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Benefits Reminder

Option Transfer The annual Option Transfer Period will be November 30th, 2020 – December 31, 2020.  Watch your mail for the Rates & Deadlines for 2021 flyer, which provides the premium rates, the deadline for option changes and other important dates, such as payroll deduction dates.  Empire BCBS HMO enrollees should refer to the letter they received from the NYS Department of Civil Service. All 2021 Option... Read more

Coronavirus: Information for PEF Members and Staff

The Coronavirus has impacted our work and home lives in ways that until recently have seemed unimaginable. PEF is working diligently on how New York State can and must protect their workforce. PEF members on the front line of New York's response need information and resources to help keep them safe. Find out what you need to know, what resources you have,... Read more

PEP Program for PEF Members

PEF Members, As you know, the Productivity Enhancement Program (PEP) Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) has expired and therefore is not currently available to PEF members. This is not due to lack of effort on PEF's part. PEF has made multiple recent requests to the Governor's Office to extend the MOU so that PEF members can utilize a benefit that is extremely important. This... Read more

EAP Toolkit

We are living through trying and uncertain times.  It is no wonder that many of us are feeling added stress balancing the demands of work, home and life in general. We want  you to know that you are not alone and want to make sure you are aware of a valuable work/life services benefit that is available to you -  The Employee Assistance... Read more

Happy Thanksgiving

On this holiday devoted to gratitude, we ask that you remember fellow union members who have not been so fortunate. Thousands of people – hotel employees, flight attendants, restaurant workers, construction workers, musicians, actors and actresses -- have seen their incomes simply vanish, with no end in sight. The AFL-CIO has put together a resource page where you will find links to a... Read more

AFT Share My Lesson

Attention PEF teachers! One of our parent unions, the American Federation of Teachers, has an amazing online resource you can use.  Just head to www.sharemylesson.com and click on the “AFT Members” tab in the top menu. You’ll find lesson plans, tips on how to navigate distance learning and engage remote students, even webinars you can watch to earn CTLE credits. Most of the... Read more