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SGE Opportunities

Special Government Employees:

Listed below are upcoming SGE opportunities that are currently open in OSHA Region 2. If you are available to participate on any of these VPP evaluation teams, please reply directly to Richard Brown at via e-mail. Please obtain permission to participate from your supervisor before volunteering for a SGE assignment.


  • IBM Thomas Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, NY – Need three SGEs – Dates:  March 27-31, 2023  URGENT NEED! The site is the headquarters of IBM’s Research Division.  The research at this facility focuses primarily on Information Technology [IT] hardware, Artificial Intelligence [AI], Cloud and Cognitive Computing, and software development and services.  Established in 1961 and named after IBM’s founder, Thomas J. Watson Sr., the Yorktown lab has been the location of some of the most notable technological and scientific business breakthroughs of the 20th and 21st centuries, including the invention of Dynamic Random-Access Memory (DRAM), the FORTAN programming language, the relational database, and the development of copper interconnects. These discoveries helped create and shape the world’s computing industry.

  •  Pfizer, Inc. Antibody Drug Conjugate (ADC) Operations, Pearl River, NY – Need two SGEs – Dates: April 3-7, 2023  URGENT NEED! One of Pfizer’s nine major R&D sites.  The research and development work being done at the site today is continuing more than a century of innovation that has had life-changing impact around the world, from immunizing children against deadly infectious diseases to developing potential breakthrough therapies for leukemia.  Its legacy of innovation dates back to 1907, when Dr. Ernst Lederle established the Pearl River site to produce antiserum to treat children with diphtheria in New York City.  Since then, the site has developed vaccines to prevent diseases like smallpox and polio.

  • Covanta Hempstead, Westbury, NY – Need two SGEs – Dates:  April 17-21, 2023

  • Honeywell, Tonawanda, NY – Need one SGE – Dates:  May 8-12, 2023

  • Konica-Minolta Supplies, Goshen, NY - Need two SGEs- Dates: May 15-19, 2023

  • Ortho Clinical Diagnostics – Rochester, Rochester, NY – Need two SGEs – Dates:  June 5-9, 2023

  • Oxy Vinyls - Pedricktown, NJ – Need one SGE -  Dates: June 12-16, 2023

  • SABIC – Selkirk, NY – Need three SGEs – Dates: July 10-14, 2023

  • Frito Lay, Binghamton, NY – Need two SGEs – Dates:  July 31, 2023 – August 4, 2023

NOTE: The pandemic conditions in Region 2 have improved and we have resumed full VPP evaluations onsite (including SGEs onsite with OSHA personnel), so there are now many opportunities to complete a SGE-qualifying activity.

Thank you for your service as Special Government Employees.

(Updated 3/20/2023)

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