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ACSS Member Appreciation Meetings Coming Up!

Posted: 11/27/2018 Tags: chapters meeting Tags Views: 278

Tis the season for ACSS Annual Member Appreciation Meetings and Dinners! Check the ACSS Events Calendar for YOUR local Chapter's meeting. Hope to see you there! 


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ACSS Chapter Officer Elections - Online Voting is OPEN NOW!

Posted: 4/23/2018 Tags: chapters election events membership Tags Views: 720

We’re excited to announce that elections for ACSS Chapter Officer and Delegates (2018-2021 term) will be an online voting process. Online voting is OPEN NOW and runs through May 21, 2018, 11:59 PM (PST). For your ballot to count, you must complete your online ballot during that time period. Click here to view the list of Candidates for YOUR Chapter! 

ACSS is using an independent company, Survey & Ballot Systems (SBS), to host the election online. This ensures the complete confidentiality of the voting process and the accurate tallying of votes.

SBS mailed a letter to ACSS Members' home addresses on April 9th, 2018 that included online voting information with a direct link and unique login credentials.  SBS also emailed ACSS Members the voting information on April 20th, 2018. Members must complete ballots online through the direct link with their unique login credentials.

If you are an ACSS Member and have not received your email invitation or have questions, please contact ACSS at (800) 624-2137 or acss@ACSS.org.


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Check out the Third Quarter ACSS Newsletter - Member Spotlight and President's Corner

Posted: 8/3/2017 Tags: ACSS elections chapters membership retirement Tags Views: 1077

In case you missed it, check out the ACSS Quarterly Newsletter publication for July - September 2017.  The Q3 features a spotlight on ACSS member Manijeh Fatollahi who stepped up to lead Chapter 512 for over a decade. Also in this edition, check out the President's Corner where ACSS President Frank Ruffino urges members to make a difference, take action and become an Agent of Change as an ACSS Chapter Officer. 

Click here to read past issues of the ACSS Quarterly Newsletter publication.


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"Know Your Rights" Chapter Meetings Coming Up!

Posted: 5/10/2017 Tags: chapters grievance meeting representation rights Tags Views: 1251

This year, the ACSS Spring 2017 "Know Your Rights" presentation will cover a general overview of the grievance process. Every situation and grievance is unique.  Learn more about different types of grievances, how to file an effective grievance and learn important timelines in the grievance process. Your local ACSS Labor Relations Representative (LRR) will be presenting the material to you at this meeting. Your LRR can answer any questions you may have about the grievance process and your rights as an excluded employee.

>> Click here to find a "Know Your Rights" Chapter meeting in YOUR area!

>> Click here to learn more about past "Know Your Rights" presentations.


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State Treasurer Chiang Attends Sacramento ACSS Chapters 502 and 503 Member Appreciation Party

Posted: 12/16/2016 Tags: chapters meeting Tags Views: 1574

California State Treasurer and 2018 Gubernatorial Candidate John Chiang attended and spoke at the Chapter 502 and 503 Member Appreciation Meeting and Dinner in Sacramento on December 2nd 2017.

Chapter 503 President, James Teahan, was ecstatic to have Chiang attend. “John Chiang was fully engaged with ACSS members, gave a terrific speech, and truly provided his support for ACSS. We were so happy to have him as this was the first time a State Officer attended our Membership Appreciation Event,” Teahan noted.

Chapter 502 President, Lieutenant Coopwood, found Chiang very approachable and personable. Coopwood enjoyed listening to the State Treasurer’s anecdotes about family, his background, and history with Governor Schwarzenegger. Coopwood commented that Chiang’s speech “showed how he is willing to fight for the rights of ACSS members and not just go along with the status quo.”

In addition, ACSS Vice President Elnora Fretwell said, “Chiang’s personal stories really connected with the crowd.”

Overall, the presence of Chiang at the Member Appreciation party was extremely well received by ACSS officers, members and their guests. ACSS thanks State Treasurer Chiang for spending time with us and supporting us in our efforts.


Top row from left: Chapter 502 President Lieutenant Coopwood, ACSS President Frank Ruffino, State Treasurer John Chiang, Arthur Anderson, Chapter 503 President James Teahan.
Bottom row from left: ACSS VP of Membership Development Arlene Espinoza, ACSS Secretary/Treasurer Pam Robison, Chapter 502 Secretary/Treasurer Lori Anderson.


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ACSS President Frank Ruffino Attends Chapter 504 Meeting in Fairfield

Posted: 10/7/2015 Tags: chapters meeting Tags Views: 1156


(Chapter 504 members from left: Alternate Delegate Kimisha Hall, Board Member Shirley Castaneda, Chapter President Donald Merrill, ACSS President Frank Ruffino, Secretary/Treasurer Lavonne Thomas, Vice President Marie Fay.)

