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March 20, 2024 CASE Files

CASE BOARD OF DIRECTORS UPDATE This week, CASE submitted its closing brief in the first arbitration regarding unreasonable return-to-office mandates. This case concerns our members at CalPERS which imposed a requirement for all employees to be in the office three days per week. After three days of testimony, the parties filed simultaneous briefs – you …

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March 13, 2024 CASE Files

CASE BOARD OF DIRECTORS UPDATE Mortgage Assistance for CASE Members.  CASE members can now secure mortgage assistance, including lender credits of up to 0.5%, for home loans and refinancing. Other lender programs, including first time home buyer discounts, are available. Lenders, including LoanDepot and Arnaz Financial, work with multiple institutions to find the best rates …

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March 6, 2024 CASE Files

CASE BOARD OF DIRECTORS UPDATE President O’Connor in the News. CASE’s media-relations program promotes your union’s agenda in print, online, and broadcast outlets to elevate our collective interests in the public square. To that end, staff recently worked with Sacramento-based Capital Public Radio on a telework/return-to-office story that featured CASE data and several comments and …

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February 21, 2024 CASE Files

CASE BOARD OF DIRECTORS UPDATE Tracking Return-to-Office Mandate Impacts. CASE continues to receive notices from Departments regarding revised in-office requirements. Notices are shared with members in affected departments via email. Your feedback on the impact of return-to-office mandates is invaluable in helping CASE prepare to meet and confer with departments and agencies as well as …

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February 14, 2024 CASE Files

CASE BOARD OF DIRECTORS UPDATE Have You Visited the Website Lately? Thanks to your feedback on our 2024 Member Survey, we’ve made some upgrades to the CASE Website that we hope make it easier for Members to navigate and find what they need. If you haven’t visited lately, the CASE Website is your one-stop-shop for …

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February 7, 2024 CASE Files

CASE BOARD OF DIRECTORS UPDATE CASE Board Meeting This Friday. The CASE Board meets this Friday, February 9. To attend via zoom, please complete the online registration form (pw: membersmatter22) no later than 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 8. A Zoom link will be sent to all registered members on Friday morning by 9 a.m. …

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January 31, 2024 CASE Files

CASE BOARD OF DIRECTORS UPDATE Member Survey Deadline Extended! As the CASE Board gets ready for another year of action and advocacy on behalf of CASE Members, we need your help. Take 5 minutes to complete our 2024 CASE Member Survey. Your answers will help us better know the membership that we serve and inform …

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January 24, 2024 CASE Files

CASE BOARD OF DIRECTORS UPDATE Return-to-Office Plans at CalEPA, CHHA, Other Agencies. The California Environmental Protection Agency Secretary recently emailed all agency staff to herald a plan to call all employees back to the office 2 days per week starting in the spring. The California Health & Human Services Agency Secretary sent a similar message …

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January 17, 2024 CASE Files

CASE BOARD OF DIRECTORS UPDATE The Legislative Analyst Reacts: “Plausible but Optimistic.” The nonpartisan State Legislative Analyst responded last week to the Governor’s initial budget proposal. As you may recall, the Governor’s budget assumes a $38b deficit, where the LAO previously predicted a deficit of $68b. While it may be some time before we know which projection, if …

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January 11, 2024 CASE Files

CASE BOARD OF DIRECTORS UPDATE Governor Unveils Initial Budget Proposal. The Governor yesterday unveiled his initial budget proposal for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2024. Most notable: the Governor’s budget is based on a projected $37b budget deficit – a dramatically smaller number than the $68b shortfall the Legislative Analyst projected last month. The Governor proposed closing the …

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