Editorial, Albany Times Union,
February 26, 2014:
pay commission for the
confidential employees is a
matter of simple fairness.
For nearly five years,
the state’s non-unionized
employees have been caught
in financial limbo - their
pay frozen even as
co-workers received raises,
with no clear end in sight. These aren’t politicians
(or) . . . political appointees
. . . nor are they unionized workers.
They are career civil
servants, often the most
trusted and valued people in
an office, who have been
relegated by the long freeze
into second-class workers.
If there’s a segment of the
state workforce that has
good cause to feel
demoralized, they are it . .
For Immediate Release
February 26, 2014
EQUITY A BUDGET REALITY FOR MANAGEMENT/CONFIDENTIAL
Withholdings from M/C Administrative Professionals, Secretaries
and Clerks Total More Than $20,000 Each.
of New York State Management/Confidential (M/C) Employees (OMCE)
today continued its advocacy efforts on behalf of career public
servants such as administrative professionals, secretaries and
clerks by calling on members of the Legislature and the Governor
to make pay equity a reality in the 2014-15 state budget by
restoring the M/C salary structure.
officials proclaim 'Equal pay for equal work' is hollow
political rhetoric when the person at the next desk, with the
same title, has been receiving raises," said Barbara Zaron,
President of the Organization of New York State Management
Since 2008, OMCE
administrative professionals, predominantly women, have had more
than $20,000 individually withheld from their salaries.
Cumulatively, almost $500 million has been withheld . . . . .
making progress . . . your calls and
OMCE testifies at Legislative
Hearing - seeks equity and fairness for M/Cs!
2/21/14 - No Fix in the 30-day Executive Budget Amendments:
The Governor's 30-day amendments to the 2014-15 Executive Budget are
out and do not address the M/C salary issues. OMCE will
continue to work to engage the Legislature to fix the M/C
salary mess. Please keep sending your letters and e-letters
to the Governor and Legislature (CLICK
For immediate Release - February 11, 2014
• View Video ►
Presentation of Oral Testimony
(runtime: 12:30 min.)
• Read Here
Written Testimony (submitted following oral
2013 Performance Advances and
Longevities to be paid!
The overdue 2013 M/C Performance
Advances and Longevity Payments have been announced (Budget
Bulletin D-1128) and are scheduled for payment, as
• Institution Payroll employees
will receive payment on March 20, 2014
• Administration Payroll
employees will receive payment on March 26, 2014
OMCE M/C Pay
Parity Bill introduced in the Senate and Assembly!
Senator John DeFrancisco, Senate Finance Committee Chair,
Assembly Ways and Means Committee Chair Herman Farrell have introduced OMCE legislation (S.6571/A.8813)
to restore, effective April 1, 2014, the across-the-board M/C
salary increases that were withheld administratively in 2009 and
2010. The legislation will amend the April 2014 M/C salary
schedule to reflect compounded crediting of the 3% and 4% raises
that were withheld in 2009 and 2010 respectively, as well as the
2% increase currently scheduled for 2014.
The legislation is being proposed as a legislative addition
to the pending 2014-15 State Budget.