Capital District DDSO Local President Joseph Howard and Western New York DDSO Local President Dawn Smith with certificates of appreciation they received from the Office of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities Commissioner Diana Jones Ritter and John Monteiro, Deputy Commissioner for Workforce and Talent Development. Both are retiring from state service.
Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA) Executive Vice President Mary Sullivan is presented with the Capital District Women's Employment & Resource Center's Harriet Rifkin Leadership Award by the center's Board Chairman Glenn Clermont. Sullivan was honored for her longtime efforts to advance working women. She also serves as the officer liaison to CSEA's statewide Women's Committee. The private, not-for-profit group helps women find success in the workplace by building their economic and personal independence.
Saratoga Springs Department of Public Works Unit President Gary Benincasa, right, presents Mark Roberts, left, and Mark Milks, center, with certificates of recognition by the Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA) unit. The two public works employees are credited with saving the life of a stabbing victim.
Capital District Psychiatric Center Local Vice President Dwayne Parsons, left, congratulates Carl Shank who was honored for his dedication, hard work and longevity. At the time of this photograph, Shank was 85 years old and still working with no plans to retire.
Shenendehowa Central School District Unit Vice President Gary Lanahan drives buses for the district but also is a passionate booster of the school's hockey and baseball teams. Lanahan spearheaded the Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA) unit's efforts three years ago to provide fund-raising support to the teams.
City of Saratoga Springs Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA) members demonstrate outside of a state Conference of Mayors function in the Spa City. The workers were demonstrating over stalled contract talks with Saratoga Springs Mayor Scott Johnson.
Albany County Unit members and their supporters demonstrate before a county legislature meeting to protest the five planned furlough days which cut public services and hit county workers in the wallet.