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Central Region 5

Thanks for visiting our Region web page! CSEA’s Central Region is our union’s largest geographical Region, advocating on behalf of about 45,000 active and retired workers in 20 Counties throughout Northern NY, Central NY, the Finger Lakes, the Mohawk Valley and the Southern Tier.
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Sheila Sears, staple of CSEA Judiciary, retires

Nearly 40 years of ‘never quit’ attitude, Sears retires from Judiciary Local

“Sheila, we call her Miss CSEA,” former Central Region Judiciary Local President Don Lynskey said of CSEA activist Sheila Sears, who recently retired after many years with the state and our union.

Click here to read the full story!


Polar Peeps Plunge-in-Place!

At the 2020 Annual Delegates Meeting, Region 5 was once again awarded the President’s Polar Cap Award for raising the most funds out of each CSEA Region to benefit the New York Special Olympics.

This year we will not be plunging together at big events, but we still plan to support the NYSO the best that we can by plunging in place! Here is a flyer to print out or send to your fellow members!

Link to CSEA Region 5 Team Page:

Link to Facebook event page:

  1. Click “register”
  2. Fill out your information. You DO NOT have to select to join a team, you are already on our CSEA-only page.
  3. Access your participant center, you will see “CSEA Virtual Plunge 2021” on the top.
  4. Take the plunge! Get creative with ice, water, or snow … anything goes!
  5. Be sure to send pictures and video to or text them to communications specialist Nick Newcomb at 315-414-7744 

Update your workplace bulletin board!

Bulletin boards at your workplace can be a great source of information for members. Here are some helpful pages to post on yours!

CSEA Visa Credit Card

Who is your local president, shop steward, grievance rep, etc.?

Follow CSEA on social media!

Know your rights: CSEA Legal Department

$10k accidental death benefit registration form

Know your Region 5 staff

AFSCME free college benefit 

For more information to post on your workplace bulletin board, contact communications specialist Nick Newcomb at

2021 Region 5 Scholarship

CSEA offers our members many opportunities for assistance in paying for college, including our AFSCME Free College Program, and several union scholarships at the nationalstatewide, regional and local levels.

The Central Region application deadline is May 1, 2021 for our 15th annual College Scholarship awards from eligible high school seniors whose parents, legal guardians or grandparents are Region 5 CSEA members in good-standing.

Click here to download the application

Click here for a flyer to advertise the scholarship


The NYS/CSEA Partnership for Education and Training is currently offering two online courses for CSEA-represented employees.

Blueprint Reading Fundamentals:

February 16, 18, 23 & 25 @ 10 to 11:30 a.m. OR April 6, 8, 13, 15 @ 10 to 11:30 a.m.

World Trade Center Health Programs Overview:

February 18 @ 2 to 3 p.m. OR March 24 @ 2 to 3 p.m.

Upcoming CSEA Education and Training Webinars 


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6595 Kirkville Rd. • East Syracuse NY 13057

Phone (800) 559-7975

Fax (315) 433-0915