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CSEA will be performing maintenance on Saturday, June 22 and Sunday, June 23. All systems, including the website, mobile app and phone system will be unavailable on those days.

Fighting Back with the Truth

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!

Learn more and hear what CSEA Members are saying at:


Early Voting for Primary Election begins Saturday, June 15

Early Voting for the Primary Election begins Saturday, June 15, and runs to Sunday, June 23. This is a great way to vote quickly and conveniently. You don’t need to wait for Election Day! Early Voting times and locations vary by county.

Click here for more information about early voting in your county, find your polling place and more important information.

June is Pride Month

Happy Pride Month! CSEA is celebrating the activism and advocacy work of the LGBTQ+ community! From fighting for equal rights to raising awareness about important issues, their dedication inspires us all. Let’s continue to support and uplift LGBTQ+ voices! Our union will participate in Pride events across the state; join CSEA for an event in your area.
See list of Pride events

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From left, CSEA Central Region President Kenny Greenleaf, CSEA Central Region Treasurer Amy Simmons and CSEA President Mary E. Sullivan pose shortly after Sullivan presented Simmons with the William McGowan Award during our union’s Statewide Conference on Occupational Safety and Health.

CSEA Statewide Conference on Occupational Safety and Health wraps

CSEA’s biennial Statewide Conference on Occupational Safety and Health wrapped on Sunday. More than 500 CSEA activists participated in numerous workshops aimed at ensuring union members are safe in the workplace. Union members also honored Central Region Treasurer Amy Simmons with CSEA’s William McGowan Award for Occupational Safety and Health.
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NYS Healthcare Workers for Our Future Scholarship Program is now open!

The “Healthcare Workers for Our Future” Scholarship provides a two-year scholarship to approximately 500 selected recipients covering tuition, room and board, and other related expenses in an approved program of study at any approved New York state public or private college or university.

Recipients of the scholarship must agree to work in an underserved area in NYS as Registered Nurses, Respiratory Therapists, Clinical Laboratory Technologists, Radiologic Technologists, or Surgical Technologists for two years upon graduation.

For the scholarship application, complete program rules and FAQs, visit The deadline to apply is June 24, 2024.

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 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!

CSEA Member Appreciation Month

Every day, CSEA members like you get the job done to provide services in every community in New York.
Member Appreciation Month events continue into June in honor of the work members do every day..
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.

Read the full news release
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State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli in a screenshot from the recruitment video.

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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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Look up your CSEA ID    
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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.

View the webinar

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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Region One celebrates diversity

Metropolitan Region

Join our virtual Black History Month celebration on February 28th

Southern Region

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CSEA endorses Latimer in 16th Congressional District

Capital Region

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R4 Organizes a Job Fair

Central Region

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Region 5: Vote Mannion for US Congress

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.