Retiree Advisory Committee 2017-2020
NYSUT’s Retiree Advisory Committee (RAC) was first established in 1991. Consistent
with NYSUT policy governing task forces and committees, RAC members are appointed
by the president with the approval of the NYSUT Board of Directors. RAC members
are appointed for a three-year term concurrent with the terms of the NYSUT Board of
Directors and officers. NYSUT Second Vice President Paul Pecorale is a co-chair along
with Roderick Sherman. In addition to serving as co-chair, Second Vice President
Pecorale oversees the Retiree Services program as well as all of NYSUT Program Services
as part of his officer responsibilities.
The role of the RAC is to advise the NYSUT Board of Directors, officers and staff on
retiree issues. Over the years, the RAC committee has varied in size from eight to 36
members and typically meets four to five times a year, with NYSUT staff attending.
Chief among the RAC’s responsibilities is to keep apprised of retiree organizing,
political, financial, pension, health care and member benefits issues, and to make
recommendations to the NYSUT Board of Directors, officers and staff.