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Hearing Officers (per session)

Dear Colleagues,

The Hearing Officers (per session) Chapter represents city judges who conduct hearings at various offices around the city. Hearing officers are lawyers who write decisions in cases involving alleged violations of local laws, as well as the city’s rules and regulations and any other laws or rules within the jurisdiction of the Hearings Division of the Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings. These cases involve, but are not limited to, building violations, waste disposal, street vendors, air, noise and water pollution, and restaurant and public health. The UFT represents about 350 hearing officers (per session). The chapter was officially certified in September 2007.

Our current contract runs through Sept. 13, 2022. Members of the chapter may contact me with questions about work schedules, suggestions about your workplace, or any other work-related topic.

Members are eligible for UFT benefits as well as those offered through our state and national affiliates, NYSUT and AFT respectively.

I would like to remind chapter members to report all safety incidents/concerns at the tribunals to the UFT by using the online UFT safety incident report form. By reporting incidents, we can work toward a safer work environment for all.


Anthony Feldmesser
Hearing Officers Chapter Leader

Manhattan Borough Leader: Maria Giresi

What's New

Testimony regarding a proposal to amend rules of practice for the conduct of remote proceedings

UFT Hearing Officers (Per Session) Chapter Leader Tony Feldmesser testified before the New York City Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings regarding a proposal to amend the rules of practice for the conduct of remote proceedings.

Update on OATH's return-to-work plan

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UFT demands bargaining over OATH return-to-work date for hearing officers (per session)

Last week, many of us were surprised to learn that the city's Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings set a tentative reopening date of Monday, May 4. While we all want to return to work, we have some trepidation about the inherent hazards at...