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State sucker

Durhamville, NY

#295 Feb 26, 2012
Recall cumo.....fire Hogan!!!!!!
WTF

Utica, NY

#296 Feb 26, 2012
HOLY SHT!! Wow! Fire ALL THESE PEOPLE!!
Solidarity wrote:
Here are the employees of OMH Central Office who earned more than $110,000 salary in 2009. Do you think any of their jobs are on the chopping block?
Some have left, others replaced them. These are not people who have to take a civil service test to get their positions. They are all hand selected for their "skills" On SEETHTHROUGHNY - interestingly, their 2010 salaries do not show. Hogan is actually in the middle at $138,000. He'll get his share of the plunder when he leaves OMH. You would really throw up if you looked at the salaries of the NY Psychiatric Institute and Nathan Kline- "the research arms of OMH". Their "research gains" don't really trickle down to benefit patients. It does benefit the drug companies that fund their research and THEM. Tho state employees as "research scientists" they are free to be paid as consultants and speakers for the various drug companies. THINK THIS ISN'T CONNECTED? Think again - this is how Hogan wants to spend the OMH funding.. and why he has to close wards.
Last, First Position Total
Sederer, Lloyd I Exec Dir Psychtrc Ctr $193,520
Gabel Md, Stewart Psychiatrist 3 $187,448
Miller Md, Gregory Psychiatrist 3 $183,819
Lee, Li-Wen G Psychiatrist 3 $183,033
Opler, Lewis Psychiatrist 3 $176,814
Feig, Bruce E Exec Dpty Commr $164,819
Myers, Robert W Deputy Commr $161,497
Tauriello, John Cnsl $161,363
Miraglia, Richard Assoc Commr Mntl Hlth $158,039
Wang, Hao Deputy Commr $156,663
Schaefer Hayes, Martha Deputy Commr $155,754
Hoagwood, Kimberly Resch Scient 8 $121,067
Finnerty, Molly Psychiatrist 2 $153,109
Perkins, Matthew B Psychiatrist 2 Rsch $153,014
Little, Keith M Assoc Commr Mntl Hlth $141,701
Lannon, Dawn E Assoc Commr Mntl Hlth $125,393
Krajewski, Robin A Deputy Dir Psy Cntr 2 $143,648
Vanbramer, Jayne M Dir Qulty Assurnc $140,550
Fazio, Marcia Deputy Dir Psy Cntr 2 $140,533
Wallace, Thomas Deputy Dir Psy Cntr 2 $140,477
Killeen, Edward Dir Admnv Sup Svs Grp $138,701
Appel, Anita Deputy Dir Psy Cntr 2 $141,110
Hogan Phd, Michael F Commr $138,345
Riley, Kristin M Deputy Commr $128,567
Wagoner, Deborah M Dir Humn Resrc Mgt 6 $130,896
Salerno, Anthony Mental Hlth Rehb Pd 2 $130,461
Durfee, Peter Assoc Counsel $127,964
Carroll, John B Assoc Counsel $127,526
Engel, Gerald M Dir Health Srvs $127,504
Volo, Alfred M Mental Hlth Pgm Spc 5 $127,458
Borys, Theodor J Dir Info Tech Svs 2 $127,443
Lawrence, Kenneth P Assnt Dir Mangt Audit $127,443
Rodak, Julie A Assoc Counsel $127,443
Wollner, David V Leg Coord $126,098
Zucker, Jay L Assoc Counsel $124,233
Hall, Donna L Dir Bur Forensics $119,822
Donahue, Sheila A Resch Scient 5 $115,324
Puccio, Robert Mental Hlth Finc Pg M $116,009
Slane, Emil J Mental Hlth Finc Pg M $115,967
Newman, Michael R Assnt Dir Cmty Res Al $114,679
Goldman, Robin Assnt Counsl $114,655
Cioffi, Thomas Assnt Counsl $114,645
Kopache, Mark Assnt Dir Info Tech S1 $114,645
Yellen, Louis Assnt Dir Info Tech S1 $114,645
Starkriemer, Steven Assnt Counsl $112,446
Tindallobrien, Pamela A Assnt Counsl $112,439
Rademacher, Leesa J Leg Coord $111,758
Gnirke, Kenneth R Mental Hlth Pgm Spc 5 $111,638
White, Thomas M Resch Scient 5 $111,856
Aimee

