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NYSID jobs well done satisfy state and local government procurement needs with approved goods and services, creating NYS taxpayers and sustaining NYS communities!

    "MAKE THE CHANGE!" Rally Cry Resonates Through The Arc Erie County During Event Urging Changes to Preferred Source Law

    For Brian Slapnicker, "MAKE THE CHANGE" is personal - and potentially life-changing.

    In 2016, he was promoted to a janitorial position at Buffalo City Court. He averages 15 hours per week and loves his job and his co-workers. "It gives me something to look forward to," he said. "The job makes the person, and mine makes me feel like I'm wanted."

    Brian was one of more than 100 Preferred Source workers, family members and supporters, in collaboration with The Arc and NYSID, who passionately educated the community about "MAKE THE CHANGE" during an enthusiastic rally event on February 1 at The Arc, complete with blue and green buttons and signs for attendees. Continue reading...

    is a grassroots campaign across New York State to
    modernize the Preferred Source legislation.

    Endorse the online letter here and join over 1,500 individuals who have previously signed: www.makethechange-ny.com

    Why make the change?

    Help combat a 70% unemployment rate for people with disabilities, and learn more about NYSID’s growing movement to expand Preferred Source employment opportunities.

    SUPRA Recognizes NYSID's Ron Romano for Tireless Efforts to Create Job Opportunities for Individuals With Disabilities

    Congratulations to Ron Romano, NYSID president & CEO, who was honored with the "Spirit of SUPRA Award" at the State Use PRograms Association (SUPRA) 20th anniversary conference in St. Petersburg, FL, January 24-26.

    This award is given annually to an association member who has gone above and beyond to advance greater employment opportunities for Americans with disabilities. Continue reading...

    Trainings Enhance Member Understanding of Application Process

    This past week, NYSID hosted trainings for its members in Albany, Utica and Buffalo on the new OGS price approval application process. FAST TRACK YOUR NYSID SERVICE APPLICATION gave members insight into the new forms and procedures required in the janitorial and imaging arenas.

    NYSID executive staff, including Joe Messina, VP sales; Brian Schneider, VP contracts; and Meredith Hartman, senior sales manager, presented on a variety of topics, including: pro rating paid time off, prevailing wage information, backup information required, and more. The presentation was followed by an open forum discussion. Continue reading...