.769.7447. Inquiries about employee benefits communicated through FaceBook or other social media sites will not receive a response.
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