Council/NYSIF Div 240 Member Tools

Here you will find tools and information to assist Division 240 stewards and members. Please also visit our Grievable & Other Matters page for additional information!

Every PEF Div 240 steward has a pefdiv240.org or pef.org email.  Please communicate via personal to/from union email.  Please see the “Contact Us” link.    Please do not use agency email to communicate non-agency or union matters.  Thank you!

 
 
LATS Information:  PEF employees are required to complete daily LATS entries no later than one hour after the start of the next scheduled workday.  SIF Buffalo 12.17 CONSENT AWARD
 
DUE TO COVID-19, PEF MEMBER MEETINGS ARE NOW BEING HELD VIA ZOOM!  IF YOU HAVE AN INTEREST IN HAVING A MEMBER MEETING, PLEASE EMAIL ONE OF YOUR STEWARDS ON THE “CONTACT US” PAGE AND REQUEST ONE BE SCHEDULED!  
 
2019-2020 DIV 240 AUDIT: New Scan 2020-07-17 1506 (1)
2018-2019 DIV 240 AUDIT:  New Scan 2020-07-20 1321
 
COUNCIL MEMBERS: 2020 Division 240 Expense Voucher:  div240_expense_voucher_2020  
 
 
PEF Division documents:  
 
Duties of a Steward:
 
 
Information re: NYS closures due to weather:
 
 
 
WHAT TO DO IN THE EVENT OF AN ACTIVE SHOOTER:
At the request of SIF members statewide, we have advised PEF that you are interested in receiving active shooter training from GOER or PEF.  We are hopeful that in time some type of training will and should be made available to all state employees regardless of union affiliation or agency boundaries.
 
In the meantime, SIF Division 240 believes that training is too important to delay and PEF’s Statewide Health & Safety department has provided informational videos from FEMA and homeland security below.

FEMA Be Prepared for an Active Shooter

Homeland Security Active Shooter Video

Run Hide Fight video

RETURN TO WORK ISSUES when returning from a personal illness?  There is currently a pending IP (Improper Practice) in mediation with GOER.  Until resolution, SIF’s RTW requirements are as follows:

  • Your “return to work” note must have a date to return to work and specifically state “Able to perform job duties”
  • It must list a Brief Diagnosis (no prognosis required)
  • It must be emailed to  personnelops@nysif.com  SIF has advised that they typically respond within 24 hours, excluding weekends and holidays.  Please keep this in mind when submitting your RTW note.

It is recommended by SIF that your physician fill out SIF’s return to work form but your doctor is not required to as long as the RTW note is in accordance with the above bullet points.

With respect to worker’s compensation ongoing medical or RTW issues, please be guided by the rules and regulations of WC Law and contact your attorney.

For situations above and beyond, contact your local PEF rep or PEF regional office and ask to speak to the PEF Field Rep.

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION DENIAL recourse is listed on the denial form.   

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION REQUEST:  https://goer.ny.gov/reasonable-accommodation

https://dhr.ny.gov/sites/default/files/pdf/466-11-and-Appendix.pdf

Health & Safety concerns in your office? Read  PESH2018 PESH7FORM  and contact your local union stewards.

DIVISION 240 STEWARD TRAINING SCHEDULED FOR 7/9/19.  Please complete module 1 prior to 7/9/19:  http://www.pef.org/archive/peftraining/Courses/ManyRolesOfSteward/player.html

The following modules will be offered in person on 7/9/19:
 
-Organizing
-Health & Safety
-Know your Contract
-Understanding the Grievance Procedure
-Discipline and Discharge.
 
Obtaining your training certificate is the first duty of being a steward!  Thank you for all that you do!

PEF POLICY MANUAL: http://www.pef.org/pef_files/docs/memos/PEFPolicyManual.pdf

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION REQUEST: http://dmna.ny.gov/state/files/Reasonable_Accommodation_(Disability).pdf

GOER MEMO RE: RECLASSIFICATIONS:  GOER 2001 Memo Reallocations Reclassifications

 
 

CSRI Upgrade CS denial  Additional information will be provided as this continues to develop.  This was not filed by PEF, this was filed privately, the information is being posted for your information only, updates to follow.

