May 11, 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 to aggressively represent your interests in every forum where your employment and professional interests are at stake.


May Board Meeting. The CASE Board of Directors will meet in Sacramento on May 20. It is open to all CASE members via Zoom. To learn more, visit the CASE website.

Leave Cash Out. Article 9.23 of the CASE Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) allows Unit 2 employees to cash out up to 160 hours of Vacation or Annual Leave (note that PLP hours are not eligible for cash out) if their employing departments have sufficient funds to participate. Per the MOU, employees in participating departments must submit a written request during the month of May, and departments will issue cash payments for cashed out leave in June.

Currently, CASE has confirmation that the following departments will participate up to the number of hours indicated: DOJ (160 hours), DIR (160 hours), State Compensation Insurance Fund (160 hours), CalTrans (80 hours), CHP (40 hours), CDCR (160 hours), CARB (80 hours), DDS (160 hours), DWR (160 hours), CalFire, (hours TBD), Water Boards (160 hours), DCSS (160 hours), DPH (160 hours),  General Services (160 hours), Fish and Wildlife (160 hours) and Parks (160 hours). DCA is not participating.

We will continue to update this list of participating departments as we receive confirmation. Please contact CASE if you have questions.


Board Election Calendar Set. Candidates for the three CalPERS Board of Directors seats up for election, including the state-employee representative, have until 5 p.m. Thursday to submit their nomination papers. Soon after that, campaigning begins for contested seats.

Ballots will be mailed August 26, 2022, and votes must be received by September 26, 2022. A runoff election may be held if no candidate receives the majority of votes cast in their election. Active state employees are eligible to vote in this election.

Theresa Taylor occupies the state member representative seat, a position she has held since 2015.  The other two seats up for election represent school and retired member groups.

To ensure you receive a state-member ballot, verify your address now by logging into myCalPERS or contacting the fund by phone at 888-CalPERS (888-225-7377). 


Health Advocate. CASE members – and only CASE members – have complimentary access to Health Advocate, a service that makes healthcare easier with expert help for a wide range of health and insurance-related issues, all through a single toll-free number. Whether you need help understanding a diagnosis, finding a doctor, or deciphering a medical bill, Health Advocate can help you and your eligible family members with confidential, one-on-one support. For more information, click here to read the company’s online brochure.


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