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Federal Bonding Program

New York State proudly supports the Federal Bonding Program, a US Department of Labor initiative since 1966.

The Federal Bonding Program (FBP) was created as a hiring incentive for job seekers with employment challenges. The FBP provides no-cost fidelity bonding for six months to businesses that hire hard-to-place job seekers. The benefits of the FBP are promoted to businesses and job seekers at all New York State Career Centers. For more information about the FBP, contact Central Office bonding staff at [email protected], or any of the local bonding coordinators listed below.

NYSDOL Documents:

Local Bonding Coordinators

Location Bonding Coordinator Address Contact Information
Albany Andrea Howard Career Central
175 Central Avenue
Albany, NY 12206
(518) 242-8243
[email protected]
Albion Erin Kelly Orleans Center for Workforce Development
458 West Avenue, Suite 3
Albion, NY 14411
(585) 589-5335
[email protected]
Amsterdam Darlene Rose

Derek Langlois
Amsterdam Workforce Solutions
2620 Riverfront Center
Amsterdam, New York 12010
(518) 842-2240 ext. 3019
[email protected]

(518) 842-3676 ext. 3034
[email protected]
Auburn Melissa Marcolina Cayuga Works Career Center
199 Franklin Street, Suite 204
Auburn, NY 13021
(315) 294-8114
[email protected]
Ballston Spa Polly Jinx Monahan Saratoga County Employment & Training
152 West High Street
Ballston Spa, NY 12020
(518) 824-8891
[email protected]
Batavia Renee Wilmoth Genesee County Career Center
587 East Main Street, Suite 100 (Eastown Plaza)
Batavia, NY 14020
(585) 344-2042 ext. 4218
[email protected]
Binghamton Franklin Tinklepaugh Broome-Tioga Workforce New York
171 Front Street
Binghamton, NY 13905
(607) 778-3955
[email protected]
Bronx Vanessa Johnson-Booker Workforce1 Career Center
400 E. Fordham Road (8th Floor)
Bronx, NY 10458
(718) 960-7942
[email protected]
Brooklyn Margaret Freda

Delphia Penson
Workforce1 Career Center
250 Schermerhorn Street Brooklyn, NY 11201
(718) 613-3721
[email protected]

(718) 613-3708
[email protected]
Buffalo Phyllis Damico Buffalo Career Center
284 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14202

Buffalo Employment & Training Center
77 Goodell Street
Buffalo, NY 14203
(716) 851-2680
[email protected]
Canton Reggie Hooper St. Lawrence Career Center
80 State Highway 310 (Suite 8)
Canton, NY 13617-1498
(315) 229-3372
[email protected]
Carmel Marisabel Richman Westchester/Putnam Career Center
110 Old Route 6 (Building 3)
Carmel, NY 10512
(845) 808-1651 ext. 46601
[email protected]
Cobleskill Darlene Rose

Derek Langlois
NYS Department of Labor
795 E Main Street, Suite 4
Cobleskill, NY 12043
(518) 842-2240 ext. 3019
[email protected]

(518) 234-4254 ext. 2006
[email protected]
Cortland Colleen LaPolt Cortland Works Career Center
99 Main Street
Cortland, NY 13045
(607) 756-7585
[email protected]
Dunkirk Timothy Brueckl Chautauqua Works
407 Central Avenue
Dunkirk, NY 14048
(716) 363-6069
[email protected]
Elmira Amanda Lapidus CSC Workforce New York
Elmira Career Center
318 Madison Avenue
Elmira, New York 14901
(607) 733-7131
[email protected]
Flushing Mary Letman Flushing Workforce1 Career Center
138-60 Barclay Avenue (2nd Floor)
Flushing, NY 11355
(718) 321-6308
[email protected]
Fort Edward Polly Jinx Monahan Career Center of Washington County
383 Broadway
Fort Edward, NY 12828
(518) 824-8891
[email protected]
Geneseo Julia Murphy Livingston County Office of Workforce Development
6 Court Street (Room 105)
Geneseo, NY 14454
(315) 789-4186
[email protected]
Geneva Yamilez Oliveras Finger Lakes Works-Geneva
70 Elizabeth Blackwell Street
Geneva, NY 14456
(315) 789-1771 ext. 114
[email protected]
Glens Falls Polly Jinx Monahan Warren County Career Center
333 Glen Street, Suite 300
Glens Falls, NY 12801
(518) 824-8891
[email protected]
Harlem Natosha Kearse

