News for School Secretaries

Chapter news | March 5, 2019 - 3:15pm

Click here to see a list of dates, times, and locations for upcoming School Secretaries Chapter membership meetings in March and April of 2019.

News stories | January 3, 2019 - 1:00am

The Department of Education employs many types of educators and professionals who work with New York City public school students in a variety of ways, from providing occupational therapy to adapting computers for special needs children. Here is how the UFT represents them.

News stories | November 1, 2018 - 3:00am

The overriding theme of the proposed DOE-UFT contract agreement is empowering educators to fight for the working conditions they need to do their jobs.

Around the UFT | July 5, 2018 - 3:42pm

School secretaries have many responsibilities. But for Mona Gonzalez, who is stepping down as chapter leader, the job will always be about relationships. “The relationships and memories will last a lifetime,” she said after accepting the Annette Carlucci Celebration of Life Award at the union’s 32nd annual School Secretaries of the Year Awards Luncheon on June 2.

Around the UFT | March 1, 2018 - 1:00am

School secretaries had a chance to network with colleagues from throughout the city and enjoyed workshops presented by the UFT and the city Department of Education at their annual seminar on Jan. 27 at UFT headquarters in Manhattan.

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.

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