CSEA Women’s Committee Annual School Supply Drive – August 1-19

The CSEA Women’s Committee Annual School Supply Drive is running from August 1st through the 19th. Please bring in new school items. Last year The Family Service Association was able to serve 487 children. Each year we are able to provide several boxes of new supplies to students who otherwise wouldn’t have any.  If you would like to donate, please click on the following link for a list of items needed and the campus areas where collection boxes will be located:  School Supply Drive.

Thank you in advance for donating!

The Women’s Committee

Leave Donations for Kyle Burch

Under an agreement between applicable public employee unions and the State of New York, a program has been established where vacation time can be donated across unions to those who have exhausted their sick leave. Kyle Burch, UUP, has exhausted his sick leave accruals. Any member of the CSEA bargaining unit can donate vacation days to Kyle so long as they maintain a balance of 10 vacation days after donated days are deducted from their balances. The identity of donors remains confidential. To donate any accruals to Kyle, please print out and complete the form at the following link: http://www.oneonta.edu/admin/humres/HR/HR_images/LEAVE_DONATION_FORM.pdf.

Send the completed form to Human Resources Office, Netzer 208. For further information, please contact the Human Resources office at 436-2509. Your generosity is greatly appreciated.

CSEA Local 635 Scholarships for High School Seniors of Local 635 Members

CSEA Local 635 Scholarships are available for high school seniors (children of Local 635 members) going into college. Every student that qualifies will be awarded $1000. To apply, go to: http://csealocal635.org/ and click on scholarship applications, or call Cindi Hall at ext. 3345.  The filing deadline is April 1, 2015. We also give $100 towards books to employees taking classes. If you would like to be reimbursed for your books, please keep your receipts and call Cindi Hall for the application.

Leave Donation Request for Tim Engler

Tim Engler, Custodian in Science I and CSEA member is currently out on a leave of absence and is in need of leave donations.  To help Tim, CSEA employees  may donate vacation accruals.  Donations must be made in increments of full days with a minimum balance of ten days remaining for the donor.  Please visit www.csealocal635.org to download a leave donation form.

CSEA Prescription Drug Co-Pay Benefits

CSEA members who are enrolled in the Empire Plan or an HMO are entitled to reimbursements for NYSHIP prescription drug card co-pays and covered prescriptions less than the co-pay once annually up to a maximum of $150.00 per family per calendar year.  To obtain the maximum benefit of $150.00, members must wait until their co-pay expenses reach $450.00 before filing a claim.

For purposes of the Prescription Drug Co-pay Benefit, “Family” includes Domestic Partner.

What is the benefit?

  • Members who are enrolled in the New York State Health Insurance Program (either the Empire Plan or Health Maintenance Organization) are entitled to a reimbursement once annually for NYSHIP prescription drug co-pays for themselves and their dependents.
  • Only one claim per calendar year (January – December) is processed.  To obtain the maximum benefit, wait until your co-pay expenses reach $450.00 before filing your claim.
  • If you do not accumulate $450.00 before the end of the year, submit your claim after December 31 for what you did pay over $300.00.

The Deadline for submission is March 31 of the following year for the co-pays accumulated during the previous Calendar Year.  Therefore, for 2014 the deadline is March 31, 2015.

Submit your completed form with itemized pharmacy printout clearly indicating the co-pay amount, and a photocopy of your Empire Plan or HMO insurance card.  Cash register receipts, cancelled checks and credit card receipts are not acceptable.  The fund will then send the check to the member.  Prescriptions must be dispensed by a licensed pharmacist.

To obtain more information and print the form go to this website:  https://www.cseaebf.com/state_benefits.php