Utica, NY

#297 Feb 26, 2012
This is incredible!
Solidarity wrote:
Here are the employees of OMH Central Office who earned more than $110,000 salary in 2009. Do you think any of their jobs are on the chopping block?
Some have left, others replaced them. These are not people who have to take a civil service test to get their positions. They are all hand selected for their "skills" On SEETHTHROUGHNY - interestingly, their 2010 salaries do not show. Hogan is actually in the middle at $138,000. He'll get his share of the plunder when he leaves OMH. You would really throw up if you looked at the salaries of the NY Psychiatric Institute and Nathan Kline- "the research arms of OMH". Their "research gains" don't really trickle down to benefit patients. It does benefit the drug companies that fund their research and THEM. Tho state employees as "research scientists" they are free to be paid as consultants and speakers for the various drug companies. THINK THIS ISN'T CONNECTED? Think again - this is how Hogan wants to spend the OMH funding.. and why he has to close wards.
Last, First Position Total
Sederer, Lloyd I Exec Dir Psychtrc Ctr $193,520
Gabel Md, Stewart Psychiatrist 3 $187,448
Miller Md, Gregory Psychiatrist 3 $183,819
Lee, Li-Wen G Psychiatrist 3 $183,033
Opler, Lewis Psychiatrist 3 $176,814
Feig, Bruce E Exec Dpty Commr $164,819
Myers, Robert W Deputy Commr $161,497
Tauriello, John Cnsl $161,363
Miraglia, Richard Assoc Commr Mntl Hlth $158,039
Wang, Hao Deputy Commr $156,663
Schaefer Hayes, Martha Deputy Commr $155,754
Hoagwood, Kimberly Resch Scient 8 $121,067
Finnerty, Molly Psychiatrist 2 $153,109
Perkins, Matthew B Psychiatrist 2 Rsch $153,014
Little, Keith M Assoc Commr Mntl Hlth $141,701
Lannon, Dawn E Assoc Commr Mntl Hlth $125,393
Krajewski, Robin A Deputy Dir Psy Cntr 2 $143,648
Vanbramer, Jayne M Dir Qulty Assurnc $140,550
Fazio, Marcia Deputy Dir Psy Cntr 2 $140,533
Wallace, Thomas Deputy Dir Psy Cntr 2 $140,477
Killeen, Edward Dir Admnv Sup Svs Grp $138,701
Appel, Anita Deputy Dir Psy Cntr 2 $141,110
Hogan Phd, Michael F Commr $138,345
Riley, Kristin M Deputy Commr $128,567
Wagoner, Deborah M Dir Humn Resrc Mgt 6 $130,896
Salerno, Anthony Mental Hlth Rehb Pd 2 $130,461
Durfee, Peter Assoc Counsel $127,964
Carroll, John B Assoc Counsel $127,526
Engel, Gerald M Dir Health Srvs $127,504
Volo, Alfred M Mental Hlth Pgm Spc 5 $127,458
Borys, Theodor J Dir Info Tech Svs 2 $127,443
Lawrence, Kenneth P Assnt Dir Mangt Audit $127,443
Rodak, Julie A Assoc Counsel $127,443
Wollner, David V Leg Coord $126,098
Zucker, Jay L Assoc Counsel $124,233
Hall, Donna L Dir Bur Forensics $119,822
Donahue, Sheila A Resch Scient 5 $115,324
Puccio, Robert Mental Hlth Finc Pg M $116,009
Slane, Emil J Mental Hlth Finc Pg M $115,967
Newman, Michael R Assnt Dir Cmty Res Al $114,679
Goldman, Robin Assnt Counsl $114,655
Cioffi, Thomas Assnt Counsl $114,645
Kopache, Mark Assnt Dir Info Tech S1 $114,645
Yellen, Louis Assnt Dir Info Tech S1 $114,645
Starkriemer, Steven Assnt Counsl $112,446
Tindallobrien, Pamela A Assnt Counsl $112,439
Rademacher, Leesa J Leg Coord $111,758
Gnirke, Kenneth R Mental Hlth Pgm Spc 5 $111,638
White, Thomas M Resch Scient 5 $111,856
Hope

