General Membership Meeting
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM - Registration
4:30 PM - 7:00 PM - Association Business
Allegheny Intermediate Unit
Light Refreshments will be available.
- Secure 2014-2016 Collective Bargaining Agreement(CBA)
- Participate in Compensation Awareness Workshop: James Henninger-Voss, PSEA
- Participate in Financial Workshop (Optional)
For a colleague who is unable to attend, an attending member will be permitted to secure the colleague's CBA - after signing a note that the attending member takes responsibility for delivering the copy of the CBA.
Please consider nominating a colleague for the 2016 Annie Sullivan Award.
Although the nominee must be in the Special Education Department, the nominator is not required to be in the department.
The nomination form is in the documents section to the right.
Vice President Lindsey Cecala is managing this extraordinary task.
You are cordially invited to a presentation of the AIU/AIUEA Local Liaison/Upper Liaison Committee Process as provided in Section 17 - Teacher-Administration Liaison of the Collective Bargaining Agreement.
Please join us on Monday, February 8, 2016 from 4:30-6:00 PM in the IMS Room at the Allegheny Intermediate Unit. Light refreshments will be served.
If you currently serve on a Local Liaison (LL) committee, please consider attending to learn more about the process and how it can be applied in your program. If you are not currently involved in LL, but would like to learn more, all are welcomed and encouraged to attend.
If you are unable to attend, but would like to receive an electronic copy of the PowerPoint, please email email@example.com
Above is the link for the free PSEA On Line Learning classes.
At this point, there are 16 courses from which to choose. In keeping with the Act 48, one hour = one credit...............and because PSEA is an approved provider. Excellent resource for act 48 credits and free!!!
The new IRS regulations for mileage reimbursement are now at 54 cents per mile. Please note this in your voucher!
Please note the Highmark newly approved pharmacies list is in the documents section to the right entitled Pharmacies.
Be sure to provide evidence of your three PDE required clearances to Human Resources. The AIU has stated that all proofs of clearances are to be submitted to Alice Gillenberger, HR, no later than Tuesday, December 1, 2015.
If your proof documents have not as yet arrived to you, please notify Alice at firstname.lastname@example.org, so that the AIU is aware that the proof documents are imminent.
PDE has stated that any professional who has not obtained her/ his clearances will not be able to perform her/his professional duties after December 31, 2015.
Please note that the Living in Distinguished powerpoint is under our documents section to the right for your viewing pleasure!!
A directive by the state of Pennsylvania issued October 5, 2015 now requires 3D mammograms to be covered by insurance under existing law.
What is it: A 3D Mammogram (Tomosynthesis) is similar to a regular mammogram, except the x ray device moves around the breast, taking x rays at various angles to create a 3D image. While it may not be necessary in all cases, it does provide a better image for those women with dense breast tissue. The members treating physician will decide what type of mammogram is needed based on the members clinical condition and medical necessity.
When it is effective: Effective 10-5-15, it will be covered under the members benefit plan, the same as standard mammograms. Note: Over the next coming months, our preventative schedules and medical policies will be amended to reflect that change.
Where to get 3D Mammogram: The members physician, if prescribing a 3D mammogram, will direct them to a facility that has such capability. Some providers such as Excela, the Wexford Health Pavilion, Mon Valley Hospital, to name a few have been marketing via print and TV Ads their capabilities for 3D Mammograms.
- The dues for the 2015-2016 for PSEA/NEA are $696.00. With keeping locals the same ($200) it would make the yearly total to $896 or $89.60 a month - an increase of .70 per month.
- Look under the documents section on the right hand side for Act 48 information thru PSEA and the It Pays to Belong document!
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