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Taconic Developmental Disabilities Services Office (DDSO) is a regional agency of the New York State OPWDD. The Taconic district includes Columbia, Dutchess, Greene, Putnam, and Ulster counties.

The DDSO has offices in each of the five counties and a large campus in Wassaic. It operates a network of residential and habilitative programs throughout the region, as well as providing clinic services and service coordination. It also provides support services which enable families to keep their family member with a disability at home.

Taconic works closely with many private voluntary agencies which provide related services. Taconic provides them with technical assistance and training. The DDSO and the private sector plan and work together to ensure the best quality of life possible for people residing in the Taconic district who have developmental disabilities.


To: CSEA Activists RE: NEW CHOICE NY Dear CSEA Leadership: We know early December is always a busy time, but we must share a bit of urgent news with you. Our nemesis – New Choice NY – is visiting CSEA, PEF and other union members in our Western Region area. We have heard reports they are…

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Time may be running out for members to file a workers’ compensation claim if they were potentially exposed to COVID-19 at work. State law requires that all accident claims be filed within two years of diagnosis. There are no out of pocket costs for workers’ compensation claims. Don’t be left out in the cold, protect your right to file a claim by contacting CSEA’s endorsed law firm of Fine, Olin and Anderman. Get started now by visiting: www.foalaw.com/csea-members.
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We’re thrilled to announce the return of tuition assistance for eligible employees pursuing an in-demand position in state service.

The Partnership’s Statewide Targeted Tuition Program enables aspiring nurses, welders, HVAC technicians, information technology professionals, and truck drivers to receive up to two targeted benefits. This is in addition to the two standard tuition benefits available to all CSEA-represented NYS employees.

The additional benefits help employees attain their coursework faster while reducing their tuition expenses.

Statewide Targeted Tuition Programs

• Commercial Driver’s License (CDL)

• Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC)

• Information Technology

• Nursing

• Welding

Courses must be in session during the time frame of April 1, 2022, and March 31, 2023. Applications must be received by March 31, 2023.

You can help support the growth of professionals in these high-need careers. Please share this information with your managers, supervisors, and CSEA-represented employees. Additionally, consider announcing this program on your intranet or other channels with a link to nyscseapartnership.org/statewide-targeted-tuition-program.

For details, contact a Partnership advisor at (800) 253-4332 (Option 1) or advisors@nyscsepartnership.org.

- NYS & CSEA Partnership for Education and Training

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