Liza Kelly
NYC Workforce1 Career Center
215 East 125th Street, 6th Floor
Between 7th & 8th Aveneues
New York, NY 10027
(917) 493-7067
[email protected]

(917) 493-7234
[email protected]
Hauppauge Ingrid Jarama Suffolk County Employment Center
725 Veterans Memorial Highway
Hauppauge, NY 11788
(212) 775-3681
[email protected]
Haverstraw Cristina Wieczorek Rockland Career Center
37 West Broad Street
Haverstraw, New York 10927
(845) 406-6477
[email protected]
Hempstead Patrick Bruno Hempstead Works Career Center
Hempstead Executive Plaza
50 Clinton Street (Suite 110)
Hempstead, NY 11550
(516) 485-5000 ext.1192
[email protected]
Herkimer Stephanie Madia Working Solutions Career Center
320 N. Prospect Street
Herkimer, NY 13350
(315) 867-1400
[email protected]
Hicksville James Ramirez Hicksville Career Center
301 West Old Country Road
Hicksville, NY 11801
(516) 934-8539
[email protected]
Hornell Lisa Klem CSC Workforce NY, Hornell Career Center
107 Broadway
Hornell, NY 14843
(607) 324-8388
[email protected]
Hudson Frances Abea Columbia Greene Community College
4400 Route 23
Hudson, NY 12534
(518) 828-4654 ext. 4206
[email protected]
Ithaca Ramona Emery

Jacquelyn Benedict
Tompkins Workforce New York Career Center
171 East State Street Suite 241
Ithaca, NY 14850
(607) 272-7570 ext. 126
[email protected]

(607) 272-7570 ext. 125
[email protected]
Jamaica Mohammad Abdullah Queens Career Center
168-25 Jamaica Avenue – 2nd floor
Jamaica, NY 11432
(718) 557-6715
[email protected]
Jamestown Judy Mohney Jamestown Career Center
23 E. 3rd Street
Jamestown, NY 14701
(716) 661-9553 ext. 1217
[email protected]
Kingston Patricia LaSpina Ulster County Career Center
601 Development Court, Ulster Avenue
Kingston, NY 12401
(845) 338-4696 ext. 3017
[email protected]
Lockport Lockport WorkSourceOne Center
272 South Transit Street
Lockport, NY 14094
 
Lyons Laurie Johnson Finger Lakes Works Career Center
1519 Nye Road (Suite 601)
Lyons, NY 14489
(315) 946-7261
[email protected]
Malone Jessica Bennett Malone OneWorkSource Center
158 Finney Boulevard
Malone, NY 12953
(518) 481-5755 ext. 3006
[email protected]
Manhattan Fasina Baptiste Workforce I Career Center
75 Varick Street
New York , NY 10013
(212) 775-3324
[email protected]
Massapequa Sam Wang Massapequa Career Center
977 Hicksville Road
Massapequa, New York 11758
(516) 934-8543
[email protected]
Massena Patrick LaVean New York State Department of Labor
35 Glenn Street
Massena, NY 13662
(315) 769-3596
[email protected]
Middletown Genevieve Clineman Orange Works Career Center
33 Fulton St. (Fulton Plaza, 2nd Floor)
Middletown, NY 10940
(845) 346-1302
[email protected]
Monticello Patrick Leap Sullivan Works Career Center
50 North Street
Monticello, NY 12701
(845) 794-3340 ext. 0599
[email protected]
Mt. Vernon Stefano Galluzzo Westchester County Emplyoment Center
120 Bloomingdale Road
White Plains, NY 10605
(914) 995-4992
[email protected]
Newburgh Courtney Sagala Orange Works Career Center
The Maple Building
3 Washington Center (4th Floor) Newburgh, NY 12550
(845) 568-5396
[email protected]
Niagara Falls Vicki Allen ACCESS Center, New York State Department of Labor
1001 11th Street
Niagara Falls, NY 14301
(716) 433-6766
[email protected]
Norwich Stacey Smith CDO Workforce
Ohara Drive
Norwich, NY 13815
(607) 432-4800
[email protected]
Ogdensburg Reggie Hooper St. Lawrence Career Center
1020 Park Street
Ogdensburg, NY 13669
(315) 393-4600 ext. 109
[email protected]
Olean Joshua Marino Cattaraugus Career Center
175 North Union Street (Suite 4)
Olean, NY 14760
(716) 373-1880 ext. 260
[email protected]
Oneonta Stacey Smith CDO Workforce Center
12 Dietz Street
Oneonta, NY 13820
(607) 432-4800
[email protected]
Oswego Mary Battista Oswego Workforce New York
200 N. 2nd Street
Fulton, NY 13069
(315) 591-9305
[email protected]
Owego Franklin Tinklepaugh Tioga Employment Center
1062 State Route 38, PO Box 108
Owego, NY 13827
(607) 778-3955
[email protected]
Patchogue Gary Gualberti

