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The Department of Civil Service used these cards to record information about New York State employees. After Civil Service created the cards, they were sent to the Office of the State Comptroller (OSC) for verification of pension information. OSC held onto the cards until the employee died, and then returned the deceased employee cards to Civil Service. Cards for employees who retired and died circa 1950s and before are held by the State Archives; for later years, they are held by Civil Service.