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UAW- Ford National Programs Center Te: RE: Updated Retiree Education Benefits PURPOSE The purpose of this communication isto share updated nationally negotiated education benefits provided to UAW Represented Ford Motor Company retirees resulting from the 2015 UAW-Ford National Agreement, and to provide rext steps fr their implementation. The changes represent our Continued commitment to providing quality educational opportunities for all members of the UAW-Ford family. As @ Nationally Appointed Education Representative, you play avery important role in the ‘announcement and implementation o this benefit to the retired members in your area. Your Partciation is required to ensure thatthe available provisions are communicated to as much ofthe retiree population as possible, BENEFIT ‘The Retiree Tulton Assistance Plan |RETAP) shall be continued and funded under the Education, Development and Training Program (EDP). Retirees will be eligible, on a space-avalable basis, fo take ciasses approved or-site atthe plant, local union hall, or other approved program delivery sits. ‘The courses offered must be those that are avallable to the active work force, Jn cases where both the Ford failty and the local union hal are closed and no other UAW-Ford represented location exists within a 50 mile radius, or inthe event that a retiree relocates and no local Ford faclty or union halls availabe, retirees would then be allowed fo attend classes at a college or University approved by the National Frograms Center “The program provides up to $2,000 per calendar year per retiree for the pre-payment of tution and compulsory fees for approved courses. This amount reflects a $250 increase to the assis provided in the 2011 contract. NEXT STEPS ‘+ Establish and confirm an oppertunty to communicate the tuition benefit to retirees, This can be ‘accomplished atthe local retitee chapter meeting or whatever time and venue is available to reach maximum number of relirees in your area. + When and where availabe, submit noifications ofthe updated educational benefit to retires ‘newsletters, localregional weosites and Facebook pages, other relevant publications and/or social media groups. ‘+ Continue to inform retirees that updated information is always available atthe uawiord.org/edip webpage. + Application for tution assistarce can be made at wwre.myvawiord.com. ‘+ Please confirm and document your opportunity to complete the above tasks in your regularly scheduled monthly report. ‘The Education Representatives here atthe National Programs Center willbe happy to assist or jointly ationd meetings vith you whenever recessary. Please let us know how we may be a resource for you. fet— Kacnteen oblcntd Tracy Augén Kathleen Dunn UAW Asdistant Director, EDTP. Ford Manager, EDTP ‘grr amt ncn ann tee =.