Last Monday, Governor Cuomo announced an overhaul of his administration’s appointments office, and announced the release of the latest television ad in support of the “NY is Open for Business” effort.

The Governor announced that he will establish the NYS Center for Recruitment and Public Service (RPS) to replace the Governor’s Appointments Office.  According to the Office of General Services Commissioner RoAnn Destito, the state has issued an RFP to work with an executive search firm to attract qualified candidates to state government.  The new office will oversee hiring and placement for approximately 5,000 unpaid positions and 2,000 staff positions that were previously under the Appointments Office.

According to the RFP:

The mission of this new organization is to create a best-in-class enterprise within the Office of General Services to provide talent acquisition and management services to all New York State Executive Department agencies. The initial focus of the Center’s activities will be the recruitment of talent from outside state government to fill the state’s executive and/or technical talent needs and support in standing up the new organization and transfer knowledge related to best practices and private industry strategies.