July 2020
1199SEIU Funds Will Reopen at 498 Seventh Avenue in Stages
As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the 1199SEIU Funds' planned move to 498 Seventh Avenue has been delayed, and the Funds are now preparing to reopen in the new building in stages. During this time, the Funds will continue to conduct most operations, including paying claims, remotely as Funds staff transitions to working onsite in the new building. The Funds anticipate continuing some operations remotely while social-distancing guidelines regarding occupancy are developed and implemented. More details to follow at a later date.

Funds Will Reopen to Service Members after Labor Day
The Funds sent a postcard to your 1199SEIU employees and members regarding the reopening and will share plans in the coming weeks about the resumption of office-based work. Funds staff will be onsite to service members after Labor Day, but in the meantime, the Funds will continue to serve your 1199SEIU employees and members through various established remote methods as well, including the improved self-service website. They can also easily access information about their benefits by visiting My Account, or by calling the Funds' Member Services Representatives at (646) 473-9200 or their Outreach Coordinators via contact information available on worksite bulletin boards, or by emailing their questions to

Training and Employment Funds Offer COVID-19 Training for Long-term Care Workers
The 1199SEIU Training and Employment Funds are offering skills training for long-term care workers that are especially relevant for them during the coronavirus pandemic. Residents and staff members of long-term care facilities are experiencing greater stress and trauma, and understanding how best to identify and cope with anxiety can help healthcare workers manage their response to COVID-19. Topics covered in the training, which will focus on mental health issues, include Stress Management, Grief and Loss, Trauma Informed Care, Understanding Depression, Understanding Anxiety, and Infection Control. For more information, your 1199SEIU employees and members can visit, or contact Rebecca Hall at
Graduates of Child Care Corporation's WorkForce 2000 Pre-RN Track Recognized
On Saturday, June 13, the 1199SEIU/Employer Child Care Corporation's (CCC) Pre-RN Track Program recognized its 2020 graduates for their achievements in an online ceremony. Although there was no lab coat ceremony this year, the CCC celebrated its graduates, who will be attending a wide range of institutions of higher education, including the College of Mount Saint Vincent, and wished them all success in their future careers.

The Pre-RN Track is part of the CCC's WorkForce 2000 initiative, a year-round academic program that helps teens of 1199SEIU members succeed in high school, prepare for college and explore career interests. The program seeks to increase the availability and diversity of the New York City nursing workforce by helping prepare high school students to pursue nursing professions.

For more information about the WorkForce 2000 Pre-RN Track, please email, or call (646) 473-8569.
The Institute for Continuing Education Presents Upcoming Programs
The 1199SEIU Greater New York Education Fund strengthens the healthcare delivery system by offering 1199SEIU members training and education programs designed to help improve patient outcomes and provide quality care. Please share these opportunities with members at your facility.

The schedule is also available on our calendar.

Thursday, July 9
5:30 pm to 9:00 pm

This three-hour accredited program for rehabilitation therapists will address the advantages and limitations of telehealth, provide information on legislative and reimbursement changes related to telehealth, and outline the use of telehealth adopted by the multidisciplinary rehabilitation team at the James J. Peters VA Medical Center. The symposium will be offered via live webcast (Internet).

Free prep courses are also available for national and New York State licensure examinations for several positions. For more information, please visit the Institute for Continuing Education's web page, call (212) 894-4390 or email

In This Issue
1199SEIU Funds Will Reopen at 498 Seventh Avenue in Stages
Training and Employment Funds Offer COVID-19 Training for Long-term Care Workers
Graduates of Child Care Corporation's WorkForce 2000 Pre-RN Track Recognized
The Institute for Continuing Education Presents Upcoming Programs
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