Most employees of the City of New York are subject to residency requirements pursuant to the Administrative Code (§12-119 through §12-121), as amended by Local Law 48 of 2009, and/or Mayoral Executive Order No. 131 of 2010, dated February 24, 2010. The requirements for residence may vary based upon an employee’s position, title, status or agency, but most City employees are required to establish and maintain residence in one of the five boroughs (Brooklyn, Bronx, Manhattan, Queens and Staten Island) for two years of City employment.
As a result of Local Law 48, most employees may now reside in one of the six designated New York State counties (Nassau, Westchester, Suffolk, Rockland, Orange or Putnam) after two years of continuous City employment. Other positions, such as positions in the Executive Office of the Mayor and senior-level positions in Mayoral agencies, require that the employee maintain city residence for the duration of his/her employment. Generally, employees have up to 90 days to establish City residence if they are residing outside of the City at the time of appointment. For appointment to certain peace officer titles, the NYS Public Officers Law requires City residence at the time of appointment.
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