Syracuse, NY

#298 Feb 26, 2012
And what's worse, is that none of those people will ever lose their job. The ones who will be laid off are those making $40,000 or less annually. Many make less than $27,000. I hope the people on here who celebrate others' mis-fortune are happy. Could be your neighbor, friend or family member getting the axe.
Look a homocopsual

Utica, NY

#299 Feb 26, 2012
Hope wrote:
And what's worse, is that none of those people will ever lose their job. The ones who will be laid off are those making $40,000 or less annually. Many make less than $27,000. I hope the people on here who celebrate others' mis-fortune are happy. Could be your neighbor, friend or family member getting the axe.
Well sorry there Hope but you all know that you will all go first.

And besides there are thousands and thousands and thousands and thousands of do nothing cops the state must keep dangling from the public teat to be able to say NY is "tough on crime" and has "jobs".

98% of you will be on welfare before the Cult of Public Safety scarifices 1 poor performer. They are the "Heros" as they remind you with endless news puff pieces and "Job well done awards they fill the news with. Then there's the statues, higways namesd after them and yearly death aniversary parties. Everyone knows they have helped make NY the great wonderful state it is to this day so you peons will have to sacrifice some more. I am sorry but all of you "low totem pole people" can take that to the unemployment line, so to speak.
Look a homocopsual

Utica, NY

#300 Feb 26, 2012
After them the prison donothing parasites and their unions will make quick work of making you look expendable!! They need those massive pensions for counting farts all day! It's soooo dangerous!

“Getting To The Meat Of It”

Level 8

Since: Sep 11

Location hidden

#301 Feb 26, 2012
As I have repeated in other topics, this State needs to begin consolidating. If we here are being crushed that tight, we need to disban our Police force. Notify the State and tell them we expect them to protect the City. Consolidation is the only way to eliminate duplication and cut expences. I believe in consolidation, and do believe there is waste in duplication of efforts.
Denise

Utica, NY

#302 Feb 26, 2012
Look a homocopsual wrote:
<quoted text>Well sorry there Hope but you all know that you will all go first.
And besides there are thousands and thousands and thousands and thousands of do nothing cops the state must keep dangling from the public teat to be able to say NY is "tough on crime" and has "jobs".
98% of you will be on welfare before the Cult of Public Safety scarifices 1 poor performer. They are the "Heros" as they remind you with endless news puff pieces and "Job well done awards they fill the news with. Then there's the statues, higways namesd after them and yearly death aniversary parties. Everyone knows they have helped make NY the great wonderful state it is to this day so you peons will have to sacrifice some more. I am sorry but all of you "low totem pole people" can take that to the unemployment line, so to speak.
As crazy as it seems I'm beginning to think you are right! We have to suffer while they cut TOPS $200000 from their ranks? WTF! What can we do?
Utica Primate Department

Utica, NY

#303 Feb 26, 2012
Look a homocopsual wrote:
<quoted text>Well sorry there Hope but you all know that you will all go first.
And besides there are thousands and thousands and thousands and thousands of do nothing cops the state must keep dangling from the public teat to be able to say NY is "tough on crime" and has "jobs".
98% of you will be on welfare before the Cult of Public Safety scarifices 1 poor performer. They are the "Heros" as they remind you with endless news puff pieces and "Job well done awards they fill the news with. Then there's the statues, higways namesd after them and yearly death aniversary parties. Everyone knows they have helped make NY the great wonderful state it is to this day so you peons will have to sacrifice some more. I am sorry but all of you "low totem pole people" can take that to the unemployment line, so to speak.
Shhhh! Don't tell them! I was hoping it would take a few more years before these people figured out what really matters around here!
FIRE HOGAN

New York, NY

#304 Feb 27, 2012
Stop NYS Psychiatric Hospital Closures

Stop NYS Psychiatric Hospitals

(The following Mental Illness Policy Org. op-ed appeared in 2/23/12 NY Daily News and is available at http://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/mentally-i...

