Paid Parental Leave MOU

CSEA Judiciary Local Presidents are happy to announce that CSEA and the Unified Court System have agreed on a Paid Parental Leave benefit which will go into effect on April 1, 2024.

Under the terms of the agreement, upon the birth, adoption or foster date, CSEA represented employees will be entitled to 12 weeks of Paid Parental Leave during which they will continue to accumulate accruals and receive full pay. This Agreement also allows households where both parents work for the Courts to each take 12 weeks of Paid Parental Leave.

PPL must be taken in consecutive weeks and cannot be taken intermittently. This Agreement provides for retroactivity back to any birth, adoption or foster date on or after January 1 through March 31, 2024.  If an employee gave birth, adopted or fostered a child beginning on a date between January 1 and March 31 of 2024, and were on paid leave utilizing their accruals, once the PPL forms are available, the employee should fill them out and submit them as the form advises.

If an employee was out on unpaid leave upon the birth, adoption or foster date, they will not be eligible to retroactive PPL, but may be eligible for prospective PPL if they are currently out on leave as of April 1. The PPL benefit is ONLY available within 7 months of the date of birth, adoption or fostering.  So if one adopts a child on January 5, 2024, on or about April 1, 2024 they can use the forms that UCS will develop to apply for PPL for any 12 week period between 1/5 and 8/4/24.   Please reach out to your Local President if you have any questions.  Stay Union, Stay strong!



Every year, our union offers eighteen $1,000 scholarships under the Irving Flaumenbaum and Thomas H. McDonough programs, three in each of our six regions. Dependent children of CSEA members who are graduating high school seniors are eligible. We also have two additional college scholarship opportunities available through the same application form. You can download this year’s application form at: where you can also find a poster to print and post around your workplaces. The deadline for submitting scholarship applications is May 1st, 2024.


Region 5 scholarship 2024

Attached is the 2024 Region 5 Scholarship application and flyer to promote across your workplaces. The deadline for applications to be submitted is April 12th, 2024.


2024 Judiciary Local 334 Cover and Application

It is with great pleasure CSEA Judiciary Local 334 announces the 2024 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.  Applications due by May 3rd, 2024.

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


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Submit your EBF reimbursement form once you have reached a combined co-pay amount of $400 for physician visits, labs/X-rays, other un-reimbursed medical and prescription co-pays on/after December 31st each year.  Applications are only accepted for 2023 reimbursement through March 31st, 2024.  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, pharmacy printouts for Prescription co-pays. Should you have any questions call 1-800-323-2732 or go online to