September 14, 2022 Supervisory Files

Welcome to this week’s inaugural edition of CASE Supervisory 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. 

SUPERVISOR & MANAGER SALARY AND BENEFIT IMPROVEMENTS

As you know, CASE is the recognized employee organization for Supervisors and Managers in classifications related to Unit 2 (S02 and M02 classes).  As your representative, CASE requested to meet and confer with CalHR to discuss salary increases for supervisors and managers upon the ratification of the new rank-and-file MOU (the full terms of that agreement can be found on CalHR’s website here).

Last week, CASE met and conferred with CalHR regarding the application of improved benefits secured in the MOU to excluded employees in the S02 and M02 classifications. We are pleased to report that CalHR has agreed to extend the following benefits to Supervisory and Managerial employees:

  • A 2.5% GSI retroactive to July 1, 2022.
  • Application of the Unit 2 MOU other post-retirement benefit formula (OPEB) which will result in a .3% reduction in the amount you pay towards these benefits each month. 
  • An increase in the Commute Program benefit from 75% of transit passes and vanpool costs capped at $100 to 100% of costs tied to the federal maximum: currently $280.
  • Application of the AOD/On-Call differential to specified employees at DOJ and DHHS.

Please note: These benefits are anticipated to become effective October 1, subject to the issuance of required CalHR documentation to departments. We will update you when we have the documentation in hand. Until CalHR issues the appropriate pay letter, even your department may be unaware of these impending improvements

The CASE Meet & Confer Team also resolved with CalHR the errant discontinuation of Pay Differential 158, applicable to former-Presiding Workers’ Compensation Administrative Law Judges working in specified locations. The ALJ class consolidation had resulted in the State Controller no longer including the differential in these members’ pay warrants. CalHR has confirmed that the Differential will be returned, retroactive to the month in which it disappeared. 

The team will continue to advocate for the favorable resolution of several outstanding issues, including:

  • Securing raises in 2023 and 2024 to ensure that Supervisors and Managers receive at least the same increases as Unit 2 rank-and-file employees. CASE will advocate during the upcoming 2023 budget cycle for raises, when the state determines excluded employee pay. 
  • Increasing Supervisor and Manager Professional Development Days to 5 to match what is provided to Unit 2 rank-and-file employees. 
  • Aligning business and travel expense reimbursement rates with federal rates.

Advocating for improved salary and benefits is just one of the ways CASE supports our Supervisor and Manager members.  As a CASE Member you are entitled to many benefits including representation, access to supplemental insurance (see below) and consumer discounts. 

Many of your supervisor and manager colleagues are unaware that CASE is the official representative for supervisors and managers and believe they have to “give up” their membership upon promotion.  Please help us get the word out to your fellow supervisors and managers – not only CAN they keep their membership in CASE, but they SHOULD.  

NEW INSURANCE OFFERINGS – EXCLUSIVELY FOR MEMBERS 

The CASE Board is excited to announce an Open Enrollment Period for two new CASE-sponsored group insurance plans, exclusively for CASE Members open now through September 30. Here’s what you need to know:

Open Enrollment September 12 – September 30. CASE is pleased to partner with Nancy Bond Insurance Services and The Standard to offer two new valuable plans for Members:

Accident Insurance

  • Covers costs your medical insurance may not – 70+ benefits for covered injuries and treatment
  • Option to cover your spouse and children and pays an additional 25% benefit if your covered child, 18 or under, is injured playing organized sports
  • Premium stays the same for as long as you have your coverage
  • Pays a $75 benefit once per calendar year when you or your dependents go to the doctor for a covered wellness screening program
  • Visit calattorneys.org/members/insurance for full details and to enroll (website password is membersmatter22)

Critical Illness Insurance

  • A $30,000 benefit for you (with optional coverage for your spouse) and a $15,000 benefit for your children payable upon the diagnosis of specified conditions
  • Pays a $75 benefit once per calendar year when you or your dependents go to the doctor for a covered wellness screening program
  • Visit calattorneys.org/members/insurance/ for full details and to enroll (website password is membersmatter22

Choosing the Coverage That’s Right for You. CASE Members can take advantage of the Decision Support Tool to help identify insurance benefits that may be helpful for you and your family. 

Get Expert Help. Have questions? Sign up today for a one-on-one meeting with a licensed Benefit Counselor from The Standard. Meetings are available during the following dates and times:

  • Thursday, September 15 4:00-8:00p
  • Wednesday, September 21, 12:00-8:00p
  • Tuesday, September 27, 4:00-8:00p
  • Thursday, September 29 12:00-8p

More Plans to Choose From. CASE Members can also sign up for the following group plans (not included in open enrollment period): Additional Life and AD&D (Active & Retiree plans available) and Long Term Disability. Visit calattorneys.org/members/insurance (website password is membersmatter22) for full details and to enroll.
 

Thank you for your membership.

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