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  • Originally posted by Kannons610 View Post
    You do not need to wear a suit there. I had my test in January and no one was dressed in business attire. If you feel you must dress in business attire, they will tell you to change in the bathroom when you get there. The sheet of paper they gave you after you passed the full medical states that you should dress in athletic clothing. The paperwork is basic personal info, nothing new. They go over a lot of future paperwork that you will need to fill out if you pass the PA test. Bring a pen. Also, bring something to drink during the test. The test is challenging but if you are in good shape you should be okay. You will be surprisingly tired at the end.
    Much appreciated, thanks for the info.

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    • Originally posted by Retriever View Post
      Welcome to the thread! As far as I have seen from the postings, no one has been canvassed for anything north of the 9th JD.
      With that in mind, here are a few questions: Would it make any sense for those of us up here in the 8th to expand our preferences to include downstate positions? IOW, if I were to get canvassed & hired for NYC, would I have the option of transferring back upstate in the future, and if so is there a required waiting period?

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      • Originally posted by TheBoxer View Post
        With that in mind, here are a few questions: Would it make any sense for those of us up here in the 8th to expand our preferences to include downstate positions? IOW, if I were to get canvassed & hired for NYC, would I have the option of transferring back upstate in the future, and if so is there a required waiting period?
        Doesn't hurt to include all of NY, but it all depends on your current ranking. Check out the rankings reached on the last exam by going to their website. The higher the ranking the more I would suggest selecting the entire state. If you have a ranking below 4,000, I would try and shoot for your target jd...IMO.

        As for your other question, I was advised by another CO that you can apply for a transfer after 1 year on the job provided the jd *has reached* your rank # during the existence of the exam list.
        Last edited by CivilServant14; 02-04-2011, 06:06 AM.

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        • Originally posted by CivilServant14 View Post
          Doesn't hurt to include all of NY, but it all depends on your current ranking. Check out the rankings reached on the last exam by going to their website. The higher the ranking the more I would suggest selecting the entire state. If you have a ranking below 4,000, I would try and shoot for your target jd...IMO.
          Well, my rank is 1200-something, so maybe it would make sense...

          As for your other question, I was advised by another CO that you can apply for a transfer after 1 year on the job provided the jd has not reached your rank # during the existence of the exam list.
          So if I'm reading that correctly that means that if, after 1 year, the desired judicial district has reached my rank # I can't apply for a transfer while the list is still active?

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          • Originally posted by TheBoxer View Post
            Well, my rank is 1200-something, so maybe it would make sense...

            So if I'm reading that correctly that means that if, after 1 year, the desired judicial district has reached my rank # I can't apply for a transfer while the list is still active?
            Sorry for the misunderstanding---corrected OP....
            You cannot transfer to a location that has not yet reached your list number during the life of the list. So you would have to wait until that list expires. So I guess if you got on next year, you would probably wait until 2014 (??) since the next exam is scheduled for 2013ish. The list has a shelf life of approx. 5 years.

            Since you are so high in the ranking you would have an excellent chance of making any JD you desire, however it seems NYC has gotten the ball rolling first. Once the budget is approved you may see some upstate JDs start canvassing as all of NY is in need of COs.
            Last edited by CivilServant14; 02-04-2011, 06:07 AM.

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            • Originally posted by CivilServant14 View Post
              Sorry for the misunderstanding---corrected OP....
              You cannot transfer to a location that has not yet reached your list number during the life of the list. So you would have to wait until that list expires. So I guess if you got on next year, you would probably wait until 2014 (??) since the next exam is scheduled for 2013ish. The list has a shelf life of approx. 5 years.

              Since you are so high in the ranking you would have an excellent chance of making any JD you desire, however it seems NYC has gotten the ball rolling first. Once the budget is approved you may see some upstate JDs start canvassing as all of NY is in need of COs.
              Got it. Thanks for the info & encouraging words.

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              • So the lower (numerically) your rank, the better off you are? I try not to ask to many questions while at these medicals and stuff...

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                • Originally posted by buntysoap View Post
                  So the lower (numerically) your rank, the better off you are? I try not to ask to many questions while at these medicals and stuff...
                  According to what I was told at my PAT and meeting with my BI your backround investigation is what holds you up the longest, and once that is complete and you go thru all the steps then you are placed on a list. so in reality your original rank only matters when it comes to getting the first canvas letter, after that its up to you and your investigator to move your check along and pass all the steps. So if your the first one out of everyone canvassed to be complete with the steps and have your BI complete then essentialy you are #1 on the list and will be the first to be hired regardless if you ranked 1500 on the written test...thats how I understood it any way.

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                  • CARVAN THANKS FOR THE INFO. iTS A BIG RELIEF TO SEE THINGS WILL GET BETTER SOON


                    Originally posted by Cravan View Post
                    Check out this article people. It seems that the OCA will start hiring again after the budget is approved on April 1, 2011.



