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Raul Garcia
Social Workers and Psychologists

Dear Colleagues,

Welcome to your Social Workers and Psychologists Chapter website. As your chapter leader, I aim to continue strengthen our chapter through unification and by providing up-to-date information and resources.

Our chapter is composed of many school-based and central-based subgroups, from the Committees on Special Educations to related service providers. As a chapter, within the past few years, we have significantly grown and expanded as the importance of our disciplines in schools have been increasingly recognized. As the chapter leader, I continue to advocate for more growth while supporting our chapter members. I hope to see members from all groups present at our meetings. Your participation, input and feedback is important to continue identifying and addressing areas that need improvement.

On our chapter pages, you'll find important information including the names and contact information of members on our chapter’s executive board. I am proud to share that all positions within our executive board are filled, and we have the largest number of delegates in the history of chapter — a reflection of the increased union engagement from our members. Due to our size, we're fortunate to have at least one representative for each borough.

There are also resources related to your work, our calendar of events and an archive of newsletters. Our "You Should Know" section offers the answers to commonly-asked questions on issues including our work day. Please familiarize yourself with this information and with your contract.

Remember: All union-related emails should be sent from your personal, non-DOE email account.

For questions not directly related to our chapter, contact your UFT borough office. Borough offices are open weekdays, and staff members there can answer a range of questions about your pension, salary, health benefits and more.

To receive the latest information from our chapter and your union, make sure to register to receive our emails on the website

If your contact information changes, let us know by clicking on "My Account" in the upper right-hand corner of the website once you're logged in. I also recommend downloading the UFT mobile app which provides a shortcut to your membership card, contract, retail discounts and other valuable resources. Stay connected with your union as it continues to work hard for you.

Thank you for everything you do!


Raul Garcia
Social Workers & Psychologists Chapter Leader

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Summer school applications open

The DOE has released its postings for summer school this year and is now accepting applications. The Summer Rising 2022 program is open to all students in grades K-12 who wish to attend.

Resolution on school-related personnel

The UFT recognizes our outstanding school-related professionals and pays tribute to them for their important contributions to the New York City school system and to the United Federation of Teachers.

Updates on clustering

The following email about the clustering process was sent to all social workers and psychologists on April 1, 2022.

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