Three of five E Board vacancies filled
By SHERRY HALBROOK
Three of five current mid-term vacancies on the PEF Executive Board have been filled by nominees who were the sole candidate certified for those seats. They are:
• Seat 100, Denise Dibiase will represent certain members in the teaching and research center nurse 2 title at SUNY Stony Brook and all other PEF members working at the hospital who are in non-nursing titles;
• Seat 280, Lisa Couperus will represent certain members at Rochester Psychiatric Center (PC), Rochester Children’s Services, and at Central NY PC, among others; and
• Seat 425, Ronald Vero will represent PEF members at the state Department of Public Service.
No nominees were certified as candidates in the first-quarter special elections to fill two mid-term vacancies (Seats 395 and 545) on the board and those seats will roll over to the second quarter special elections. In addition, a more recent board vacancy in Seat 485 will also be part of the second quarter special elections.
These seats represent the following constituencies:
• Seat 395 represents members at Sagamore Psychiatric Center for Children and Youth, Long Island Developmental Disabilities Services Office, and PEF Region 12 members at the main office of the state Office for People with Developmental Disabilities;
• Seat 485 represents members of PEF Division 190B who work for the state Department of Taxation and Finance (Audit Income/Franchise and Audit-Transaction Tax) in PEF Region 8; and
• Seat 545, which represents members working in the following political subdivisions of New York state: Albany Housing Authority; Albany County Probation; and Allegany County.
Nominating petitions for the 2017 second quarter special elections will be available starting April 5 and must be submitted by April 26. If more than one nominee is certified as a candidate for a vacant seat, ballots will be mailed May 17 to the constituents of that seat. Those ballots must be returned by June 8 for counting by the American Arbitration Association June 9.
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