November 1

Is it worth appealing a Notice of Proposed Disqualification (NOPD)?

It’s not going to get any worse you are currently disqualified- it can only get better. You have two chances to succeed: you could win at a reinterview at the NOPD Notice of Proposed Disqualification phase. It is always important to have all good mental health professionals and attorneys to help and guide you and prepare you for any re-interview.

If you are unsuccessful you have an appeal to the New York City Civil Service Commission which holds hearings and may rule that you are disqualification was improper. This is a second chance to win. Naysayers and critics can claim that no one ever wins. This is not true. Recently candidates have had their disqualification reversed at an NOPD re-interview. Additionally, candidates have their disqualifications reversed after hearings at the Civil Service Commission. Your disqualification will not be reversed if you do not take action.

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August 27

MUST APPEAL NYPD PSYCH NOPD OR HAVE CASE DISMISSED LATER

There is some confusion among candidates about whether they must appeal and NYPD psych NOPD. (Notice of Proposed Disqualification)

To clarify: you must appeal an NYPD NOPD psychological disqualification at the NOPD stage or your appeal will be dismissed.

The Psychological Assessment section file may only be reviewed by a licensed health care professional. Your only opportunity to have your Psychological Services Assessment section file reviewed during this administrative process will be at this time.

IF YOU DO NOT SUBMIT ADDITIONAL INFORMATION BY THESE DEADLINES, THIS PRELIMINARY DETERMINATION OF PSYCHOLOGICAL UNSUITABILITY WILL BECOME FINAL. YOU WILL NOT HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO HAVE YOUR FILE REVIEWED BY A LICENCED HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONAL DURING THIS ADMINISTRATIVE PROCESS AND YOU WILL RECEIVE NOTIFICATION THAT YOU HAVE BEEN DISQUALIFIED.

If you try to begin your appeal, as many people would revise you at the NOD stage the NYPD Legal Bureau will move to dismiss your appeal for failing to exhaust your administrative remedies and failing to have your psychological file sent to your Mental Health Professional (MHP) at the NOPD stage. Your appeal may be dismissed.

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