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Event:

Q3 Board Meeting

Dates:

September 19 & 20, 2014

Place:

Embassy Suites Ontario - Airport
3663 East Guasti Rd
Ontario, CA 91761

NOTE: You need your chapter president's prior approval before attending a board meeting in order to have your expenses reimbursed.

Make your reservations with this link to ensure you receive the ACSS discounted rate.

Note: Deadline for reservations at the discounted rate is August 22nd.

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Author: ACSS Communications Created: 11/13/2008 5:13 PM
Keeping members current with the latest news about ACSS and state excluded employees.

Charlotte Hoar (ACSS Organizer) will be visiting the State Controller's Office Worksite at the C Street location on Tuesday July 29th in the Buckeye Room at 3301 "C" Street in Sacramento. She will have two presentation sessions: 11:30am and 12:30pm. At each session you will learn more about ACSS, your rights as an excluded employee and hear about the issues ACSS is working on that matter to you. Lunch will be provided for current and potential ACSS members who RSVP by noon on Monday July 28th.

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Photo Credit: Michael Hadland
From left to right: Assemblymember Rocky Chavez, ACSS Vice President for Governmental Affairs Frank Ruffino and Chapter 513 President Arlene Ryan.

ACSS meets and greet Assemblymember Rocky Chavez at his Club 76 event at the Oceanside Harbor. He spoke on the current political atmosphere in SAcramento and his role as a first term Assembly Legislator. Assembly member Chavez has an extensive background as a Marine Colonel, Oceanside City Councilmember, and former California Secretary on Veterans Affairs. ACSS spoke to him about compaction and ACSS role in state government. Rocky is an individual with the experience needed to create positive solutions for California, said Frank Ruffino, ACSS Vice President of Governmental Affairs.

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Charlotte Hoar (ACSS Organizer) will be visiting the California Department of Consumer Affairs Worksite on Wednesday July 23rd in the First Floor Hearing Room at DCA HQ in Sacramento (1625 North Market Blvd.). She will have two presentation sessions: 11:30am and 12:30pm. At each session you will learn more about ACSS, your rights as an excluded employee and hear about the issues ACSS is working on that matter to you. Lunch will be provided for current and potential ACSS members who RSVP.

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Charlotte Hoar (ACSS Organizer) will be visiting the California Department of General Services Worksite on Tuesday July 22nd in the Executive Dining Room at DGS HQ in West Sacramento (707 Third St, West Sacramento CA). She will have two presentation sessions: 11:30am and 12:30pm. At each session you will learn more about ACSS, your rights as an excluded employee and hear about the issues ACSS is working on that matter to you. Lunch will be provided for current and potential ACSS members who RSVP by noon on Monday July 21st.

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ACSS received the Pay Letter 14-08 from CalHR and we can now confirm who will get the 2% general salary increase effective July 1, 2014. Check if your class received a raise by reading the official pay letter.

CalHR will develop separate pay letters for specified increases for excluded employees aligned with Bargaining Unit 5 and for special pay adjustments for some of the excluded employees aligned with Bargaining Units 9 and 10. A separate pay letter for excluded employees aligned with Bargaining Unit 6 is anticipated as well. There may be some additional letters that provide special adjustments for specified classifications. ACSS will notify you of these additional letters as they become available for release.

For questions, please directly contact YOUR local ACSS Labor Relations Representative.

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Have lunch and learn with ACSS!

Charlotte Hoar (ACSS Organizer) will be visiting the California Department of Education's Worksite in the first floor Board Room (Room 1101) of CDE (1430 N Street in Sacramento) on Thursday, July 17th. She will have two presentation sessions: 11:30am and 12:30pm. At each session you will learn more about ACSS, your rights as an excluded employee and hear about the issues ACSS is working on that matter to you. Lunch will be provided for current and potential ACSS members who RSVP by Tuesday July 15th.

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The California Department of Transportation has released a Deputy Directive Policy that applies to all DOT excluded employees on the use of State vehicles. The policy cites statute and CalHR regulations as authority. CalTrans urges all employees to adhere to California laws, regulations, and CalTrans guidance related to the use of State vehicles. Below is a list of the policy main points. The notice did not provide an effective date of implementing this policy.

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What are your thoughts as ACSS members? ACSS encourages you to comment.

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ACSS received the following response from CalHR regarding the pay package for excluded employees, fiscal year 2014-2015:

"Most excluded employees (excepting S05 and S06 employees) will be receiving a 2% GSI effective 7/1/14. The budget also provides funds for the policy objectives to address compaction for S09 employees to bring them to 5% above their subordinates and to implement Like Pay for Like Work for S10 employees. Any increases greater than 5% will be incrementally PERSable over a 3 year period."

