Issues: Civil Service and Pensions

Public Hearing: Labor practices and customer service quality at the Staten Island E-ZPass facility and related facilities

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Bill Perkins, ChairNew York State Senate Standing Committee onCorporations, Authorities & Commissions

April 27, 2010
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Committee Meeting: Civil Service and Pensions Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Civil Service and Pensions Senator Diane Savino, Chair 1:00 PM, Tuesday, April 27, 2010 Room 512 LOB

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April 27, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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Committee Meeting: Civil Service and Pensions Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Civil Service and Pensions Senator Diane Savino, Chair 1:00 PM, Tuesday, April 13, 2010 Room 512 LOB

April 13, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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Senator Maziarz supports efforts to crack down on pension padding

Senator George Maziarz (R-C, Newfane) today enthusiastically endorsed New York State Attorney General Andrew Cuomo’s efforts to investigate pension padding in both state and local governments across New York.  This morning Senator Maziarz joined Attorney General Cuomo at a press conference at the University at Buffalo Law School to highlight recent expansions in the investigation.

April 1, 2010
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Statement From Senate Majority Conference Leader John L. Sampson

In the past, when confronted with crisis, New York’s leaders have put politics and personal agendas aside to work together to get the job done. That time is again upon us.

April 1, 2010
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TASK FORCE INVESTIGATES WASTEFUL SPENDING BY NYS DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

Led by Senator Klein, Task Force on Government Efficiency Probes Commissioner on Excessive Overtime and Property Expenses

March 25, 2010
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Payback time: State Must Nail Sleazy Bosses Who Steal Their Workers' Wages

Daily News EditorialSaturday, March 13th 2010, 4:00 AMAdvocates for immigrants and the poor want thestate to crack down on a type of robbery rampant inNew York: wage theft.We stand with them because too many companieshave gotten away with stiffing employees of thefruits of their hard-earned labor.The National Employment Law Project estimatesmore than 317,000 New Yorkers are cheated out ofpay, to the tune of $18.4 million a week...

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March 15, 2010
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A Move to Protect Low-Wage Workers

By STEVEN GREENHOUSENew York Times City Blog

March 15, 2010
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Committee Meeting: Civil Service and Pensions Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Civil Service and Pensions Senator Diane Savino, Chair 1:00 PM, Tuesday, March 16, 2010 Room 512 LOB

March 16, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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NYS Senate Westchester Delegation to Hold Hearings on Executive Budget for 2010-11

 

In an effort to more effectively advocate for the needs and concerns of their constituents, the five New York senators representing Westchester County will convene a public hearing to assess the priorities and impacts of Governor Paterson’s proposed SFY 2010-2011 budget on the residents, communities, organizations and elected officials of Westchester.  Senator Suzi Oppenheimer chairs the Westchester Senate delegation, which includes Senators Ruth Hassell-Thompson, Jeff Klein, Vincent Leibell, and Andrea Stewart-Cousins.

 

March 11, 2010
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Senator Savino Announces Collegiate Scholarships Geared Towards Italian-American Students

New York – Senator Diane J. Savino announced today that the New York Conference of Italian-American State Legislators is now accepting applications for four $1,500 scholarships to be awarded in June at their Annual Conference Weekend. Scholarship winners must be present to receive their awards.

February 19, 2010
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Monserrate Sues To Overturn Expulsion From State Senate

Charges Racism, Says Only Voters Have the Power To Ban Him From OfficeTHE CHIEFBy RICHARD STEIER

February 16, 2010
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New York State Pension Checks Delayed In Post Office

Seneca Falls- New York State Senator Michael Nozzolio criticized the State Comptroller's Office for their failure to ensure that more than 60,000 New York State Pension checks were received on time.

The pension checks, which had been issued by the New York State Comptroller’s Office, were given to the Post Office for delivery on December 30th. The Post Office has since acknowledged that many of the checks were lost or misplaced.

January 5, 2010
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What happened to the Data Center and the Jobs?

Griffo: Administration Owes Area Explanation Regarding Data Center

December 11, 2009
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TIER V PENSION REFORM LEGISLATION SIGNED INTO LAW

Senator Maziarz today announced that Governor Paterson has signed into law pension reform legislation that will provide more than $35 billion in long-term savings to New York taxpayers over the next thirty years. The legislation creates a new Tier V pension level, the most significant reform of the State’s pension system in more than a quarter-century.

December 10, 2009
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DCAS Wants ‘Transit’ to Do Own Civil Service Hiring

Claims City Provisionals Down 12%By ARI PAUL

TRYING TO SAVE THE MARRIAGE: State Senate Committee on Civil Service and Pensions Chair Diane Savino was skeptical of a DCAS plan to ‘divorce’ New York City Transit and the Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority from the city’s central hiring agency. In particular, she cited the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s often-contentious relationship with Transport Workers Union Local 100.

October 30, 2009
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Senate Standing Committee On Civil Service And Pensions To Hold NYC Hearing On The City's Plan To Reduce Provisional Employees

WHAT:  Senator Diane J. Savino, Chair of the Senate Standing Committee on Civil Service and Pensions, will hold a hearing to review the current status of the New York City Department of Citywide Administrative Services’ (DCAS) plan to reduce the number of provisional employees in New York City. 

October 20, 2009
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Senator Morahan joins Attorney General Andrew Cuomo to introduce TRUST Legislation

Today, Senator Morahan flanked by his colleagues in the Assembly joined Attorney General Andrew M. Cuomo and other elected officials to announce new, bipartisan legislation that would replace the sole trustee at the New York State Common Retirement Fund with a board of trustees and eliminate pay to play in state public pension funds.

October 14, 2009
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