News for School Secretaries

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.

News stories | June 26, 2014 - 12:13am

Nine school secretaries were honored at the 28th Annual School Secretaries of the Year Awards Luncheon, which drew approximately 200 secretaries and their family members, friends and colleagues.

News stories | June 5, 2014 - 11:59pm

UFT members overwhelmingly ratified a groundbreaking nine-year contract with the Department of Education on June 3. The contract passed with more than 77 percent of the roughly 90,000 votes, which were counted by the independent American Arbitration Association.

Know your rights | May 15, 2014 - 1:46pm

Several years ago the UFT Guidance Counselors Chapter negotiated a way for counselors to resolve workload disputes.

News stories | May 15, 2014 - 12:30am

The UFT’s Delegate Assembly on May 7 overwhelmingly approved sending the proposed new Department of Education contract to the union’s members for a vote.

News | May 1, 2014 - 9:11pm

The UFT and New York City leaders on May 1 announced a historic proposed nine-year contract that they said demonstrates the extraordinary progress possible in public schools when a city works in partnership with its educators. At a City Hall press conference, UFT President Michael Mulgrew called the proposed agreement the “contract for education.”

Comments | February 6, 2014 - 10:56am

While searching through the entire edition of Jan. 16 New York Teacher, it was disappointing to be unable to find one story relating to secretaries or secretarial issues.

Chapter news | January 13, 2014 - 2:50pm
News stories | December 19, 2013 - 12:01am

“The secretary’s job requires a great deal of know-how and expertise,” said Mona Gonzalez, the UFT schools secretaries chapter leader. “That’s why professional development is so crucial.” The chapter’s annual training seminar, held this year at UFT headquarters on Dec. 7, helps fill that need.

Union resolutions | December 11, 2013 - 11:27am

The UFT will remain mindful of the need to use inclusive and broad language whenever possible and appropriate in referring to its members, and tthe UFT’s members will be encouraged to use the word “members” instead of “teachers” when referring to the union’s membership.

News | November 6, 2013 - 8:00am

Bill de Blasio, who criticized the growing income inequality in the city and promised to restore respect for teachers and unions, was elected mayor of New York City on Nov. 5. In his victory speech, he painted a vision of a city where "we all rise together."

Chapter news | November 5, 2013 - 3:47pm

Payroll training will take place Nov. 15-22 at the Department of Education (65 Court St. in Brooklyn).

Chapter news | October 17, 2013 - 10:43am

Election Day professional development sessions for school secretaries will be held around the city on Election Day, Nov. 5. Registration began this week and will close on Wednesday, Oct. 30.

News | August 28, 2013 - 4:10pm

The city and the municipal unions reached an agreement on Aug. 27 on the city’s Health Insurance Dependent Eligibility Verification Audit that incorporated new protections for members. With these new protections in place, the UFT is alerting its members — both in-service and retired — to submit their documentation by Oct. 4 — the new extended deadline.

News | July 18, 2013 - 5:41pm

The UFT notified its members on July 18 that a judge issued a Temporary Restraining Order that temporarily stops the city's Dependent Eligibility Verification Audit for health benefits. The union advised its members not to submit at this time any documents or participate in this verification process.

News stories | May 16, 2013 - 12:01am

“The schools don’t work without you there,” UFT President Michael Mulgrew said as he welcomed some 200 school secretaries — and the co-workers and family members who came to support them — to their 27th annual School Secretaries of the Year Awards Luncheon on April 27 at union headquarters.

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