New York State (NYS) Civil Service Law provides that veterans who have served in time of war and meet certain other conditions may be eligible to have "veteran’s credits" added to their score on a Civil Service exam:
- Veteran’s credits are added only to the scores of passing candidates, and they may be used only once for appointment
- Non-disabled veterans may receive 5 additional credits on open competitive exams, and 2.5 credits on promotional exams
- Disabled veterans may receive 10 additional credits on open competitive exams, and 5 credits on promotional exams
Applications for veterans credits and copies of the section of NYS Civil Service Law dealing with veterans credits may be obtained in City Hall Room 301.