20 Year Retirement Bill
John F. Finn Memorial Scholarship
Check Back Mid-December 2017 for application information for the 2018 Scholarship program.
Life Insurance from The Hartford
Check Back in January 2018 for the Open Enrollment dates and applications.
AFSCME Free College Benefit
Earn an online degree from an accredited school with no out-of-pocket expense.
AFSCME Public Safety Protection Program
AFSCME Public Safety Members Get Peace of Mind with Outstanding Legal Representation Provided by PORAC Legal Defense Fund
Veterans Pension Buyback Summary
On Friday, Nov. 7, Gov. Cuomo vetoed an important bill for veterans who now serve the public as civil servants.
Military Pension Credit
New York Senate Bill Senate Bill S 7839: Provides credit to members of public retirement systems of the state for military service rendered during certain periods.


Thomas Ingles assumes president’s position of Local #2951
On 8/24/17, Thomas Ingles assumed state-wide president’s position of Local #2951
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After two vetoes, Cuomo approves veterans pension credit bill
A twice-vetoed measure to expand eligibility for state pension credits to additional veterans has at last cleared Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s desk.
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Veterans’ Pension Credit Bill
APPROVED: On Friday, Nov. 7, Gov. Cuomo vetoed an important bill for veterans who now serve the public as civil servants.
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State Corrections Lieutenants: Letter to Representative O'Donnell
January 6, 2016
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2017 John F. Finn Memorial Scholarship
Applications now being accepted. Deadline March 31, 2017
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Broome County Corrections Officer, Scott B. Robinson, places 9th at the World Police and Fire Games
Broome County Corrections Officer, Scott B. Robinson, placed 9th in his age group in the world at the World Police and Fire Games in Reston Virginia on July 3, 2015.
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Tuition Reimbursement Program
Security Supervisors Unit Announces Tuition Reimbursement Program
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SUNY Empire State College offering college credit for Corrections Officers
SUNY Empire State College is offering college credit towards a degree for individuals who have completed the MPTC Basic Course for Corrections Officers.
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Without the following being received by Council 82, you will not be able to access that portion of the Council 82 website.

Each new Hire/Member should obtain and complete the following form a New Hire Packet; which you can get from your facility’s Watch Commander, Shop Steward or Local President.

1. The Membership Card (top third of the 8.5x11 cardstock printed in blue and green ink) & AFSCME People Contribution Form.

2. The Security Mutual Life - Group Enrollment Form which covers you for $10,000 Life Insurance for actively working dues paying members.  If you elect more than one beneficiary you must complete and sign both sides of the form and have the second page witnessed.

The above two forms can be folded together and sealed with the Business reply mail indicia on the outside and you will not have to pay postage.

Additionally a benefit of being a member……

3. AFSCME Up to $20,000 Accidental Death and Dismemberment Form should be completed and sent to the Arizona Address at the bottom of the form.  This is free for the first 12 month, if you should decide to maintain this they will provide you with the premium amount and where to send it once the 12 months have passed

If your Facility’s Watch Commander, Shop Steward or Local President does not have any New Hire Packets please contact sandra.cook@council82.org and she will get a supply to you.