The National Education Association (NEA) and the Utah Education Association (UEA) provide opportunities to join the Association early through the Early Enrollment Campaign (EEC). EEC supports the growth and strength of our organization in encouraging potential members to join early before the membership year begins. The Early Enrollment Campaign runs concurrently from April to the end of August offering Association membership at no cost, for up to five months, to new members and re-joining members who pledge to enroll as active or aspiring educator members in the Association for the future membership year. 

Early Enrollment & Educators Employment Liability (EEL):

Educator Employee Liability (EEL) is a benefit under Early Enrollment between April 1st -August 31st. The Unified Legal Services Program (ULSP) is not an Early Enrollment benefit.

Additional UEA/NEA benefits include:

  • Representation by the UniServ Director on matters pertaining to representation for grievances, or complaints by students or disciplinary action. Except UEA legal services.
  • Access to NEA Member Benefitsexcept for Life Insurance Program. Eligibility will be available starting September 1.
  • UEA members-only website, UEA publications, UEA-sponsored member benefits and related services which are otherwise available to Association members only.
  • UniServ and local publications, local member benefits and related services which are otherwise available to Association members only.

Program Conditions:

  • DO NOT date applications before April 1.
  • Early enrollees will be considered non-members, for purposes of recordkeeping, until the start of the regular membership year which begins September 1.
  • Early enrollees are eligible for representation by the UniServ Director for job-related incidents documented which have occurred between the date of enrollment and August 31.
  • Local representation in job-related matters is available when pertaining to grievances, complaints by students or disciplinary action.
  • UEA’s participation in the Early Enrollment Programs is subject to UEA Board of Directors approval which usually occurs at the February meeting once direction from NEA-EEC is received.

Here is what you will need:

Additional resources to support the program:

  • Printable Flier (PDF) To help with promoting the campaign.
  • Early Enrollment Campaign Action Guide Resources with local leaders in mind, including worksite leaders and affiliate staff. The guide provides users with a model for launching their Early Enrollment campaign and resources to assist in engaging potential members.


Connect with your UniServ Director (UD) or UEA Office at 801-266-4461/800-594-8996.


 January  NEA announces participation in EEC
 February UEA Board of Directors reviews participation in EEC and EEP for upcoming membership year
March Membership application and resources developed by UEA staff
 April Campaign begins
 May Campaign in our classrooms
 June Campaign in our classrooms
 July Campaign in our classrooms
 August Campaign ends
 September  Report out of campaign