August 03, 2022

Five-year collective bargaining agreement between the State and CSEA negotiated pursuant to Article 14 of the Civil Service Law ratified

On August 3, 2022 New York State Governor Kathy Hochul announced the ratification of a five-year collective bargaining agreement by the members of the Civil Service Employee Association [CSEA] applicable to more than 52,000 New York State employees serving in a wide variety of positions. The agreement, which runs until April 1, 2026, won the approval of more than 80 percent of CSEA members who cast ballots.

"This contract fairly compensates the hard-working men and women of the Civil Service Employee Association who help to deliver critical services to New Yorkers every day," Governor Hochul said. "I thank [CSEA] President Sullivan for her partnership in getting this agreement over the finish line and ensuring that it acknowledges the valuable contributions of CSEA members to our great state."

Civil Service Employee Association President Mary E. Sullivan thanked the CSEA negotiating team "for their hard work and dedication to delivering this new state contract. The agreement was overwhelmingly ratified by our membership and across all four of our executive branch bargaining units."

The ratified collective bargaining agreement [CBA] includes raises in each year of the agreement of 2% for the first two years and 3% for the remaining three years. In addition, the CBA provides for other increases in compensation such as a one-time lump sum bonus of $3,000 and changes in longevity as a result of changes in the health insurance program that will encourage in-network employee participation and help control health insurance costs. The CBA also includes funding of labor-management committees.


 

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