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7-27-2009
MEA Offers Tution Reimbursement Program in conjunction with the CUNY Murphy Institute

July 27, 2009 Dear Members, The NYC Managerial Employees Association (MEA) is very pleased to offer its Members opportunity for career development with the presentation of an educational program that focuses on government administration and policy essential to the delivery of public services. The program is geared at enriching the knowledge and improving the skills of New York City managers; and at the same time increasing potential for career advancement. MEA, in cooperation with the Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS) Citywide Training Center, is offering tuition reimbursement to Members enrolled in the Fall 2009 Semester of the Public Administration and Public Policy Certificate Program (Program) at The Murphy Institute of the City University of New York. Classes for undergraduate and graduate Programs are held once per week at The Murphy Institute: 25 West 43rd St., Manhattan, or at DCAS: 2 Washington St., Manhattan. Tuition reimbursement is for the Fall Semester of 2009. Reimbursement will be fifty-percent (50%) of the tuition fee for one and possibly two Program courses per student / Member per semester. Requirements to qualify for tuition reimbursement: · Be an active MEA Member working in New York City government. · Write a 250 word essay explaining why you are interested in the Program, and how you will benefit from the Program. · Enroll in the undergraduate or graduate Program. · Selection will be made by the MEA based on essay evaluation, and on active MEA Membership seniority. · Successful completion of one and possibly two Program courses with grades of B or better. An official copy of the Fall Semester grades must be submitted to verify grades of B or better have been earned. Upon receipt of an official grade transcript indicating B or better grades, tuition reimbursement shall be granted. A limited numbers of positions will be available for tuition reimbursement. The three Programs offered are: Undergraduate, Advanced Level 1 (graduate), and Advanced Level 2 (post graduate). 1. The Undergraduate Certificate in Public Administration and Public Policy Program provides students with a solid background in government, the policy-making process, and public administration. To earn the Certificate, students must have a high school diploma or GED and complete four courses, for a total of sixteen credits. · Undergraduate Tuition is $195.00 per credit or $780.00 per course. · Upon successful completion of one and possibly two courses per semester with grades of B or better, MEA will reimburse its Member $390.00 per course for a maximum of $780.00. 2. The Advanced Certificate in Public Administration and Public Policy, Level 1 Program will provide students with a deeper understanding of such topics as public management, the administrative decision-making process, diversity, training and staff development, and union-management relations. To earn the Certificate, students must have a bachelor’s degree and complete four out of five courses, for a total of twelve credits. · Graduate Tuition is $310.00 per credit or $930.00 per course. · Upon successful completion of one and possibly two courses per semester with grades of B or better, MEA will reimburse its Member $465.00 per course for a maximum of $930.00 3. The Advanced Certificate in Public Administration and Public Policy, Level 2 Program will provide students with an opportunity to practice decision- and policy-making skills through field-based projects. This certificate program is for those students who have a Master’s Degree in Urban Studies, or a related field. To earn the Certificate, students must complete all three courses, for a total of nine credits · Graduate Tuition is $310.00 per credit or $930.00 per course. · Upon successful completion of one and possibly two courses per semester with grades of B or better, MEA will reimburse its Member $465.00 per course for a maximum of $930.00. Please indicate your first and second choices for course selections on the “Public Administration and Public Policy Course Selections: Fall 2009” form. This form, the MEA Application for Certificate Program in Public Administration & Public Policy, and your essay should be submitted to the attention of: Ms. Sadie Culler, NYC Managerial Employees Association, 50 Broad St., Suite 1101, New York, N.Y. 10004. Ms. Culler must receive this information by the close of business on Monday, August 10, 2009. Submissions can be made by mail, facsimile (212 964-6458) or hand delivered to the MEA Office. If selected as a tuition reimbursement candidate, Program registration will be conducted on Wednesday, August 19, 2009 from 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM at the MEA Office. For further information including course descriptions and application forms, please visit the MEA web site: WWW.NYCMEA.ORG, or contact Ms. Culler at 212-964-0035. Classes start September 1, 2009. It is a pleasure for MEA to offer this Program to enhance career development of our Members. We look forward to receiving your application forms and essay for consideration to the Program. Sincerely yours, Stephen M. Ferrer President, NYC Managerial Employees Association Darrell L. Sims Chairman, MEA Compensation and Professionalism Committee *** Please see associated information and documentation on the LINKS page ***


  
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