Civil Service Law Section 60
Certification of eligible lists
1.Certification of eligibles from prior list. When an eligible list has been in existence for less than one year and contains the names of less than three persons willing to accept appointment, and a new list for the same position or group of positions is established, the names of the persons remaining on the old list shall have preference in certification over the new list until such old list is one year old, and during such period such names shall be certified along with enough names from the new list to provide the appointing officer with a sufficient number of eligibles from which selection for appointment may be made. Where an old list which has been in existence for one year or more is continued upon the establishment of a new list which contains less than three names, the civil service department or a municipal commission may certify the names on the old list along with enough names from the new list to provide the appointing officer with a sufficient number of eligibles from which selection for appointment may be made.
2.Certification on basis of sex. The state department of civil service or the municipal commission having jurisdiction may limit certification from an eligible list to one sex when the duties of the position involved relate to the institutional or other custody or care of persons of the same sex, or visitation, inspection or work of any kind the nature of which requires sex selection.
3.Certification of lists for state positions. Certifications for appointments to positions in the state service, regardless of the location thereof, shall be made from the state-wide lists of eligibles; provided, however, that the state civil service department may, wherever practicable, certify from an appropriate eligible list for appointment to a state position, in any locality outside Albany county, residents of the county or judicial district including such locality, or of any combination of counties or judicial districts including such locality, as determined by such department. Notice of the proposed certification of eligibles by local residence in accordance with the provisions of this subdivision shall be included in the announcement of examination. Upon the exhaustion of the list of local residents certified to a position in the state service in a particular locality pursuant to the provisions of this subdivision, the state-wide list of eligibles shall be certified to fill vacancies in such position in such locality.
Section 60 — Certification of eligible lists,
https://www.nysenate.gov/legislation/laws/CVS/60 (updated Sep. 22, 2014; accessed Dec. 2, 2023).