About The NYS & CSEA Partnership for Education and Training

The Partnership is a joint labor-management organization that provides education and training services to NYS agencies and CSEA-represented employees, and is funded through the collective bargaining agreements between the State of New York and the Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA).

A four-member Board of Directors, made up of representatives from the NYS Governor's Office of Employee Relations and CSEA, provides policy guidance to the Partnership. Co-Directors Jeannine Morell and Karen Chase-Corcoran oversee the Partnership's programs and services.

The Partnership's programs and services meet a range of employee and workforce needs:

Find answers to your Partnership Frequently Asked Questions.


Through labor-management cooperation, the NYS & CSEA Partnership for Education and Training provides programs and services for New York State employees and agencies that promote:

  • Increased career mobility, workplace safety and health, and job satisfaction;
  • A highly skilled, motivated, and productive workforce committed to excellence in public service; and
  • Effective labor-management relationships between State and CSEA representatives.

Partnership Promotional Videos

The NYS & CSEA Partnership has released two videos to promote the wide range of programs and services available to state agencies and CSEA-represented employees. The first video highlights programs that employees can access directly such as tuition benefits, online learning, adult education basics, and job skills training. The second video covers programs that NYS managers and CSEA leaders can jointly access to benefit their employees and workplace, including safety and health courses, grants programs, skilled trades training, and labor-management services. The videos also contain testimonials from CSEA members, NYS managers, and CSEA leaders who have had a positive experience with Partnership programs and services. Please take a moment to watch the short videos to learn how the Partnership can meet the education and training needs of your agency and CSEA workforce.

Updated: March 23, 2016