Every year, CSEA members are recognized for their extraordinary contributions to their union and the students they serve.
CSEA honors its finest members with its Member of the year award. These members are recognized for their commitment and dedication of classified employees to the students of California, community involvement, and activism.
Approved by a vote of the CSEA annual conference delegates, Life Membership and Honor Roll placement are awarded to CSEA activists in recognition of extraordinary service to CSEA. This award is CSEA's highest honor.
CSEA’s Public Relations Committee recognizes CSEA communicators for their outstanding print and electronic communications. Winners are selected for several award categories.
The California Classified Employee of the Year Program highlights the efforts of classified employees who contribute to a positive school environment, and have gone above and beyond what was expected of them.
The California Community Colleges Classified Employees of the Year awards honor outstanding classified employees who demonstrate the highest level of commitment to professionalism and community colleges.
The Richard C. Bartlett Activist of the Year Award recognizes members who vigorously advocate in political activities or specific causes important to the mission and goals of CSEA.
The William P. Schwartz Humanitarian of the Year Award is given to a person who continues founding father Bill Schwartz’ legacy of unselfish concern and reflects a noble desire to improve the lives of CSEA members and/or the community at large.
The Laurence Twoaxe Unity Award is given to a person who continues the legacy of uniting classified employees and noble desire to improve the lives of CSEA members and/or the community.
The Outstanding Service Awards are granted to persons (member or non-member) who provide outstanding and extraordinary service for members, students, or the community.
CSEA’s Membership Unity Program (MUP) is as a vital program that helps chapters increase strength and unity by providing training and motivation for chapter activists. MUP trains teams of chapter leaders on how to build the power of their chapters by applying organizing skills to increase member participation in crucial chapter activities. Each year, the chapter participating in MUP that has done the best job of strengthening their chapter and building the union with better informed and more active membership is selected as the MUP Prize winner.
The RISE Award is a national honor given each year to classified education support employees who are doing extraordinary and inspirational things in their schools and communities to promote quality education, foster safe and positive learning environments, and ensure student success.
Member of the Year Award
CSEA Life Member and Honor Roll
California Classified Employee of the Year Award
California Community Colleges Classified Employees of the Year
Activist of the Year Award
Humanitarian of the Year Award
Outstanding Service Awards
The Walter H. Blice Award
The Victory Club Circle of Stars
Membership Unity Program & Award
Recognizing Inspirational School Employees (RISE) Award