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Congratulations to the Winners of the Fourth Annual UPE Scholarship Competition!
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The UPE Board of Directors is proud to have awarded four $2,000 scholarships to the following recipients: Zachary Rodriguez, Regina Aguanza Garcia, Briana Edvalson & Nicole Khudyakov.
Thank you to all the applicants and we wish you nothing but success as you pursue higher education. 
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2020 UPE Governing Board Elections

We Are Accepting Nominations!

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Are you interested in making a difference in the workplace? Do you want to be an advocate for your fellow employees? If yes, then fill out the appropriate nomination form below and secure your seat on the 2020 election ballot!


  • Nominations accepted now thru September 16th
  • Campaign Statements are due by Septemer 21st
  • Electronic voting will open October 14th

Click here for Nominations Forms. 

005 Meet & Confer Update

GA Packet Changes

      UPE met and conferred with representatives from DHA regarding planned changes to the GA packets used by GA workers.  These packets are pre-made by Stock Clerks at 5th St. and some clerical workers at open lobby bureaus.  The changes are the result of a proposal from the GA PSW.  The old packets contained forms that are required to be signed in the presence of a GA worker.  These were being filled out by clients at home and this was requiring the worker to ask the clients to fill out and sign the form again during their intake or renewal.  To fix this problem, the Department proposed to change the forms being used in the packets.  

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008 Meet & Confer Update

DHA Trainee Workload Changes

       UPE and DHA met and conferred on August 21, 2020, to discuss the Department’s decision to change how work is allocated to Human Service Specialist (HSS) trainees as they move through probation.  New workers used to receive a 35% caseload upon reaching the Bureau from training.  Workload would then increase by 15% each subsequent month until reaching 100% during the sixth month out of training.  Under the new plan, workers will start at 40% and increase by 20% each month until reaching 100% during the fourth month out of training.  

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U.S. Dept of Labor Update

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Confused about paid sick leave or familily medical leave related to the reopening of schools? Which documents do you need to provide to the employer?  The U.S. Department of Labor has compiled a FAQ sheet about eligibility for paid leave under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. 

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005 & 008 Meet & Confer Update

DHA Self-Assessment Signage

       DHA initially proposed that every time an employee was to use their badge to enter the bureau, they would be attesting that they do not have COVID-19.

      UPE rejected that wording because it would involve attesting to something that employees cannot be sure of, since DHA employees are not doctors. The union viewed that as a potential set-up to allow employees to be disciplined for getting sick. DHA then proposed signage when entering the facility.

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005 Meet & Confer Update

Airport Dress Code for Dispatchers

      UPE met with the County over their proposed dress code changes for the Airport Dispatchers. As the Airport described, they are attempting to standardize a professional look for the Airport Dispatchers. This means, the County will provide each dispatcher five polo shirts, two t-shirts, one pull-over sweat shirt (hooded), one fleece jacket (zip-up, no hood), and one jacket. UPE proposed that the policy revise the language so that polo shirts are not mandated to be tucked in. The County agreed. UPE asked if garments could be replaced. The County said yes so long as there is no neglect or unapproved alterations. Wear and tear are normal and would justify replacement by the County.     

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COT/ Court Professional Update

The Push for COVID Notifications

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      The Court has agreed to our request that they notice all employees when there is a positive COVID-19 case. This is an added victory to the previous notification notice. Previous to a Court-wide notice, the Court was only willing to notice employees who worked at the same Courthouse (and not Court-wide) where the positive employee worked at. Even more previous to that, the Court refused to notify anyone.

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UPE Update

Class Pass Discount & Free Self- Care App Access with Kaiser Permanente

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     Feeling overwhelmed? Check out ClassPass or the Calm/ My Strength apps for free! ClassPass offers over 4,000 online fitness classes for $0/month. Meditation is a proven way to lower stress. Nervous about trying it? Let Calm guide you through the process at no cost to you! Now, is the time to prioritize yourself and your health. Go to kp.org/exercise or kp.org/selfcareapps to log in and find a litte more peace in your life. 

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UPE Featured in the Sacramento News & Review!

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Read how UPE steps in to advocate for members when they need them the most.  

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UPE Members of the Month

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   UPE Recognizes & Appreciates Your Support! 




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 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:
In-Person Meetings Suspended Until Further Notice
UPE Office - 9333
Tech Center Drive
Sacramento, CA 95826
Please RSVP info@upe1.org
or call our office 916-736-9503
2020 Steward Training Schedule


All Board Meetings Conducted Via GoToMeeting

Wed, Sept. 2- 005 Office Technical Board Meeting, 6:00 p.m. via GoToMeeting

Thu, Sept. 3- Sutter Board Meeting, 12:00 p.m. via GoToMeeting

Tue, Sept. 8 - Court Professionals Unit Meeting, 12:00 p.m. via GoToMeeting

Tue, Sept. 8- Merced Board Meeting, 5:30 p.m. via GoToMeeting

Tue, Sept. 8- 008 Welfare Non-Supervisory Board Meeting, 6:00 p.m. via GoToMeeting

Thu, Sept. 10 - Court Office Technical Board Meeting, 6:00 p.m. via GoToMeeting

Thu, Sept. 17- Yuba Board Meeting, 12:00 p.m. via GoToMeeting

Thu, Sept. 17  - 6:00 p.m. via GoToMeeting

- Steward Training:  

Tue,  Sept. 22 - Board of Directors Meeting, 6:00 p.m. via GoToMeeting


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