Education

Scholarships

CSEA Scholarships
CSEA awards 18 $1,000 scholarships under the Irving Flaumenbaum Memorial Scholarship. Plus, Pearl Carroll and MetLife each sponsor a one-time $2,500 award.
Filing for a Flaumenbaum scholarship automatically puts an applicant in consideration for the Pearl Carroll and MetLife scholarships. Application deadline is April 15, 2016.
Download the 2016 Irving Flaumenbaum Memorial Scholarship Application
PLEASE NOTE: Old applications could disqualify potential candidates. Please do not use applications from previous years – applications were recently revised. Please check the back, lower right corner for that date or click on the link below to download the current application.

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Tuition Benefits

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Tuition Benefits

The Tuition Benefits Program can help you realize your educational and career goals through four components:
Tuition Vouchers – Payment for tuition at participating schools.

Tuition Reimbursement – Authorized repayment of tuition to students who successfully complete coursework at accredited schools.

Credit-By-Examination Fee Reimbursement – Unlimited reimbursement for credit-by-examination fees through CLEP, DSST, TECEP, and Excelsior College.

Certification and Licensure Examination Fee Reimbursement Program – Unlimited reimbursement for certification or licensure examination fees up to a maximum of $350.

NEW – Targeted Tuition Pilot Program for Microsoft® Office Suite

The Targeted Tuition Program for Microsoft® Office Suite is a new pilot program that provides tuition assistance to CSEA-represented New York State Executive Branch employees who wish to take a Microsoft® Office Suite course [pdf].

Targeted Tuition Pilot Program for Welding

The Targeted Tuition Program for Welding is a new pilot program that provides tuition assistance to CSEA-represented New York State Operational Services Unit (OSU) and Division of Military and Naval Affairs (DMNA) employees who wish to take welding courses. View information on the Welding Targeted Tuition Pilot Program [pdf].

Helpful Resources

Information for NYS Managers and CSEA Leaders

Tuition Benefits Program Information for NYS Managers and CSEA Leaders

Encourage your employees to take advantage of their tuition benefits to enhance their job skills and to prepare for future state workforce needs.

Get the word out with the Tuition Benefits promotional flyer.

Targeted Tuition Program – Can be used to meet the training needs of a particular position or title. The program supports agency and facility workforce development and succession planning needs. Targeted Tuition Program [pdf] benefits are issued to employees in positions or titles identified by agency and facility labor and management representatives and can be used when coursework or training programs satisfy:

  • Certification or licensing requirements
  • Educational requirements to take a New York State civil service exam
  • Educational requirements to complete a traineeship, or other specific job skills training

See a detailed description of tuition benefits options for CSEA-represented NYS employees.

Education and Training

CSEA Labor Education and Training.

The CSEA Education and Training Department offers a wide range of labor education workshops for CSEA activists. These workshops are designed to develop and teach the distinctive skills required to negotiate contracts, administer contracts, represent bargaining unit members, build and strengthen the union.

To achieve these skills, the Education and Training Department incorporates a variety of instructional methods including:

  • Lectures
  • Case studies
  • Role playing
  • Discussion
  • Demonstrations
  • Audiovisual presentations The workshops are continually updated to reflect the changing needs of our membership. Practical experience is combined with theory to insure that the participants will be able to confidently apply their acquired knowledge and skills when in the workplace. Each participant receives reference materials as part of the workshop and a certificate of completion.

Labor and Education Links

Education and Training Workshops Schedule
How To Register
Workshop Descriptions
Labor Definitions

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CSEA Scholarships
CSEA awards 18 $1,000 scholarships under the Irving Flaumenbaum Memorial Scholarship. Plus, Pearl Carroll and MetLife each sponsor a one-time $2,500 award. Applications are available in mid-February from Local and Unit Presidents. Filing for a Flaumenbaum scholarship automatically puts an applicant in consideration for the Pearl Carroll and MetLife scholarships.
Click here to download the 2014 Irving Flaumenbaum Memorial Scholarship Application.
Download a flier about CSEA’s scholarships


AFSCME Scholarships and Education Benefits
AFSCME Family Scholarship program: provides ten (10) scholarships of $2,000 each that are renewed for a maximum of four years. CSEA/AFSCME members’ children (or whose legal guardian is an active CSEA/AFSCME member), and who are high school seniors are eligible. For an application, write to AFSCME Family Scholarship, Attention: Education Department, 1625 L. Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20036 or call (202) 429-1250. The scholarship application period opens August 1 and must be postmarked no later than December 31. Winners are announced March 31.


The Union Plus Scholarship Program: awards scholarships ranging from $500 to $4,000 to CSEA/AFSCME members, spouses and children. Members must have been a member in good standing for at least one year to apply. Fill out the application online. Program opens in September and closes January 31. Winners are announced March 31.

Partnership for Education and Training

CSEA-represented state employees may apply for tuition vouchers for credit and non-credit courses at more than 130 participating colleges and BOCES. One course per academic year may be requested at any time during the Partnership’s application period. As an alternative to the voucher program, Partnership reimbursement is available for courses at non-participating schools. Reimbursement approval requests follow the same procedures as applying for a Partnership voucher.

Partnership Career Resources

Partnership Advisement Services

The Partnership Line — 1-800-253-4332 — provides information and advice about career and educational benefits for all CSEA-represented employees. Partnership Advisers are available to members for academic advisement, career planning, financial aid information, and basic skills services. After normal business hours, leave a message for a return call or contact the Partnership on Thursday evenings until 8:30 p.m. Your agency education liaison, training or personnel office, your CSEA Local President, or Partnership liaison can also provide information about Partnership benefits.

CSEA WORK Institute

1 Lear Jet Lane, Suite 5
Latham, NY 12110
(518) 782-4427
(518) 782-4429 (Fax)
1-866-478-5548
workinst@cseainc.org

The WORK Institute targets grants that will improve the skills and livelihood of our members. These grants assist CSEA members in career advancement through select programs and training.

Additionally, the WORK Institute strives to assist unemployed and underemployed workers in CSEA represented jobs.

The Workers’ Opportunities, Resources and Knowledge (WORK) Institute was created as part of CSEA’s mission to recognize working men and women as our greatest resource. Through the WORK Institute, CSEA is committed to expanding education and training opportunities that enable workers to reach their career goals and potential. The WORK Institute’s mission is to assist individuals in creating career paths that lead to career advancement and job security. Over time, the WORK Institute will address all facets of work force development, from career planning to skills development and upgrade, and finally job referral and placement.

The WORK Institute targets grants that will improve the skills and livelihood of our members. These grants assist CSEA members in job retention and career advancement through selected programs and training

CSEA-represented State employees may apply for tuition vouchers for credit and non-credit courses at more than 130 participating colleges and BOCES. One course per academic year may be requested at any time during the Partnership’s application period. As an alternative to the voucher program, Partnership reimbursement is available for courses at non-participating schools. Reimbursement approval requests follow the same procedures as applying for a Partnership voucher.

Mission
CSEA’s WORK Institute is a 501(c)(3) education trust that administers grants to provide CSEA members access to career development and training services.

Staff

Liz Asadourian

Director

Trevor Robertson

Program Assistant

Deb Baum

Program Coordinator

Tim Whitcomb

Program Coordinator

Programs