P3-A 2016-2021 Contract with 35 hr Pay Plans

P-3A Contract 2016-2021 all pay plans

UPDATED April 2019

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P3A Professional Development

P3A Professional Development Reimbursement

Process and Guidelines

Review Process:

The Professional Development (PD) committee will review all incoming applications.  The PD committee meets monthly to review applications if needed.   The PD committee will review all applications upon receipt.


The PD Committee operates on a fiscal year with a plan to appropriate $15,000 each year for fiscal years (FY) 2018, 2019, and 2020, $15,000 to the PD fund.  The PD fund will increase to $21,000 for the FY 2021.  There will be unlimited carryover of unused funds from one contract year to the succeeding contract year(s).  

Professional Development Reimbursement Guidelines:

Each employees is entitled to apply for up to $4,500 PD reimbursement funds per the duration of the union contract.

Each employee shall be entitled to apply for reimbursement at the maximum rate of $1,500 per fiscal year.

Employees are responsible for professional development costs in advance of the professional development reimbursement approval.


Reimbursable Costs:

In-State: Conference fees, mileage and parking

Out of State: Conference fees, travel, lodging and meals

Meals: Rates as listed in Article 17 of the CSEA Contract, under Professional Development and Tuition Reimbursement.


Professional Development Reimbursement Process:

Employee must submit the P3A Professional Development Reimbursement Application at least six (6) weeks prior to the start of the conference date. Click here to review the State Employee Travel Information.

  1. Complete the P3A Professional Development Reimbursement Application.
  2. The application should include copies of the professional development event and travel expenses.
  3. Obtain supervisor approval on the P3A Professional Development Reimbursement Application Form.
  4. E-mail the approved reimbursement application to the PD Committee for review to SDE@ct.gov.
  5. The PD committee will review and send an approval or denial via e-mail to the P3A member.
  6. If approved, employees must complete and submit a travel authorization form, CO-112, at least four (4) weeks prior to the start of the conference date. Review the Union-Funded Travel Procedures for additional guidance. The CO-112 is available at osc.ct.gov.
  7. Once the conference is completed, employees must complete the appropriate forms for reimbursement, which might include the employee payroll reimbursement form, CO-17XP-PR, employee voucher addendum form, and the CO-17XPA. The CO-17XP-PR and CO-17XPA forms are available at osc.ct.gov.
  8. Return the approved application and certificate of completion, all applicable receipts, approved CO-112 as well as a CO-17XP to your agency travel representative for reimbursement from the Comptroller’s Office. Members will receive their reimbursement directly from the State Comptroller.


Application Approval:

The PD Committee will approve applications for professional development opportunities within six weeks of receiving the application.  The employee and their supervisor will receive an e-mail containing the written memorandum and notice of approval once determined.  Once the employee receives the notice of approval then the employee is to follow the union funded travel procedures.


Application Denial:

Approval of professional development opportunities by the PD Committee will not be unreasonably denied.  In the case where a denial is when determined, then the denial notice will include an explanation in a written memorandum.  An unreasonable denial of any employee’s request may be appealable to the Office of Labor Relations.  The Office of Labor Relations shall respond to the appeal within five working days.


General Information:

The PD Committee will review complete applications only.


Employees must notify the PD Committee, the Comptroller as well as their agency representatives if any changes or cancellations occur. 


The fiscal year ends on June 30.  Employees are encouraged to submit reimbursement paperwork prior to June 30 each year so that applications are processed by the end of the fiscal year.  All completed applications are subject to available funding at the time of receipt.  When current fiscal year funds are depleted, no additional applications will be considered.


Please keep copies of all your documents.


Article 17, section 4 of the P3A contract contains language pertaining to the professional development fund. Click here to read the P3A Contract.


Professional Development Committee Members:

The committee comprises two union representatives and two management representatives.

 Name Department Phone E-mail
Shola Freeman SDE-P3A Union 860-713-6532 Shola.Freeman@ct.gov
Kelly Mero SDE-P3A Union 860-807-2073 Kelly.Mero@ct.gov
Francine Dew DORS-Management 860-424-4936 Francine.Dew@ct.gov
Debra Paradis SDE- Management 860-713-6695 Debra.Paradis@ct.gov



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P-3A Officers



All positions are for a two-year term (2018-2020)


