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.

You can contact me:

Email: kevin@sheerinlaw.com

My website: www.sheerinlaw.com

You can read the cases on my blog: Civilservice.sheerinlawlaw.com

You can call me toll-free: (888) 998-9984

October 3

How to avoid an NYPD Character Disqualification

If you have been arrested you must check that you have been arrested on your APD5. Frequently, candidates give the excuse that someone told me my arrest was sealed. This will not work. If you have been arrested you must state you were arrested and when you were arrested no matter what the disposition in your court case.

If you were suspended in school you would have to say you were suspended in school. Your investigator and psychologist will ask for authorizations to find about school discipline and when they get reports from your SUNY school or another college that you were suspended you will be disqualified and most likely will be unable to have a successful appeal.

If you were terminated from a job you should say you were because when the NYPD gets your Social Security lifetime history they will see what jobs you have had and you have to explain why you were let go from certain jobs.

Unfortunately, if you don’t reveal these things you will get disqualified and will not be able to explain them away.

If you receive a NYPD NOPD for character disqualification I offer a free consultation in my office in Mineola.

Call me at 516 248 3494.

Email me at kevin@sheerinlaw.com

Visit my website www.sheerinlaw.com

Read my blog civilservice.sheerinlaw.com

My Twitter is @dqlawyer.com

August 10

Civil service job disqualification NYPD (psych disqualification) and FDNY (medical disqualification)

When you receive a civil service job disqualification such as NYPD psych disqualification or/and FDNY medical disqualification it’s crucial you mean with the civil service law attorney to discuss your case.

An attorney who is knowledgeable in the area will be able to describe the appeal process and its three steps. The attorney will be able to get your background history and the complete story of your application process any interaction you may have had with the hiring agencies interviewers and discuss the best way to approach an appeal.

This is best done in person. The spent time to review documents to discuss your life, your education, your work history and any jobs you may have had. Also good to discuss what happened during the application process whether it be background or medical or psychological. After getting all the facts then you can decide if you would like to act.

It is always best to communicate, get all the facts, discuss the strategy and decide if you like to take action. Sometimes deferring to another test or looking at other jobs may be the best advice.

I’ve been helping civil service job candidates for 16 years in filing appeals and also telling them when their appeals may not be successful.

If you’d like to schedule a free consultation at my Mineola office you can contact me at:

Toll-free

(888) 998-99844

Email me: kevin@sheerinlaw.com

You can visit my website www.sheerinlaw.com

Read my blog about Civil Service issues: civilservice.sheerinlaw.com

Facebook: Law_Office_of Kevin_P._Sheerin

Twitter: @DQLawyer

July 15

CRUCIAL TO CHECK EMAIL INBOX FOR NOPD OR NOD FROM NYPD

Candidates may have an overflowing inbox with 25, 50 or 100 emails a day.  If you miss a Notice of Proposed Disqualification NOPD email for an NYPD psychological disqualification or a Notice of Disqualification NOD and you do not respond within 30 days your appeal may be dismissed.

Candidates may claim, “I never got it!” but evidence can be submitted with the day, date and time the email was sent.

The best advice is to check your email inbox or spam folder every day very carefully because failure to do so can prevent you getting appointed to the job after spending 40-50 hours in applicant processing.

Another tip may be to set up an email filter to have your email provider separate the emails into a separate folder.

Case dismissals are occurring more frequently and close attention is required to prevent bad results.

Please call 516 248 3494 or

email kevin@sheerinlaw.com

visit http://civilservice.sheerinlaw.com for more information about civil service job disqualifications.

Appealing a New York Civil Service job disqualification
Appealing a New York Civil Service job disqualification