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PEF leaders update members at April Town Hall

The just-passed state budget, contract negotiations, telecommuting, COVID-19, a retirement incentive, and the announcement of a new multi-year campaign promoting government in the public interest were among the many topics taken up in an April 8 PEF telephone town hall. What began in January as a nightmare budget proposal filled with cuts and mergers was ultimately avoided... Read more

Parolee assault of elderly woman highlights critical role of services, parole system

A homeless man on parole for killing his mother nearly two decades ago brutally assaulted a 65-year-old Asian woman in New York City and the attack, caught on surveillance video, is compelling evidence that the parole system needs more support and now is not the time for broad reform. “Law enforcement is still struggling to get ahold of the consequences of bail reform,”... Read more

PEF negotiates agreement to extend telecommuting to July 2

After negotiations with PEF, the state has agreed to extend the temporary emergency telecommuting agreement to July 2, 2021. The March 15, 2020 temporary emergency agreement was set to expire on April 2, 2021. “Our members have proven throughout this pandemic that services to New York can be accomplished via telecommuting,” said President Wayne Spence. “Forcing PEF members back into clustered situations demonstrates the disconnect between the Governor's public statements and... Read more

PEF Triennial Elections

This is a reminder that Slate and Individual Nominating Petitions will be made available at pefelections.org on Monday, March 29 at 9 a.m. Members will log in using the username/password that was received via mail. If you have discarded or misplaced your username/password, please contact Educational Vistas Inc. Monday – Friday 8AM to 7PM at 888-999-2554 to... Read more