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Q & A on the issues
Q & A on the issues | April 7, 2016 >>
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.
Q & A on the issues | February 4, 2016 >>
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.
Q & A on the issues | January 25, 2016 >>
The UFT, the DOE and the Council of School Supervisors and Administrators crafted this FAQ to help with special education issues.
Q & A on the issues | December 16, 2015 >>
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.
Q & A on the issues | June 4, 2015 >>
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.
Q & A on the issues | March 5, 2015 >>
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.
Q & A on the issues | May 2, 2013 >>
The UFT created the following Q&A to answer questions that SESIS users may have about the DOE's payment in April for time spent during SESIS work after school hours.
Q & A on the issues | March 21, 2013 >>
These questions and answers were created to address issues arising from this next chapter of the SESIS fight.
Q & A on the issues | January 31, 2013 >>
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.
Q & A on the issues | January 11, 2010 >>
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.
Q & A on the issues | December 17, 2009 >>
On Dec. 10, 2009, Governor Paterson signed into law a bill that preserves the Age 55 retirement benefits for all UFT-represented members of TRS and BERS who join the system after the effective date of the law. The law also lowers the rate of the Fixed Return Program of the Tax Deferred Annuity (TDA) from 8.25 percent to 7 percent for current and future participants of the TDA program as well as for retired members who have deferred TDA accounts.
Q & A on the issues | May 7, 2009 >>
Do you have questions about swine flu? If so, this Q&A should answer most of them.
Q & A on the issues | December 5, 2008 >>
This Q&A, issued by the DOE, answers questions about the “highly qualified” designation for special education teachers.
Q & A on the issues | December 5, 2008 >>
This Q&A, issued by the DOE, answers questions about the “highly qualified” designation for general education teachers.
Q & A on the issues | September 25, 2008 >>
The following Q&A should answer the most frequently asked questions regarding the grievance settlement of the DOE's improper payment of long-term substitute teachers filling vacancies.