• PEF leading the way on intersection of state workforce and artificial intelligence 

    PEF leading the way on intersection of state workforce and artificial intelligence 

    ALBANY – The Public Employees Federation (PEF) convened a summit on the future of artificial intelligence (AI) in the state workforce on July 10, bringing together top officials in the...

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  • Empire Plan members: Information on St. Peter’s Health Partners, UnitedHealthcare negotiations

    Empire Plan members: Information on St. Peter’s Health Partners, UnitedHealthcare negotiations

    In response to concerns raised about St. Peter’s Health Partners contract termination/negotiations with UnitedHealthcare (UHC), PEF sought more information and has been notified by the state that the contract renewal...

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  • Social Worker Title Restructuring FAQ

    Social Worker Title Restructuring FAQ

    The PEF Civil Service Enforcement/Research Department put together a FAQ covering commonly asked questions about the Social Worker title restructuring. Access it here. PEF will...

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  • New NY dental insurer: What we know as of June 14, 2024

    New NY dental insurer: What we know as of June 14, 2024

    PEF led a multi-year, multi-union campaign advocating for the State to change its dental insurer. Our main objective was finding a plan that provides you with a more robust provider...

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  • PEF Telephone Town Hall for Social Workers: June 13, 2024

    PEF Telephone Town Hall for Social Workers: June 13, 2024

    PEF President Wayne Spence and Vice President Randi DiAntonio, a Licensed Master Social Worker at OPWDD, held a Telephone Town Hall on June 13, 2024, to update members on the...

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  • Citing “Unintended Consequences,” Governor Hochul Hits Pause Button on NYC Congestion Pricing Plan

    Citing “Unintended Consequences,” Governor Hochul Hits Pause Button on NYC Congestion Pricing Plan

    After listening to concerns from various public employee unions, including those raised by PEF President Wayne Spence, Governor Kathy Hochul announced in June 6, 2024, that Manhattan’s congestion pricing program...

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  • Memorial Day

    Memorial Day

    On this Memorial Day 2024, we remember and honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice. From our PEF family to yours, thank you!

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  • Leadership Development Program accepting applications

    Leadership Development Program accepting applications

    May 15, 2024 — In accordance with Article 15 of the PEF Contract, the Leadership Development Program (LDP) for 2024 is now enrolling Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (PS&T) unit...

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  • Tell your elected leaders to focus on issues important to PEF members!

    Tell your elected leaders to focus on issues important to PEF members!

    As the end of the 2024 New York State Legislative Session approaches, we have 7 active letter writing campaigns. Click the links below to send an email to your elected...

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