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Dear Attorneys, Hearing Officers and Court Reporters:
I wanted to let you know that I am leaving SED to become the Director of Human Resources for a local school district. My last day here will be May 11. Bart Zabin has retired. Your tenure questions and issues should be sent to TENURE@nysed.gov or by calling (518) 474-3021. Other Part 83 and fingerprinting issues should be sent to OSPRA@nysed.gov or by calling (518) 473-2998. From there, your questions will be routed to the correct person. Daniel Harder who is copied on this email will be the Acting Director of OSPRA until a new Director is appointed. As many of you know, Daniel Harder is an experienced litigator who has been with OSPRA for over 12 years and is well versed with the issues affecting the various program areas.
I have enjoyed my many years of working with all of you and expect that you will be in good hands after I leave. If you would like my contact information for future communications, please send me a private message.