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PEF leaders testify before legislators on impacts of COVID-19

Over the last month, PEF leaders attended New York State Senate and Assembly virtual hearings to provide insight into the impacts of COVID-19 on the state workforce, the developmentally disabled and the mentally ill, and staff and inmates of correctional facilities across New York state. PEF tells state lawmakers of pandemic’s effects on state workforce - President Spence testifies VP DiAntonio shares members’... Read more

Coronavirus: Information for PEF Members and Staff

Coronavirus: Information for PEF Members and Staff

UPDATED: 6/26/2020 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... Read more

EAP Toolkit

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... Read more

Deadline Extended for Using Voluntary Reduction Credits

Deadline Extended for Using Voluntary Reduction Credits

The Governor’s Office of Employee Relations (GOER) has extended the deadline for using VR credits that were earned in Fiscal Year 2019-2020 to March 31, 2021. The previous deadline was September 30, 2020. Under the Voluntary Reduction in Work Schedule (VRWS) program, salaried PEF members can choose to earn VR credits in lieu of pay that can be... Read more

Yom Kippur

Yom Kippur

This evening, members of the Jewish community will come together to usher in Yom Kippur, the most holy day in the Jewish calendar. Yom Kippur, the Jewish Day of Atonement, provides a time to reflect and prepare for the year to come. To all those observing Yom Kippur, we extend warm wishes for a meaningful day and an easy fast.... Read more

SUNY PEF members negotiate mandatory COVID-19 testing at campuses

Staten Island COVID-19 testing site, April 29, 2020. Courtesy: ©Kevin P. Coughlin/State of New York

SUNY PEF members negotiate mandatory COVID-19 testing at campuses

Albany, NY – The New York State Public Employees Federation (PEF) and the State University of New York (SUNY) reached an agreement to conduct mandatory testing for PEF-represented employees at SUNY state-operated colleges, universities, and hospitals. “From the beginning of the COVID-19... Read more