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CalHR Releases Special Salary Adjustment for BU6

Posted: 6/14/2016 Tags: policy representation salary Tags Views: 2506

Effective June 1, 2016, CalHR released a special salary adjustment for supervisors and managers of bargaining unit 6 (corrections) and for excluded employees in classes in E97, E98, and E99.  ACSS provided  information in our May 27th blog article on this subject.  On June 13, 2016, CalHR released the official Pay Letter 1610 that outlines the specific details.

 Download PL1610


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Salary and Benefit Improvements for Excluded Employees Related to BU6 and BU10

Posted: 5/27/2016 Tags: bargaining benefits legislation salary Tags Views: 4442

The May Revise of the Governor’s Budget included some information which provides funding for several benefit and salary improvements to excluded employees related to Bargaining Units 6 and 10.

Bargaining Unit 6 - Corrections:

  • 3% General Salary Increase effective 6/1/2016 (first day pay period following ratification); 3% GDI effective July 1, 2017 and 3% GSI effective July 1, 2018.
  • PD165 Senior Peace Officer Pay Differential – 1% for each step.
  • Increase uniform allowance from $530 to $950.
  • Physical fitness included in base salary. (Effective June 1, 2016)
  • R & R increase to $2,600 and add Pelican Bay, California Correctional Center and High Desert State Prisons. (Effective June 1, 2016)
  • Housing stipend increase to $200 for Correctional Training Facility, San Quentin and Salinas Valley State Prisons. (Only applies to correctional Counselor II (Sup.))

The following additional benefit for BU 6 has been proposed and is under review by CalHR:

  • Change in definition of hours worked – allows time off for Jury Duty, Subpoenaed Witness and Military Leave to be counted as time worked for the purpose of overtime calculations.

Bargaining Unit 10 – Professional Scientific:

  • 5% General Salary Increase for July 1, 2016 is included in the proposed budget and subject to budget approval. Future years will be addressed in the context of future budget year deliberations.

The following benefits for BU 10 have been proposed and are under review by CalHR:

  • Lodging rate increases.
  • Private aircraft mileage reimbursement rate increase from $0.50 to $1.29.
  • Time off for organ and bone marrow donation.

At this time, we do not have any additional information for salary increases or benefit improvements for excluded employees related to other bargaining units. As always, ACSS strives to improve working conditions and pay for excluded employees. We will keep you informed with any new updates to salary and benefits in the future.


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Compaction Issue Gains Momentum as ACSS Meets with CalHR, Presents Proposals

Posted: 10/9/2015 Tags: compaction salary Tags Views: 2862

On October 8, 2015, ACSS met with CalHR’s representative to talk about resolving salary compaction globally for all excluded state employees. Our efforts gained momentum to ensure that all supervisors and managers have at least a 10% minimum differential in salary above the employees they supervise.

In this meeting with CalHR, ACSS presented data to highlight specific classifications that don’t have a 10% differential above their subordinates such as in the CDCR Office of Education whose excluded employees make significantly less than those they supervise. The salary compaction information presented by ACSS focuses on those excluded classifications that ACSS represents. We urged CalHR to adopt ACSS’ proposals to address the pay compaction issues facing excluded state employees and recommended appropriation of funds for excluded employee special salary adjustments in the next budget cycle.

CalHR’s representative stated that CalHR will commit to give ACSS’ proposals careful consideration and pointed out that this administration has shown a willingness to establish a minimum salary differential between supervisors and their subordinates.

ACSS also addressed the issue of parity for increases in pay and benefit negotiated with rank and file state employees. MOU parity would include general salary increases and benefits like the Department of Water Resources Operational Availability Incentive Program provided to bargaining units 9, 11, and 12.

As always, ACSS continues to address the issue of salary compaction and will keep you updated with our diligent efforts to resolve compaction for all excluded employees.


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CalHR Releases Pay Letter – Recruitment and Retention Pay for California Health and Human Services Agency

Posted: 10/2/2015 Tags: salary Tags Views: 3560

 

On September 21, 2015, CalHR released Pay Letter 15-20 that details amendments to several Pay Differentials affecting excluded employees.

Pay Differential 322 adds two new classifications of Mental Health Administrators, CEA (Safety) and Mental Health Administrator (Safety), effective 7/7/15.

Pay Differential 412 describes recruitment and retention differential pay to multiple departments within California Health and Human Services Agency. See Pay Differential 412 for further details.

Pay Differential 413 describes recruitment and retention differential pay for Chief Physician and Surgeon, Correctional Facility who are appointed and physically located at California Health Care Facility. See Pay Differential 413 for further details.

