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CDCR Alert: Meet and Confers

Posted: 7/6/2012 Tags: court health layoff prison rights salary Tags Views: 2768

As the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) moves forward with a drastic reform of California's penal system, the Association of California State Supervisors (ACSS) is meeting with CDCR to protect the rights of state excluded employees.

According to CDCR, the plan blueprint - titled The Future of California Corrections - will "cut billions in spending, comply with multiple federal court orders for inmate medical, mental health and dental care, and significantly improve the operation of California's prison system."

In July and August ACSS will meet and confer with CDCR and CalHR over changes to the working conditions of excluded employees.

Read more about what ACSS will discuss, and how you can help, after the jump.


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ACSS Board Member talks cuts on CBS

Posted: 5/15/2012 Tags: budget governor layoff Tags Views: 2297

How will the revised budget - and the four-day, 38-hour workweek - impact you as an excluded employee?

ACSS Board Member Danilo Sanchez spoke with CBS Bay Area about the unique challenges that supervisors, managers, and confidential employees will face in light of the layoffs and reduced workweek proposed in the Governor's newly released budget.

Watch the interview here (Mr. Sanchez's portion begins at around 1:05)


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Brown's Budget Revise Will Target State Workers

Posted: 5/10/2012 Tags: budget furlough governor layoff membership Tags Views: 2437

Brown's Budget Revise Will Target State Workers
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Brown and CFT reach revenue compromise

Posted: 3/16/2012 Tags: election governor layoff Tags Views: 2118

Since proposing his revenue increase ballot measure, Gov. Brown has been working to convince several groups to drop duplicate or additional revenue increase measures from the 2012 General Election ballot.

One of the longest holdouts - the California Federation of Teachers (CFT) - finally agreed to a compromise with Gov. Brown after months of debate.

The revised ballot measure will now raise sales tax by a mere quarter cent, as opposed to the half cent increase proposed in Brown's original plan.

In addition, the revised measure includes slightly higher taxes on high income households - in particular the top 1% of all earners in California.

Your ACSS is dedicated to supporting Gov. Brown's revenue increases - and those revenue increases alone - in order to avoid catastrophic cuts to education and further layoffs within CDCR.


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DMH layoffs - ACSS fighting for your rights

Posted: 1/26/2012 Tags: health layoff Tags Views: 2429

The Association of California State Supervisors (ACSS) met with the Department of Mental Health (DMH) on Friday, January 13, 2012, to discuss the Department's transition plan to become the Department of State Hospitals (DSH).

DMH stated that the Department is initiating layoffs; specifically DMH will be submitting a proposed layoff plan to DPA with in the next 30 days. The layoff plan includes the elimination of those excluded employee positions already identified in the cost savings measures provided to ACSS. DMH stated that there are vacancies currently at Coalinga State Hospital and Salinas Valley Psychiatric Program, which may be filled by voluntary transfer to help mitigate layoffs.

Read more about what ACSS is doing to preserve excluded employee rights at DMH after the jump.


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ACSS agreement protects OIG supervisors

Posted: 1/17/2012 Tags: budget layoff legislature membership rights Tags Views: 2503

Following last year's May budget revise, the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) faced a plan to dismantle the department entirely, which would have resulted in the elimination of dozens of excluded employee positions.

Your ACSS was able to help save the OIG by working with our members in the department to illustrate to legislators the dire consequences that would result from the elimination of the OIG. Though we helped save the department, the OIGthen faced budget cuts consistent with those affecting other state agencies.

In October of 2011 the OIG released a layoff plan to address those budget cuts, and your ACSS worked to reach the following agreement to protect excluded employee rights during the layoff process: http://bit.ly/A21m3D


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ACSS to meet and confer re: SCIF layoff plan

Posted: 1/12/2012 Tags: layoff membership rights Tags Views: 1909

Your ACSS labor team received this notice from SCIF regarding staffing reductions scheduled to take effect April 30, 2012.

To preserve your rights and address the concerns of our members, ACSS has officially requested a meet and confer with SCIF to discuss the layoff plan.

If you have any concerns or questions regarding the reductions, please contact ACSS Senior Labor Relations Representative Nellie Lynn ASAP at nlynn@calcsea.org


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Gov's budget cuts another 3,000 positions

Posted: 1/6/2012 Tags: budget election governor layoff prison Tags Views: 2982

Gov. Brown's 2012-2013 budget was released this week, and it includes several cuts that will directly impact state employees, first among them the elimination of another 3,000 state employee positions on top of the 15,000 positions cut in the 2011-2012 budget.

At a press conference covering the budget release, Director of Finance Ana Matosantos stated that "many" of the 3,000 positions to be cut will be within the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR), and that the "goal is to redirect employees to facilities that have vacancies and minimize layoffs to the extent possible." According to the budget, CDCR's budget will be cut by $1.1 billion, or 18%. Read more after the jump.


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