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CSEA is under attack by the Freedom Foundation with intentionally deceptive mailers, emails and social media.  They want to take your power, time to fight back!

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Memorial Day: Fallen heroes are never forgotten

This Memorial Day weekend, we remember and honor the fallen heroes who gave their lives for our liberty. Their courage and sacrifice will never be forgotten.

 Long Island, Metropolitan and Capital Region members may receive text invites to participate in discussions

CSEA is looking to recruit more members for focus group discussions around the state. Members who participate will be compensated $125 for 90 minutes of their time to share their open, honest opinions about our union. Starting next week, we will be texting members in Long Island Region 1, Metropolitan Region 2 and Capital Region 4 to invite them to participate. These messages are legitimate, so please encourage members who receive them to sign up and make their voices heard!

State launches campaign to HELP fill public jobs

The New York State Department of Civil Service has launched the New York Hiring for Emergency Limited Placement Statewide (NY HELPS) Program to help public employers fill critical vacancies.

The state has also kicked off a public awareness campaign to promote public employment and numerous public service career opportunities.

The StateJobsNY website has also been revamped.

As Gov. Kathy Hochul and Civil Service Commissioner Timothy Hogues have noted, the state is working to improve its civil service hiring process, including eliminating barriers to entering civil service, meeting job seekers where they are and seeking diverse talent to public jobs.

CSEA is working in partnership with the Governor and her administration to help recruit and retain public employees.

You get the job done!

May is CSEA Member Appreciation Month

Every day, CSEA members like you get the job done to provide services in every community in New York.
To acknowledge union members for the hard work they do, CSEA is once again designating May as Member Appreciation Month. CSEA regions are distributing lawn signs and holding events throughout the month to show our union’s appreciation of your efforts.
To see events that are planned for your region, watch for updates on your region’s Facebook page or the CSEA Member Appreciation Month page.

CSEA celebrates Tier 6 pension plan reform in State Budget

ALBANY – CSEA, New York’s largest public employee union, is celebrating the inclusion of reforms to the Tier 6 pension plan in the FY2025 State Budget.

“We applaud Governor Hochul, Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins, and Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie for their strong leadership in fighting for pension equity for Tier 6 members,” said CSEA President Mary E. Sullivan.

The enacted state budget includes a change to how pensions are calculated. Under the new law, a Tier 6 employee’s pension will be based on their top three years of earnings instead of 5 years. This change will increase retirement security for Tier 6 employees and make Tier 6 look more like earlier pension tiers.

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A recruitment message to CSEA from NYS Comptroller Tom DiNapoli

The State Comptroller’s office is currently hiring for multiple open CSEA positions across New York State.

The office has more than 2,700 public employees statewide who are dedicated to ensuring taxpayer dollars are used effectively and for public good. CSEA members are highly valued members of their team, these positions are open to those who are new to government work or current New York State employees looking for a change.
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Apply NOW for WDI Child Care Scholarship Program

The Workforce Development Institute (WDI) launched child care scholarships to help working families with the high cost of child care in the Capital District and Western New York.

The average monthly scholarship is $1,000 per child, paid directly to child care providers for full-time care.

Eligibility guidelines apply. Scholarships are open to any resident of Albany, Schenectady, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Monroe and Erie counties working 10 hours or more or is in an education of training program under the maximum eligible income.

CSEA members and families are urged to apply now! This program will go fast. It is open to the public and will end when funding runs out.

Visit to get an application and complete the prescreen. For questions, email

Download flyer to learn more about the program and eligibility guidelines.

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Test your knowledge!

Knowledge is power, and it pays off! Join the fun with our weekly union quiz on the MyCSEA app! First-time winners not only get bragging rights but a FREE exclusive CSEA t-shirt! Download the MyCSEA app today and put your mind to the test!
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If you are a State employee paid through the Office of the State Comptroller PayServ Payroll System, please use the last 4 digits of your NYS employee ID (which starts with the letter "N").

If you are having difficulty, please contact CSEAs membership department at 1-800-342-4146 for assistance.

New webinar available

CSEA has a brand-new webinar available for activists interested in our governance process, How to properly write and submit proposed resolutions or amendments to CSEA’s Constitution & By-Laws. It will prepare viewers to properly write proposed resolutions and/or amendments to CSEA’s governing documents that, if approved, may be voted on at our Annual Delegates Meeting this October.

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Download the Updated My CSEA smartphone app!

We’ve just launched a completely updated version of our popular My CSEA smartphone app, available for both Apple and Android devices, which keeps you even more connected to our union and provides important information about your representation and benefits. It’s all just a touch away!

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Show OFF your union pride WITH A CSEA SHIRT!

Visit CSEA’s Merch Mart today to purchase shirts and hats bearing the CSEA logo which are union-made in the USA and offered through our partner Ethix Merch.

Order today and wear them with pride and show off your union colors!

Featured union news around our Regions

Long Island Region

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Member Appreciation Bowling Nights a huge success

Metropolitan Region

Join our virtual Black History Month celebration on February 28th

Southern Region

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Registration underway for 2024 Southern Region Golf Classic

Capital Region

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R4 Organizes a Job Fair

Central Region

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CSEA celebrates Tier 6 reform in State Budget

Western Region

After more than a decade of advocacy by our union, CSEA Erie County Correctional Facility Unit members are celebrating monumental changes to their pensions that will advance efforts to recruit and retain workers.