Security Services Unit Programs
The NYS/SSU Labor-Management Committee (LMC) coordinates and administers tuition support and grants funded by Articles 13.1 and 25.6 of the agreement between the State and NYSCOPBA for Security Services Unit (SSU) employees. The LMC works to improve labor and management cooperation at all levels by developing programs that build understanding and improve communications.
The Labor-Management Grants program provides a special opportunity for labor-management committees to develop new and creative program ideas and to identify special projects that will improve the work life of NYSCOPBA-represented employees. To receive grant funds, active labor-management cooperation must be demonstrated.
Equipment Replacement Grants
The Equipment Replacement Grants program provides local labor-management committees the opportunity to replace worn out, broken equipment originally purchased through the Labor-Management Grants program.
The Tuition Reimbursement program reimburses applicants for a portion of the covered tuition expense up to a fiscal year maximum. The program encourages career development and provides financial assistance to members for educational activities which support or improve the skills required for current job assignments or for fulfilling career-related course work. All full-time employees whose positions are assigned to the SSU represented by NYSCOPBA and who have had six months continuous state service immediately prior to the beginning date of the course are eligible.
The annual fiscal year allowance per applicant for April 1, 2010 – March 31, 2011 is 100% of the covered tuition expense up to $1,200. Applicants are eligible for reimbursement of book expenses up to a maximum of $250 per course.
The Agency-Specific Grant program encourages creative training efforts at the agency level; prepares agency employees to advance to more responsible positions; retrains employees affected by organizational or technological change to meet new job requirements; enables SSU employees to participate in new state career programs; assists employees in meeting specific occupational needs consistent with the mission of their agency; and promotes personal growth and development.