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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...


We strive to bring you the best web site possible and you can help us. If you find inaccurate information, something that doesn't work or want something added to the site, please contact Membership Services at

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Correcting Mistakes We Make

9/27/2012- Retroactive Dues Payroll Bulletin included incorrect dues amounts. More here...6/11/2012- Typo on Art. VII Amendment
6/1/2012- On the Quick Links 4 email, the child savings bond was identified as a $50 bond. The US Treasury made significant changes to savings bonds. The savings bond provided is now designated as a $25 bond. - Application PDF - Word5/1/2012- We recently sent out a mailing to all Agency Shop Members. The letter indicated there would be a SASE envelope enclosed. Due to our error, the SASE envelope was not enclosed. If you would like to have us send you a SASE envelope, please contact Member Services.

I need a username and password- Get It Here...

NYSCOPBA requires a username and password for Members Only areas. If you are a NYSCOPBA Member, go to our Update Your Contact Info form, fill out the required information and click submit. After we validate your membership, you will receive a Welcome email with the web site username and password.

When you submit for a password, you should receive a confirmation email immediately. The confirmation email will not contain the password, it will contain the information you submitted so you can verify what you entered. Each email request is validated manually and it can take up to 24 hours to receive the welcome email with the web password. If you do not receive the confirmation email immediately, check that you entered your email correctly and check your junk email folder.

I can't access Member Only areas since the web site password has changed

On most browsers (the program you use to access the internet) you can save the username and password you use to view certain pages. If you have previously saved the NYSCOPBA password in your browser, you may need to delete the saved password in order to enter our new password.

When I open a PDF document (seniority, promotion lists, etc.), an older version is displayed 

When you visit web pages and documents, some files get stored on your computer or other device so they load faster if and when you visit that site or open that document again. In some programs or devices, the browser you are using does not know that the document on the web is newer, so it loads the old document. The only way to force the browser to see the newer file is to delete the temporary internet files. If the browser supports checking for new files every time you visit a site, selecting that option may eliminate the issue.

I can't find what I'm looking for

Try the Index. You can also enter any search terms in the Search box in the upper right. Click SEARCH to find any matching items on our web site.

Can't open some documents?

To view PDF documents, you will need to install Adobe Reader. If you installed Adobe Reader (or other PDF viewing program) and you still can not see the document, try right clicking on the link and choosing "Save Target as...". Save the document to your hard drive and open it from there.

When I print an Adobe PDF, the page is cut off or blank

When an Adobe PDF loads the plug-in to display the PDF file within the web page, a toolbar is also loaded at the top or in the body of the PDF document (depending on the program and version you have installed to view PDF documents). To print the document, use the print icon on the Adobe tool bar, not the print icon on the browser.

I click on a link and and nothing happens or the document loads slowly

Many of our documents are quite large and saved in PDF format that require Adobe Reader reader to view. These documents take time to load and there is little indication that the document is loading. If you have the status bar enabled, it may indicate that the document is being downloaded or is loading.

I have an address change 

Active NYSCOPBA Members- Your address on file with NYSCOPBA is the address on file with your Payroll department and the same address that's on your paycheck. Change your address with your Payroll department and we will get the new address automatically in a couple of weeks. Please note, most members submit address changes to thier Personnel department and the new address is usually passed on to the Payroll department. If you submitted an address change to the agency and NYSCOPBA still has your old address, check with your Payroll department to be sure they received the change. When the new address is reflected on your paycheck, we will also have the new address.

Retiree Chapter Members- Use our Update Contact Info form to change your address on file or contact our Retiree Department. NYSCOPBA will need to contact you each year to bill annual Retiree Chapter dues. If you miss paying your dues, you can reinstate your membership but you will not be eligible for the free and optional insurance benefits.

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If you have other questions about the web site, please contact Member Services.



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