Reminder: CEAO Conference/SCOPE General Membership Meeting

Don’t forget, there will be a SCOPE General Membership Meeting at the Correction Education Association of Ohio Conference in Independence, Ohio, on Tuesday, September 15 at 5:00 p.m. in the Ballroom at the Embassy Suites by Hilton–Cleveland Rockside. (5800 Rockside Woods Blvd. Independence, OH 44131)

At this meeting, information about contract negotiations will be discussed and general membership questions will be answered. You must be a current SCOPE/OEA member to attend.

SCOPE Site Rep Training: August 22, 2015

SCOPE’s site representative training will be held on Saturday, August 22, 2015 at 9:30 a.m. at the Central OEA Office. (947 Goodale Blvd. Columbus, OH 43212)

All SCOPE/OEA membership materials and training guides will be provided at this training session so it is very important that all SCOPE site reps attend. If you cannot attend, please designate a substitute from your site to attend in your place and pick up the various materials provided.

To RSVP, or if you have any questions, please contact SCOPE Secretary Diane Prettyman at by August 19th.

New Employee Development Fund Application System to Debut June 29

According to a Department of Administrative Services communication posted to the portal on May 28th, a new Employee Development Fund (EDF) application system will be rolled out on Wednesday, June 29th.

The last day to submit applications for reimbursement through the current EDF interface is Monday, June 8th. During the next three weeks, the new system will be uploaded to the site. Then, on Wednesday, June 29th, the Ohio Department of Administrative Services will resume accepting reimbursement requests via the newly-developed tuition reimbursement system.

On June 9th, new job aids will be posted to so that we can learn more about the new interface. To access the new system, your State of Ohio user ID and password are all you will need to begin. You will no longer need to create or remember a separate account and password.

If you have questions regarding the close out of Fiscal Year 2015 or the new Tuition/Education Reimbursement system, please email your questions to

SCOPE Day 2015: Call For Presenters

Do you have an interesting and engaging topic that you’d wish to present to your fellow union members? Then the SCOPE Day planning committee wants YOU! Please fill out the form below with all the required information, and turn it in to Betsy Lavinder, SCOPE Vice-Presdient, by Thursday, May 14th. (Her contact information is on the form.)

SCOPE Form: Call for presenters

If you need a refresher on SCOPE Day 2015’s date, time, and cost, please check out the previous post on the topic.