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UFT Borough Offices
The UFT has an office in each borough staffed by specially trained consultants who can answer members’ questions about salary, certification and licensing, health coverage and other benefits, educational requirements, safety, pension and much more.
Each office is staffed by a borough representative, a district representative (DR, for short) for every community school district, a high school representative and several special representatives.
The borough representative coordinates each borough’s activities. Part of the borough rep’s job is to act as the union’s chief political representative in the borough, lobbying elected officials and other decision-makers on behalf of the public schools.
The other UFT reps handle problems or grievances that cannot be settled at the school level and address matters of districtwide significance.
Borough Office Hours
When school is in session, borough offices are open Monday through Friday starting at 10 a.m. Each borough office remains open until 7 p.m. at least one day of the week and closes at 6 p.m. on other days. See below for office hours.
Bronx: Monday: 10 a.m.–7 p.m.; Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
Brooklyn: Monday and Wednesday through Friday: 10 a.m.–6 p.m.; Tuesday: 10 a.m.–7 p.m.
Manhattan: Monday and Tuesday: 10 a.m.–6:30 p.m.; Wednesday through Friday: 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
Queens: Monday and Tuesday: 10 a.m.–7 p.m.; Wednesday through Friday: 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
Staten Island: Monday and Tuesday: 10 a.m.–7 p.m.; Wednesday through Friday: 10 a.m.–6 p.m.