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Message from PEF President Wayne Spence: MOU to restore PEP

After hearing from many, many PEF members about the hardship they would face if the Productivity Enhancement Program (PEP) was to sunset at the end of 2015 as scheduled, I reached out to the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations (GOER) to try and work out an agreement separate from contract talks, where this benefit is historically negotiated.  Today, December 2, I am pleased to announce that PEF and New York State has reached agreement on a memorandum of understanding that restores the Productivity Enhancement Program (PEP) for 2016.  The MOU provides that the benefit will be retroactive,so participants will  receive the full annual benefit.

You will be hearing more soon about the details of the program’s implementation as we are working with the state to expedite this valuable benefit.