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Since 2017 UPE has awarded $19,000 in scholarships to UPE members children and family members.

                                                                                                                                                                                                     

Sutter Meet & Confer Update 
 
Personnel Manual
  

     UPE and Sutter Court continued negotiations over changes to the Personnel Manual.  The two sides have come to an agreement on a number of different proposals but are still exchanging proposals over the Discipline, Reassignment, and File Review sections of the manual.  UPE continues to improve the language in the Manual to provide more protections for our members.  UPE and the Court are scheduled to meet again on August 27, 2019.

 

 

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  005 Meet and Confer Update

DTech Asset Management Policy

      UPE met with the County over a new proposed policy surrounding Department of Technology (DTech) Asset Management. The impetus behind the policy was an audit on DTech which recommended that a policy be in place to document, “….capital assets, including the proper recognition, measurement, safeguarding and disposal from purchase to disposal”. This policy only pertains to the DTech Department and not County-wide.

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  005 Meet and Confer Update

Environmental Management Electronic In-Out Board

(“Who’s In”)

    On July 18, 2019, UPE met with Environmental Management to discuss the upgrade to the old computerized in/out board (who's in) to a newer platform. Robert Milano explained that the old system had been in effect for nearly 20 years with no upgrade available for the last ten years. Because it is an upgrade to the old system with just some user friendly improvements, there really seems to be no impact to the work of our UPE members. Most of the upgraded software will be for field staff, but the office staff will get an upgrade to what they are already used to using. 

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008 Meet & Confer Update

DHA Class Study

August 20, 2019

UPE and DHA met again on August 20, 2019 over the Class Study involving the ES, HSS, and SES classifications.  Over the course of the negotiations, the two sides have exchanged package proposals dealing with salaries for all three classifications.  At the meeting on the 20th, the Department reiterated their inadequate proposal from August 13, 2019.  The two sides are in agreement over salaries for two of the three classifications but remain deadlocked over the SES/HSQRS classification.

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008 Meet & Confer Update 
 
Impact of Staffing Levels
  

    UPE and DHA met on July 29, 2019, to discuss ways to mitigate the negative impact the current staffing shortage is having on our members.  UPE made an initial six proposals to address this issue:

    

• Suspend the monthly one-on-ones with Supervisors at the service centers for one year.  

• Establish a cut-off time for calls that transition to RRRs and Intakes that allow worker to instruct the client to call back the next day.

 

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  005 Salary Survey Update!

    UPE and the County sparred once again, regarding the jurisdictions that would be used in a salary survey. The County is using the traditional local jurisdictions while UPE is proposing to add another 3 jurisdictions: Alameda, Contra Costa and Santa Clara. The County ultimately became amenable to add Contra Costa County but not Alameda or Santa Clara Counties. UPE insisted in using Alameda and Santa Clara, however the County did not agree.  Therefore, both sides decided that we would each compose a salary survey and discuss the results during the next meet and confer that is scheduled on August 29th.  

 008 Meet and Confer Update

Caseload Reduction Black Child Legacy Social Workers

6/27/19

       UPE and CPS continued meeting over a possible caseload reduction for BCL Social Workers.  The two sides previously met in February.  At that meeting, UPE proposed that BCL workers receive a .8 caseload reduction.  This would place them in line with other out- stationed social workers and would help to account for the additional duties they are required to perform as a part of the BCL program.  UPE argued that BCL workers must take on a significant number of extra duties at their locations, which makes it extremely difficult to keep up with their normal caseload.  

 

008 Meet & Confer Update 
 
Bowling Green Move
  

    The County informed UPE that Bowling Green will be closing and that the majority of the staff will be moved to Greenhaven. In addition, current Bowling Green employees will have the option to volunteer to transfer to the East Commerce worksite and East Commerce employees will be able to volunteer to transfer to the new Greenhaven worksite, up to a maximum of 4 units. 

 

    The County informed UPE that the move will be in three phases:

   

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005/008 Meet & Confer Update 
 
IHSS Transitioning to Electronic Timesheet System
  

    On July 22, 2019 UPE and the County met regarding the changes to In-home Support Services (IHSS) recipients and provider timesheets. The IHSS program statewide will now require participants to enroll in the Electronic Timesheet System (ETS) in order to meet new federal requirements. Statewide there are about 1.1 million participants, with Sacramento County currently serving approximately 55,000. Of the 55,000 participants, there are currently approximately 21, 400 already enrolled in ETS but 37, 000 have yet to enroll. The County is required to enroll the remaining participants by the go-live date which is currently slated for January 2020. 

    

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

  
STEWARDS TRAINING
 These trainings are for any member who is interested in learning more about their rights and how to make a difference in their workplace. Stewards meet the third Thursday of each month:
6:00pm
UPE Office - 9333
Tech Center Drive
Sacramento, CA 95826
Please RSVP info@upe1.org
or call our office 916-736-9503
2019 Steward Training Schedule

NEWS & EVENTS

 August

Thu, August 1st- Sutter Board Meeting, 12:00 p.m. at Sutter

Wed, August 7th- 005 Office Technical Board Meeting, 6:00 p.m. at UPE

Thu, August 8th - Court Office Technical Board Meeting, 5:30 p.m. at UPE

Tue, August 13th - Court Professionals Unit Meeting, 12:00 p.m. at FRC

Tue, August 13th - Merced County Board Meeting, 5:30 p.m. at 2222 M Street, Room 310

Tue, August 13th - 008 Welfare Non-Supervisory Board Meeting, 6:00 p.m. at UPE

Thu, August 15th- Yuba Board Meeting, 12:00 p.m. at TBD

Thu, August 15th - 6:00 p.m. at UPE
- Stewards Council: Advanced Department of Labor Rights
- Steward Training II (Session 2)

Tue, August 27th - Board of Directors Meeting, 6:00 p.m. at UPE

916-736-9503
9333 Tech Center Drive, #300 • Sacramento, CA  95826
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