We will be holding an informational dinner meeting on Thursday, March 5th, Brooks’ House of BBQ – Brooks’ Roost Banquet Room, 5560 State Hwy 7, Oneonta. The meeting is open to ALL members of the Local (from any county).  Non-members are not permitted to attend.  Please RSVP to Rosanne Wicks, by Friday February 28th.  Vendors have been invited to attend and will be available from 4:45-6:00, meeting to start at 6:00.


Join us on the stage at the Utica Memorial Auditorium,  Wednesday March 11th for an always exciting Utica Comets Hockey game.  Admission includes ticket to game, hot dogs, sausage and peppers, chicken tenders, fries and front row seats to the thruway rivalry! Tickets are limited, so get your money and reservations in today.  Member cost is $10; guest cost is $42.  Any questions, contact Catrina Leone at  All reservations must be received in the mail by March 4th.  See the attached flyer for further details and the reservation form.


Unfortunately the Drivers Safety Course scheduled for Oneida County on March 21st has been cancelled due to a lack of available instructors.  We will be looking into alternate dates in the coming months.  If your certification has or will be expiring, you can still renew online.  NYSP offers defensive driving classes to CSEA  members and their families at a rate $23.95 per person over the internet. Go to to register; enter code CSEA.  After completing the six-hour course, you are entitled to a 10% reduction of your collision, liability and no-fault insurance base rate premiums each year for three years. Additionally, up to four (4) violation points may be reduced from the total on your driving record if you have incurred violations during the 18 months prior to completing the course.


We will be holding a dinner meeting followed by a presentation by the New York State Retirement System on Thursday, March 26th, 2020, at Tioga Downs Event Center, 2nd Floor, Tioga South, in Nichols, NY at 6:00 p.m., doors will open at 5:00 p.m.  This meeting/presentation is a joint collaboration with CSEA Local 002 (Southern Tier State Employees).  Vendors have been invited to attend and will be available from 5:00 – 6:00.  Secure your reservation today, as seating is limited.  We will keep a “wait list” once reservations are full, so please include a cell number to reach you.  All reservations must be received by Thursday March 19th,  as our numbers will have to be called in to Tioga Downs on Friday.  NO Exceptions, so please mail your reservation and deposit right away.  Reservations can be mailed to Sheila Sears, for all questions contact Rosanne Wicks at


A reminder to submit your EBF reimbursement form once you have reached a combined co-pay amount of $325 for physician visit and prescription co-pays OR on/after December 31st each year.  Applications are accepted for 2019 reimbursement through March 31st, 2020.  See the attached guidelines and pay particular attention to what proof of co-pays are accepted, i.e., Explanation of Benefits (EOB) for Physician co-pays and pharmacy printouts for Prescription co-pays.



It is with great pleasure CSEA announces the 2020 Irving Flaumenbaum Memorial Scholarship Program.  High school seniors who apply for the Flaumenbaum Scholarship are automatically in the running for the Pearl Insurance and MetLife Insurance Company Scholarships.  In total $23,000 is available to CSEA members’ children.  High School Seniors are eligible to apply.

Irving Flaumenbaum Award will provide eighteen $1,000 scholarships to graduating seniors, three in each region.

The Pearl Insurance and MetLife Insurance Company Scholarships will provide two awards of $2,500 each.

Region 5

Do you have a graduating high school senior going to college? Are you looking for help paying for it? Your union has a scholarship opportunity for YOU!

CSEA Central Region 5 is proud to announce the application period for our annual CSEA Region 5 College Scholarship. Applicants must be graduating high school seniors, who will be continuing their education at an accredited college/trade school, and are the child/legal dependent or grandchild of a CSEA member in good standing or a CSEA Region 5 Staff member.

Applications are now available at

The application deadline is April 1, 2020. A minimum of 4 winners will be selected in April. Get your application in today!

 Local 334

 It is with great pleasure CSEA Judiciary Local 334 announces the 2020 Lt. Michael D. Carraway Memorial Scholarship Program.  Graduating seniors who are a child or legal dependent of a court employee represented by CSEA Judiciary Local 334  and will be attending an accredited institution of higher education are eligible to apply.

 *These scholarships are another member-only benefit of belonging to New York’s Leading Union.*


Boat Tour Alexandria Bay –  June 13, 2020

Water Safari – July 18, 2020

Syracuse Mets Baseball – August 8th 2020