Keeping 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.
CASE BOARD OF DIRECTORS UPDATE
Batter up! The CASE Board is pleased to invite you to an exclusive series of summer socials at the ballpark – just for CASE Members and their families. All summer long, we’re inviting members to join us at games from Sacramento to San Diego. For just $12 per person, you’ll get the chance to participate in a great summer tradition, build camaraderie with your fellow CASE Members, and even get a free CASE baseball hat. Here’s the schedule:
- Tuesday, June 20 – San Francisco Giants (vs. SD Padres) 6:45pm
- Wednesday, June 28 – Sacramento River Cats (vs. Reno Aces) 6:45pm
- Thursday, July 20 – Fresno Grizzlies (vs. Modesto Nuts) 6:50pm
- Tuesday, July 25 – San Diego Padres (vs. Pittsburgh Pirates) 6:40pm
- Wednesday, August 2 – Los Angeles Dodgers (vs. Oakland As) 7:10pm
- Wednesday, August 9 – LA Angels (vs. SF Giants) 6:38pm
Tickets are limited, so snag yours today. The ticketing website password is caseball2023.
CalHR Issues Consolidation Project Pay Letters. CalHR on Monday issued two pay letters related to the ongoing Attorney/DAG class consolidation and update project. You can review the letters here and here. The letters provide direction to the State Controller and Departments regarding the abolishment of specified classes, movement of employees in those classes to update classes, and, for many classes, include very small pay increases (in the $4-$14 range) to appropriately align the pay scales of newly revised classes. The updated classifications and salaries take effect June 1, 2023. At that time, Attorney I/DAG I (and related classes) who have been receiving the 5% pay differential under the February Side Letter will officially be moved into their new salary ranges as well and the differential will cease.
While Departments have been directed to key the necessary changes to their payroll systems to ensure timely updates as of June 1, it is possible it may take a cycle or two to see the changes reflected in your regular monthly pay warrant.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
News of interest to CASE legal professionals:
- Balancing act: Newsom’s plan to cover California’s ballooning budget deficit – CalMatters
- Wage theft whack-a-mole: California workers win judgments against bosses but still don’t get paid – CalMatters
- Lawyers confirm $24M settlement with CA for man who died in CHP custody – ABC 7 (Los Angeles)
Leave Cash-Out List Available. 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. Departments also generally extend this option to Unit 2-related excluded employees. 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. 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.
Consolidation Project Implementation Update. The June 1 effective date of the Attorney/DAG class consolidation and classification update project is quickly approaching. In preparation for the implementation of revised classification minimum qualifications and other changes to the exam process, exams for Attorney and DAG classes will be temporarily offline from May 25 until the updated exams are released on June 1. We encourage everyone to check their current list eligibility now and after June 1 via the CalCareers website to confirm what lists you may still be on and what exams you may need to retake. For more information on what the changes to exams mean for you, please see the consolidation project FAQ on the CASE Website. (password: membersmatter22)