• Good news for parkers at SUNY Upstate

    Good news for parkers at SUNY Upstate

    PEF has negotiated an agreement with SUNY Upstate to waive the automatic 1% parking fee for all registered parkers in the main lots from Oct. 5, 2022 – Oct. 5, 2023.  A second agreement was negotiated waiving the full parking fee for all employees who are assigned to off-campus lots and who pay the negotiated...

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  • The Communicator: September 2022

    The Communicator: September 2022

    Celebrating Labor in Advance of PEF’s Annual Convention. View the entire September issue online now.

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  • Civil Service FAQs

    Civil Service FAQs

    For members attending the Sept. 13 training, click here for the FAQ that was referenced during the Zoom call.

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  • Hundreds march in annual Albany Labor Parade

    Hundreds march in annual Albany Labor Parade

    It was a warm day and evening as hundreds of PEF and other union members marched through the streets of downtown Albany on September 9 in the city’s annual Labor Parade. Colorful shirts, hats, pennants and whistles were worn and carried by marchers, along with signs. Some of the signs carried by PEF members said:...

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  • September 11th

    September 11th

    September 11, 2001, is a date that weighs heavy on all of our hearts. More than 30 members of our union went to work that day in lower Manhattan and never came home.  Their lives were lost, their families bereft, and like the rest of America, we will never forget.  Please pause for a moment...

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  • Check out the latest public service workshops!

    Check out the latest public service workshops!

    PEF members in applicable titles who need continuing education hours can take advantage of the Public Service Workshops program. Visit this page to register for the latest offerings in Sept. and Oct. 2022. and registration instructions.

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  • PEF negotiates extensions of temporary 2.5 times overtime rate

    PEF negotiates extensions of temporary 2.5 times overtime rate

    Last updated Aug. 31, 2022 — After negotiations with the Office of Employee Relations, the 2.5 times temporary overtime rate for PEF members in certain titles in certain agencies has been extended. The Department of Corrections and Community Supervision (DOCCS), the Department of Health (DOH), the Office of Alcohol and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS), the...

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  • Do I need to fill out a Health Care Workforce Bonus form?

    Do I need to fill out a Health Care Workforce Bonus form?

    PEF members who are eligible for the Health Care Workforce Bonus signed into law by the governor have asked whether they need to fill out a form to claim the money.  The Office of Employee Relations has advised that State employees do not need to fill out Health Care Workforce Bonus forms unless directed...

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  • Ailing members need your leave donations

    Ailing members need your leave donations

    Donations are made from annual leave and donors must retain at least 10 days of annual leave after donating. To donate leave, obtain a leave-donation form from your personnel or human resources office and submit it to that office. You may donate leave to employees at both the agency where you work and to those...

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