Q & A on the issues

November 14, 2016

Q&A on the Memorandum of Agreement between the DOE and the UFT on Medicaid reimbursement for speech and language services

See questions and answers on the Nov. 18, 2016 memorandum of agreement between the DOE and the UFT on SESIS issues and Medicaid reimbursement for speech and language services.

April 7, 2016

Q-and-A on Open Market Transfer Plan

If you want a new opportunity, wish to be closer to home or have been placed in excess, the Open Market Transfer Plan gives you the chance to apply for a position at another school. You can view vacancies citywide and submit online applications via the Department of Education website during the Open Market Transfer period, from April 15 to Aug. 7.

February 4, 2016

Why the UFT Welfare Fund is sending covered members IRS Form 1095B

To fulfill obligations connected to the Affordable Care Act, the UFT Welfare Fund is required to send IRS Form to all members covered by the Fund.

January 25, 2016

Special Education Frequently Asked Questions

The UFT, the DOE and the Council of School Supervisors and Administrators crafted this FAQ to help with special education issues.

December 16, 2015

Common Core task force report

The Common Core task force was created by Governor Cuomo to review the Common Core standards and their implementation in New York State. It included representatives from a variety of stakeholder groups. On Dec. 10, 2015, the task force issued a report.

June 4, 2015

Maintaining your Level III state teaching assistant certificate

More than 250 paraprofessionals who have to provide proof of completion of 75 hours of professional development by the end of June received notification and a tracking form from the Department of Education. These are paraprofessionals who received their Level III Teaching Assistant certificates from the state on Sept. 1, 2009, or Feb. 1, 2010, and will reach the first five-year Professional Development Cycle of 75 hours on June 30. They should follow the directions in the letter and submit the tracking form by June 15.

March 5, 2015

Maintaining your professional certificate

Thousands of teachers who have to provide proof of completion of 175 hours of professional development by the end of June received notification and a tracking form from the Department of Education.

March 21, 2013

Q&A on SESIS work and payments

These questions and answers were created to address issues arising from this next chapter of the SESIS fight.

January 31, 2013

UFT's SESIS arbitration victory

The UFT on Jan. 3 prevailed in its grievance charging that the Department of Education’s implementation of the Special Education Student Information System required members to work beyond their regular workday. Read this Q&A to find out what that means for you.

January 11, 2010

What you need to know about the changes in pension benefits

All member pension benefits remain intact. The 55/25 and 55/27 early retirement benefits are preserved and there will be no changes in contributions for current in-service members of TRS and BERS.

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