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SESIS arbitration victory

The UFT on Jan. 3 prevailed in its grievance charging that the Department of Education’s implementation of the Special Education Student Information System required members to work beyond their regular workday. The independent arbitrator ordered that...

Good riddance

It’s not right to dance on a grave, but with SESIS we’ll make an exception.

Say goodbye to SESIS

After almost a decade of complaints, malfunctions and payments of more than $70 million to thousands of UFT members to compensate them for work outside school hours, the DOE is finally pulling the plug on the $130 million Special Education Student...

SESIS payments for OT/PTs

The DOE advised us that SESIS payments for OT/PTs will be issued as scheduled on Friday, Oct. 6. But the DOE just informed us that it is being done as a supplementary payment, which is why you do not yet see it in the payroll portal.

SESIS Payment Inquiry

UFT-represented employees who averaged more than five minutes per week of SESIS use between January 2013 and June 2016 will receive payment for their work in SESIS on the Sept. 29 payroll (for in-service employees on the Q bank) or the Oct. 6 payroll...

Q&A on 2017 SESIS payments to UFT members

The following FAQ answers the most common questions that UFT members have about the $33 million being paid to members for SESIS work as a result of the settlement of a union arbitration.

37,000 members to share $33M for SESIS work

The Department of Education will pay out $33 million in compensation this fall to 37,000 UFT members who had to put up with the headaches and frustration of logging data about students with disabilities into the Special Education Student Information...

Pact tackles SESIS ‘nightmare’

The UFT and the DOE on Nov. 18 signed an agreement that addresses the challenging working conditions that speech teachers have faced when documenting their work with children with speech and language delays in the SESIS system.

$33 million in back pay for SESIS work going to members

The DOE on Nov. 18 agreed to provide $33 million in back pay to thousands of UFT members who have spent many hours outside their regular workday since Jan. 1, 2013 logging student data onto the DOE's SESIS system.

Q&A on the Memorandum of Agreement between the DOE and the UFT on Medicaid reimbursement for speech and language services

See questions and answers on the Nov. 18, 2016 memorandum of agreement between the DOE and the UFT on SESIS issues and Medicaid reimbursement for speech and language services.