2023 Scholarship

Local 333 Scholarship Program
The deadline for submitting applications for the CSEA Local 333 Mary Donahue Scholarships is April 30th.  We award up to four $1,000 scholarships to the applicants that are chosen by the Scholarship Committee.  If you need any additional information or have questions about the deadline, please contact Local 333 Recording Secretary Leigh Rivet at (yes, it is  Good luck to all of our applicants.

2021 Scholarship winners

Please join us in congratulating your 2021 Mary E. Donahue Scholarship Winners.

Hannah Gomula, daughter of Rebecca Gifford will be attending Cazenovia College this fall. While being involved in clubs and volunteer services Hannah was able to participate in honors classes and maintain an excellent GPA.

Yasemin Knott, daughter of Brendan Knott will be attending Siena College this fall studying Biology and Psychology. Yasemin aspires to become a Forensic Criminologist or Forensic Psychologist.

Christopher Schulman, son of David Schulman will be attending Siena college this fall studying Biology. Christopher is a well rounded student who was able to maintain his grades while being active playing hockey. Christopher will continue playing on his local hockey team while attending college.

Samantha Siciliano, daughter of Margaret Siciliano will be returning to the University of Lynchburg this fall. She has been studying Criminology and Philosophy. Samantha achieved a 4.0 her freshman year.


Unified Court System budget update

The unions representing UCS employees met with the Office of Court Administration this morning via Skype.  With the Governor’s 10% reduction to the Unified Court System’s budget for this current fiscal year resulting in a $300 million dollar shortfall,  OCA has been taking steps to make up for the shortfall and it was related today that of the $300 million shortfall, they have been successful in reducing it to $28 million.  OCA had proposed several options today to the unions some of which could possibly involve workforce reductions and/or an agreement on the 2 percent salary increase and retroactive monies. We are scheduled to have a follow-up meeting with the other court unions to discuss these proposals further on Monday, October 5th.  We are also scheduled to meet again with OCA in December to get further information on what the future may hold and any other progress on the shortfall.  As always, CSEA is committed to the best interest of our membership and as further information becomes available, we will share it with you.

Budget Cuts

On Friday August 28th 2020, OCA had a conference call with all the unions statewide. We were informed of the fiscal constraints OCA is facing for the rest of the year. The unions were not given any hard numbers or facts, just generic comments without any specifics. CSEA and the other unions are waiting for specific information regarding budget constraints. CSEA is committed to our membership and will keep you posted as more information comes available.

CSEA Workforce May 2020

We encourage you to read the CSEA Workforce Issue May 2020

Some Articles to be sure to read:

  • Expansion of Telehealth and Telemedicine
  • Flex Spending Account Update
  • Care for you mental health during pandemic
  • EBF extends dependent eligibility to age 26




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