News and Updates

Reminder: May is Mandated Reporter Training Month

May is Mandated Reporter training month. All employees, interns, volunteers, contractors and sub-contractors of Northern Rivers, Northeast and Parsons are required complete Mandated Reporter Training by May 31, regardless of when you last completed the training.

All in-person trainings have concluded. In order to complete your training, you must log in to the LMS ( The Mandated Reporter Training has automatically been assigned to your account.

Please share this information with those who do not have regular computer access. If you have any questions regarding the training or the LMS, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..




Shop on Park Sale

On Saturday, June 3, the Shop on Park will host a sale of clothing and household items to raise funds to support our programs. Doors will be open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Shop, located in the basement of the State Street Presbyterian Church in Schenectady.

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New Process for Completing and Approving Timecards Begins With This Pay Period

The ADP E-time system upgrade has been completed.

Northeast and Northern Rivers employees who normally log in to record their time should now use this new site to access ADP E-time online:

As a reminder, you must use Google Chrome to access this site.  (Please refer to the April 25 communication from CIO Paul Stamas to run Chrome and Flash tests on your system if you have any access issues.)

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Can you help us buy 150,000 summer meals for hungry children?


The following is sent on behalf of Bill Gettman, Chief Executive Officer:

 Did you know that 42,000 students in Albany, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, and Schoharie counties receive free and reduced-price breakfast and lunch during the school year. But do you know what happens to them during the summer?

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New Policy

The following is sent on behalf of Mark Snyder, Chief of Compliance and Quality Improvement:

As we continue to develop one unified set of policies throughout our organization, we share the following new policy, adopted April 14, 2017. This policy replaces all existing policies on tuition reimbursement:

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Workforce Challenge Team Beats the Heat

The mercury was well into the 90s, but the Northern Rivers CDPHP Workforce Team Challenge team kept their cool.

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May is Physical Fitness & Sports Month

The following is posted on behalf of Ralph LaMontagna, Assistant Safety Manager:

Regular physical activity is good for everyone’s health, and people of all ages and body types can be physically active. National Physical Fitness and Sports Month is a great time to spread the word about the benefits of getting active. Here are just a few benefits of physical activity:

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safeTALK Suicide Awareness Training June 7

The following is sent on behalf of Tabetha Zostant, Training Manager:

 SATRI will host a safeTALK suicide alertness training on Wednesday, June 7, from 9 a.m. to noon at the SATRI building on the Academy Road campus. Attendees will learn the four basic steps (TALK--Tell, Ask, Listen and KeepSAFE) to identify and engage people with thoughts of suicide and to connect them with further help and care.

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Employee Recognition

The following is sent on behalf of Bill Gettman, CEO:

There are nearly 1,400 employees here at Northern Rivers, and each one of you is part of our family. We’re a large, diverse agency full of passionate people, and one of the things we’re working hardest on is how to make sure your voices are heard and your opinions are considered as we make decisions and chart our future. In recent months, we’ve sent out surveys, held Listening Tours, and developed a number of committees to address issues that matter to you.

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Hospital Bed & Accessories Available


We have received a donation of a hospital bed along with bed rail attachment, walking-related therapeutic supplies, and  a wheelchair.. If this is something your client may need, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 518.393.2194