OSA Campaigns and Updates

This page will be revised periodically as developments occur in OSA activities. The information that formerly was on this page about civil service exam issues affecting OSA members is now under its own section "Exams, Lists and Training." For the most up-to-date "breaking" news, click on the Weekly Newsline icon to the left. For more detailed updates on union activities, click on the OSA Newsletter icon.

Residency Requirements

The residency law was changed by the City Council in July of 2009. The actual law can be downloaded at this link.

For those in mayoral agencies, within 90 days of the start of your city service you must be a city resident. However, starting two years after the beginning of your city service, you can reside in Nassau, Westchester, Suffolk, Orange, Rockland or Putnam counties, as well as the five counties of New York City.

If you are thinking of moving out of the city, be sure your read the bill and have the required years of service. And remember, you may not move to New Jersey or Connecticut or any other New York County besides the ones named.

There are exceptions in non-mayoral agencies. For example, those employed by the NYC Housing Authority have never been subject to the residency requirements and may continue to live wherever they like and can afford.

OSART — The Organization of Staff Analysts & Related Titles

A professional organization for those who wish to be part of the OSA "family," participating in most service-related aspects of our union's life other than collective bargaining. Our services include monthly mailings, exam training and appeals assistance, access to legal panel, and general membership and chapter meetings. The yearly fee to belong to OSART is $97.50. Click on the OSART icon to view and print the OSART membership application. A new browser window will open. After you've printed the application, close the new browser window to return to this page.

OSA's "Labor Hero of the Year" Award

Each year in the fall, starting in 1999, OSA has selected an individual or individuals within the labor movement who embody the best in City labor for that year.

An advertisement in the civil service newspaper The Chief announces each award.Click on the images below to view full-sized versions of each Chief ad.

Harry Nespoli - Chair, Municipal Labor Committee

The Prial Family - Former Owners of The Chief Newspaper

Our Brothers & Sisters at NYC Health + Hospitals and H+H Chair Dr. Mitchell Katz

The MLC Health Technical Committee

OSA Members - "Sticking to the Union"

CWA 1180's Arthur Cheliotes and Gloria Middleton

UFT/OSA Joint Education Analyst Organizing Team

OSA Uniformed Chapter Activists

OSA Chief Negotiator Tim Collins

Linda Jenkins, Dr. Barry Liebowitz, Lillian Roberts

Chapter Chair Cecelia McCarthy and Organizer Ida Chin

Occupy Wall Street

Hank Mandel,Michael Collins, Marvin Lutenberg & Libby Mandel

SSEU/Local 371 President charles Ensley

NYS Senator Diane Savino & NYS Assemblymember Peter J. Abbate

OSA's Late Treasurer Richard Guarino

OSA's Former General Counsel, Joan Stern Kiok

OSA's Field Organizers

Lou Albano, Michael Collins, Joe Sperling

Joe Nazario, SSEU Local 371 Sec'y-Treasurer

Battalion Chief Tony Morelli

New Organizers

All Civil Servants Who Provide Emergency Services

Randi Weingarten, UFT

Donald Singer, CSA

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