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 professional interests in every forum where they are at stake.
CASE BOARD OF DIRECTORS’ UPDATE
COVID-Related Paid Sick Leave Extended. Last week, Governor Newsom signed a bill extending the supplemental COVID-19 paid sick leave benefit for California workers. AB 152 ensures that CASE members, and all state employees, will continue to have access to up to 80 hours of COVID-19 paid sick leave through December 31, 2022 – a benefit set to expire on September 30, 2022 without legislative action. The leave may be used by employees who are unable to work due to illness, have been advised to quarantine, and those caring for COVID-impacted family members. The benefit remains available to use for COVID-related sick leave taken since January 1, 2022.
MOU Implementation. CASE continues to monitor the implementation process for the new CASE MOU and will update you on when you can expect to see the retroactive 2.5% GSI payment as soon as we have a date from CalHR and the State Controller’s Office. We continue to wait for CalHR to issue the required pay letter which provides directions to Departments and the SCO on changes under the new MOU. Stay tuned for further updates.
Accident and Critical Illness Open Enrollment DEADLINE EXTENDED. By popular demand, open Enrollment for CASE’s newest group-rate insurance offerings, Accident Insurance and Critical Illness Insurance, will close on October 14. Don’t miss out – sign up today!CalPERS Open Enrollment Through October 14. Active CalPERS members can make changes to their health care plans through October 14. You can learn about available plans, changes to existing plans, compare coverage, and more at the CalPERS website. The 2023 CoBen Contribution amounts are as follows:
CalHR’s CoBen calculator has also been updated to reflect these rates to assist you in planning for 2023. Click here for a chart of many of the most popular health plans and estimated out-of-pocket costs based on the 2023 CoBen.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
News Headlines. Recent media reports of interest to Unit 2 legal professionals:
- California court rules in favor of employee who left work to care for terminally ill relative – Human Resources Director
- California offshore fracking ban won’t receive new court review – Reuters
- State bar announces probe of L.A. lawyers Geragos, Kabateck over Armenian genocide settlement – Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription)