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State of New York vs. COVID-19 - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo periodically updates New Yorkers on the state's progress during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The latest reports of the number of new cases, the percentage of tests that were positive and many other relevant data points concerning COVID-19 are available at

N.B. §22 of the New York State's General Construction Law, in pertinent part, provides that “Whenever words of the masculine or feminine gender appear in any law, rule or regulation, unless the sense of the sentence indicates otherwise, they shall be deemed to refer to both male or female persons.” NYPPL applies this protocol to individuals referred to in a decision self-identifying as LGBTQA+.

May 5, 2016

The U.S. Internal Revenue Service has scheduled a webcast concerning Accumulated Sick and Vacation Pay Deferred to 403(b) or 457(b) Plans

The U.S. Internal Revenue Service has scheduled a webcast concerning accumulated sick and vacation pay deferred to 403(b) or 457(b) Plans

Revenue Agents from the Office of Federal, State and Local Governments Lori Stieber and Patricia A. Regetz will present a webcast addressing the treatment of accumulated sick and vacation pay deferred to 403(b) or 457(b) Plans for tax purposes on June 2, 2016 at 2 p.m. Eastern Time; 1 p.m. Central Time; 12 p.m. Mountain Time, and 11 a.m. Pacific Time.

Register for this webcase at:

Those registered will use the same link to attend the event.

Among the topics to be covered:

1. When is accumulated sick and vacation leave pay subject to Federal Employment Taxes

2. When can taxes be deferred and for how long?

3. What is an elective contribution?

Public Personnel Law E-books

The Discipline Book - A concise guide to disciplinary actions involving public employees in New York State set out in a 700 page e-book. For more information click on

A Reasonable Disciplinary Penalty Under the Circumstances - A 442-page e-book focusing on determining an appropriate disciplinary penalty to be imposed on an employee in the public service in instances where the employee has been found guilty of misconduct or incompetence. Now available in two formats - as a large, paperback print edition and as an e-book. Click on for more information.

The Layoff, Preferred List and Reinstatement Manual - A 645 page e-book reviewing the relevant laws, rules and regulations, and selected court and administrative decisions. For more information click on

Disability Leave for fire, police and other public sector personnel - A 1098 page e-book focusing on disability benefits available to public officers and employees employed by New York State and its political subdivisions. For more information click on