News and Updates

Retirement of Ron Griesche

The following is sent on behalf of Rich Marini, Chief Financial Officer:

This Friday, Senior Financial Analyst Ron Griesche will close the books on his career with our organization. For more than 40 years, Ron has helped support our mission by keeping an eye on the bottom line and ensuring that the dollars entrusted to us to support the care of children and families are spent prudently and responsibly. Throughout his career, Ron always put our clients first, and he has been a true asset to our organization.

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Camp MuJiGae

Please be aware that Camp MuJigae will once again be held at the Parsons campus at 60 Academy Road from Monday, June 26 through Wednesday, June 28.

If you work at or are travelling to 60 Academy during these dates, it’s important to note that there will be an increase in traffic and less available parking in the lots. Please be careful driving in the parking lot as there will be more children around throughout the campus.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

 

Free NYS College Tuition Application

By now you've heard about New York State offering free state college tuition to students from families earning less than $100,000 per year through the Excelsior Scholarship and the Enhanced Tuition Awards programs. This is a great opportunity for staff, students and clients. For information, visit https://www.hesc.ny.gov/. Application deadline is July 21, so act now!

Workforce Raffle

The prize closet is full, so it’s time for another edition of the Workforce Raffle! This time we’re giving away things to make your picnic or beach outing even more fun. Here’s what’s up for grabs:

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New Policies

The following is sent on behalf of Mark Snyder, Chief of Compliance and Quality Improvement:

As we continue to develop one unified set of policies throughout our organization, we share the following new and updated policies. These policies replace all existing policies on these topics:

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ADP Merged Database and New Paid Leave Program

The following communication is sent on behalf of Rich Marini, Chief Financial Officer, and Katy Hoffman, Chief Human Resources Officer

The new merged ADP database for Northern Rivers and member agencies becomes operational today (Monday, June 19) with pay period beginning today. The new PTO and ESL paid leave accrual program also goes in effect today. In addition, new benefit deductions will be withheld with paycheck issued on July 7. Transitional actions that will be required during this “live” cutover to the ADP merged database are as follows:

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Interoffice Mail

The following is sent on behalf of Rich Gerardi, Chief Facilities Officer:

 

Folks,

Interoffice mail is one of the most important tools we have to share information across our various properties. In order to maintain the security and privacy of these important documents and to ensure that you receive the best service possible, we ask that you follow these guidelines:

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GPS Tracking System in Agency Vehicles

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The following is sent on behalf of Ralph LaMontagna, Assistant Safety Manager & Business Partner:

As part of our ongoing efforts to ensure the safety and well-being not only of our staff but also of the youth and families we serve, along with advice from our insurance company, we have installed a state-of-the-art GPS tracking system in each residential, school, maintenance, prevention, and foster care vehicles.

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Lawn Festival Thank You

The following is sent on behalf of Marylynne Brady-Johnson, Chief Training Officer:

 

The 86th annual Lawn Festival took place last evening under beautiful blue,sunny skies. The sights and sounds of children and families enjoying themselves, playing games, riding ponies,eating hot dogs and dancing under the pavilion filled the evening. These are the days that reaffirm to us what we do and why we do it, and we hope you were able to join us.

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Parking @ 60 Academy June 7 and 8

Due to the Lawn Festival and a construction project, we announce the following parking restrictions on the Academy Road campus on Wednesday and Thursday, June 7 and 8.

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