President Adrian Wood
Vice-President Agnes Quinones
Secretary Suzanne Loud
Treasurer Janet Foster
Chief Steward Regina Hopkins
Stewards Felicia Canty
  Deirdre Ducharme
  Sharon Fuller
  Stephanie Knutson
  Kelly Mero
  Diane Murphy
  Alex Pitsas
  Michelle Rosado
  Kendra Shakir
  Iris White
  Kerri Fradette (BRS)
  Patricia Leonard (BESB)
  Michelle Levy (OEC)
CSEA Council Delegate Adrian Wood
CSEA Council Alternate Sue Pierson
CSEA Convention Delegates Sandi Casberg
Kerri Fradette (Alt)
Mark Henry
Regina Hopkins
Stephanie Knutson
Suzanne Loud
Diane Murphy
Susan Pierson (Alt)
Michelle Rosado
Iris White (Alt)
McCusker Trusstee Iris White



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View the P3A Contract

Click here to read our P3A contract


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May Edition of the P-3A Bulletin

The May edition of the P-3A Bulletin is now available.

This month’s edition includes the P-3A President Update, Annual Meeting Notice and Call for Nominations.  Information on the P-3A picnic, Teacher Retirement Board contributions for Retiree Health Insurance, and information on CIGNA as new our new carrier for state employee and retiree dental plans is also included.

Click here to view.

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P-3A Bylaws

Click Here for P3A Bylaws

P-3A Counil Education Administrators By-Laws

Last Revised August 2008


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January P-3A Bulletin

Click Here to download the January edition of the P-3A Bulletin

P3A Pay Tables can currently be found here. If you have information for P3A members that would be useful, please send an email message to Marcus at rivmar905@gmail.com for P3A Executive Council review. Please include “P3A” in the email subject heading.

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December P3A Bulletin

Click here to download the December P3A Bulletin


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September P3A Bulletin

Click here for the September 2013 P3A Bulletin

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Meeting Schedule

The P3A Executive Council is pleased to announce that Bob Rinker, CSEA/SEIU Local 2001 Executive Director will be joining us for the P3A meetings at the dates and times listed below:

  • Thursday, April 25, Room MCR3, CSDE Middletown, 12pm;
  • Tuesday, April 30, Room 307A, CSDE Hartford,11am.

The purpose of the meetings is to respond to retirement questions. If you have other questions, please send an email message to P3A Secretary Marcus Rivera at rivmar905@gmail.com and include “P3A” in the email subject heading. Someone on the P3A Executive Council will respond. The May 9, 2013 meeting at BESB has been cancelled; Bob already presented to sister state worker bargaining units there. All P3A members are welcomed to attend these two April meetings (BESB, BRS, CSDE, DCS and DDS). Please feel free to bring your lunch.


Option to Retain Grandfathered Normal Retirement Date under SEBAC 2011

By now P3A members for whom the “Grandfathered Normal Retirement Date under SEBAC 2011” option would apply, should have been contacted by their agency’s Human Resources bureau. At CSDE, the Bureau of Human Resources (BHR) has scheduled information sessions on Monday, April 22, 9-10am, Room 307A, and Tuesday, April 23, 9-10am, Room MCR3, CSDE Middletown, for eligible CSDE employees. For CSDE employees with questions, please leave BHR a message at the following mailbox: BHRRetDateOptionSDE@ct.gov.


P3A Website

A number of  items have been posted on the P3A website:

P3A Labor Management Committee minutes for meetings

P3A Pay Tables can currently be found here. If you have information for P3A members that would be useful, please send an email message to Marcus at rivmar905@gmail.com for P3A Executive Council review. Please include “P3A” in the email subject heading.


HEP Chronic Care Bonus

For those active state employees who thought they should have received a HEP Chronic Care Bonus, the Comptroller’s Office has set
up a process for members to report non-payment. Employees should email osc.cthep@po.state.ct.us or call 860.702.3560 (this is a voice mailbox for HEP issues). They should email or leave in the voice mailbox their name, employee ID number, phone number and indicate that they did not receive a HEP payment.



McCusker Memorial Scholarship Applications

Click Here to Download the 2013 McCusker Scholarship Application

Throughout the 50+ year history of the McCusker Scholarship, CSEA has awarded approximately 1,000 scholarships totaling over $1,000,000.00!We give great thanks to all the CSEA councils, chapters and individuals that have contributed over the years. This year’s McCusker Scholarship application will, for the first time, include an essay question. This year’s essay question will be: “What was the Bread and Roses strike, and how did it benefit working families?” Directions and requirements for submission are on the cover letter of the application. All applications must be in the office by Monday, June 3, 2013, with accompanying materials due by Monday, June 10.



P3A & CSDE Summer Picnic

The P3A and CSDE Summer Picnic will be held at Nevers Park in South Windsor on Friday, June 7. Please save the date!More information will be shared soon.

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