The Towns do have to let Civil Service know why they did not choose someone. There has to ba valid reason for bypassing someone. The first time i Interviewed with a town, they wrote to civil service and said they didn't choose me because of something in my background(which I have yet to figure out what it was). But the real reason was that they wanted the dispatcher that was behind me, and they took him and he ended up starting the academy, then leaving to go to the state police academy. The next time I interviewed, they told me I interviewed well and my background was great??? guess there was nothing in my background the first time, only the dispatcher on the list behind me.