The DOE employs many types of educators and professionals who work with New York City public school students in a variety of ways, from providing guidance to high school seniors to offering physical and occupational therapy to special needs children. They are organized into what the UFT calls functional chapters because what unites the members in each group is their function.
If you are summoned for an interview for the record that may lead to disciplinary action, you are entitled to union representation or representation by a school system employee.
We always send out an email notifying you of our monthly meetings. We alternate between the Brooklyn borough office at 335 Adams St., and UFT headquarters at 52 Broadway, Manhattan. Meetings are held on Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m. Please confirm the meeting time and location before attending.
If you submitted a protest form at the end of your exam on March 7, you will be notified of a protest session within the next two months. You had seven days after the exam to submit this form protesting questions you thought were unfair, incorrect or irrelevant.
The UFT Teacher Center will offer education officers, who are UFT members, the opportunity to take a test prep course for the upcoming Education Officer Civil Service exam.
A number of Education Officer and Analyst chapter members have asked about the QIE exam. The law governing the qualified incumbent examination is spelled out in New York State civil service law.
You may apply for two examinations, now through Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018. The first is an Education and Experience Exam for Promotion to Administrative Education Officer. The second is the Open Competitive Exam, which, as its name implies, is open to all who qualify. The Promotion Exam is open to education officers and associate education officers who are permanently appointed in their title by Oct. 2, 2018. Please carefully look over the notice of examination and decide if this exam is right for you.
Although the union is called the United Federation of Teachers, the membership has grown to include many other types of educators and professionals who serve the children of New York City in a variety of ways. These Department of Education-employed members have functional chapters of their own to address common issues and concerns.