Professional Development Funds

The Classified Employees Advisory Council (CEAC) receives funds from the university administration for the professional development of classified employees. The purpose of these funds is to assist classified employees in professional development on and off campus. Classified employees can apply for up to $200 per fiscal year.

Applying for CEAC Funding

  • This form must be filled out completely to receive funds.
  • Please keep any receipts for the course/webinar/seminar
  • Applications will be reviewed by CEAC.
  • You will be notified of the committee’s decision within two weeks of receipt.
  • Incomplete applications will not be considered

CEAC Request for Funds

This form is used to request funds for reimbursement of books and educational materials for hourly employees at the University of Maine who are taking courses.

Please Check One:

Frequently Asked Questions

You must be a full- or part-time regular employee of the University of Maine (i.e., Flagship Campus) or a full- or part-time regular classified employee of the University of Maine System with a primary work location on the Orono campus.

Anything over the allotted $200 is the responsibility of the employee. 

The CEAC can fund conference or workshop registration fees, and class materials. Unfortunately, CEAC funds cannot be used for tuition/fees associated with your course.

Bring your MaineCard with you when you purchase textbook and let the University Bookstore cashier know you are using the Classified Employees Professional Development Funds.

If you are not purchasing books and materials from University Bookstore you must submit a receipt for reimbursement (after you’ve been approved) through UMaine’s Concur system. Instructions: CEAC Concur Reimbursement 11 2015

No, CEAC is unable to reimburse sales tax as it is a nonprofit entity.

Unless you choose to keep your book, return it to a CEAC member. Pay it forward.

Make sure to return the book and receipt to CEAC so that we can have the money put back in the scholarship account.