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Contract bargaining

The following FAQ answers some commonly asked questions about contract negotiations and how they work.

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Teacher Evaluation

The following Q&A answers some of the most frequently asked questions about the teacher evaluation system for the 2022-23 school year.

Lighting the Future

FAQ for UFT members employed in the DOE’s Division of Early Childhood Education

FAQ for UFT members employed in  the DOE’s Division of Early Childhood Education

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COVID-related protocols

The following Q&A answers some of UFT members’ most frequently-asked questions about the city DOE's COVID-related policies covering health, safety, remote learning and absences for the 2022-23 school year.

Open Market Transfer Plan

Open Market Transfer Plan

If you want a new opportunity, wish to work 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 apply during the open market transfer period, from April 13 to Aug. 11. This Q&A addresses the most commonly asked questions about the transfer process.

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Q&A on Excessing

Excessing is the process of reducing staff in a particular school or office when the number of available positions in a title or license area in that school is lower than the number of people in the school who require an assignment in that title or license area.