Wednesday, September 27, 2023

CSEA Reaches Five-Year Contract with State

The Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA) has reached a five-year labor agreement with New York State, Governor Kathy Hochul announced today.

The agreement includes over 52,000 New York State employees in a wide variety of roles. The contract runs until April 1, 2026, and won the approval of more than 80% of the CSEA members who cast ballots during the ratification process.

The contract includes five years worth of raises of 2%, 2%, 3%, 3% and 3%. In addition, the contract includes other increases in compensation, including a one-time lump sum bonus of $3,000 and changes in longevity payments. Changes to the health insurance program are being made to encourage utilization and help control health insurance costs. The contract also includes funding labor-management committees.

CSEA President Mary E. Sullivan stated, “I would again like to thank our 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.”

Governor Kathy Hochul added, “This contract fairly compensates the hard-working men and women of the Civil Service Employees Association who help to deliver critical services to New Yorkers every day. I thank 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.”

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