Mattingly Resigns

In response to the resignation of Administration for Children’s Services Commissioner John Mattingly, SSEU Local 371 President Anthony Wells released the following statement:

AFSCME Panel Rules on Union Election

The Judicial Council of AFSCME, SSEU Local 371’s parent union, has ruled on the charges filed in relation to the General Officers election concluded in April, denying all allegations of wrongdoing and upholding the results.

AFSCME: Social Security and Medicare Under Attack


DCAS Exams

DCAS has published their 2011-2012 exam schedule. Filing starts 7-1-11, computerized testing, walk-in testing held daily for the following titles, all open competitive: Caseworker (2307, and Child Protective Specialist (2308). 

Filing start date 9-7-11: Program Evaluator-ACS (2008)
Filing state date 10-1-11: Caseworker (2314) and Child Protective Specialist (2319)

Health and Safety Evaluations

The Union’s Health and Safety section is working with DC 37 officials as a part of a state mandate to evaluate agencies for workplace violence threats. Members should expect these Union representatives to come to their agencies at some point in the future for a review. 


CASA, the homecare program, is under fire by Governor Cuomo, who’s Medicaid redesign would push more home-based personal care to managed hospital care, resulting in less work for social service workers and less care for the needy.

Bloomberg’s Poverty Problem

NY1 has an interesting story about how poverty levels in the City have remained the same since 2006, despite attempts by the administration to reduce homelessness. 

More CityTime Sorrow

Juan Gonzalez has another hard-hitting piece about CityTime scandal in the Daily News.

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