Supervisory Files

April 17, 2024 Supervisory Files


Protecting Telework, Enforcing Employee Rights, Continues. In case you missed it: last week’s special edition CASE Files (pw: membersmatter22) covered the Governor’s latest edict, which directed departments to require their employees to return to the office two days per week beginning June 17, 2024. CASE President O’Connor noted to Politico’s reporters that “members have made it clear that they want to fight ‘nonsensical’ return to office mandates, and that the latest declaration from the governor ‘seems as nonsensical as they get.” The Daily Journal and Los Angeles news radio station KNX have also interviewed President O’Connor – all part of CASE’s efforts to get public attention on this urgent issue.  Our board will continue to advocate against this needless mandate and any others like it. 

CASE continues to meet and confer with those departments that have already provided notice to CASE of a return to office requirement and will continue to do so as the notices come in. CASE will continue to grieve and arbitrate these return-to-work mandates. 

To help CASE prepare grievances and get ready for arbitration, consider sharing the impact of return-to-office mandates on your life and work at the link shared in the Reminders section, below. 


News of interest to Unit 2 legal professionals: 
Return to office: State workers ordered back this summer — read Gov. Gavin Newsom’s memo – The Sacramento Bee via Yahoo News (note: President O’Connor is quoted in this story)
How Gavin Newsom’s budget sidesteps the growing cost of CalPERS pensions, for one year  – CalMatters
California’s death penalty is irreparably racist, lawsuit contends – The San Francisco Chronicle


2nd Annual CASE Public Service Scholars Award. Applications are open for the 2nd Annual CASE Public Service Scholars Award. CASE Members and their dependents pursuing higher education are invited to apply between now and May 1. Apply here (pw: membersmatter22). 

Next CASE Board Meeting is Friday, May 17. Members are invited to attend all CASE Board Meetings. The next quarterly Board Meeting is Friday, May 17. Register here no later than Thursday, May 16 at 5:00pm and you’ll receive the link by 9:00am on Friday morning to attend. (pw: membersmatter22)

Support Foster Youth and Your Health. Join your fellow CASE members for a good cause on Saturday, May 18, 2024 at the Foster the Future Run in La Cañada. The event, with 5k or 10k options, benefits Journey House and CASE members receive $15 off their registration using the discount code CASE.

Tracking Return-to-Office Mandates. Your feedback on the impact of return-to-office mandates is invaluable in helping CASE prepare to meet and confer with departments and agencies as well as preparing grievances and for arbitration as necessary. Consider sharing the impact of the proposed policy changes with us via this form

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