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Ohio JCEP and Professional Association Membership Reminder

OSU Extension has a rich and strong tradition of leadership and commitment coming from its various professional organizations. Now is the time to renew or join the membership of one or many of these organizations. About JCEP: The Ohio Joint Council of Extension Professionals (Ohio JCEP) is open to OSU and CSU Extension employees who have an administrative and professional (A&P), faculty, or support staff (CCS) appointment. You can hold a full membership with full access to Ohio JCEP offices and benefits, or an affiliate membership for program support/office support staff with limited access to several JCEP benefits.

It is now optional to join Epsilon Sigma Phi (ESP), the national Extension honorary society. Note that if you do not join ESP, you will not be eligible for ESP awards for 2022 or 2023 (more information in the online registration). In previous years, when you joined Ohio JCEP, you were automatically made an ESP member.

Membership instructions: Review the message sent to you on Oct 1 from Mark Badertscher, chair of the Ohio JCEP Membership Recruitment and Retention Committee, with additional information about each organization, the dues for each membership, and payment information. Reminder messages were sent on Oct 11 and Oct 20. Each email contains a link specific to you, so do not forward the message or use a forwarded message to register. If you did not get an email, contact Debby Lewis (, and she will send the appropriate information to you. *If you keep getting emails, that means you did not complete your registration or choose “no” on the first survey question to opt out of membership entirely.

Payment and fund information is clarified in the email; but it is also important to note that you do not have to take any action in Workday; funds will be transferred for you (including to your national professional association) after the membership survey closes. The online registration site will close on Oct. 31 at 11:59pm, so don’t hesitate to follow up soon. It is critical that all organizational memberships are coordinated through this process to ensure accurate membership numbers, eligibility for awards, and that you don't miss out on important information and services.