Update:  NYSIF’s response:  Fwd__NYSIF_response_to_CS_on_CSR1_reallocation_proposal

PEF Reclassification Information  

Student Debt Information

Information for State Employees Seeking Transfer

PAYROLL INFORMATION RE: TRANSFERS:  https://www.osc.state.ny.us/payroll/files/information/payrollsystem/files/payserv_manual/online_manual/Content/Earnings%20Manual/Salary%20Detemination/lateral_transfers.htm

15 Things Every Union Leader Should Know About Health & Safety

AFFIRMATIVE ACTION INFORMATION:  EXECUTIVE ORDER 187

NYS EMPLOYEE DISCRIM COMPLAINT FORM

Reasonable_Accommodation_(Disability)

The Rule of Three

NYS CS ATTENDANCE & LEAVE MANUAL:  https://www.cs.ny.gov/attend_leave_manual/index.cfm

PEF MEETING OFFICIAL ATTENDANCE SHEET:  PEFATTENDANCE SHEET

Division 240 2019 Budget:  Signed_Div240Budget 2019_2020_

NEW VOUCHERS EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY 1/18/20:  div240_expense_voucher_2020

Mail your properly completed voucher and required receipts to:

PEF DIVISION 240 TREASURER

Brandi Loveday-Chesley
P.O. Box 5191
Albany, NY 12205
 
Benefits available to PEF Members for furthering their education and career options:
 
 
Reimbursement Programs for PEF Members:
 

 

College Tuition Reimbursement (CTR) and Nurses’ Enhanced College Tuition Reimbursement (NECTR)

PEF-represented employees may apply for reimbursement for qualifying tuition expenses incurred for courses that begin during the period January 1, 2018 through December 31, 2018 under the College Tuition Reimbursement (CTR) Program and the Nurses’ Enhanced College Tuition Reimbursement (NECTR) Program. Applications for courses or events that began on or after January 1, 2018, and ended prior to March 2, 2018, must be submitted by May 31, 2018.

Workshop and Seminar Reimbursement (WSR) Program and Nurses’ Enhanced Workshop and Seminar Reimbursement (NEWSR) Program

PEF-represented employees may apply for reimbursement for qualifying expenses incurred for educational events that begin during the period January 1, 2018 through December 31, 2018 under the Workshop and Seminar Reimbursement (WSR) Program. Applications for courses or events that began on or after January 1, 2018, and ended prior to March 2, 2018, must be submitted by May 31, 2018.

 
***Note -Ensure that you read the requirements closely. Anything listed as an “admin fee” will not be reimbursed. As such, ensure that the vendor’s receipt does not list what you paid as an admin fee.
Example: There is a $1500 fee for work study participants accepted for SANS Live events. Normally, SANS will list this as an admin fee and discount the other charges so that the amount due is only $1500. You will need to ask the work study participant organizer to adjust the receipt to show that your $1500 is in fact for the course itself, NOT an admin fee.**
 

Certification and Licensure Exam Fee Reimbursement (CLEFR) Program

PEF-represented employees may apply for reimbursement for qualifying examination expenses incurred for exams that begin during the period January 1, 2018 through December 31, 2018 under the Certification and Licensure Exam Fee Reimbursement (CLEFR) Program. Applications for courses or events that began on or after January 1, 2018, and ended prior to March 2, 2018, must be submitted by May 31, 2018.

Longevity payment will be processed in a separate check that will be dated 4/18/2018

https://www.osc.state.ny.us/agencies/pbull/agencies/2017_2018/bulet1638.htm

2018_Triennial_Rules (1)

How to file a Grievance:

PEF has recently added another topic to the PEF training video library,  “How to file a grievance.”   This video series is available an the Member Log In section of the PEF website. 
 
 
 

HOLIDAY PARTY/MEMBER MEETING INFORMATION: As per prior Council meeting discussions and voting from 2016/2017, membership meetings and holiday parties are to be done with the main focus being PEF Unity in each office, there is a majority rules between stewards when it comes to holding these events, and proper submission for reimbursement must include itemized receipts and Member sign in sheets, and reimbursement requests must be submitted by stewards only, not members. Please adhere to Council decisions in order to prevent reimbursement issues. Thank you!