Jennifer Treco
NYS Department of Labor
160 South Ocean Avenue
Patchogue, NY 11772
(631) 687-4876 [email protected]

(631) 687-4894 [email protected]
Peekskill Sheree Barrett Peekskill Employment Center
201 James Street
Peekskill, NY 10566
(914) 737-3490
[email protected]
Plattsburgh Brent Silver One WorkSource
194 US Oval
Plattsburgh, NY 12903
(518) 561-0430 ext. 3047
[email protected]
Poughkeepsie Rebecca Shafer Dutchess Career Center
191 Main Street
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
(845) 249-4618
[email protected]
Rochester John Stracuzzi Rochester Works!
255 North Goodman Street
Rochester, NY 14607

New York State Department of Labor/RochesterWorks!
276 Waring Road
Rochester, NY 14609
(585) 266-7760 ext. 210
[email protected]
Rome Lonnie Etter Rome Working Solutions
300 West Dominick Street (Suite 1)
Rome, NY 13440
(315) 356-0662
[email protected]
Schenectady Andrea Howard Schenectady Job Training Agency
797 Broadway
Schenectady, NY 12305
(518) 242-8243
[email protected]
Staten Island Felipe Cabrera Staten Island Workforce1 Career Center
120 Stuvyesant Plaza (3rd Floor)
Staten Island, NY 10301
(718) 285-8424
[email protected]
Syracuse Lisa Lindsey CNY Works
960 James Street
Syracuse, NY 13203
(315) 477-6923
[email protected]
Troy Malee Lennon Rensselaer County Career Center
1600 7th Avenue, 4th Floor
Troy, NY 12180
(518) 270-2882
[email protected]
Utica Robert Ichihana Working Solutions Career Center
NY State Office Building - Suite 202
207 Genesee Street, 2nd Floor
Utica, NY 13501
(315) 793-5392
[email protected]
Wampsville Kellie Highers Madison County Career Center
133 N. Court Street
Wampsville, NY 13163
(315) 363-2400
[email protected]
Warsaw Renee Wilmoth Warsaw Career Center
448 North Main Street
Warsaw, NY 14569
(585) 344-2042
[email protected]
Watertown Michael Boyce The Work Place
1000 Coffeen Street
Watertown, NY 13601
(315) 786-3666
[email protected]
White Plains Stefano Galluzzo Westchester County Emplyoment Center
120 Bloomingdale Road
White Plains, NY 10605
(914) 995-4992
[email protected]
Williamsville Ronald Brigham Williamsville Career Center
4175 Transit Road
Williamsville, NY 14221
(716) 634-9081
[email protected]
Yonkers Jessica Liriano Yonkers Career Center
28 Wells Avenue
Building 3 4th floor
Yonkers, NY 10701
(914) 461-9060
[email protected]

Questions and Answers

  • What is the New York State Federal Bonding Program?

    It is a unique tool established to help a “high risk” job applicant get and keep a job. The program issues Fidelity Bonds and is federally sponsored by USDOL.

  • What is a fidelity bond?

    It is a business insurance policy that protects a business against any loss of money or property in the workplace due to an act of employee dishonesty. It essentially provides an insured guarantee that the individual hired will be an honest worker. The fidelity bonds issued under the FBP are insurance policies from the Travelers Casualty and Surety Company of America. We purchase bond packages from their agent (The McLaughlin Company) to assist job seekers who have barriers to finding and maintaining employment.

