PEF Training Specialist Tammy Carney provides an overview of the New York State Public Employees Federation. (Last updated Feb. 2021)

Carney also talked to new PEF council leaders on Jan. 5, 2024, about the Division Standards they must adhere to while performing their union duties.

The following videos focus on the role of each PEF department. They were recorded in 2018 and some of the content is outdated. We are in the process of updating them and will replace them as soon as new content is produced. If you ever have any questions about what a PEF department does and can do you for you as a PEF leader, please visit this directory and reach out to the appropriate department director.

Taylor Law

How to file a grievance

Division and Finance


Health and Safety

Education and Training



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An overview of the PEF Membership Benefits Program (PDF)


The following video was produced specifically for PEF stewards, who will receive credit toward certification when they view it.  Simply click on the link and the course will begin.

The PEF Education and Training Department also offers tips on how members can reduce or eliminate student debt using some federal programs. Please see this flyer for more information. Or watch this video: