• PEF’s advocacy against OMH, OPWDD, OCFS closures

    PEF’s advocacy against OMH, OPWDD, OCFS closures

    It’s no secret that New York’s safety net for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) as well as those living with additional mental health issues, is in crisis.  Stories about sudden facility closures and families having to uproot their loved ones with very little notice have been in the news quite a bit lately.

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  • 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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