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The Personnel Department is responsible for the establishment and implementation of comprehensive policies and procedures consistent with professional standards, labor agreements, as well as applicable federal, state, and local laws affecting all aspects of employment, compensation, labor relations, and performance standards to insure a stable, productive, effective, and diverse workforce for the various mandates, services, and programs carried out by the various departments of the City of White Plains.

Civil Service Administration
In addition, the Personnel Office functions as the local civil service administration for the City of White Plains, the White Plains Board of Education, and the Housing Authority with responsibility for ensuring compliance to New York State Civil Service Law for the selection, retention, classification, discipline, and employment records of all applicable staff.

Consulting & Support
The Personnel Office provides consulting and support services to the various city departments to assist in managing their staff to meet the city's goals and objectives as well as departmental service mandates. Work is performed in coordination with the Law Department in the negotiation and administration of all labor agreements, disciplinary procedures, and other legal aspects affecting employment. The City of White Plains is an equal opportunity employer and encourages diversity in its employment practices.

Documents & Resources

Application for labor and maintenance with instructional sheet

Guide for Military Make-Up Exams

Change of Address


** For all Civil Service matters, including exams, it is highly recommended that you call us rather than email us during business hours at (914) 422-1257.

For general questions or information, email us at . **

Elisabeth Wallace
Personnel Officer

Debra Clay
Deputy Personnel Officer

255 Main Street
3rd Floor, Rm 301
White Plains, New York 10601

Ph: 914-422-1257
Fax: 914-422-6496

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24-Hour Recruitment Line
Ph: 914-422-1279