What is OCFS NY-Alert?

OCFS NY-Alert is New York State’s Emergency Messaging System that will allow OCFS to contact employees, at any time, in the event of an emergency, safety risk or unexpected incident (such as a building closure). Employees choose the method they wish to be contacted. In an emergency, an authorized administrator will send out an alert to the numbers provided and all staff will be contacted instantaneously and simultaneously.

OCFS NY-Alert is part of OCFS’s ongoing commitment to providing a safe environment for staff as well as keeping employees informed during an emergency disruption.

How does it work?

You can list multiple contact methods where you wish to be reached before and after working hours, such as:

  • cell phone
  • home phone
  • office phone
  • personal e-mail
  • text message

In an emergency situation, OCFS will activate this alert system and mass calls, e-mails and text messages will be sent out simultaneously and instantaneously.

Should you list more than one phone number and e-mail address, you will be notified by all methods at the same time.

Your information is protected and never shared with anyone else.

You can change your contact methods or unsubscribe at any time.

It is important that the information you provide is up to date as this is how you will be notified.