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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 170 hearing officers (per session). The chapter was officially certified in September 2007.

In June 2018, negotiations began for our chapter's new contract. The contract was ratified in May 2015 and expires in February 2019. Members of the chapter may contact me with questions about negotiations, 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.


Sofia Balile,
Hearing Officers Chapter Leader

What's New

Hearing Officers (per session) Chapter meeting: Feb. 3, 2020

Read the notes from our Feb. 3 chapter meeting. We updated members on issues affecting our chapter and the union as a whole.