Message from the NYSTPBA Board of Directors, February 17, 2023
NYSTPBA Newsletter Message from the NYSTPBA Board of Directors Discovery Files As we continue our mission as New York State Troopers to serve and protect the public amid constant calls for police reform and transparency, it is important that all members take the time to check their own discovery files. Make sure that your file does not contain any inaccurate information and that any documents in your file actually belong to you. Your discovery files can be released to the public via a FOIL request, making it imperative that you ensure your files are correct and true. Fully Paid Parental Leave in the News There have been many articles in the news touting the initiative by Gov. Kathy Hochul to offer 12 weeks of fully paid parental leave benefits to state employees. That sounds like a great benefit, but here is the fine print: 1) As of right now it applies only to approximately 10,000 state employees who are not represented by a union. 2) The state’s Office of Employee Relations will negotiate with labor unions regarding that benefit for the rest of the state employees. Since Troopers fall into the category of having to negotiate for this benefit, it stands to reason that the state would expect a give-back – and for a benefit of this nature, the cost will likely be steep. As the NYSTPBA negotiating team works on our proposals and prepares for the next round of contract negotiations, we will weigh the pros and cons of any benefit proposed by the state and identify the real costs to the membership. PBA Trooper Magazine Deadline Please share your photos and stories for publication in the next PBA Trooper magazine – photos of members at work in the station and in the field, scenes from the detail to Puerto Rico and the World University Games, images from winter snowstorms, hunting and fishing, members in the military, and new arrivals in members’ families. Photos and stories should be sent by March 3 to Michele Crisafulli at email@example.com. This email is an automated notification, which is unable to receive replies. To send a comment to the NYSTPBA, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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