Benefits

When OCSEA sits down at the bargaining table, we negotiate more than just salary. We use our large numbers and organization to provide exclusive discounts and additional benefits for members and their families.

Education

Free College
Ready to go back to school? OCSEA members and their families can get their associate degree online through Eastern Gateway Community College and New! OCSEA members can get their bachelor's degree online through Youngstown State University — for FREE.

Scholarships
OCSEA members and their families are eligible for several college scholarships, including the annual Les Best Scholarship.

OCSEA Tuition Discounts
OCSEA members and their immediate family are eligible for tuition discounts at select online universities through OCSEA Extras. Sign in to learn more.

Education Trust
Union Education Trust (UET) provides State of Ohio bargaining unit employees with money for college, vocational school, computer training and short-term courses.

Discounts

Family Fun Discounts Sign in required
Get member-only discounts to theme parks, waterparks, the major Ohio zoos and more.

OCSEA Extras Sign in required
OCSEA Extras are exclusive consumer discounts for members and their families. Sign in with a MyOCSEA account to see what's new.

AFSCME Advantage
Being an AFSCME member doesn’t only get you an advantage at the bargaining table – it also gets you access to discounts and benefits that can help make life a little easier.

Health care

Learn about the union-negotiated health care, vision, dental, life and supplemental insurance plans offered to State of Ohio employees.

Retirement

Explore retirement and deferred compensation options for State of Ohio employees.

Salary Continuation and OIL

Read about Salary Continuation and Occupational Injury Leave (OIL) programs for state employees who are injured on the job.