Dear MEA 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 Spring 2010 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 a week at The Murphy Institute located at: 25 West 43rd St., Manhattan, or DCAS:
2 Washington St., Manhattan.
Tuition reimbursement is for the Spring Semester of 2010. Reimbursement will be fifty-percent (50%) of the tuition fee for one and possibly two Program courses per student - member each 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.
Upon receipt of an official transcript indicating a B or better grade, tuition reimbursement shall be granted. A limited numbers of positions will be available for tuition reimbursement. The two Program levels offered are Undergraduate and Advanced Level 1 (graduate). See below.
Note: Advanced Level 2 (post graduate) has been discontinued.
1.The Undergraduate Certificate in Public Administration and Public Policy Curriculum 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 each 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 Curriculum 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 each 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: Spring 2010” 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 Thursday, January 21, 2010. Submissions can be made by mail, facsimile (212 964-6458) or hand delivered to the MEA Office. Please contact Mr. Padraig O’Donoghue, Admissions Counselor for the Murphy Institute at: (212) 642-2068 in order to complete the registration process. 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 January 28, 2010. MEA apologizes for the very short notice and brief turn-around-time for applications.
Career development of our Members is very important and we are pleased to offer this Program that provides opportunity for enrichment of your abilities. We look forward to receiving your application forms and essay for consideration to the Program.
President, NYC Managerial Employees Association
Darrell L. Sims
Chair, MEA Compensation and Professionalism Committee
MEA Certificate Program Reimbursement Application Form