• ‘You think this could never happen in my town’

    ‘You think this could never happen in my town’

    PEF Administrator of Membership Benefits Stephanie McLean-Beathley grew up three minutes away from the Tops store on Jefferson Avenue in Buffalo. So when news broke on May 14 that multiple people were shot and killed there, her phone lit up. “I was at a graduation in Buffalo and people started texting me,” she said. “Once...

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  • PEF statement on the Buffalo tragedy

    PEF statement on the Buffalo tragedy

    PEF President Wayne Spence sent the following message to members of the union on May 18. PEF was devastated to learn about the tragic events that occurred in Buffalo last Saturday. Our hearts are breaking for the victims, families, and community. Our prayers and thoughts are with all of Buffalo. We were also shocked to...

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  • Certification & license renewal reimbursement has increased

    Certification & license renewal reimbursement has increased

    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 under the Certification and License Renewal Fee Reimbursement Pilot Program negotiated between PEF and...

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  • PSWP training on investigation documentation

    PSWP training on investigation documentation

    PEF members can sign up for virtual Public Service Workshops Program trainings on investigation documentation.  This two-session workshops will be from 9 a.m. to noon June 14 and 15 and June 21 and 22. The workshop, for inspectors and investigators, will cover the importance of creating reliable and credible documentation that can be used when...

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  • The Communicator: Celebrating PEF nurses and engaging all members

    The Communicator: Celebrating PEF nurses and engaging all members

    May 2022 Issue of the PEF Communicator is now available!! Find out about our Nurses-week press conference, PEF membership blitz, quarterly election results, end of session advocacy and other latest news

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  • PEF makes final push for legislative priorities

    PEF makes final push for legislative priorities

    With just days left in the legislative session, PEF is asking every member to take a few  minutes to send a letter to their local senator and assembly member on priorities most important to them. The 2022-23 state budget approved by the legislature and signed by the governor included many of the priorities PEF advocated...

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