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CASE BOARD OF DIRECTORS UPDATE
Leave Cash-Out List Now Available. As reported last week, Article 9.23 of the CASE MOU allows employees to cash out up to 160 hours of accumulated Vacation or Annual leave each year, if their department participates in the cash out program. Each department gets to make the call on whether to allow employees to cash out leave and how many hours will be allowed up to the 160-hour cap. Departments also generally extend this option to Unit 2-related excluded employees.
Requests to cash out leave must be submitted during the month of May. The deadline at most departments is May 31, but a few have earlier deadlines. To check your department’s status, visit the Resource Center on the CASE Website. You’ll find a searchable chart towards the bottom of the page. Don’t see your department listed? You can help us out by passing along the participation notice you received from your department.
Connecting with Your Pay & Benefit information. Those newer to state service may not be familiar with the many sources of information available to state employees. One such resource is the State Controller’s Cal-Connect portal, where you can access your pay stubs, W-2s, check leave balances, and more. It’s a good idea to check your pay stub regularly.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
News of interest to CASE legal professionals:
- Workers’ compensation panel rejects doctor report calling idea of cumulative injury ‘bogus’ – HRD
- State prosecutors are probing workplace discrimination at the NFL – CBS News
- California refers U.S. citizen prisoners to ICE based on racist assumptions, lawsuit says – Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription)
CASE is Here for You and Your 4-Legged Family Members. If you are one of the millions of people who adopted a pet during the pandemic, you’re likely aware just how expensive animal care can be. Luckily, CASE members can now purchase discounted pet insurance through our new group policy with PrudentPet. To learn more about these exclusive coverage options and receive a quote, visit CASE’s special PrudentPet portal here. The discount code is CASE10.