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Should I accept a plea bargain for charges that have been brought against me?

The UFT cannot give legal advice in these matters. It is strongly suggested that if you have been arrested, seek the services of a qualified attorney that specializes in these matters. The UFT does not make recommendations on any attorney.

What is an ACD?

An ACD is an Adjournment in Contemplation of Dismissal. If you receive this from the court, immediately bring an original copy to OPI. If you have been suspended or re-assigned, OPI will make a decision on a case by case basis if you can return to...

Where do I report the final disposition of the proceedings of an investigation?

Chancellor’s Regulation C-105 requires that employees with a final disposition delivery an original copy to the Office of Personnel Investigations within 3 days. It is strongly recommended that this be hand delivered to OPI and to get a receipt upon...

What is a Desk Appearance Ticket (DAT)?

A Desk Appearance Ticket is an order by the police to appear in criminal court to respond to an accusation that you have committed an offense. A DAT is considered an arrest and must be reported, as all arrests should be to both OPI and your principal...

Will I be removed from my assignment and/or suspended without pay pending the outcome of criminal charges filed against me?

Decision about re-assignment and suspensions with and without pay depend on the reason for the arrest, = various collective bargaining agreements and Chancellor’s regulations. Members should contact the UFT for specific information related to their...

Does the UFT provide an attorney if I am arrested?

If a member was arrested at school or for a school related issue, the UFT will provide a criminal defense attorney up to and including arraignment.

I was arrested. Do I need to report the arrest to the Department of Education?

Yes! All arrests, regardless of the issue involved, the location of the arrest, or when it took place MUST be immediately reported in writing to the Office of Personnel Investigations and your Principal. The best way is by e-mail to...

I received a letter to report to the Reassignment Staffing Office at 100 Gold Street in Manhattan. Do I need to report? Do I need a UFT Representative?

Employees must report to 100 Gold Street when summoned. You are being re-assigned to an administrative location pending the outcome of an investigation, arrest, or 3020a Charges. There is no need for representation at this office. You will not be...

I have been named as a third party or a potential witness in an investigation. Must I appear for an interview?

Yes! When called by the Department of Education, all third party and potential witnesses must appear and be cooperative. Remember that all DOE employees are mandated reporters. Members should have a discussion with the UFT Staff Representative...

If I am the person who made an original allegation, or I was interviewed as a witness, will my name be disclosed?

Yes! If allegations are substantiated, an employee has a right to read the report. All adults who were interviewed will have their names disclosed.