Following the announcement by Governor Cuomo on Friday that COVID 19 vaccinations will be rolled out by Counties beginning on Monday January 11, CSEA has been notified that vaccinations will be available to eligible CSEA members in accordance with the Governors implementation plan. The Office of Court Administration has confirmed that Court Officers and members with Peace Officer status will be eligible to register and receive the vaccine doses where available. OCA is also discussing with the NYS Department of Health which court staff will be considered staff who “support” public safety officers as described by the State DOH requirements https://covid19vaccine.health.ny.gov/phased-distribution-vaccine#phase-1a—phase-1b and therefore are also eligible for the vaccine.
CSEA strongly encourages all members interested in receiving the vaccine to visit the NYS Department of Health website at https://covid19vaccine.health.ny.gov/ to check eligibility status and learn more about your options. Please be advised prior to receiving the vaccination, you must complete the New York State COVID-19 Vaccine Form. This form can be completed online and you will receive a submission ID. You can also fill out the form at your vaccination site. Individuals being vaccinated must bring proof of eligibility to the vaccination site. This may include an employee ID card, a letter from an employer or affiliated organization, or a pay stub, depending on the specific priority status.
NEW YORK STATE INFORMATION :
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Please use this for COVID19 Vaccination More COVID-19 vaccine appointments are now available. You can sign up for an appointment here:
Currently, only certain groups are eligible to be vaccinated. You will be asked for proof of eligibility at the vaccination site.
On November 12th 2020 Scott Gartland, President of CSEA Local 333 and Diane Hansen, President of CSEA Local 330 spoke about Budget Cuts in the Judiciary Branch.
The unions representing UCS employees met with the Office of Court Administration this morning via Skype. With the Governor’s 10% reduction to the Unified Court System’s budget for this current fiscal year resulting in a $300 million dollar shortfall, OCA has been taking steps to make up for the shortfall and it was related today that of the $300 million shortfall, they have been successful in reducing it to $28 million. OCA had proposed several options today to the unions some of which could possibly involve workforce reductions and/or an agreement on the 2 percent salary increase and retroactive monies. We are scheduled to have a follow-up meeting with the other court unions to discuss these proposals further on Monday, October 5th. We are also scheduled to meet again with OCA in December to get further information on what the future may hold and any other progress on the shortfall. As always, CSEA is committed to the best interest of our membership and as further information becomes available, we will share it with you.
On Friday August 28th 2020, OCA had a conference call with all the unions statewide. We were informed of the fiscal constraints OCA is facing for the rest of the year. The unions were not given any hard numbers or facts, just generic comments without any specifics. CSEA and the other unions are waiting for specific information regarding budget constraints. CSEA is committed to our membership and will keep you posted as more information comes available.
We encourage you to read the CSEA Workforce Issue May 2020
Some Articles to be sure to read:
- Expansion of Telehealth and Telemedicine
- Flex Spending Account Update
- Care for you mental health during pandemic
- EBF extends dependent eligibility to age 26