Joseph Bracco is the 1st Vice President of the COBA Union. Recognized as a veteran, he has worked for the New York City Department of Corrections for 32 years and counting. Since being appointed to the COBA Executive Board in October of 1998, he has been elected and re-elected countless times. From June of 1999 to 2003, 2007, 2008 and 2012, he has won the votes of his members to maintain his position as the 2nd vice President. Holding this position for over the past 15 years says a great deal about his consistency, hard work and dedication to his members.
His responsibilities in the past have included but were not limited to EMTC, AMKC, OBCC/CPSU, JATC, NIC, BXDC, BKDC, MDC, QDC, VCBC, BHPW, EHPW, SSD, SOD, IU, ESU and Headquarters.
Joseph is also in charge of the Carl Rachlin Scholarship. Every year, the money raised at the COBA Golf Outing is used to provide a $1000 scholarship to the children of Correction Officers who are currently attending school. This has recently been extended to active Correction Officers who are continuing their studies as well. Since its inception in 1996, the COBA Scholarship Fund has provided over $600,000 in scholarships.
Joseph currently oversees Benefits Administration, the Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony, the Carl Rachlin Scholarship, the 1st Deputy Commissioner’s Office (Dealing with Probationary Officers), the Deputy Chief of Departments Office, the Chief of Administrators Office and the Human Resources Office. Vice President Bracco is also the COBA Chief of Staff.