As of Friday, June 27, 2014, CalHR has not responded to ACSS several inquires concerning whether Unit 12 Supervisors will get a 2% raise instead of the bonus. Pay letters should be issued by July 8th and ACSS will receive an advance copy from CalHR. In addition, CalHR still has not confirmed the S09/M09 and S10/M10 classifications that will received a salary adjustment or the amount.

To stay informed and get weekly updates on ACSS news, subscribe to our ACSS e-Newsletter and get the news delivered to your email!

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Charlotte Hoar (ACSS Organizer) will be visiting the Employment Development Department (EDD) in Sacramento on Thursday, June 26th.

She will be in the EDD Auditorium (at 722 Capitol Mall) from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. At the meeting you can learn more about ACSS, your rights as an excluded employee and hear about the issues ACSS is working on that matter to you.

Lunch will be provided for members and potential members who RSVP by Tuesday, June 24th.

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Per a memo from CalHR, retirement contribution rates will increase effective July 1, 2014, for certain state employees pursuant to the Public Employees' Reform Act of 2013 and CalPERS law. Click here to learn more about the required employee retirement contribution increases for excluded, exempt, and represented employees by retirement category.

Departmental personnel offices are not required to take any action. The State Controller's office (SCO) will process a mass update to capture employee retirement contribution changes.

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Charlotte Hoar (ACSS Organizer) will be visiting the California Health Care Facility in Stockton on Monday, June 23rd.

She will be in the CHCF Visiting Center (at 7707 Austin Rd, Stockton) with six 45 minute sessions starting at 10:30 a.m. with a new session beginning on the half hour of every hour. The last session will end at 4:15 p.m. At each session you will learn more about ACSS, your rights as an excluded employee and hear about the issues ACSS is working on that matter to you.

Refreshments will be provided free for current and potential ACSS members. Come by on your break or lunch! Click the link below to RSVP by Friday, June 20th.

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On June 12, ACSS Executive Director Rocco Paternoster met with Richard Gillihan, Acting Director of CalHR to discuss compaction and other issues facing ACSS members.

Paternoster was appreciative that Gillihan spoke honestly and frankly during the productive meeting regarding the state budget process, employee compensation issues, and especially compaction, showcasing Gillihan's depth of knowledge and expertise on the subject. Compaction and SB216 were discussed at length. In addition, Paternoster was able to provide CalHR with with specific information on multiple state supervisory classifications which make significantly less or incrementally more than the classifications they supervise.

While Acting Director Gillihan could not commit to resolving compaction he did acknowledge that it was an issue in state service and committed to continuing to work with ACSS on labor issues.

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Charlotte Hoar (ACSS Organizer) will be visiting the Franchise Tax Board Central Office on Thursday, June 19th!

She will be in the Gray Whale room (at 9645 Butterfield Way, Sacramento) from 11:30am to 1:30pm and will chat about what ACSS can do for you, your career and ACSS' influence to assist in fixing the ongoing salary compaction problem.

For participants who RSVP, lunch will be provided to members and potential members! Click the link below to RSVP by TUESDAY June 17th.

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Frank Ruffino (ACSS Board Member and VP of Governmental Affairs) poses with the honorable Fiona Ma (former assemblywoman and candidate for the Board of Equalization) along with ACSS members at the Los Angeles County Democratic Party's JFK Awards reception.

From left to right: Chapter 511 Treasurer Joseph Aiu; Chapter 511 Vice President Angel Ramsey; ACSS Vice President of Governmental Affairs Frank Ruffino, The Honorable Fiona Ma; ACSS Board Member Dolores Weeks; ACSS Vice President of Membership Todd D'Braunstein; and Chapter 511 President Maria Suarez.

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According to ACSS Legislative Advocate Ted Toppin, here are a couple of interesting follow up items to our June 5th article:

  1. With the counting yesterday of provisional ballots, ACSS-endorsed Bonnie Garcia went from 77 votes down to 102 votes up in her race to finish second in SD 28. Which is a good thing.
  2. John Perez moved in the opposite direction. After votes were counted yesterday he slipped into third place in the Controller's race 1,405 votes behind Republican surprise David Evans. It is my understanding that there are still lots of votes to count in Los Angeles, Sacramento and Alameda counties - all places that Perez far outperformed Evans. This one might take a couple of weeks to decide.

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