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Q3 Board Meeting

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September 19 & 20, 2014

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

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Note: Deadline for reservations at the discounted rate has passed. You must call the hotel directly to arrange a reservation at (909) 605-0281.

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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.

On July 15th 2014, ACSS met with CalHR as a follow-up discussion in regards to the pending pay letter for excluded employees, including ACSS members, associated with bargaining units 9 and 10. No other units were discussed in this particular meeting. On August 20th 2014, CalHR released an additional official pay letter for S09, M09, S10 and M10 detailing the salary adjustments for excluded employee classifications associated with these units.

To summarize, some supervisors in a split classification are now provided parity in salary with the rank and file. In our July meeting, CalHR did not compare these salaries with those of the employees they supervise. They only identified salary adjustments for parity with either the benchmark class or rank and file class for split class, for now.

It was also confirmed that any salary adjustments above 5% would be incrementally PERSable over the course of 3 years, and not immediately. Only the initial 5% would be PERSable immediately. The best outcome would have been an immediately PERSable full amount of the salary adjustment. ACSS does, however, have confirmation that the PERSable salary will indeed occur, according to the latest legislative decision. ( See SB-102, Section 4 for an elaboration on “incrementally PERSable”. )

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Charlotte Hoar (ACSS Organizer) will be visiting the Secretary of State in Room 240 on the second floor at SOS, (1500 11th St. in Sacramento) on Tuesday August 26th. 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 Monday August 25th.

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ACSS Executive Director Rocco R. Paternoster provides an update on SB216 (Compaction - Public employment: salary ranges). After 2 years of discussion with the legislature and several recent meetings with Governor Brown's Administration, ACSS-sponsored bill SB216 has moved out of the Assembly Appropriations Committee and to the Assembly Floor for a vote. With overwhelming bipartisan support, the Assembly passed SB216 today on a 66-0 vote.

 

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Saying it would be a "waste of public resources" to put it on the ballot, the Ventura County Superior Court Judge Kent Kellegrew on August 4, 2014 ordered the removal of a ballot measure that would have replaced the County's defined benefits pension plan with a 401(k) and set a cap on retirement benefits.

This is a victory for the Citizens for Retirement Security ("CRS"), a coalition of nine unions within Ventura County that filed suit against the County. CRS argued that the county can't unilaterally repeal its participation in the County Employees Retirement Law of 1937. Only the legislature has the power to authorize a pension phase-out plan.

The measure was also eliminated because it violated the single subject requirement imposed by the California Constitution. The subject initiative sought to 1) eliminate defined benefit retirement programs and 2) impose a five year salary cap. Ventura County employees can take in a sigh of relief knowing that their pensions are still in place, for now.

However, the Judge provided the parties time to appeal prior to the election by staying his decision until August 14th. An appellate ruling would likely issue before the final deadline for printing the November ballots later this month. We will keep you updated as the appellate process unfolds.

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In April 2014, Charlotte Hoar joined the ACSS team as our new Northern California Organizer. She has been an integral part of ACSS by reaching out to ACSS members and potential members in person in her "Lunch and Learn" series of worksite visits. At least once per week, she visits various state agencies and invites managers, supervisors and excluded employees to join her for a free lunch and casual discussion.

For potential members, she presents the vast benefits of joining ACSS. For current members, she informs them with news and updates on ACSS' efforts to protect and represent the rights of supervisors, managers, and excluded State employees. Participants of these worksite meetings enjoy her vibrant presence and appreciate her availability to genuinely interact with current and potential members, while listening to their concerns and answering their questions about ACSS.

Where will Charlotte be next? Check our ACSS website blog and calendar for her upcoming worksite meetings. Do you want Charlotte to speak at your worksite? Contact her with any questions at choar@acss.org.

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Charlotte Hoar (ACSS Organizer) will be visiting the CalPERS 1160 of Lincoln Plaza North at 400 Q St in Sacramento) on Thursday August 21st. 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 Wednesday August 20th.

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Charlotte Hoar (ACSS Organizer) will be visiting SCIF in the California Room at 2275 Gateway Oaks in Sacramento on Tuesday August 19st. 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 Monday August 18th.

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(Photo: DGS Director Fred Klass swears-in Tanya Little as business development program manager.)

Governor Brown has appointed Tanya Little as business development program manager at the Department of General Services, where she has been assistant chief and program manager at the Office of Small Business and Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise Services since 2011.

Little will be responsible for enhancing collaboration, partnership, and commerce with the state's small businesses, disabled veteran business enterprises (DVBE), and emerging and underrepresented business groups, in addition to state, federal, local, and private organizations to broaden the number of certified businesses to contract for the provision of goods and services to the state.

She has been an ACSS member since 2008.

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Charlotte Hoar (ACSS Organizer) will be visiting the CA Lottery HQ in Sacramento in Pavilion 2 (700 North 10th Street in Sacramento) on Tuesday August 12th. 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 August 11th.

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The Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) will begin implementation of Assembly Bill (AB) 60. The DMV estimates that it will issue approximately 1.4 million additional CA drivers licenses over the next 24 months and will hire approximately 35 managers and supervisors to work in new Driver Licenses Processing Center (DLPC) facilities and existing field offices.

Does the implementation of AB60 affect your workload, hours, working conditions, or other aspects of your employment? ACSS asks for input and feedback from DMV supervisors and managers to be able to protect your interests and represent you before the California Department of Human Resources and DMV on this issue. Please reply directly to Nellie Lynn, Assistant Director of Representation, for all your questions and comments. nlynn@acss.org

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Charlotte Hoar (ACSS Organizer) will be visiting the CA Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation in Sacramento (1515 S Street) in the Kern/Colorado Room on Thursday August 7th. 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 Wednesday August 6th.

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Charlotte Hoar (ACSS Organizer) will be visiting the CA State Board of Equalization Headquarters in Sacramento (450 N Street) in Room 122 on Tuesday August 5th. 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 Monday August 4th.

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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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