PEF statement on confirmation of DOCCS Commissioner Daniel F. Martuscello III

ALBANY, N.Y. (05/23/2024) (readMedia)-- PEF President Wayne Spence issued the following statement on May 23, 2024, after the confirmation by the New York State Senate of Daniel F. Martuscello III as DOCCS Commissioner:

"The DOCCS members of the New York State Public Employees Federation look forward to working with Daniel F. Martuscello III as the Commissioner of the NYS Department of Corrections and Community Supervision. Mr. Martuscello is well-qualified for this position based on his professional and educational achievements, as well as his long tenure and various roles as a DOCCS employee. PEF thanks Governor Hochul for nominating Mr. Martuscello and the New York State Senate Majority for confirming his appointment to this critical role. We look forward to working with the Commissioner through the labor-management process to address pressing issues facing the DOCCS system, including the ongoing staffing shortage; fortifying education, mental health and addiction services for the incarcerated population; expanding re-entry services for the formerly incarcerated; fixing the unintended consequences of the "Less is More" parole law like 30 for 30; and developing solutions to help address violence in correctional facilities."