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Our Fall Newsletter features our latest news — from a grant announcement and deadline reminder to program updates.

Wondering how the new Medical Assistant Apprenticeship is going? Find out by reading the newsletter.

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Important changes to Professional Development benefits!

In order to better serve all of our members, we have made two significant changes to your professional development benefits.

  1. Reimbursements will be applied from the benefit year in which the professional development activities take place.
    • For example, if you pay for the activity at the end of 2019 and the activity takes place in early 2020, the professional development reimbursement will be paid from your 2020 benefits.
  1. You must submit your complete reimbursement packet (details below) by December 31 of the year during which the professional development activities occurred. If you submit your request after December 31, you will not be reimbursed.
    • For example, if your professional development activity took place in June, 2019, you must submit your reimbursement request by December 31, 2019.

Additional Examples of Timing & Deadlines

Here are additional examples of professional development activities and their deadlines:

  1. If you pay for a conference (that offers CEUs) in November 2019 and the conference is held in March 2020:
    • After the March 2020 conference, submit your reimbursement request. 
    • You must submit your complete reimbursement packet by December 31, 2020. 
    • The reimbursement would come out of your 2020 Professional Development benefit.
  2. If you paid in March 2019 for an exam held in November 2019:
    • You must submit your complete reimbursement packet by December 31, 2019.
  3. If you purchase study materials for a professional development-approved exam in August 2019:
    • You must submit your complete reimbursement packet by December 31, 2019.
    • The cost of your study materials would come out of your 2019 Professional Development benefit.
  4. Membership for CE credits:
    • If you pay for a membership (with an organization that offers CEUs) in September 2019:
      • Submit your complete reimbursement packet by December 31, 2019.
      • The reimbursement would come out of your 2019 Professional Development benefit.
    • If you were reimbursed for a 2-year membership in June 2017 and you paid for the membership renewal in June 2019, you must provide proof of CE activity that happened between June 2017 and June 2019 in order to be eligible for reimbursement.
      • Submit your complete reimbursement packet by December 31, 2019.

Complete Reimbursement Packet Details

  1. Proof of Payment: Please send us a detailed invoice receipt (showing both your and the organization’s names, the date of purchase, how much you paid, and the details of what you paid for).
    • Your bank statement and/or a copy of a check are not the appropriate documentation to show proof of payment.
  2. Proof of completion: Please send the details for the relevant category below. All activity must be completed prior to submitting for reimbursement.
    • Certifications: A copy of the current completed certification with expiration date.
    • New Memberships: A membership card or profile page showing expiration date and membership number.
    • Membership Renewals: Membership card or profile page showing the expiration date and membership number, as well as a completed CE activity for the previous year.
    • CEU Bundles or Courses: Unofficial CE transcript showing the date that each CE activity was completed and how many CE credits you earned. You must complete all of the CEU’s in the bundle listed on your receipt. If they are not individually named on the receipt, your transcript should match the number of CEU’s purchased.
    • CEU Conferences/Webinars: Dated certificate of completion with CE’s listed.

Questions?

For more information, please visit the Professional Development page of our website or contact your Regional Education Navigator.

We look forward to serving you as you pursue your education and career goals.

Updates to the Pro/Tech Conference Travel Benefit Funding

Are you a Professional/Technical member of the SEIU Healthcare 1199NW Multi-Employer Training and Education Fund? Are you interested in attending a conference related to your specialty area?

Apply for Conference Travel Benefit Funding, which can cover the costs of registration, travel, and hotel for regional or national conferences (within the United States and Canada only). Applications are accepted year-round with funding awards announced quarterly.

Please note these important updates and deadlines for this benefit:

  1. The deadline to apply for this benefit for conferences that will be held in the rest of 2019 is September 1, 2019.
  2. This is a special opportunity for professional and technical workers to access up to $1,500 per year (pro-rated based on FTE).
  3. You must apply in advance of the conference.
  4. Funding decisions are based on seniority (there are limited funds available).
  5. You may only receive one conference travel award per year.
  6. Starting on September 1, 2019, we will accept applications for conferences that will be held in 2020.

Learn more about this benefit and read the Frequently Asked Questions.

Apply for Professional/Technical Conference Travel Benefit Funding.

We’re hiring!

Come work with us. We are hiring a Lead Regional Education Navigator and a Director of Communications and Community Relations.

The Director of Communications and Community Relations is responsible for communications, marketing, outreach and community relations, to support the strategic services and plan of the Training Fund.

The Lead Regional Education Navigator will lead a team of regional education navigators and oversee all aspects of navigation services for eligible members and support the navigators as liaison for employers and the union in their assigned region. The lead regional navigator will also carry a member case load.

Details are available at our Employment Opportunities page.

Read the Training Fund’s Summer Newsletter!

Our Summer Newsletter features our latest news — from member and new employee spotlights to upcoming workshops.

Wondering who won the Member Satisfaction Survey drawing? Find out by reading the newsletter.

Would you like to share your story for an upcoming newsletter? Contact us at or 425-255-0315.