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New York State Civil Service 

The Cortland County Personnel Department has the responsibility for administering the provisions of the Civil Service Law and the county civil service rules for the County and all civil divisions within the County, including the City of Cortland, fifteen towns, three  villages, seven school districts and more.

The Personnel/Civil Service Department serves as the central personnel agency for all positions covered by Civil Service including, but not limited to: recruitment, approval/disapproval of applications for vacancies and Civil Service examination, maintenance of eligible lists, employee roster and payroll certifications.  The  Department administers and monitors all Civil Service examinations for the County and all civil divisions with the County.

Additional responsibilities include: processing of payroll, administering various employee benefit programs including health, dental and vision insurance, deferred compensation plan and retirement, maintaining employees' annual leave accruals, unemployment claims, new employee orientation, administering personnel policies including affirmative action, family/medical leave, EAP, sexual harassment and workplace violence, assisting in worker's compensation (including 207C determination),  interpreting and administering provisions of the labor agreements, handling grievances and arbitrations, labor relations and labor contract negotiations.

County Office Building
60 Central Ave
Cortland, New York 13045-2746

  Phone: (607) 753-5076  FAX:  (607)758-5517

  Annette Barber, Personnel Officer


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