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May 22, 2024 CASE Files

CASE BOARD OF DIRECTORS UPDATE CASE Telework Statement. In response to recently released draft budget trailer bill language out of the Department of Finance, CASE circulated the following statement to the media:   “CASE is concerned about the recent draft trailer bill language proposed by the Governor, which seeks to potentially illegally override the previously agreed upon telework …

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May 16, 2024 CASE Files

CASE BOARD OF DIRECTORS UPDATE CASE May Revise Press Release. Last week, Governor Newsom released his May Revision of the 2024-25 State Budget. The May Revise is an update of the 2024-25 California State Budget proposal that was released in January and is based on the latest economic forecasts. Included in the May Revise is …

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May 10, 2024 CASE Files

CASE BOARD OF DIRECTORS UPDATE CalMatters Covers CalPERS Arbitration Decision. Despite the return of an unfavorable decision last week in the CalPERS telework/return-to-office mandate grievance, CASE remains steadfast in fighting to keep our members’ right to work remotely. On Monday, CalMatters published an article relaying the results of the CalPERS arbitration decision, titled “Newsom wants …

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May 02, 2024 CASE Files

CASE BOARD OF DIRECTORS UPDATE CALPERS Arbitration Decision. CASE received the attached arbitrator’s award in the CalPERS telework/return-to-office mandate grievance.  Unfortunately, the arbitrator determined CalPERS showed there was an operational need justifying its 3-days-per-week in-office mandate.  This is the first arbitration award CASE has received, although CASE still has numerous other arbitrations pending for different …

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April 24, 2024 CASE Files

CASE BOARD OF DIRECTORS UPDATE CASE Advocates On-Air. CASE again publicly advocated for a sensible state telework policy in this Tuesday night report on ABC News 10 in Sacramento. “There hasn’t been a good rationale,” President Tim O’Connor said of Gov. Gavin Newsom’s return to office (RTO) order. “What happened during the pandemic (was) the …

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April 17, 2024 CASE Files

CASE BOARD OF DIRECTORS UPDATE Protecting Telework, Enforcing Employee Rights, Continues. In case you missed it: last week’s special edition CASE Files (pw: membersmatter22) covered the Governor’s latest edict, which directed departments to require their employees to return to the office two days per week beginning June 17, 2024. CASE President O’Connor noted to Politico’s …

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April 10, 2024 CASE Files

CASE BOARD OF DIRECTORS UPDATE RTO is Coming for Natural Resources Employees. One of the state’s biggest agencies recently sent an all-hands email to its 19,000 employees announcing they must return to their offices or work in the field two days per week. Supervisors and managers will start the hybrid schedule by May 20. All …

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April 3, 2024 CASE Files

CASE BOARD OF DIRECTORS UPDATE Remember to Use Your PDDs. CASE Members are credited with 5 Professional Development Days each July 1, but unlike your vacation or annual leave, PDDs don’t roll over. As we enter the last quarter of the fiscal year, remember to use your PDDs before they expire on June 30! Attorney …

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March 27, 2024 CASE Files

CASE BOARD OF DIRECTORS UPDATE New LAO Report Addresses State Employee Compensation. The nonpartisan Legislative Analyst’s Office released a report late last week analyzing the Governor’s 2024-25 budget proposal’s changes for state employee compensation. As you may recall, in January, the Governor proposed eliminating telework stipends, eliminating vacant positions for one-time savings, and deferring the …

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