December 9, 2016
 
Local 891 members,
 
Last week DSF issued Circular No. 4 regarding bank accounts.
 
Under no circumstance should you put your own money into the HSBC account nor should you pay employee taxes, building deficits or workman's compensation insurance with your own money. If you have any questions regarding this circular, please contact Local 891.
 
Regards,
Robert
 
 

Local 891 members,

Local 891 will be hosting our 19th Children's Holiday Party for all the students at P.S. 81 on December 14th. The information in the December GAUGE is incorrect.  Gifts may be purchased for ALL ages of Elementary school children (ages 5 to 10 years old).  Odd numbered schools may purchase Boys gifts and even numbered schools may purchase gifts for Girls.  Donations in the form of checks payable to Local 891 are also acceptable.  
 
We depend greatly on our active and retired members to help us realize our goal of providing a gift to each child in the school. I ask that you support us by purchasing a gift for this special event.
 
There are over 800 children who attend P.S. 81.
 
Let's make this holiday season for each boy and girl at P.S. 81 a special and memorable one.
 
Regards,
Robert
 
 


 

Any CE who receives an invoice from the New York State Insurance Fund post audit of their payroll records should contact the Local 891 Compensation Insurance Chairman to arrange for a review of their account to determine the precise amount due the NYSIF before they pay that invoice. The amount due may differ from the actual amount owed.

 
Also any Custodian Engineer who receives an audit bill from the NYSIF and does not have sufficient funding in their HSBC account to pay the bill should contact the Local 891 Compensation Insurance Chairman immediately.  This is of particular importance if your NYSIF audit bill exceeds $10,000.00 to avoid collection activity against you.
 
Any CE that has not yet had a payroll audit by the NYSIF should also contact the Compensation Insurance Chairman for assistance as soon as possible. All Custodian Engineers must have an audit of their payrolls as part of the insurance cancellation process.
 
Regards,
Robert 
 

 

S-12 & S-13 Prep Classes/Extended Use Rates

There has been renewed interest in the S-12 and S-13 Certificate of Fitness exam prep  courses conducted by Local 891. If you would like to attend one or both of these In-Service prep courses, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  and let us know which course you wish to enroll in .  If you need to take both exams, let us know. For your convenience, we will schedule both exams on the same day.

This document contains the latest extended use rates.  The amounts reimbursed may vary.  We will be sending an email clarifying which holidays the custodial workers have off this month, as soon as the information is confirmed.

Regards,

Robert