Public Employees Federation (PEF) Programs
PEF–represented employees may now apply for reimbursement for qualifying education expenses incurred during the 2014–2015 fiscal year under the following reimbursement programs:
All WSR applications for courses or events that began on or after April 1, 2014 and ended before June 30, 2014 must be submitted by September 1, 2014.
All CLEFR applications for exams that began on or after April 1, 2014 and ended before June 30, 2014 must be submitted by October 1, 2014.
To access a Quick Tip Guide to the WSR Program, Nurses’ Enhanced WSR Program, and the CLEFR Program, please click here.
These reimbursement programs are not identical to past reimbursement programs for PEF–represented employees. Employees should read the guidelines carefully. Click on the above links for guidelines.
The following programs are not available.
- PSTP College Tuition Reimbursement (CTR) Program (including Nurses' Enhanced CTR Program)
- PSTP Tuition Voucher Program (including Nurses' Enhanced Tuition Voucher Program)
Workshops for PEF–represented employees
- Public Service Workshops Program (PSWP)
PSWP workshops are delivered statewide and address the professional development needs of PEF-represented employees and Management/Confidential (M/C) employees.
Grant Programs for Agencies with PEF–represented employees
The following grant programs are currently available to help agencies of PEF–represented employees meet their workforce and organizational development goals:
- Workforce Initiatives Program
The WFI Program is now available. This program provides funding to enhance job skills and increase organizational effectiveness. Click here for the Guidelines and Application.
- Labor–Management Nursing Grants Program
The Labor–Management Nursing (LMN) Grant Program provides funding to address education and training needs of PEF–represented nurses. All grant proposals must have the support of both labor and management. Successful proposals identify training that is expected to improve patient care and organizational performance. Additionally, proposals provide training and education identified as important to nurses' professional development. Click here for Guidelines and Application.
For questions, email PSTtraining@goer.ny.gov.
About Programs for PEF–represented employees
Professional Scientific and Technical Services Unit employees are represented by the Public Employees Federation, AFL–CIO (PEF). Article 15 of the New York State/PEF Collective Bargaining Agreement establishes the Professional Development Committee – the PDC – as a joint Labor Management Committee, and provides funding in each of the contract years to address professional development issues. The PDC meets to review, approve, and fund programs addressing the professional development needs of PEF–represented employees.