  • How does the bond help someone get a job?

    The bond is issued to the business at no cost for six months. It serves as an incentive to hire an applicant who has an employment risk factor in his or her background, such as poor credit or lack of a work history. Businesses are able to hire employees they need without the risk of worker dishonesty.

  • What exactly does the bond insurance cover?

    It insures businesses for any type of stealing (such as theft, forgery, larceny or embezzlement). It does not cover liability due to poor workmanship, job injuries or work accidents. It is not a bail bond or court bond for the legal system. It is not a contract bond, performance bond or license bond (sometimes needed to be self-employed).

  • What restrictions exist in the program's bond coverage?

    The worker must meet the legal age for working in New York State. Employers must pay wages to the worker, with federal taxes automatically deducted from pay. The job must have the potential to last at least six months. Because the FBP is a hiring incentive, it does not cover self-employed persons.

  • Who does the program help?

    It provides bonding coverage to a business that hires a person whose background may cause the business to question his or her honesty, which may lead to an adverse hiring decision such as refusal to hire or termination of employment. The program covers job seekers with certain risk factors, including:

    • Any felony or misdemeanor criminal conviction
    • Recovery from substance abuse (persons rehabilitated through treatment for alcohol and/or drug abuse)
    • Poor credit record or declaration of bankruptcy
    • Dishonorable discharge from the military
    • Lack of work history
    • Current or past participation in any State or local-operated summer or year-round youth program
  • Can bonding be issued to cover an already employed worker?

    The FBP is primarily designed to be a hiring incentive for new hires. However, bonds can be issued to cover an incumbent worker who is not currently bondable in their place of employment. Additionally, FBP coverage may be needed to secure a transfer or promotion to a new job or to prevent layoff or termination.

  • Since businesses buy fidelity bond insurance to protect against employee dishonesty, why is the program's bond needed?

    Fidelity bonds that are available for businesses to purchase typically do not cover anyone who has a poor credit history or who has already committed a fraudulent or dishonest act. Job applicants with criminal records and/or other background issues are designated by the insurance industry as "not bondable". Only the FBP will issue bonds that cover anyone who is usually not bondable. As a result, bonding as a barrier to hiring is eliminated.

  • How long does the program's fidelity bond coverage last?

    Bonding coverage is issued at no cost to businesses or job seekers for six months. After the first six months, bonding coverage will automatically expire unless it is renewed.
    If no claim for employee dishonesty is submitted during the initial six months of FBP coverage, continued bond coverage can be purchased by the business at a reduced rate through the Federal Bonding Program. In some cases, businesses may qualify to receive an additional no-cost renewal bond for another six months, for a total of up to 12 months of no-cost bonding coverage.

  • Can bonding be issued for a worker assigned to a part-time job or a temporary job?

    Yes. Part-time employment and temporary work of six months or more can be bonded.

  • Is a person collecting public assistance automatically eligible under the FBP?

    Yes. The FBP does provide bonding coverage to businesses that hire individuals who are collecting any type of public assistance.

  • Who must request issuance of the fidelity bond?

    Bond issuance can be requested by either the business or the job applicant. To apply, contact the nearest Local Bonding Coordinator from the list above.

  • Can the bond be issued at any time?

    No. There must be a job offer with a start date before a bond can be issued. The bonding coverage will start on the job start date and will automatically expire six months from that date (unless it is renewed).

  • What amount of bonding coverage can be issued?

    Up to $25,000 in bonding coverage can be provided, in increments of $5,000. There is no liability deductable for the business. Bonds are automatically set to $5,000. Bonding coverage amounts greater than $5,000 must be approved by NYSDOL.

  • What paperwork is the business required to complete?

    None. Once the date is set for the applicant to start work, the bond can be issued instantly. The business is not required to complete any paperwork or maintain any records on file, and the bond is self-terminating. The bond is mailed directly to the business by The McLaughlin Company (as the agent for Travelers).

  • How can a business or job seeker start the bonding process?

    Contact the nearest Local Bonding Coordinator from the list above.

  • What is the contact information for the state bonding coordinator?

    State Bonding Coordinator
    New York State Department of Labor
    State Office Campus
    Building 12, Room 440
    Albany, NY 12240
    Email: [email protected]

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