CSEA LOCAL & STATEWIDE NEWS
Effective Thursday May 7th there will be a title structure change for several titles affecting over 10,000 represented CSEA State Executive Branch Employees.
A title Structure change is a change of the title of a position. This change may be due to the elimination of a clumsy or outdated title. It may also occur due to the consolidation of similar titles into a new broader title.
With the May 7, 2015 title change:
– No current employee who is permanently appointed to an affected title will have to take any additional exams or meet any new minimum qualifications.
– No new probation term will have to be served.
– Employees currently on probation will be required to complete that probation term successfully.
– Transfer opportunities will be increased in some cases.
AFSCME’s 1.6 million active and retired members have more than 1 trillion dollars in retirement assets invested in public pension systems across the country. The magnitude of these assets can make us a major player in the financial markets. We must work to ensure that this money is invested so that the retirement benefits promised to public employees are safe and secure.
New York Needs the Paid Family Leave Insurance Act.
In 1993 the federal Family and Medical Leave Act was enacted to provide 12 weeks unpaid, job protected leave for working families to care for their newborn or adopted child or sick family members. For many working people, however, taking unpaid time off is virtually impossible, no matter how serious the situation. Today, sixty-six percent of mothers of young children work outside the home and twenty percent of adults care for an elderly relative.
Paid Family Leave Insurance provides a solution that allows working families to care for themselves without risking their economic security. It would expand New York’s existing Temporary Disability Insurance (TDI) program (which provides some wage replacement during a worker’s own non-work related temporary disability) to cover a worker who needs time off to care for a newborn or newly adopted child, or a seriously ill family member. Paid family leave is good for New York families, good for New York businesses, and good for New York’s economy.
We are pleased to announce the Skills for Successspring 2014 course catalog for CSEA-represented employees, offered by the NYS & CSEA Partnership for Education and Training (Partnership).
The Partnership is jointly sponsored and administered by the NYS Governor's Office of Employee Relations and the Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA). Course participation by employees working in local government, school districts, state authorities, and the private sector is sponsored by the CSEA WORK Institute.
You are invited to take advantage of the in-classroom and webinar courses contained in this publication. Courses are listed under seven categories. We urge you to work with your supervisor to select the courses most suited to your work and personal goals. You may apply for any of the courses offered, even if the course is not related to your current job. Follow the links below for course catalog and application.
New Member Benefit for CSEA members only!
No Premiums | No Application | No Kidding!
There’s no application to fill out, no premiums to pay. There’s no cost to you.
The following links provide forms for your accidental death benefit certificate and beneficiary forms:
*NOTE: Once you print this form, please return the signed copy to:
Attn: Insurance Dept.
143 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12210
Working people and our communities are losing ground every day because of bad choices by business and elected officials.
More bad choices will put more people out of work. When good jobs go away, it affects not only workers but everyone in our community, including local businesses where we spend our paychecks.
That’s why we have to change the way we do things. Slogans and demonstrations are not enough. We have to find allies in our community who will join with us and hold our elected officials and big business responsible.
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The following links are for CSEA workshops that are coming up.
Take the 2016 Contract Negotiations Survey
The Union Difference
Sign the petition for NY's Paid Family Leave
Accidental Death Benefit
STRONG Communities Work
Skills for Success
Your pension is among the many protections and benefits at stake if New York state voters approve a constitutional convention in 2017. The New York State Constitution mandates that every 20 years, voters must vote whether to hold a constitutional convention. In 1997, voters rejected a convention thanks largely to the efforts of CSEA and other groups.
The NYS & CSEA Partnership for Education and Training is pleased to announce a new online learning certificate program for CSEA-represented NYS employees.
The Administrative Skills Certificate Program is an exciting learning opportunity for CSEA members who are looking to develop their administrative and clerical job-related skills.
Members can apply for this program between December 1, 2015 and January 4, 2016. In order to earn a certificate, participants must successfully complete all required courses between December 1, 2015 and June 30, 2016. Members may take courses at work with supervisory approval or at home.
Those wishing to take any training should fill out the attached form for approval that is included in the Training SOP.