EXCUSED LEAVE TO VOTE IN THE JUNE 25th PRIMARY
(CSEA Received this information this afternoon from OCA. Please direct all inquiries to your supervisor or district office.)
The New York State Election Law was recently amended to provide all employees, whether full or part-time, up to three hours of paid leave in order to vote in any general election, special election called by the Governor, primary election, or municipal election, excluding school or library elections.
This paid leave applies to the primary elections being held on Tuesday.
In order to be eligible for paid leave to vote on Tuesday, an employee must be actively registered to vote. Travel time is included in the three hours. Any absence beyond the three-hour maximum must be charged to the employee’s leave credits. Employees should notify their manager/supervisor as soon as possible if they will require time off to vote in Tuesday’s elections. Employees already scheduled to be out on any type of approved leave on Tuesday, or that call in sick, may vote on their own time and are not entitled to charge any portion of their absence to excused leave.
Employees can be required to take this paid leave either at the beginning or end of their regular shift, as determined by the appropriate Deputy Chief Administrative Judge (Courts Within or Outside New York City). Court managers/supervisors and employees will be notified shortly of this determination.
Employees must furnish proof of active voter registration in order to substantiate the use of excused leave, i.e. copy of voter registration card or online voter registration status, correspondence from Board of Elections. Such proof may be provided in advance of the leave or upon the employee’s return to work. In no event shall an employee disclose political party affiliation or enrollment, i.e. this information must be redacted by the employee. Employees may access their voter registration status online at https://voterlookup.elections.ny.gov/
CSEA REGION 5 NYC BUS TRIP – NY YANKEES V. BOSTON RED SOX
CSEA Region 5 is sponsoring a NYC bus trip for the August 4, 2019 New York Yankees versus Boston Red Sox game at Yankee Stadium. Only 100 seats are available. One bus will be leaving from the Syracuse area at 1:30 p.m. and one bus will be leaving Oneonta at 1:45 and Binghamton at 3:00. See the link below for complete details and registration information.
REMINDER – ONONDAGA COUNTY – CSEA MEMBER BENEFITS/PEARL INSURANCE LUNCH & LEARN – JUNE 26TH
CSEA and Pearl Insurances will present three Lunch & Learn seminars at the Old Onondaga County Courthouse, Room 312, on Wednesday, June 26th, meeting at 11:00, 12:00 and 1:00. Lunch will be provided and members will have the opportunity to learn more about CSEA Member Benefits and exclusive Pearl Insurance policies designed to save our CSEA members money. You must RSVP to Rosanne Wicks at 315-729-8549 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, June 24th. Reservations are required and you must indicate which time slot you wish to attend.
OUT OF OFFICE
I will be out of the office with limited access to email the week of June 24-28, 2019.