• PEF President: ‘Chancellor Malatras has our full faith and confidence’

    PEF President: ‘Chancellor Malatras has our full faith and confidence’

    PEF President Wayne Spence sent the following statement to the SUNY Board of Trustees on Dec. 3, 2021: Throughout the nearly two years of the COVID-19 pandemic, thousands of dedicated New York State Public Employees Federation (PEF) nurses employed by SUNY have worked tirelessly to step up, protect our communities, and save lives. Our members...

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  • Professional development program details now available

    Professional development program details now available

    Training courses, grants, reimbursement for workshops and licensure exam fees are funded under Article 15 of the PS&T contract. The PEF/State Joint Professional Development Committee (PDC) works together to assess the professional development and training needs of PEF members and establishes training that improves the skills and knowledge needed for job performance. The PDC is...

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  • Happy Hanukkah and New Year!

    Happy Hanukkah and New Year!

    On this first night of Hanukkah sending everyone wishes for health, happiness, peace, and prosperity. Have a warm and wonderful holiday. Happy Hanukkah and New Year!

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  • A holiday message from PEF President Wayne Spence

    A holiday message from PEF President Wayne Spence

    Thanksgiving comes around once a year and everyone is filled with gratitude.   But I want you to know that PEF is grateful for you and the work you do for your fellow New Yorkers every single day.  As I travel this great state and meet members, I am humbled by your sense of service and...

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  • ‘Less is More’: Less resources, less services, less funding

    ‘Less is More’: Less resources, less services, less funding

    ROCHESTER, N.Y. — PEF parole officers and victims’ advocates rallied outside the Hall of Justice in Rochester November 22 to denounce the “Less is More” parole reform law and call out its serious repercussions for community safety, parole supervision and crime victims. “Less is More requires that we turn our eyes away from those who are still serving their court-imposed sentences, who continue to demonstrate behaviors that negatively impact...

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  • PEF tells lawmakers state staffing services for mentally ill falling seriously behind growing need

    PEF tells lawmakers state staffing services for mentally ill falling seriously behind growing need

    New York state must hire more mental health nurses and other professionals to meet the mounting demands of New Yorkers throughout the state.  But the state can’t recruit and retain enough staff to meet the challenge until it greatly improves pay and benefits enough to compete in a marketplace where demand for services far exceeds...

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