PEF Training and Education, Health and Safety is pleased to announce the Workforce Initiatives (WFI) Program for PEF-represented employees. The WFI Program is available through Contract Article 15 funds. The WFI supports unique training projects developed jointly by agency management and labor representatives. These projects are often conceived to address changes in agency or organizational mission and goals, changes in work processes, in legal or regulatory requirements, or resulting from technological advances.
Each WFI application must have a Project Coordinator, and must be developed jointly by a PEF Representative and an agency management representative. The Project Coordinator is the agency lead for the WFI application and will serve as primary project contact. The agency management representative, such as a Training Director or Director of Human Resources, and a PEF representative, such as a Council Leader, Labor-Management Chair, or Steward, must both sign the application. The WFI Program Guidelines and Application forms can be found at the following web address: http://www.goer.ny.gov/Training_Development/PEF/index.cfm.
The Professional Development Committee (PDC), comprised of representatives from GOER and the Public Employees Federation (PEF), oversees the WFI and will review all project proposals to determine approval of funding.
For additional information about the program or assistance with the application process, labor-management team members should contact PEF at 1-800-342-4306 ext. 254.