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Amendments to the Civil Service Regulations of the Police Department of the City of New York.

REGULATION I.

Amend Regulation I as follows:

Paragraph 1, line 3, after the figures "1895" insert the words "and of chapter 428 of the Laws of 1897," so that Regulation I shall read as follows:

The police civil service board shall have power from time to time to prescribe by-laws for the execution of the provisions of these regulations and of such provisions of chapter 569 of the Laws of 1895 and of chapter 428 of the Laws of 1897 as relate to the subject matter committed to its charge. By-laws so prescribed shall become operative upon the approval of the board of police.

2. The several terms hereinafter mentioned, whenever used in these regulations or in the by-laws to be prescribed, shall be construed as follows:

(a) The term "Bi-Partisan Act" refers to chapter 569 of the Laws of 1895.

(b) The term " Classified Service" refers to that part of the service of the police department, the duties of which are not merely manual.

(c) The term “Grade," or the term "Rank," in connection with employes or positions, refers to a group of employes or positions in the classified service arranged upon a basis of the duties performed without regard to salaries received.

(d) The term " Class," in connection with empleyes or positions, refers to a group of employes or positions in any grade arranged upon the basis of salaries received, without regard to the duties performed, and in accordance with the provisions of section 3, paragraph 7, of the Bi-Partisan Act.

(e) The term "Excepted Positions" refers to any position within the classified service, but excepted from the requirements of examination or registration for appointment.

(f) The term "Veterans" refers to honorably discharged soldiers or sailors who served in the United States army or navy during the civil war.

REGULATION II.

1. No person in the police force shall contribute directly or indirectly to any political fund, or shall join or become a member of any political club or association.

2. No person in the executive service of the police department shall dismiss, or cause to be dismissed, or make any attempt to procure the dismissal of or in any manner change the official rank or compensation of any other person therein, because of his political or religious opinions or affiliations.

3. No question in any examination or application shall be so framed as to elicit information concerning the political or religious opinions of applicants or competitors, and all disclosures of such opinions on the part of applicants, competitors or eligibles, either for entrance to the service or promotions thereunder, by themselves or by others for them, shall be rigidly discountenanced by the board of police, the police civil service board, and all officers and employes of the police department, and no discrimination in examination, certification, appointment or promotion shall be made by any examiner, appointing officer or other employe of the department in favor of or against any such applicant, competitor or eligible by reason of any such opinion.

Any written communication violating any of the above provisions shall be immediately returned to the sender.

4. These regulations shall go into effect upon and after the date of their approval by the New York State Civil Service Commission, and a person holding a position on the date when said position is classified shall be entitled to all the rights and benefits possessed by persons of the same class or grade appointed upon examination thereafter.

REGULATION III.

1. All offices and places of employment in the police depart ment, other than appointees of the mayor, shall be classified as follows:

A. The classified service.

B. The labor service.

2. All positions in the classified service shall be subject to competitive civil service examination, except in such cases as may arise under the provisions of section 3 of the Bi-Partisan Act and as hereinafter provided. The following grades shall be included in the classified service:

(a) The uniformed force.

(b) Surgeons.

(c) Matrons.

(d) The clerical force, except the private secretary for each commissioner, the stenographer for the chairman of the committee on repairs and supplies, and the treasurer's bookkeepers.

(e) Telephone and telegraph operators, linemen and batterymen. "

(f) Mechanical engineers and firemen.

(g) Service requiring special or technical knowledge in skilled manual labor, as carpenters, painters and tailors.

(h) All other positions hereafter created under whatever designation, the duties of which are not merely those of manual labor

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3. The labor service shall not be subject to competitive written examination, and shall include the following places: Hostlers, deckhands and cabin boys in the harbor patrol service, stewards on patrol boats, janitor and elevator men, cleaners, scrub women and laborers, and all other places classified hereunder, or hereafter created under whatever designations, the duties of which are of a purely manual nature.

4. All persons holding positions in the classified service of the police department, except members of the uniformed force, shall be divided into classes according to the amount of compensation received by them as follows:

Class 1. Employes whose compensation is less than $900 per

annum.

Class 2. Employes whose compensation is greater than $900 per annum, but less than $1,200 per annum.

Class 3. Employes whose compensation is as much as $1,200 per annum, but less than $1,400 per annum.

Class 4. Employes whose compensation is as much as $1,400 per annum, but less than $1,600 per annum.

Class 5. Employes whose compensation is as much as $1,600 per annum, but less than $1,800 per annum.

Class 6. Employes whose compensation is as much as $1,800 per annum, but less than $2,000 per annum.

Class 7. Employes whose compensation is as much as $2,000 per annum, but less than $2,500 per annum.

Class 8. Employes whose compensation is as much as $2,500 per annum, but less than $3,000 per annum.

Class 9. Employes whose compensation is as much as $3,000 per annum, but less than $3,500 per annum.

Class 10. Employes whose compensation is as much as $3,500 per annum, but less than $4,000 per annum.

Class 11. Employes whose compensation is as much as $4,000 per

annum or more.

REGULATION IV.

Amend regulation IV as follows:

Paragraph 1, line 1, after the word "Act" insert the words "and of section 1 of chapter 428 of the laws of 1897."

Paragraph 1, line 2, after the word "test" insert the words 66 merit and."

Paragraph 1, line 3, strike out the first word "The" and capitalize the word "examinations." In the same paragraph, line 4, after the word "capacity" strike out the words "and fitness."

Paragraph 3 (a), line 1, after the word "the" insert the words "merit and." In paragraph 3 (b) after the word "The" insert the words "merit and."

So that regulation IV shall read as follows:

1. In compliance with the provisions of paragraph 1 of section 3 of the Bi-Partisan Act, and of section 1 of chapter 428 of the Laws of 1897, the Civil Service Board shall provide examinations to test merit and fitness for admission to the classified service. Examinations shall be open and competitive, practical in their character, and, so far as may be possible, shall relate to those

matters which will fairly test the relative capacity of the persons examined to discharge the duties of the place to which they seek appointment.

2. No person shall be appointed to, or be employed in, any position in the classified service until he shall have passed the examination provided therefor.

3. Where competent persons can be found who are willing to compete for a position in the classified service, no non-competitive examination shall be given, except as follows:

(a) To test the merit and fitness of a person for temporary clerical appointment, not to exceed sixty days, as provided by regulations VII, paragraph 8; (b) to test the merit and fitness of a person in the classified service for a place to which his transfer is sought, as required by regulation VIII, paragraph 3; (c) where, after due efforts by previous advertisement, or otherwise, competitive examinations may not be practicable.

4. It shall be the duty of all those in the service of the police department to conform to and comply with any by-laws made pursuant to these regulations, and to aid and facilitate in all reasonable and proper ways the enforcement of all by-laws and the holding of all examinations provided for under these regulations.

5. Examinations for admission into the service of the department shall be provided on such dates and at such places as the Civil Service Board, after consultation with the board of police, may designate, and whenever the needs of the service require. Examinations for promotion in the service of the department shall be held at such times and places as the board of police may determine.

REGULATION V.

1. Every applicant for examination or for appointment must be and have been for the time hereinafter specified a citizen of the United States, must be of the age and residence hereinafter required, and must make application under oath upon a form prescribed by the Civil Service Board and accompanied by such certificates as may be required by the by-laws.

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