Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA) member and Greene County 911 Dispatcher Jim DePerna works in the Communications Center of the county's Emergency Services Building. The county's dispatchers were key in helping county residents after a winter storm dumped more than four feet of snow on the county.
Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA) members attend a meeting to oppose the closure of Moriah Shock Incarceration Facility. The governor is proposing to close Lyon Mountain Correctional Facility in Clinton County in January 2011, and Moriah Shock Incarceration Facility in Essex County in April 2011.
Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA) member and Clinton County Correctional Facility Local President Roger Willingham, left, believes the governor is unfairly targeting upstate communities. North Country residents rely heavily on public employment because of the lack of industry. The governor is proposing to close Lyon Mountain Correctional Facility in Clinton County in January 2011, and Moriah Shock Incarceration Facility in Essex County in April 2011.
Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA) member and Kingsboro Psychiatric Center Unit Coordinator Rosalind B. Douglas wears a protective face mask. Douglas returned to work after recovering from the flu unaware that her building had been quarantined because of H1N1.
The Albany Public Library recently celebrated its newest branch in the city's Pine Hills neighborhood. The grand opening on Dec. 5, 2009, drew hundreds of patrons and families. Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA) members staff the library. Collection Management Librarian Diedre Lisio shows off the large collection of Japanese Manga, or Anime.
The Civil Service Employees Association's (CSEA) Capital Region President Kathy Garrison leads a demonstration against the sale of Saratoga County's Maplewood Manor nursing home before a publc hearing.
Morrea Foote celebrates her retirement from the New York State Teachers' Retirement System in Albany after 60 years of service. For the past 40 years, Foote has been a switchboard operator and receptionist at the teachers' retirement system. Foote, who is retiring to spend more time with her family, was honored by her co-workers with a day dedicated to her, a poster and a tribute by the retirement system board.
In a four week period, Capital Region residents endured an earthquake, a hurricane, a tropical storm, flooding, and in one Montgomery County town, a tornado. Through it all, Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA) members were on the front lines in the clean-up efforts, many continuing to work and volunteer despite their own homes being damaged or destroyed. CSEA members from the Canal Authority work to remove debris from an Erie Canal lock in the Capital Region. Much of the canal remains closed as workers continue to remove debris and repair damaged locks.
Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA) members across the state were involved in the immediate response to Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee. Saratoga County Local member Matt Farnsworth, working in the Clifton Park Highway Department, clears downed tree limbs in a bucket truck.