TO: Statewide Officers
DATE: August 4, 2010
RE: Restoration of Article 15 Tuition and Professional Development Programs
I am please to inform to that PEF has been notified that the Article 15 Professional Development Programs that were suspended April 28, 2010 due to the delay in passing the State Budget are being restored.
On August 4, 2010 a new notice regarding the restoration of these programs will appear on the GOER website (http://www.goer.state.ny.us/Training_Development/PEF/tuition/index.cfm). The websites for each program are also accessible from the PEF website by clicking the red “Tuition and Professional Development” button on the home page.
Various Reimbursement Programs:
On August 5, 2010 payments will begin to be processed for the following programs where applications have been file by members since April 1, 2010 to date for reimbursement for qualifying expenses incurred in the 2010 – 2011 fiscal year:
- College Tuition Reimbursement (CTR) Program
- Workshop and Seminar Reimbursement (WSR) Program (former VALT program)
- Nurses’ Enhanced CTR and WSR Pilot Programs
- The Certification and Licensure Exam Fee Reimbursement Program
If you filed an applications for reimbursement under these programs for qualifying expenses incurred between April 1, 2010 and August 16, 2010 your application will be processed and reimbursement checks issued if the applications are complete and meet the eligibility requirements.
If you have incurred expenses that qualify for reimbursement and completed the course or exam under one of these programs between April 1, 2010 and August 5, 2010 but have not filed an application you must do so by September 16, 2010.
If you have incurred expenses that qualify for reimbursement under one of these programs that began after April 1, 2010, but have not completed the course or exam, you must file an application for reimbursement in accordance with the program guidelines (i.e. within 60 days of completion of the course, workshop, seminar or exam). Applications received after this date will be denied as late.
On August 16, 2010 the 2010 – 2011 Voucher Program for PS&T Unit employees, including the enhanced nurses voucher pilot program, will be restored and will provide Vouchers for courses that commence on or after August 16, 2010.
All applications for these programs must be completed online using GOER’s new online application system. The online application process is mandatory, but this system is beneficial to our members. They will receive e-mail notifications of receipt of the application, e-mails as the application proceeds through processing the issuance of a check and the ability to view their individual history of continuing education using these programs.
Go to http://www.goer.state.ny.us/Training_Development/pstp_online.cfm and create an account so that you can apply, view and track your applications and view your history.
Additional information will be available on the GOER website, which you can access directly at http://www.goer.state.ny.us/Training_Development/PEF/index.cfm or through a link on the PEF website (www.pef.org).