November 7, 2023 Supervisory Files

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 Files Grievance on Behalf of ALJs. The 2022-25 CASE MOU provided a special salary adjustment in July, 2023, for ALJs who had been at the top step of their salary range for the prior 12 months. Due to a peculiarity of the 2022 ALJ Class Consolidation project, CalHR incorrectly performed salary calculations that resulted in a group of ALJs at DIR not receiving their expected increase. While CASE has been working for months to advocate for correct calculations, CalHR left us no choice but to grieve the matter. You can read the grievance here. CASE continues to advocate aggressively for the correct implementation of the special salary adjustment. Watch CASE Files for future updates. 

CASE Elections Results. Election Results were shared via email and posted to the CASE Website last Friday, November 3, at the close of balloting. We thank all candidates for their willingness to serve the membership and welcome the following Officers and Board members to their 2023-25 Board Term.

Officers (2023-2025)

  • CASE President: R. Timothy O’Connor, Attorney V, State Compensation Insurance Fund
  • CASE Vice President: Ryan Smith, Deputy Attorney General IV, Department of Justice
  • CASE Secretary: Wade DiCosmo , Administrative Law Judge, Department of Industrial Relations
  • CASE Treasurer: Rama Maline, Deputy Attorney General V, Department of Justice  

Directors-at-Large (2023-2025)

  • Talene Ghazarian, Attorney III, Department of Health Care Services
  • Yun Hwa Harper, Deputy Attorney General V, Department of Justice
  • Simon Hovakimian, Administrative Law Judge, Department of Industrial Relations
  • Amanda Lopez, Deputy Attorney General IV, Department of Justice
  • Katherine Scott-Smith, Attorney III, Department of Insurance

Full details of the election are available in the CASE Member Center (pw: membersmatter22)


News of interest to CASE legal professionals:


CASE Member Sacramento Happy Hour. Sacramento-area CASE Members are invited to a members-only happy hour at CASE Headquarters on Thursday, November 16 from 4:00-6:00 pm. This is a great opportunity to meet fellow CASE Members and your CASE leadership. Light refreshments will be provided. To attend, please RSVP no later than Monday, November 13

Next CASE Board Meeting-November 17. The next CASE Board of Directors meeting is Friday, November 17. Members who wish to attend virtually must sign up no later than 5:00 pm on Thursday, November 16. The zoom link will be sent to all registered members on the morning of November 17. 

CASE Supplemental Insurance Open Enrollment.  Through November 30, CASE members can sign up for Accident Insurance and Critical Injury Insurance available through our group policy with The Standard. Open enrollment ends November 30 and this will be your only opportunity to enroll until Fall 2024.For more information, including cost and coverage, please review the benefit summaries available here: Accident and Critical Injury. This Enrollment Guide  contains information on how to log-in to the system.To access the enrollment portal, please visit the Supplemental Insurance page in the Member Center (password: membersmatter22).

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