Info you should know

January 7, 2016

Member information needed for Affordable Care Act requirement

The Welfare Fund has contacted members whose dependents were missing Social Security numbers in its records and asked them to provide the missing information. 


December 3, 2015

School Quality Reports released

The city Department of Education on Nov. 10 released School Quality Reports for the 2014–15 school year for all elementary, middle and high schools.

April 7, 2015

Employees on leave must notify DOE by May 15 of plans for 2015–16

School-based employees currently on an approved leave of absence are now required to use the Department of Education’s Self-Service Online Leave Application System (SOLAS) to inform the DOE of their intention to return to work, retire, resign, extend current leave or apply for a new leave for the 2015–16 school year.

October 2, 2014

Guidance on teacher evaluation

Teachers covered by the new evaluation system should be aware of two helpful guides, a new online form to report issues with ratings, and the rights and procedures regarding Teacher Improvement Plans.

June 26, 2014

Did you get an excessing letter

If you have received an excessing letter from your principal, this does not mean that you are in excess.

Thinking of resigning?

If you are considering resigning, be aware that you will lose eligibility for retroactive payments in the new contract if you resign.

May 15, 2014

UFT scores grievance victory on Hurricane Sandy payments

UFT members who volunteered in shelters during Hurricane Sandy and were not paid for all hours worked have won their right to be paid, thanks to a union-initiated grievance.

March 6, 2014

Conference for educators of students with disabilities

Educators who work with students with disabilities are invited to attend Everyone Reading’s Annual Conference, which focuses on building success for students with dyslexia and learning disabilities.

February 6, 2014

Online application for maternity and health-related leaves of absence

Non-supervisory educators (teachers, guidance counselors, school secretaries, social workers and psychologists) are now required to use the Self-Service Online Leave Application System (SOLAS) to apply for maternity leaves, restoration of health leaves and health sabbatical leaves, in addition to the non-medical leave types that were previously available in SOLAS.

Anti-bullying course mandated for certification

A six-hour course in the prevention and intervention of bullying, discrimination and harassment is now required for certification by the New York State Dignity for All Act.

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