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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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CSEA NYS Partnership helping further careers

‘I took the training to further my career with the state’

ONEONTA — SUNY Oneonta carpenter shop associates Kurt Klejbuk and Mike Roof already had a wealth of knowledge in the field before taking the carpentry Applied Skills Trade Program offered through NYS & CSEA’s Partnership for Education and Training. 

Klejbuk and Roof completed the training in the hopes it could help them advance their careers with the state.

Click here to read the full story!

APPLY: 2023 Central Region 5 Scholarship

East Syracuse — CSEA offers members many opportunities for assistance in paying for college with union scholarships at the national, statewide, regional, and local levels. 

The Central Region application deadline is APRIL 15, 2023.

Eligible high school seniors whose parents, legal guardians, or grandparents are Region 5 CSEA members in good-standing can apply. A minimum of 4 applicants will be chosen. 

Click here to download the application form

Click here to download a poster to promote the scholarship to members

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!

Region 5 Bulletin Board and Member Benefits Kit

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


Upcoming CSEA Education and Training Webinars and Workshops 


Grievance Representation: Wednesday, March 8 AND Thursday, March 9 from 6 to 8 p.m. (must complete both sessions)

Advanced Grievance: Power in Numbers: Monday, March 13 AND Tuesday, March 14 from 6 to 8 p.m. (must complete both sessions)

Weingarten Rights: What you need to know webinar: Tuesday, March 14 from 1 to 2 p.m.

It’s Not Grieveable, Now What?: Wednesday, March 15 from 11 a.m. to Noon

Representing Members in Discipline and Interrogations Recertification: Thursday, March 16 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Labor History: Monday, March 20 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Steward: Tuesday, March 21 AND Wednesday, March 22 from 10 a.m. to Noon

Overview of FMLA: Tuesday, March 21 from 6 to 8 p.m.

The 7 tests of just cause: Wednesday, March 22 from 5 to 6 p.m.

Conducting Successful Meetings: Tuesday, March 28 from Noon to 2 p.m.

How to conduct new member orientation: Wednesday, March 29 from Noon to 2 p.m.

State Government Grievance Representation: Wednesday, March 29 AND Thursday, March 29 from 6 to 8 p.m.


These workshops have been created in Unionware and are open to Regions 1-6, and it is requested that All the Regions Offices handle pre-registration.

*If you have any trouble signing up online, call the Region 5 Office at 315-728-3360*

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6595 Kirkville Rd. • East Syracuse NY 13057

Phone (800) 559-7975

Fax (315) 433-0915