Contractual raises and performance awards  

Your paycheck is about to get a little bigger!  Two percent contractual raises went into effect March 31 for Administrative payroll and April 7 for Institution payroll.  Members in Administrative titles should see the raises in their April 27 paycheck; Institution titles should see the raise in their May 5 check.  

PEF also negotiated an increase in five-year performance awards, from $1,250 to $1,500; an increase from $2,500 to $3,000 for 10-year awards; and a new 15-year payment of $4,500 was added.  Members should see the payments in their April 21 (Institution) and April 27 (Administrative) checks.   

For complete details on the pay increases, click here 

Direct any questions to your PEF field representative. 

PEF negotiates extensions of temporary 2.5 times overtime rates 

Multiple agencies signed agreements to extend the 2.5 times overtime rate for certain titles. 

The Office of Mental Health (OMH), the Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS), the Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD), SUNY, and the Office of Alcohol and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) signed memorandums of agreement with PEF for the extensions. 

For complete details on the extensions, including impacted titles, click here. 

Interested in a leadership role? April Special Elections are underway 

A number of Executive Board seats and the Region 2 Coordinator position are currently or soon-to-be vacant. 

Help ensure you and your coworkers are represented on the second-highest decision-making body of the union, which meets quarterly, with members granted Employee Organizational Leave to gather in Albany for two days. 

Click here for details on exactly which positions are open, nominating petition requirements and deadlines. 

Take advantage of PSWP training programs 

Business analysis for IT 

PEF members can sign up for the Fundamentals of Business Analysis for IT Professionals workshop training, four sessions on April 27 and 28 and May 4 and 5. 

Topics range from defining the scope for new projects, providing cost/benefit and risk analyses, and document business policies. 

Register by April 20. For complete details, click here. 

Legal, ethical considerations for clinicians 

Take advantage of a workshop, Legal and Ethical Considerations in Working with High-Risk Clients, from noon to 1:30 p.m. May 4.  

Topics range from the mosts important legal aspects clinicians confront in their practice, including record-keeping and documentation requirements and mandatory and recommended reporting. 

Register by April 25. For complete details, click here. 

Motivational interviewing 

Members can participate in the virtual workshop, Motivational Interviewing: Empowering Clients and Inspiring Change, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 24. 

The workshop focuses on motivational interviewing as a strength-based clinical approach designed to help clients find the motivation to make positive change. 

Register by June 10. For complete details, click here. 

SQL advanced workshop 

Sign up today to participate in the Structured Query Language Advanced, workshop from 1 to 4 p.m. April 26 and 27 and from 1 to 4 p.m. May 11 and 12.  

The workshop goes beyond the basics of SQL and assumes users have a basic understanding of statement structure and relational database concepts. 

Register for April by April 19 and for May by May 4. For complete details, click here.