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New York State Governor's Office of Employee Relations Disciplinary Administration Unit CSEA Disciplinary Cases

Held by the New York State Archives


Overview of the Records

Repository:

New York State Archives

New York State Education Department

Cultural Education Center

Albany, NY 12230

Summary:
The series consists of CSEA disciplinary case files from the Governor's Office of Employee Relations Administration Unit. Records include notices of disciplinary action by state agencies, appeal forms, hearing schedules, hearing transcripts and/or exhibits, correspondence, hearing decisions, affidavits, progress reports, briefing materials, grievance forms, Notices of Discipline, arbitrator resumes and schedules, certified mail receipts, and settlement and/or award statements.
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Quantity:
163 cubic feet
Inclusive Dates:
1987-2001, 2003-2007, undated
Series Number:
17090

Arrangement

Chronological by year, then by case file number.

17090-19: By case number.

Administrative History

Disciplinary actions against most executive branch state employees are governed by negotiated agreements between the state and the various unions that represent these employees. Except for CSEA-represented employees, appeals of "Notices of Discipline" are currently resolved through arbitration conducted by the American Arbitration Association. The arbitrator's decisions are final.

Since 1986, the Governor's Office of Employee Relations (GOER) has administered the disciplinary appeals process for Civil Service Employee Association (CSEA) employees under a special state-union agreement. Regular CSEA disciplinary appeals by employees who have received a Notice of Discipline are conducted by arbitrators, often but not always, from the American Arbitration Association. Time and attendance appeals are handled through a set of expedited procedures using "umpires."

Scope and Content Note

The series consists of case files which usually include notices of disciplinary action by state agencies, appeal forms, hearing schedules, hearing transcripts and/or exhibits, correspondence, and hearing decisions relating to the CSEA Disciplinary program which began in 1986.

Other types of records found in the series include affidavits, progress reports, briefing materials, grievance forms, Notices of Discipline, arbitrator resumes and schedules, certified mail receipts, and settlement and/or award statements.

Use of Records

Access Restrictions

There are no restrictions regarding access to or use of the material.

Related Information

Related Materials

Series 17092 American Arbitration Association Decisions, contains pre-1986 appealed notices of discipline.

Other finding aids

Container and/or transfer lists are available at the repository.

Acquistion Information

17090-12: This accretion includes records from transfer lists 080082, 080003, and 090003.

17090-14: This accretion includes records from transfer list 130006.

17090-17: This accretion includes records from transfer lists 130025, 140020, 160001, and 170001.

17090-19: This accretion was transferred under RDA 17090 and includes records from transfer list 170023.

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