• PEF negotiates extensions of temporary 2.5 times overtime rate

    PEF negotiates extensions of temporary 2.5 times overtime rate

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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 truly thankful 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...

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  • The Communicator: November Issue

    The Communicator: November Issue

    The theme of this issue is pretty clear from the cover – our strong union deserves a strong contract!  The PEF Contract Team, some of whom we introduce in these pages, has already had an introductory meeting with the State and scheduled two more meetings next month.  You responded in force to our contract survey...

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  • State of Emergency FAQ

    State of Emergency FAQ

    With a major storm expected to hit New York State in the days ahead, it’s a good time to review this memo from PEF’s Contract Administration department about Article 12.13 of the 2019-2023 PEF/State Agreement that pertains to “Extraordinary Circumstances.”  As of this writing, Gov. Hochul has declared a State of Emergency.  She has...

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  • Veterans Day

    Veterans Day

    On this day, November 11, we thank all of the brave men and women in uniform, both past and present, who have proudly served our country!  We wish you all a safe and happy Veterans Day.

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  • Do you pay license or certification fees for your job?

    Do you pay license or certification fees for your job?

    Are you a teacher, nurse, engineer or other professional whose state job requires a license or certification? If you paid for certification and license renewals required for your job, you may be eligible for reimbursement up to $200 per fiscal year (April 1-March 31) under the Certification and License Renewal Fee Reimbursement Pilot Program negotiated...

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