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General Salary Increases for Bargaining Units 7, 9 & 10

Posted: 7/1/2016 Tags: bargaining legislation policy representation salary Tags Views: 2818

Cal HR provided information to ACSS regarding pay increases for excluded employees associated with Bargaining Units 7 (Protective Services and Public Safety), 9 (Professional Engineers) and 10 (Professional Scientific):

  • S07 employees – 3% General Salary Increase (GSI) effective July 1, 2016.
  • S09 employees – 5% GSI effective July 1, 2016. In addition, certain shift differentials will also receive a $1.00 increase.
  • S10 employees – 5% GSI effective July 1, 2016.

CalHR will release official Pay Letters in the near future that contains more details of these pay increases and improvements. ACSS will continue to follow up and advocate for additional special salary adjustments for excluded employees associated with these bargaining units, in addition to advocating on behalf of excluded employees in all other bargaining units across the state.


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CalHR Releases Special Salary Adjustment for BU6

Posted: 6/14/2016 Tags: policy representation salary Tags Views: 1798

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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CalHR Releases Memo on Leave Buy-Back Program for Excluded Employees

Posted: 4/21/2016 Tags: benefits legislation policy Tags Views: 4177

Victory for ACSS – Paid Leave Buy-Back Hours Increase is Granted

Posted: 4/15/2016 Tags: benefits legislation legislature policy politics Tags Views: 2406

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CalHR Committed to Continuing Efforts to Resolve Salary Compaction

Posted: 3/18/2016 Tags: bargaining benefits compaction legislation pension policy retirement Tags Views: 2402

New policy for shift assignments for SRN II positions is coming soon!

Posted: 2/12/2016 Tags: policy Tags Views: 2131

ACSS for many years has advocated on behalf of CDCR supervising nurses for a fair policy for shift assignments for Supervisory Registered Nurses (Level II) of the California Correctional Health Care Services (CCHCS). We are happy to announce that a CCHCS policy for shift assignments based on seniority is soon to be a reality.

This new policy would benefit SRN II positions to finally be able to choose shifts based on their seniority level, as opposed to the current policy of shift selection based on vacancy, assigned placement, or operational need.

ACSS will continue to work diligently with CCHCS through the meet and confer process on this issue as the draft is being finalized. Stay tuned for additional updates.


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Notable Points From The Governor's State Budget Report 2016-2017


On Thursday 1/8/16, Governor Brown released his proposed 2016-2017 State Budget. Brown claims that the budget still remains “precariously balanced” for the long term. Brown stated, “While timing is uncertain, the next recession is getting closer, and the state must begin to plan for it.”

Here are the proposals that affect ACSS and ACSS members:

State Employee Compensation

The Budget includes $220 million ($27 million General Fund) in 2016-17 for employee compensation and health care costs for active state employees. Included in these costs are collectively bargained salary increases for many of the state’s rank and file employees represented by bargaining unit 9 (engineers), which the Administration is extending to state managers and supervisors related to these employees. A 5% general raise in July of 2016 is the only currently      >> Read More...


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AB 229 Allows State Employees Usage of Uber and AirBnB

Posted: 12/30/2015 Tags: policy Tags Views: 1667

The California Department of Human Resources (CalHR) released a PML which provides guidance on the provisions of Assembly Bill 229 (AB 229), which becomes effective January 1, 2016.

AB 229 adds section to California Government Code and stipulates that state agencies cannot prohibit state employees on official travel from using certain transportation network companies such as Uber or Lyft as well as short-term rental companies such as AirBnB.

Click here to download details of PML 2015-039 from CalHR.


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IRS Decreases Mileage Reimbursement Rate

Posted: 12/30/2015 Tags: policy Tags Views: 1749

Effective January 1, 2016, the personal vehicle mileage reimbursement rate for employees will be 54 cents per mile (CPM). This reflects a 3.5 cent decrease from 2015. The California Department of Human Resources uses the same rates as those published by the Internal Revenue Service. Employee questions about the mileage reimbursement rates should be addressed on the department level.

Click here to read the details of PML 2015-041 from CalHR.


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