Please keep an eye on your home mailboxes for an urgent letter from PEF! Approximately two thousand current and former New York State employees in PEF’s PS&T Unit will receive this urgent letter. This letter advises eligible members about their potential entitlement to adjusted overtime earnings for certain specific types of COVID overtime work they performed during the COVID pandemic.
If you receive this letter, it means that PEF and the State have identified you as being underpaid for this work on COVID-19 preparedness and response projects between March 2020 and July 2022.
The projects include, but are not limited to, assisting the Department of Labor with the massive increase in claims for unemployment insurance and Pandemic Unemployment Assistance, as well as assisting the Department of Health with the COVID-19 Hotline.
If you receive this letter from us, your immediate response is required! The letter includes data that is specific to you and your potential entitlement to overtime wages, and we need your input about the accuracy of that data.
The letter will include the phone number for your local PEF office and an email address where you can submit information. The subject line is: Spence, et al. v. State of New York, et al., Index No. 904611-20 (Supreme Court Albany County, July 20, 2022).