The recently proposed closure of Kingsboro Psychiatric Center in Brooklyn looks like the latest step by the New York State Office of Mental Health to get out of the business of providing treatment to people with serious mental illness.
We should all worry deeply about the consequences of this policy shift.

In the past two months, the Office of Mental Health has announced it is “reducing census”— i.e., kicking many of the mentally ill out — at the Bronx, Mohawk Valley and Sagamore psychiatric centers. These came on top of previously announced ward closings at the Rockland, Pilgrim, Mid-Hudson Forensic, Hudson River and Buffalo psychiatric centers. The bureaucrats insist that when these people can no longer get help at such facilities, they’ll get the same services elsewhere.
The truth is, some will. But most won’t.

As someone with a mentally ill relative, I know the let-’em-loose policy is cruel to people with mental illness, who desperately need and want treatment.But it’s also dangerous to the public.

According to the Daily News, late last month,“a 25-year-old mentally ill Brooklyn man stabbed his mother and kid brother and beat them with a hammer.”

Near where the Buffalo Psychiatric Center reduced beds, 6,300 homes experienced a blackout when a mentally ill man recently released from another facility used a chain saw to cut down utility poles. Near where the Rockland Psychiatric Center reduced beds, police rescued a suicidal mentally ill man who was off medications, barricaded in his home and brandishing a pellet gun.

And earlier this month, between where the Rockland and Hudson River psychiatric centers reduced beds, police shot and killed mentally ill Tim Mulqueen after he brought a loaded shotgun and 50 rounds of ammunition to court.

When will this madness end?
New York went from 599 psychiatric beds per 100,000 citizens in 1955 down to 28 in recent years. The new closures will take us even lower.

All this means the state is simply transferring the seriously ill to the criminal justice system. New York currently incarcerates 14,000 people with serious mental illness — largely because the Office of Mental Health, the agency that should be helping these people, has beds for only 3,600. There are more mentally ill in a single jail, Rikers Island, than in all state hospitals combined.

The most conservative estimates are that if New York had the best community services available — and we don’t — it would still need 4,311 more hospital beds to meet the minimum needs of seriously mentally ill New Yorkers.

A study released late last year on homeland security and mental illness by Chief Michael Biasotti, vice president of the New York State Association of Chiefs of Police, found law enforcement is being overwhelmed by a “policy change that in effect removed the daily care of our nation’s severely mentally ill population from the medical community and placed it with the criminal justice system.”

One would think ensuring the seriously mentally ill get treatment would be the core mission of the Office of Mental Health. But it hasn’t been ever since Michael Hogan was appointed commissioner in 2007. His stated goal is to “create hope-filled, humanized environments and relationships in which people can grow”— not to get medications to the seriously mentally ill.

One can understand what drives his hospital closure policy: It saves OMH money. But it is far harder to understand how Gov. Cuomo doesn’t recognize the negative impact on the criminal justice budget, on people with serious mental illness and on public safety as a whole.

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/mentally-i...
What is Hogan saying now

New York, NY

#305 Feb 27, 2012
Read more:

http://assembly.state.ny.us/mem/Anthony-J-Bri...

Brindisi, Griffo Request a Public Forum on Plans to Cut Jobs at the Mohawk Valley Psychiatric Center
Legislators request Office of Mental Health Commissioner to come to Utica to discuss reasons behind the downsizing plan

Utica – Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi (D-Utica) and State Senator Joseph A. Griffo (R/C-Rome) have asked New York State Office of Mental Health Commissioner Dr. Michael Hogan to come to the Mohawk Valley Psychiatric Center in Utica to provide specifics on the agency’s plans to cut about 100 positions at the facility.

In a joint letter to Hogan, the two state legislators say they have received a number of calls and emails at their offices from concerned employees of the center as well as local residents requesting specifics on the plan to move about 25 patients to the Hutchings Psychiatric Center in Syracuse, and discharge about 40 inpatients now at MVPC.

In the letter, Brindisi and Griffo say there are many issues that need to be clearly outlined, including a justification for the proposal, and whether it means there will be significant savings to the state from its implementation. The two also say they would like to know the plan for discharging patients, and whether they will have adequate supervision and mental health treatment options in the Utica area if they decide to remain in the region. Both also say that officials from OMH and other state agencies need to develop a reuse plan for the large MVPC campus that occupies a large amount of space in what is otherwise a residential neighborhood.

