Welcome to the New York State School Facilities Association
New York State School Facilities Association (NYS SFA) serves as the voice for more than 600 Directors of School Facilities, Facilities Managers, Head Custodians, Health and Safety Coordinators, and other key school facilities personnel.
Mission Statement: To be leaders in maintaining the highest standards of a safe, healthy learning environment. To support educational excellence through the prudent management of resources.
SFA Current Events
Director of Facilities Exam Results
SFA Headquarters has been monitoring the status of the Director of Facilities State Exams with State Civil Service and have just learned that the results should be out “any day” possibly as early as tomorrow. The New York State Civil Service Department will send email notices to all candidates directing them to a specific website address where they will be able to see their scores. Arrangements have been made with about 85 of the 95 Local Civil Service jurisdictions to participate with the State in this initial step and by establishing their lists all on the same date presumably on or about today, 4/14/15. The local agencies will each still establish their own eligible lists which will be public documents available for view as usual. We do not yet have concrete information on how the communication will roll out for those who took the test as a promotional exam.
Each local agency will still do their own canvassing procedure as needed. The State’s call center number is - 877-697-5627 (Updated Number - After you call press 1 for English then press 0) will answer general questions from candidates but most questions relating to your local civil service are best directed to that local agency. The State FAQ site for the DOF exam will be updated to include more info about the score notice and list process. Due to controlling email spam the State will be sending out notices in batches of 100. Any candidates, who have not received an email by the end of the week, should call their local civil service agency to follow up.
In the meantime Association Headquarters and Elaine Walter, our Civil Service Liaison, will continue to monitor the process and share any further update or new information that becomes available.
Please contact Association Headquarters for any unanswered questions or assistance.
School Facility Leaders Laud New Funding for NYSED Office of Facility Planning
Leaders of the New York State School Facilities Association (NYSSFA) announced that the SFY 2015-2016 State Budget includes an additional $800,000 in funding for the State Education Department’s Office of Facilities Planning.
NYSSFA advocated for additional funding for this office, which reviews and approves all construction of new buildings, additions, alterations or modernization of district-owned buildings, purchase of existing structures for school purposes, and for lease and installment purchase payments. This office is staffed by highly qualified professionals, including engineers and architects. Unfortunately, staff positions in this office have been reduced dramatically in recent years, leading to a 6 month backlog representing approximately 820 projects. Based on current year expenditures, this equates to approximately $825 million dollars in school construction costs delayed.
We are grateful to the Governor and Legislature for responding to our call for increased funding for this office,” said NYSSFA President Wayne Wideman, CDF. “Delay of projects has health, safety, and security implications for students statewide, as well as impacts regarding educational achievement.”
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