Help Support SUNY Stony Brook Nurses
The bill dealing with the retirement for certain SUNY Stony Brook nurses was just sent to the Governor.
This legislation would allow a small number of nurses at SUNY Stony Brook who began as temporary employees in the late 1990s to join the New York State and Local Retirement System (NYSLRS). These nurses were not appropriately given the opportunity to join NYSLRS at the time they were hired and instead were steered to the SUNY Optional Retirement Program (ORP). Once the positions became permanent, they became members of the PS&T bargaining unit and eligible for membership in NYSLRS exclusively. Unfortunately, Education Law prohibits employees from transferring from the ORP to another retirement system if they have been continuously employed by SUNY.
Please take a minute out of your busy schedule to contact Governor Cuomo’s Office and let him know how important it is that he signs this legislation into law.
How to contact the Governor?
By telephone: 518-474-8390 you will be asked the bill number, your position of support and your zip code. The entire process takes less than a minute.
If you prefer to write your own personalized letter, it can be sent to:
The Honorable Andrew M. Cuomo
Governor of New York State
NYS Capitol Building
Albany, NY 12224
A sample letter for you to use can be found here. Thank you again for your time and support!