Frequently Asked Questions

Posted Aug 4, 2010 | Category: Excessing | Rating:
4.25

Excessing is the process of reducing staff in a particular school when the number of available positions in a title or license area in that school is lower than the number of people in the school who require an assignment in that title or license area. It usually occurs in June in preparation for the next school year. People who are excessed maintain their full pay, benefits and rights under the UFT contract. Excessed staff may then seek other positions. In contrast, the term “layoff” refers...

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Posted Aug 4, 2010 | Category: Excessing | Rating:
4

If the school’s budget or a drop in enrollment requires a reduction in staff, the principal decides which license area(s) to reduce positions in. Excessing then is done in that license in inverse seniority order; that is, the person with the least seniority in that license (counting all service in any license in the city school system) is declared in excess.

Posted Aug 4, 2010 | Category: Excessing | Rating:
3.75

According to the UFT/DOE contract, you must be informed in writing by June 15 if you will be in excess for the next school year.

Posted Aug 4, 2010 | Category: Excessing | Rating:
2.8

Excessing is not layoff. A person in excess is not out of a job. Under the contract, if you are excessed you must first register on the online Open Market Transfer system. You will continue to work and receive your full pay and benefits. You can also check your status (Excessed or Not Excessed) on Open Market. This is helpful, because receiving an excess letter from your principal does not guarantee that you are excessed. After...

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Posted Aug 4, 2010 | Category: Excessing | Rating:
5

Once in excess, you must register on the online Open Market Transfer system. You may apply for any vacancies in your license area throughout the city.

When there is a vacancy in a district, the DOE will send ATRs in that district and license area to be considered for placement. If the school's principal accepts the placement, that person will be assigned to work in that school for the year. If the principal denies the...

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