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.


2015 SCOPE Election Forms Available

Declaration of Candidacy forms and biography forms are now available for the positions of:

SCOPE President (2-year term)
SCOPE Secretary (2-year term)
OEA Representative Assembly for 2015-2016
NEA Representative Assembly for 2016

If you are unable to download the forms above, they can be obtained through your elected Site Representative or by contacting Della Morris, SCOPE Elections Chair, at or 330-323-8980.

All candidacy forms and biographical forms must be postmarked by April 30, 2015. Ballots will be sent back out to you on May 13th, 2015, and will be required to be returned by May 22, 2015. Ballots will be counted at the Perkins Restaurant (SR 250/I-71) in Ashland, Ohio, on May 28, 2015 at 5:00 p.m.

Please send your candidacy forms to:

SCOPE Elections Committee
P.O. Box 305
Hayesville, OH 44838

SCOPE Day Pre-Registration Due April 15, 2015

This year’s SCOPE Professional Development Day will take place on June 11th, 2015 at Marion Harding High School (1500 Harding Highway East, Marion OH 43302). Registration will begin at 8:00 AM.  The opening session begins at 9:00 AM.

It is our goal to have all attendees pre-register by April 15th, 2015. This year there is a $10 conference fee for members ($25 for non-members) which will be reimbursable through the DAS tuition reimbursement fund (for all employees who have not exceeded their annual $3,500 limit). Lunch is included in the cost.

There will be computers and assistance on-hand for anyone wishing to submit their reimbursement on-site. CEU’s will be available for those that need to renew their license.

If you are not a SCOPE/OEA member, you can join and get the pre-registration fee rate!

Information about the agenda, speakers, etc. will be posted to the SCOPE web site as it becomes available.

Fill out the following information and get registered today! Send the form in by April 15th, and you will be entered into a door prize drawing for a $50.00 fuel card!

SCOPE Day 2015 Pre-Registration Form

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Marianne Huffman, SCOPE Treasurer.