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CASE BOARD OF DIRECTORS UPDATE
2023 CASE ELECTION INFORMATION. The CASE Elections Committee has released the calendar and nominations process for this fall’s CASE Board of Directors Election. Seats for CASE President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and 5 Director-at-Large positions are up for election. The nominating period is open from now through 5:00 pm PDT on Thursday, August 31, 2023. Balloting will take place from October 13 through November 3, 2023. Nomination Petitions are available on the CASE Website, along with the full calendar, election rules, and descriptions of available positions.
CASE Board Members Congratulate New Assembly Speaker. CASE Board Members Rama Maline, Wade DiCosmo, Katy Scott-Smith, and Simon Hovakimiam represented CASE at festivities late last month celebrating the swearing-in of the 71st Assembly Speaker, Robert Rivas (D-San Benito). The Assembly Speaker leads the California State Assembly and is a key figure in both the annual budget process (along with the Governor and the President Pro Tempore of the State Senate) and highly influential in the legislative process. The Board Members were also able to chat with Senate President Pro Tempore Toni Atkins, along with other prominent elected officials, who create the policies that many CASE Members will later implement and enforce.
CASE Motion to Compel Gains Media Attention. The Daily Journal closely followed CASE’s Superior Court Motion to Compel, which sought to force CalHR arbitrate multiple CASE grievances that some department’s return-to-work policies had no “operational need” and violated the Unit 2 MOU. Check out articles from June 28 and June 30 covering the litigation and its positive outcome for CASE.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
News of interest to CASE legal professionals:
- California high court: Employers not responsible for COVID spread to workers’ families – Los Angeles Times/Yahoo News
- Judge Halts California Privacy Rule Enforcement Until Next March – Bloomberg Law
- California Public Utilities Commission won’t rehear its decision on rooftop solar – The San Diego Union-Tribune
- California State Retirees Sue Vendor Over Data Breach – The Sacramento Bee/Government Technology Magazine
UPDATED: 2023 General Salary Increases, Special Salary Adjustments Take Effect. CalHR on Tuesday issued its latest pay letter directing the State Controller to implement the July 1, 2023 3% general salary increase provided in the current CASE MOU, as well as the 3% general salary increase for Supervisors and Managers for which CASE has advocated since the MOU’s ratification last summer.
The top step of the salary ranges for Administrative Law Judges (rank-and-file and supervisors/managers) will also increase by 4.5%. ALJs who have been at the top step of their salary range for 12 qualifying pay periods or more will see their salary increase by 4.5%. For those who don’t have 12 qualifying pay periods at the top step, they will retain their current salary anniversary date and the special salary adjustment allows for an additional step of salary growth in their pay range.