                    Cuomo Urges Judiciary to Reduce Spending


                    Joel Stashenko

                    New York Law Journal

                    February 02, 2011



                    Governor Andrew M. Cuomo called for a 2.7 spending decrease in his 2011-2012 budget proposal announced yesterday in Albany.
                    AP/Mike Groll

                    ALBANY - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo criticized the state's Judiciary yesterday for "not participating" in his efforts to close a $10 billion gap in the 2011-12 state budget.

                    "I respectfully ask the Judicial Branch to reduce its spending while continuing to serve those who seek justice," Mr. Cuomo said in a brief message accompanying the submission of his $132.9 billion spending plan to the Legislature.

                    Mr. Cuomo's plan would reduce overall state spending by 2.7 percent—the first proposed reduction by a governor in 15 years.

                    Meanwhile, court administrators have offered a $2.7 billion budget for the year that begins April 1, a 1.7 percent increase over the amount projected for this year (NYLJ, Dec. 2, 2010).

                    Mr. Cuomo noted that he had asked executive branch agencies under his control to trim spending by an average of 10 percent. The budget includes up to 9,800 layoffs; the courts have not projected any layoffs.

                    The governor was obligated to submit the Judiciary's budget as written. But he and the Legislature are free to alter the proposal. With that possibility in mind, the court system last week imposed new restrictions on hiring that authorize the filling of vacancies only when there is a "compelling" need (NYLJ, Jan. 26).

                    Court officials insist they have worked hard to trim costs, blaming their $50 million budget increase on salary and pension expenses mandated by labor contracts and state law.

                    "We recognize that everybody is going to have to sacrifice, but also we have a constitutional role to fulfill," Chief Administrative Judge Ann Pfau said in an interview after the governor's presentation.

                    She said that further economies are not out of the question but reductions of 10 percent would cripple the courts.

                    "That would really affect our ability to function," she said.

                    Judge Pfau said the courts are doing their part by, among other things, suspending the filling of non-judicial vacancies created by an early retirement program at least until the state budget is approved.

                    "We will continue to belt-tighten," she said.

                    Samuel W. Seymour, president of the New York City Bar, said in a statement after the governor's presentation that state courts have been "pushed to the brink" in trying to dispense justice despite the recession.

                    "To address this crisis, the Judiciary 2011-2012 budget provides funding for basic access to justice in cases involving fundamental human needs, including for low-income litigants," Mr. Seymour said. "The city bar urges the Legislature to enact the Judiciary's proposed 2011-2012 budget in its entirety."

                    A centerpiece proposal of the Judiciary budget is a $25 million allocation to better fund civil legal services for the poor. The funding would be the first increase in an allotment that would grow to $100 million a year in four years under a plan advocated by Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman to improve "access to justice" for those on the bottom rung of the economic ladder.

                    The New York State Bar Association also has endorsed the Judiciary's budget.

                    While pointed, Mr. Cuomo's criticism of the Judiciary's budget was mild compared to Governor David A. Paterson's critique of the Judiciary's 2010-11 budget.

                    "The Judiciary must accept that each branch of government can no longer conduct 'business as usual,' and that all branches share an obligation to taxpayers to restructure government in light of the state's new fiscal reality," Mr. Paterson said at the time.

                    The Judiciary last year proposed a 7.4 percent increase in its budget for the 2010-11 fiscal year (NYLJ, Dec. 3, 2009). In the end, the Legislature approved the court system's budget largely as proposed.

                    Mr. Cuomo's budget includes a reduction in prison cells and the consolidation of 11 government agencies. It calls for no new state taxes but for cuts in state aid to local schools, Medicaid and state and city universities.

                    He also proposes closing juvenile justice facilities following a "careful analysis" of vacancy rates, availability of community services for youth and other factors.

                    Mr. Cuomo's budget proposes saving $22 million out of the $3.7 billion budget for the Office of Children and Family Services, which operates the residential programs for juvenile delinquents and juvenile offenders. The spending plan would eliminate 376 beds and 371 salaried positions within the agency. Currently, only 648 youth live in facilities that have 1,300 beds.

                    Mr. Cuomo also advocated the abandonment of the requirement that communities housing prisons and youth facilities receive one-year notices of pending facility closures. He said he favored giving each community losing a facility a $10 million payment to help compensate for their loses.

                    @|Joel Stashenko can be contacted at [email protected].

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                    • Originally posted by angelo3456 View Post
                      CARVAN THANKS FOR THE INFO. iTS A BIG RELIEF TO SEE THINGS WILL GET BETTER SOON
                      You're welcome.

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                      • Thanks


                        Originally posted by mfriguy View Post
                        According to what I was told at my PAT and meeting with my BI your backround investigation is what holds you up the longest, and once that is complete and you go thru all the steps then you are placed on a list. so in reality your original rank only matters when it comes to getting the first canvas letter, after that its up to you and your investigator to move your check along and pass all the steps. So if your the first one out of everyone canvassed to be complete with the steps and have your BI complete then essentialy you are #1 on the list and will be the first to be hired regardless if you ranked 1500 on the written test...thats how I understood it any way.

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                        • This thread is currently on flat line. Lol.

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                          • Now is the real waiting game with the investigations going on.

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                            • everyone must have passes physical no more comments

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                              • I hope everyone did pass their physical.

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