Welcome to the section of the APW District website dedicated to our employees. Please search the links and documents below to direct you to trainings, important policies, information, materials and essential resources.
Please be advised by the following:
We have been informed there is a well-organized fraud attempt aimed at businesses and school districts regarding New York State’s unemployment insurance program. The fraudulent activity started in Western New York and has found its way to Central NY. Two districts in the OCM BOCES region have received written unemployment claims that include an individual’s name, social security number, and home address. The documents appear to be genuine and often contains correct personal information. Currently, the FBI is conducting an investigation as this is occurring in multiple states around the country. The FBI recommends that individuals whose identities are involved in such fraudulent activity notify the New York State Department of Labor. We are being told the perpetrators of this fraud are sophisticated and have gathered their information from outside sources. There is no indication that there has been a breach in the data housed at the CNYRIC.
Fraudulent Unemployment Claims
ASBO has received several questions regarding school district responses to fraudulent unemployment claims filed unbeknownst to victims who have had their identity compromised. Employees impacted by fraudulent unemployment claims should be directed to file a report here. (I inserted the link below) The claimant’s benefits will be placed on hold while a full investigation is conducted. Individuals impacted by unemployment fraud-related identity theft can protect themselves further and order free credit reports by visiting https://www.ftc.gov/.
Click on the links below for easy access to:
On-Line Emergency Procedures Training
We are pleased to announce that a new online training program is now available through the OCM BOCES Health, Safety & Risk Management Service. Please review the attached instructions On-line ERP Training Instructions and/or RTK & Bloodborne Pathogen Instructions prior to accessing the training links. Direct links to the on-line training are provided below, however, for best results, participants should access these links directly from their web browser:
Emergency Response Procedures - Orientation Training
RTK & Bloodborne Pathogens Training
Complete this mandatory training by following these steps:
Access this link: DASA Annual Refresher Presentation
Read each slide (advance slides by click, scroll or page down)
Final slide includes "Acknowledgement Form" link - click this link and complete the form
Click the "submit" button to register your training as complete
SEXUAL HARASSMENT AWARENESS SELF-TRAINING
We will continue to offer online training as it becomes available. This new offering is made available through OCM Labor Relations - to complete the training, just follow these easy steps:
Access this link: Sexual Harassment Prevention & Awareness
Complete your self-training by reading each slide (advance slides by click, scroll or page down);
Final slide includes "Record & Feedback Form" link - click this link and complete the form.
Choose the "submit" button to acknowledge and register your training as complete.