“This is the latest illustration of an Albany agency decision that’s going to have a profound negative effect on public jobs in this region,” said Griffo.“Our area economy will again be asked to bear another hit, while other areas in the state haven’t made the same sacrifices. The employees are rightfully very concerned about their futures, and we are asking the OMH commissioner to hold a public meeting as soon as possible.”

“I am highly concerned that if patients are discharged from the center and choose to remain in the Utica area, they will suffer the consequences of a mental health system that already is overburdened,” Brindisi said.“Patients who have been in this facility for many years will need a lot of assistance adjusting to life in our community, and I am skeptical that they will be able to quickly access the programs and services they need to be a part of our community.”
“WE WOULD ALSO LIKE TO KNOW WHETHER ADDING PATIENTS TO HUTCHINGS WILL REQUIRE RENOVATIONS OR ADDITIONAL SECURITY MEASURES WHEN THE MVPC ALREADY IS A SUITABLE FACILITY to house them,” the letter states.“At a time when the state still faces significant fiscal challenges, it is only fair that we receive specific information outlining HOW THIS PROPOSAL WILL SAVE THE STATE MONEY. MVPC has a productive and dedicated workforce, and we want to know if transferring these patients to another facility will provide them with the same level of care they are now receiving in Utica.”
Stay Strong

AOL

#306 Feb 27, 2012
BRAVO Anthony Brindisi and Joe Griffo! They're stronger advocates for the MVPC patients and workers than PEF or CSEA. Read below.

We spent another weekend in Limbo. Why are the unions tolerating it? Meanwhile, staff are intimidated into applying for jobs at Hutchings. Do you believe this act admin "helping staff" to get them positions at Hutchings. They don't have to lay off staf if we lay our selves! Don't collaborate with them! They'll screw you in the end, and you will have helped them. Know this: They will not let the door swing back the other way for you to come back to MVPC if you go to Hutchings and this turns around. You will have "VOLUNTEERED" to go and lost your rights to come back. Despicable tactics to play on people's panic and fears. Wait it out.

"When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hang on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn." - Harriet Beecher Stowe
Stay Starving

Utica, NY

#307 Feb 27, 2012
Welome to Cuomo part 2.
State sucker

Durhamville, NY

#308 Feb 28, 2012
Cumo...is...not...to...smart.. ..he....looks....like.....???? ?
hope

Hadley, MA

#309 Feb 28, 2012
This is not over. Employees of mvpc need to hold strong. All of this ridiculous "downsizing" is being exposed. Don't give up hope!!
Laura

Utica, NY

#310 Feb 28, 2012
We staff at MVPC were told February 7th that the facility is going to close. Well nothing is happening. Anyone know where this stands behind the scenes? It appears to be in limbo while high end meetings are going on.

“Getting To The Meat Of It”

Level 8

Since: Sep 11

Location hidden

#311 Feb 28, 2012
You like millions of other Americans, are losing your job. It is the Democrat way, and they are your bosses. Novembers comming ...
hahaobama

Long Eddy, NY

#312 Feb 28, 2012
Mr Meat Head wrote:
You like millions of other Americans, are losing your job. It is the Democrat way, and they are your bosses. Novembers comming ...
Yet, time and time again the workers will vote for the Democrats because the union overwhelms us with literature on who they are backing. Remember this in November CSEA and PEF employees, NEVER vote for the candidates the union backs. They (union leaders)have already been in meetings with their candidate and are well aware of how the lowly workers are going to get screwed.
Funny how we all had to take furlough days, no raises, increase on our insurance...yet Coumo finds it imperative that some of his henchmen are worthy of raises.
Maybe it's time to get some young blood in as union leaders, instead of the old farts that are already making close to six figures a year and are ready to retire.
hope

Hadley, MA

#314 Feb 28, 2012
Totally agree. OMH is one of the most secretive agencies in the state. They should run area 51.
wondering

United States

#315 Mar 1, 2012
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