Communications Alabama, Florida, Georgia 4100 Perimeter Park S Workers of America Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi Atlanta, GA 30341 District 3 North Carolina, South Carolina Phone: (404) 296-5553 AFl-CIO Tennessee, Puerto Rico Fax: (404) 299-6165 ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… July 8, 2021 TO: All AT&T Southeast Local Presidents, District 3 Staff & Secretaries FROM: Nick Hawkins, Assistant to the Vice President SUBJ: CWA District 3/AT&T SE Partnership Program — New Vendor Yesterday, the CWA District 3/AT&T Southeast Partnership Board voted to approve a new vendor that will provide customized courses to our members across the District. This new vendor is Brandman University. Our next step towards making these important courses available to the District 3 membership, will be to finalize a contract with Brandman University. Our CWA Regional Partner, Wesley Dolinski and the other administrative staff in the Partnership office have started the process of finalizing this contract. We expect this process to take 3-4 weeks. In the meantime, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact Wesley at the Partnership Office, or Jeff Self with Brandman University. Below I have listed some details about Brandman University, along with Jeff’s contact information: Brandman University has the following credentials applicable for the CWA District 3 Partnership Training Program: • Brandman was established in 1958 and is a private, nonprofit institution regionally accredited by the WSCUC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC). • Brandman has 18 years of continuous experience in providing technical training services for Verizon employees in all regions and Districts through their Tuition Assistance Program. • Brandman has 10 years of continuous experience in providing technical training services for Frontier Communications employees in all regions and Districts through their Tuition Assistance Program. • In early 2019 Brandman started delivering technical training services for CenturyLink employees in CWA District 7 through the Partners in Education Program. Since then, over 300 members from District 7 have participated in an array of telecom & IT training courses. • Brandman can provide an assortment of telecom & IT training options for the CWA D3 Partnership Program: TKT II, Cisco CCNA, Microsoft Office, Fiber Optics Installer & Fiber Optics Technician, A+ and Network+, 5G Technician, 5G Wireless Communications, Data Communications, FCC General Radiotelephone Operator License (GROL), Basic Electricity & Electronics plus other industry recognized certification courses to prepare students for the digital age. ▪ Please note that currently, not all of the training programs offered by Brandman have been approved by the Partnership Board. This is a process we are working through.
• Brandman can deliver training courses live in person or live online using our video communications software. • Jeff Self - Brandman University / Cell: 205-420-9870 / Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Please note that we encourage our Local Partnership Field Representatives who have a relationships with other accredited schools/universities, which they believe could provide customized courses to their Local membership, to submit the school/university for consideration by the Partnership Board. As always, should you have any questions or concerns regarding this issue, please feel free to contact me anytime at the CWA District 3 Office. cc: Richard Honeycutt, Vice President, CWA District 3 Billy O’Dell, Administrative Director to the Vice President Angie Wells, Administrative Director to the Vice President Robert Weaver, District 3 Counsel
The Partnership Program has been suspended. The new program will be under the AT&T Non-Management Tuition Assistance Plan – Wireline Represented Employees.
This program will be utilized through the company. The only added feature to this is you may use up to $5250 per year, but there is a LIFETIME CAP. The company will make this seem like the best thing since sliced bread.
Please be aware, make sure when using this program, that you have read the PDF below.
(a snipet from the pdf) As indicated in Section 8.1, supervisors are required to review applications for Job Relatedness and indicate whether or not each individual course maintains or improves the skills required in employee’s current job. Company paid tuition assistance is regulated by the U.S. Federal Income Tax Code 127. During a calendar year, employees will not be subject to federal income tax on tuition assistance received from AT&T under this policy, up to an amount of $5,250. However, AT&T will report as income and withhold applicable taxes on tuition assistance exceeding $5,250 if the education does not maintain or improve the skills needed by the employee in his/her current position
The 2020 Vision is coming soon to an area near you. It has been suggested by the At&t CEO, that current employees start learning a different classification to keep with the ever changing technology. www.att.com/workforce2020 here you can log to see the time to learn is NOW!
A Partnership Representative will be visiting a work location near you! Please contact Joshua Saslovsky352-377-3105 Ext 106 for any questions or concerns.For personalized support you may also contact your Partnership Representativeby clicking on the underlined.
Many of the classes provided are tuition reimbursed. With these accredited collages, they can work with you in many ways. There are also online classes available! Tuition reimbursement is quite easy, once you have enrolled in a class all you have to do is log into hronestop then go to tuition aid. Tuition Assistance Program
If you are an employee who is a first time user of the system, your default password is the first two letters of your last name followed by the two-digit month and day of your birthday. Example: John Smith - sm0113
For study guides, click on the PDF files listed below:
At this time the Southeast Partnership PC program will not be issuing the CD-ROM for Basic Electricity, BasicElectronics, and Digital Communications & Computer Literacy. This has been removed for a limited time do to format issues with the newer software. You may still receive these courses in book format. If you have any questions or concerns please contact your Partnership Representative
Online training: check out your choices! CWA/NET Academy This is a great opportunity for CWA Members to have access to a Union online training, and as information, Partnership WILL pay for the agreed amounts!
BellSouth.com/careers - You can find all the material for the testing guides, there are 18 of them. Also find additional links on the Partnership page!
Bellsouthacademy.com- BellSouth has now put Basic Electricity, Basic Electronics and Digital Communications courses online, go to for details!
Go to https://careerlink.bellsouth.com/staffing/ website and log in, this site is password protected and bookmaking the site may not work.
Or http://www.att.com/gen/careers If you are an employee who is a first time user of the system, your default password is the first two letters of your last name followed by the two-digit month and day of your birthday. Example: John Smith - sm0113
AT&T Tuition Plan Administration Changes
To: All AT&T employees in the U.S, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and Guam.
*Supervisors, please share this information with employees who do not have access to email.
What: New Tuition Plan Administrator and Process
When: Courses beginning on or after Jan. 1, 2009
Effective for courses beginning on or after Jan. 1, 2009, all AT&T employees will follow new procedures to participate in AT&T Tuition Aid Plans. No changes have been made to the provisions or required deadlines of the various Tuition Assistance Plans.
Here are highlights of the changes you need to know to participate in the plans:
§ All employees will submit tuition applications to the new AT&T Tuition Plan Administrator, Acclaris, Inc., which currently supports only Mobility employees.
§ The process to submit applications/grades is changing for all employees, and it is important to make sure you are familiar with the plan before submitting an application.
§ All paper documents (applications, grade reports, receipts, rate sheets, etc.) related to classes or certifications that begin on or after Jan. 1, 2009 will be faxed to Acclaris, Inc. (contact information is forthcoming).
§ The Acclaris Customer Care Center will handle all tuition plan phone and email inquiries beginning in January.
In the coming weeks, you will receive additional information on these changes which will include details on how to submit an application and how to contact Acclaris to check on the status of a new application. Documents containing these additional details will be available on HROneStop.
In the interim, please continue to access HROneStop for your current tuition plan under Your Career > Tuition Aid.
Contact Webmaster Joshwith any questions or comments!