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New York State Correctional Officers & Police Benevolent Association, Inc.

NYSCOPBA represents over 26,000 New York State employees and retirees from the Security Services Unit. Our Union was formed in May 1998 and since that time has provided superior representation to our membership under the independent and democratic model. Our Mission continued...

One-Year Notification Law 2005

§ 79-a. Closure of correctional facilities; notice. Before the closure

of any correctional facility, which for purposes of this section shall

include a correctional facility annex, or any special housing unit

established to confine inmates in accordance with the provisions of

subdivision six of section one hundred thirty-seven of this chapter, for

reasons other than those set forth in paragraph (a) of subdivision eight

of section forty-five of this chapter, the commissioner shall take the

following actions:

1. confer with the department of civil service, the governor's office

of employee relations and any other appropriate state agencies to

develop strategies which attempt to minimize the impact of the closure

on the state work force;

2. consult with the department of economic development and any other

appropriate state agencies to develop strategies which attempt to

minimize the impact of such closures on the local and regional

economies; and

3. (i) all local governments of

any political subdivision in which the correctional facility is located,

(ii) all employee labor organizations operating within, or representing

employees of, the correctional facility, and (iii) managerial and

confidential employees employed within the correctional facility at

least twelve months prior to any such closure.

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