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.


Free College
Ready to go back to school? OCSEA members and their families can get their online associate degree at no out-of-pocket costs in a variety of focus areas through Eastern Gateway Community College. This union benefit is absolutely FREE and is open to all active, dues-paying members, their spouses, children and grandchildren.

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.

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.


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.

Benefits Trust

Explore the Union Benefits Trust, which offers dental, vision, life insurance benefits and the legal service plan to approximately 35,000 union-represented State of Ohio employees.


Take a look at 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.