On September 1, 2015, ACSS President Frank Ruffino attended Chapter 504’s meeting in Fairfield. Board Member Shirley Castaneda said she was honored by Ruffino’s presence and grateful for his dedication to ACSS. The members were pleased to meet him and were inspired by his thoughts regarding the current issues on pensions, health care reform and other matters.


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"Know Your Rights" Chapter Meetings are Coming up in Fall!

Posted: 8/19/2015 Tags: chapters meeting Tags Views: 1208

The "Know Your Rights" theme for this year's fall Chapter meetings will highlight some of the types of leave available to State excluded employees, such as annual leave versus traditional vacation and sick leave, non-industrial disability leave, bereavement leave, and catastrophic leave. There will be two handouts that will be distributed regarding the various types of leave available to excluded employees.  After the presentation, there will be a question and answer opportunity for any questions you may have.

Come to your local Chapter's meeting this fall and learn more about your rights as an excluded State employee! 

Check the Events Calendar for your Chapter's next meeting date! 


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ACSS Delegate Assembly Conducts Business and Appoints New Executive Committee

Posted: 7/20/2015 Tags: ACSS elections chapters election events meeting policy Tags Views: 1782

ACSS held its Delegate Assembly over the past weekend on July 17-19, 2015.  Friday's events started out with a Bylaws and Policy Committee meeting along with a Finance Committee meeting. Saturday's Delegate Assembly held an election for the selection of the new Board of Directors to serve the next three-year term. The Delegate Assembly also passed all four resolutions presented before the board.  Newly elected Chapter Presidents and Chapter Officers were sworn-in and took the oath of office to serve on their upcoming 3-year term. Saturday evening featured an "Evening Under The Stars" dinner dance party that was enjoyed by all.  Sunday, ACSS held a Board Meeting and elected a new Executive Committee to oversee the organization, and was sworn into office by CA Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones. Arlene Espinoza concluded her 6 years as ACSS President and handed over the gavel to newly elected ACSS President Frank Ruffino.

Congratulations to all the newly elected Chapter Officers, Delegates, Board of Directors and Executive Committee!  ACSS Delegate Assembly 2015 was a huge success. 

ACSS Chapter Officers 2015

ACSS Board of Directors 2015-2018

ACSS Executive Committee being sworn in by CA Insurance Commissioner, Dave Jones.
 

 

Arlene Espinoza, ACSS former President, handing over the gavel to newly elected ACSS President Frank Ruffino.


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Chapter Meetings Springing Up in May!

Posted: 5/7/2015 Tags: chapters meeting Tags Views: 1143

There are several Chapter meetings coming up in the month of May.  Don't forget to RSVP and join your local ACSS Chapter for a casual discussion and FREE dinner.  Check the ACSS Events Calendar to RSVP to your Chapter's next meeting. 

Friday May 8:

Chapter 513 - Orange County/Mission Viejo @ Antonucci's Italian Restaurant

Tuesday May 12:

Chapter 509 - Bakersfield @ Hodel's Country Dining Restaurant

Thursday May 14:

Chapter 511 - L.A. Area/Monterey Park @ Marie Callender's

Tuesday May 19:

Chapter 507 - South Bay Area/Monterey Bay @ The Whole Enchilada Moss Landing

Thursday May 21:

Chapter 505 - Bay Area @ Don Ramon's Restaurant San Francisco
Chapter 508 - Stockton @ The Old Spaghetti Factory
Chapter 514 - Ontario @ El Torito


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Step up and be a leader! ACSS Chapter Elections are right around the corner.

Posted: 11/7/2014 Tags: ACSS elections chapters Tags Views: 2264

Posted: 11/7/2014

The political mid-term elections were thrilling and ACSS-Endorsed Candidates fared exceptionally well on the November 4th Election Day. ACSS is now swinging its attention to our own organization’s elections. Stand up and help lead the State’s largest and most effective organization dedicated to protecting the careers of state supervisors, managers, and confidential employees! By participating in ACSS at the Chapter and State level you can become an integral voice to help improve the careers of your fellow State excluded employees.

All members are encouraged to attend their regional Chapter’s Open Nominations meeting. During this important meeting, Chapters will accept open nominations for all chapter officer positions in the 2015 Chapter Elections.

Nominate yourself or others for a wide variety of positions, including:

  • Chapter President
  • Chapter Vice President
  • Chapter Secretary/Treasurer
  • Member of the ACSS Board of Directors
  • Delegate to the ACSS Delegate Assembly

Your participation is valuable and vital. BECOME A LEADER!

Check the ACSS events calendar for YOUR Chapter’s Open Nominations Meeting.


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