December 14, 2022 CASE Files

Welcome to this week’s CASE Files, part of our commitment to keep you up-to-date on our work to increase your salary, improve and protect your benefits, and aggressively represent your professional interests in every forum where they are at stake.

Making Plans for 2023? State Holiday Schedule Now Available. Already making plans for your vacation and holiday time next year? The State has issued the 2023 State Holiday schedule:

  • Monday, January 2 New Year’s Day (Observed)
  • Monday, January 16​ Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • Monday, February 20​ Presidents’ Day
  • Fri​day, March 31 Cesar Chavez Day
  • Monday, May 29 Memorial Day
  • Tuesday, July 4 Independence Day
  • Monday, September 4 Labor Day
  • Friday, November 10 Veterans Day (Observed)
  • Thursday, November 23 Thanksgiving Day
  • Friday, November 24 Day after Thanksgiving
  • Monday, December 25 Christmas Day

In addition to these holidays, CASE members also receive one personal holiday per fiscal year. Effective January 1, 2023, the Governor proclaimed 4 new holidays, one of which may be taken in lieu of receiving a personal holiday: Sunday, January 22, Lunar New Year; Monday, April 24-Genocide Remembrance Day; Monday, June 19-Juneteenth; Friday, September 22-Native American Day.

And don’t forget about your 5 Professional Development Days which renew each year on July 1 and must be used (or lost) by June 30 each year. Members who are not required to be members of the State Bar as a condition of employment have the option to have bar dues reimbursed or to receive 2 additional days of professional leave each calendar year.

Vacation and Annual Leave Balance Cap Reminder. The increased leave accumulation cap of 832 hours reverts to 640 hours on January 1, 2024.

News Headlines. Recent media reports of interest to Unit 2 legal professionals:

Yvonne Walker has won the runoff election for the retired-member seat on the CalPERS Board of Administration, fund officials announced last week. Walker received 64,553 votes, which represents 56.90% of the votes cast during the voting period of November 4 through December 5, 2022. Her opponent, Randall Cheek, received 48,900 votes, or 43.10%. Over 660,000 retired CalPERS members were eligible to vote in this election.

Walker, a legal secretary who retired from the Department of Justice, replaces Henry Jones, who resigned for health reasons in January 2022. Walker’s term begins immediately upon the election’s certification by the California Secretary of State next month and expires on January 15, 2028. 

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