News for School Secretaries

News stories | January 4, 2018 - 3:00pm

Although the union is called the United Federation of Teachers, the membership has grown to include many other types of educators and professionals who serve the children of New York City in a variety of ways.
These Department of Education-employed members have functional chapters of their own to address common issues and concerns.

News | November 2, 2017 - 4:47pm

Effective May 18, 2017, every school employee who has a car will receive a Department of Education-issued parking permit, and the school’s on-street parking spots will become available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Press releases | October 10, 2017 - 5:46pm

With the new school year underway, the UFT launched on Oct. 10 a television ad campaign celebrating teachers and the accomplishments of the New York City public school system.

Chapter news | September 7, 2017 - 3:24pm

Read about training for school secretaries, UFT events, our upcoming seminar and our new online inquiry form.

News stories | June 1, 2017 - 1:00pm

Camille Falci, the pupil accounting secretary at IS 5 in Elmhurst, Queens, and the borough’s UFT Secretary of the Year, says it’s easy for her to go to work every day. “I love my job,” Falci said at the 31st annual School Secretaries of the Year Awards Luncheon on May 6 at UFT headquarters in Manhattan. “We’re a family.”

Chapter news | March 17, 2017 - 3:24pm

Read about our Functional Chapter Weekend on March 4–5, our annual School Secretaries Luncheon on May 6, the UFT #PublicSchoolProud campaign, the Spring Education Conference on May 13, how to claim your tax deductions before April 18, contractual rules about our workweek, grief and loss counseling through the MAP, bereavement, peak load relief under our contract, timekeeping procedures for LODI, an update on Self-Service Leave Application System and new members of the Executive Board.

Around the UFT | February 2, 2017 - 12:00pm

At annual seminar, school secretaries get tips on staying stress-free while dealing with difficult personalities.

News stories | June 2, 2016 - 12:43pm

Being a school secretary often means doing more than handling payroll, supporting the administration, finding substitute teachers and fielding phone calls. For UFT members like Joslie Byrd of the School for Tourism and Hospitality in the Bronx, it means working in different capacities with the students.

What I do | May 5, 2016 - 11:00am

Althea Hunter is the school secretary for the principal, payroll and procurement at Fordham Academy for Leadership and Technology. After 29 years working in schools, she still loves her job.

Chapter news | December 16, 2015 - 3:24pm

Read about the Friedrichs case threatening public unions, the new hiring process for secretaries, our seminar on Jan. 9, our annual luncheon on May 14, UFT text messages, contributing to politcal education and the UFT's Member Assistance Program.

News stories | June 4, 2015 - 12:01am

Praised for her unionism and hard working spirit, Erica Stewart-Young said that being honored with the Annette Carlucci Celebration of Life Award at the 29th annual School Secretaries of the Year Awards Luncheon came as a shock.

News stories | February 5, 2015 - 12:01am

The many schools hurt by the recent critical shortage of licensed secretaries now have relief with the hiring of 353 school secretaries. 


News stories | February 5, 2015 - 12:01am

For the most part, school secretaries love their jobs. But at the UFT’s annual Secretaries Seminar on Saturday, it sure was fun for them to act out frustrating and infuriating scenarios and learn ways to communicate and cope.

Chapter news | January 7, 2015 - 10:31am

Our annual School Secretaries Awards Luncheon will be held on Saturday, May 16. I invite you to nominate an outstanding school secretary to be the 2015 School Secretary of the Year.

Chapter news | December 19, 2014 - 10:58am

Find out more about the new process for nominating school secretaries, the new DOE website for secretaries, paperwork reduction and workload dispute, professional development, DOE courses to help you reach your 30 credits, peak load relief, DOE investigations, our chapter's liasions, teacher's choice and upcoming chapter meetings.

News stories | November 6, 2014 - 1:00am

A new hiring process for school secretaries will benefit both the city’s schools and prospective school secretaries by clarifying how schools can hire people qualified for this demanding job.

Chapter news | October 21, 2014 - 10:26am

Citywide professional development for school secretaries will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 4 at sites throughout the city. Secretaries must register by Friday, Oct. 31 at noon.

To register, visit the DOE website.

Feature stories | October 2, 2014 - 1:15pm

Looking like a brainiac. I’m very fortunate that I live across the park from school so it only takes me 10 minutes to get there. I arrived at about 7:10 and the first thing I do is turn my computers on. We just got new Macs, so I have an old Dell on my desk as well as a new Mac and a scanner — I look like a brainiac sitting in front of my computers.

Chapter news | July 10, 2014 - 6:18pm

Please save these dates in the 2014-15 school year!

Chapter news | June 27, 2014 - 11:12am

Another school year gone, and what a year! We have a new mayor and chancellor who respect us and are working with us to strengthen our school system and develop our profession. We have a new contract that gives us a greater voice in the schools, in our own professional development and in reducing unnecessary paperwork.

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