Joan Silvestri, Commissioner
The Department of Personnel is to effectively administer the civil service and other governing
laws to provide appropriate personnel services as needed and required in order to promote a
quality work environment.
The Department of Personnel is mandated to develop and administer a personnel program for the
County along with all powers and duties of a Municipal Civil Service Commission, as provided
in the NYS Civil Service Laws. The department is responsible for holding civil service exams,
establishing eligibility lists; maintaining and enforcing Civil Service Law; maintaining employee
records; and classifying positions.
The department is to provide services and benefits mandated by County policy to employees, dependents
and retirees. These benefits include: medical, hospitalization, mental health, dental and vision
benefits as prescribed by contract and local law.