Pay Letter 15-20 also announces special salary adjustments for S19 and E98 excluded employees in the Chief Psychologist, SPB class code 9251 effective September 1, 2015 and for S09 excluded employees in the Supervising Pipeline Safety Engineer class code 2581 effective retroactive to July 1, 2015.


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Special Salary Adjustment and General Salary Increase Helps Relieve Some Compaction

Posted: 7/7/2015 Tags: compaction policy salary Tags Views: 4747

CalHR releases a 2.5% GSI Across the Board and an Additional SSA for select Supervisors and Managers.

 

In ACSS’ diligent efforts to fight compaction, CalHR released a notification of a Special Salary Adjustment (SSA) to address compaction for Managerial and Supervisory positions, on top of a 2.5% General Salary Increase (GSI) across the board! This is quite a victory for excluded state employees and the SSA for those select positions should feel the relief soon. Both policies take effect retroactively as of July 1, 2015. In the 4-page memo, CalHR provides specific percentages for salary increases for specific classes. The SSA is a result of the final rendition of the Administration’s 2015-2016 State Budget. ACSS has worked hard in collaboration with CalHR, advocating this salary increase on behalf of excluded employees, especially those affected by compaction. More details are being discussed this week and, as usual, we will continue to monitor this issue and provide you with important updates. ACSS will also continue its efforts to advocate for equitable salary and benefits for excluded employees.

>> Click here to view the official CalHR Pay Letter (Pages 19 - 34 refer to managers, supervisors and other excluded employees).


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Budget Proposal Aims to End "Six-Month Vacancy" Illegal Position Shuffling

Posted: 5/20/2015 Tags: budget jobs policy politics salary Tags Views: 3060

 

Jerry Brown's 2015-16 budget proposes a plan to wipe out an existing law that requires departments to eliminate state positions that go empty for six months. Departments have been deceptively manipulating personnel to inflate salary budgets and use money for other expenses. By shuffling around staff and making it appear that these positions are still being used, the positions are not eliminated and the department retains their funding.  A series of investigations and audits are bringing transparency to this issue and are putting a stop to all the unnecessary shuffling.  Read more on this issue in the full SacBee article.


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Important Compaction Milestone Near for Supervisors at CDCR

Posted: 4/23/2015 Tags: budget compaction policy salary Tags Views: 5557

ACSS is happy to report a huge milestone achievement in the resolution of compaction for some critical supervisory classifications at CDCR. Over the past several years, ACSS has diligently spent a tremendous amount of time and effort advocating for the end of compaction in classifications where supervisors were drastically underwater. One of the most egregious examples of this was in the Office of Correctional Education where supervisor’s salaries were 13% less than the teachers they supervised. In a March 25, 2015, meeting, CDCR informed ACSS that they submitted a compaction proposal to CalHR requesting a salary increase for Supervisors of Vocational Instruction (2370), Supervisors of Academic Instruction (2305), and Supervisors of Correctional Educational Programs (2303) for a total of 99 impacted excluded employees state-wide. The proposal provides for a special salary adjustment to finally bring those classifications up to a 5% salary differential above the employees they supervise. CDCR stated that the funding for the salary increase has already been included in the current budget proposal. The proposal may still require legislative approval, however ACSS is pleased that our tireless efforts on behalf of our members finally resulted in positive action on this critical matter. ACSS continues to fully support this compaction resolution and work tirelessly to push the issue into effect in alliance with CDCR, CalHR and the Administration.

>> See related article on CDCR Quarterly Meetings


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Notable Points From The Governor's State Budget Report

Posted: 1/13/2015 Tags: budget governor health jobs pension policy retirement salary Tags Views: 4423

Posted: 1/13/2015

On Friday 1/9/15, Governor Brown released his proposed 2015-2016 State Budget. Brown claims that the budget still remains “precariously balanced” and urges “financial restraint and prudence” in order to avoid another recession in the future. Here are the proposals that affect ACSS and ACSS members:

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ACSS Mentioned in the Sacramento Bee About SB 216

Posted: 10/1/2014 Tags: ACSS In The News compaction governor legislature politics salary Tags Views: 4000

Posted: 10/1/2014

Jerry Brown vetoes state pay and seniority shift-preference bills

Sacramento Bee | Tuesday, September 30, 2014
The Association of State Supervisors sponsored the measure and lobbied lawmakers for two years, said Rocco Paternoster, the group’s executive director. When the Legislature sent the bill to Brown without a single dissenting vote, the supervisors hoped the governor would be convinced to sign it...


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