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Governor Cuomo Vetoes Parole Parity Bill

Saying the legislation would have cost the state too much money, the Governor has vetoed the Parole Parity bill. This, despite near unanimous approval by lawmakers who agreed that parole officers, who put their own lives at risk everyday protecting the citizens of New York, should have the same benefits as state corrections officers and local law enforcement officers in... Read more

State gets it right this time: Important information about state office closures due to blizzard conditions in Western NYS

Official statement from the Governor's Office of Employee Relations.  Any further information/updates will be posted on PEF's website, Facebook and Twitter accounts. In light of the weather conditions associated with today’s winter storm, State offices in  Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Franklin, Genesee, Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Oswego, and Wyoming counties will be closed on Wednesday, November 19.  A directed early departure for non-essential employees is... Read more

Kent Testifies at Hearing on Mental Illness in Correctional Settings

PEF President Susan M. Kent testified before a joint Assembly Standing Committee on Correction and Mental Health in Albany November 13. The purpose of the public hearing was to examine the status of inmates with mental illness in our prisons and jails, and to determine what changes if any, are necessary to facilitate treatment, diversion and recovery of New Yorkers with mental illness... Read more

Parole Officers Workplace Parity Bill Goes to the Governor

The Parole Officer Workplace Parity Bill is on the desk of Gov. Andrew Cuomo and he now has 10 days to sign or veto the bill.  PEF leaders are encouraging members to contact the governor to sign this important piece of legislation that gained the full support of the state Assembly and nearly unanimous support in the Senate. The bill provides for the... Read more