The Union Education Trust provides a comprehensive program of training initiatives for State of Ohio bargaining unit employees. The Trust develops programs that help bargaining unit employees advance their careers, improve their quality of work life and work towards achieving employment security. Trust programs provide financial assistance to defray the cost of employees participating in education and training programs including:
Funding for the Trust is provided through employer contributions negotiated through the collective bargaining agreements.
All current OCSEA state bargaining unit employees, OCSEA bargaining unit employees in the State of Ohio Treasurer's office, OCSEA bargaining unit employees in the office of the Ohio Attorney General, OCSEA bargaining unit employees in the office of the Ohio Auditor of State, and CWA bargaining unit employees in the State of Ohio Secretary of State office, who are on the State of Ohio active payroll or who have recall/rehire rights are eligible to participate and receive financial assistance for Union Education Trust programs. Eligible participants must meet specific program criteria and requirements.
We encourage you to verify your eligibility for UET benefits before you pay for education courses or training events:
If you plan to apply for reimbursement, we encourage you to apply for pre-approval before you register or pay for education and training. The pre-approval process will verify your eligibility for UET and the eligibility of the courses for UET funding.
Eligible members who go on disability leave may become inactive in the state payroll system and, therefore, lose eligibility for UET. However, you may be able to restore your active payroll status by supplementing your disability leave with vacation or sick leave time. Contact your agency’s HR department for information on supplementing your leave and restoring your active payroll status.