April 19

NYPD Psychological Disqualification Appeal

18 years ago I helped a NYPD Police Officer candidate with their disqualification and won the very first appeal I ever had before the New York City Civil Service Commission. The candidate had made some poor decisions in life by using drugs during high school and being issued a summons for making graffiti.  Since that time I have helped many disqualified candidates win their appeals for various civil service jobs. I can help you too.

Part of the success I’ve had is working with candidates by telling the story of their life, their background and their issues to prove their psychological suitability or ability to perform the job despite some imperfection or issue.

It is so important to get the facts before you act. In order to get the facts, a client needs to be interviewed for a thorough, complete and accurate report of anything that forms the rationale for the hiring agency’s decision to disqualify them. In addition, there is document review, which requires an in depth interview and a careful reading of all information that constitutes the disqualification decision.

Understanding the appeal process is also important. Knowing what arguments will be compelling and decisive provides the best value to the client to assure the best chances of success.

One of my greatest rewards is hearing from a client that they have been successful.

Fortunately for candidates, the NYPD Psychological Disqualification appeal process lately has resulted in more reversals after a second interview at 1 Lefrak City Plaza in East Elmhurst, Queens. Preparation with disqualified clients has lead to increased percentages of reversals after the second interview. Tips and tactics and how to avoid the traps that could cause you problems are the main focus of the preparation.

It has been my pleasure over the years to assist disqualified candidates to open up and explain what has happened, and to take a deep dive into their past to understand not only the negative things but, also the positive things that make them a good candidate. This includes: 1) military veterans, including those who served in combat; 2) people who have overcome adversity in their life, including those with difficult upbringings and/or limited opportunities; 3) people who have struggled with learning disabilities, individual education plans (IEPs), Special Education, Resource Room, Dyslexia and Attention Deficit Disorder; and, 4) those who have used Attention medicines or have other challenges.

I believe you will be satisfied with your efforts to successfully challenge your NYPD Psychological Disqualification. This is a process that is already in place and there is no harm in filing an appeal. If you have a strong interest in law enforcement or the NYPD in particular, you will need to challenge the disqualification. Over the years, all of these successful challenges have proven that not every disqualification is correct.

If you receive a NOPD, YOU MUST ACT! Your disqualification will become final unless you appeal.

I would be happy to speak with you to discuss your disqualification.

Please call me at 516–248–0040 or email me at kevin@sheerinlaw.com

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April 19

Remote Consultation Available for NYPD NOPD & NOD Disqualification Appeals

NYPD Disqualification Appeals:

The NYPD continues to send out NOPDs and NODs. If you receive a NYPD NOPD or NOD disqualification, feel free to contact me and we can discuss the facts of your case via Zoom during COVID-19 – social distancing. Please stay safe.

email: kevin@sheerinlaw.com or call 516-248-0040

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April 16

NYPD Psychological Disqualification – 2nd Interview

There has been an increase in NYPD Notice of Proposed Disqualification (NOPD) emails going out to candidates. On a good note, if you receive one of these emails the success rate following second interviews has increased recently at the NYPD Psychological Services Units located in Lefrak City in Queens, as well as the alternate location in Brooklyn.

You need to file a Disqualification Appeal in order to get this opportunity. When you receive the email, it will state that you have 30 days to appeal.

I offer free phone and ZOOM consultations for those who have questions about the appeal process and their chances based upon their history and the original psychological interview with the NYPD psychologist. If you do not appeal, your chances of winning an appeal later on in your life after another examination are greatly reduced.

The fact that there is an appeal process shows that hiring agencies can be wrong in judging character and psychological suitability of candidate. The appeal process also shows that a second interview with a senior or reviewing psychologist can find that the reason and/or rationale cited by the original interviewing NYPD psychologist was misplaced or wrong.

Also, a reviewing NYPD psychologist can find that the testing scores on instruments such as the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI) and the California Psychological Inventory (CPI) have been misapplied or misused by the interviewing psychologist.

RECENT CLIENT REVIEWS AFTER A SECOND INTERVIEW:

March 23, 2021 – “I was found psychologically qualified after a second interview with the help of Kevin Sheerin… Thank you so much Kevin Sheerin…”
Vijay G.

February, 2021 – “Kevin Sheerin helped me prepare for a second interview which I passed! Always attentive, caring and responsive. Completely recommend!”
V.V.

February, 2021 – “Mr. Sheerin is by far the best…  I have had an overall great professional experience, and he never gave up hope for me… 1000% recommend!”
Emmanuel C.

January, 2021 – “I was on dreaded psych review for over a year and could not get an answer from my psychologist about anything. After waiting for such a long time I turned to Kevin and his team for help… Kevin was able to get me my NOPD and immediately… appeal it. After repeating the psychological I was found to be qualified to be a police officer. I’m now in the NYPD and happy with my career. If you hire Kevin you won’t regret it!”
Connor O.

August, 2020 – “My experience with Mr. Sheerin was great from start to finish. I contacted Mr. Sheerin when I first got my NOPD, and he got to work right away. With his help I was able to thoroughly prepare for my second interview with the NYPD, which was a success.”
Anthony R.

March 24, 2020 – “Kevin helped me get my disqualification reversed after a second interview.”
Anne L.

March 11, 2020 – “I was disqualified and got a second interview and prepared with Kevin Sheerin in his office and my disqualification was reversed.”
Jeff J.

If you receive a Notice of Proposed Disqualification, please call me at 516-248-0040 or email me at kevin@sheerinlaw.com

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April 16

Article 78 and Civil Service Jobs

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April 16

New York State Civil Service Law Section 76 Disciplinary Penalty Appeals

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New York State Civil Service Law section 76 allows permanent civil service employees to appeal disciplinary penalties.

The statute states in pertinent part: http://public.leginfo.state.ny.us/lawssrch.cgi?NVLWO:

The New York City Civil Service Commission website explains the Commission’s role in the process:

http://www.nyc.gov/html/csc/html/appeals/s76disciplinary.shtml

After receiving discipline an employee may choose to file a lawsuit or Article 78 or appeal to the local Civil Service Commission. You can only choose one. You cannot file an Article 78 after appealing to the Commission or vice versa.  Click this link which is a case describing the choice of one appeal type only.

The issues the Commission decides are:

  1. Is there substantial evidence in the disciplinary hearing record to support the decision?
  2. Was proper procedure followed?
  3. Is the penalty reasonable?

If you believe the disciplinary penalty you received was improper or excessive, or you are facing termination, you should discuss your case with an attorney who helps civil service employees.

If you have questions and would like to schedule a free consultation at my Mineola office, please do not hesitate to call me at 516 248 0040.

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