Q & A on the issues

Q & A on the issues | April 17, 2014 >>

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 | 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 | April 11, 2013 >>

More than 1,500 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 | 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 | February 17, 2012 >>

On Feb. 16 the UFT reached an agreement in Albany on an appeals process for teacher ratings that includes third-party, independent validation. It was part of a larger agreement involving the governor, the State Education Department and NYSUT that clarified the statewide framework for new evaluation systems.

Q & A on the issues | May 12, 2010 >>

The new system, which would move us forward as a profession, will establish specific criteria that incorporate multiple measures of evaluating teacher performance.

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 | November 16, 2008 >>

This FAQ was created jointly by the DOE and the UFT in 2008 to answer questions from members in the schools selected to participate in the School-wide Performance Bonus Program.

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.

Q & A on the issues | April 12, 2007 >>
The Open Market Transfer Plan gives all members in a school the opportunity to apply for a transfer to another school.
Q & A on the issues | March 2, 2006 >>
Here is a Q&A that tells you everything you should know about sick days and how you may use them in accordance with the contract.
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