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UPE 2019 SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS!

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                     

008 Meet & Confer Update

DCM/ DBAP Social Workers

UPE and DHA continued their meet and confer regarding the creation of three new Range B Social Worker positions to provide SSI Advocacy Services.  This was the third meeting between the two sides as UPE waited for additional information from the Department regarding the workflow.  The Department still did not have all the procedures completed for the positions and the two sides will meet again in two weeks.  

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005 & 008 Meet & Confer Update
 
Re: Employment Background Checks
 

The Meet and Confer process regarding the Employment Background Check has been concluded.  Below is a background to the policy and summary. 

 

Background: Since 2015, the County has met with UPE over numerous proposed policy revisions, however, a revised policy was never formally adopted. As of today, the current criminal history background check B-5 Policy (adopted in 09/1982) is currently in use, but will be replaced with the new Employment Background Check Policy. 

     

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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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2019 GOVERNING BOARD 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 2019 election ballot!

          Timeline:

  • Nominations now thru September 23rd 
  • Sacramento Units & Merced Ballot By Mail October 18th
  • Ballot Counting for Sacramento & Merced  November 21st
  • Onsite Voting & Counting for Sutter & Yuba November 21st 

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Sutter Superior Court Meet & Confer Update 
 
Personnel Manual
  8/27/19
 

UPE and Sutter Court concluded negotiations with the Court over changes to the personnel manual.  The agreed changes are summarized below:

 

  • Job posting must remain open for twelve calendar days and span two weekends. 
  • The Court must give workers 3 Days’ notice before changing their assignment within the  court e.g., moving from one division to another. 
  • Clarified that workers may makeup time within the same workday with approval from their supervisor.
  • Added union communication to the list of permitted uses of Court email. 

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Sutter Superior Court Meet & Confer Update

Court Clerk IV Specifications

     UPE met and conferred with Sutter Court over changes to the class specifications for the internal recruitment of Court Clerk IVs.  The Court sought to expand the pool of potential applicants by allowing applicants to substitute other professional experience for serving two years as a Court Clerk III.  Under the new minimum qualifications, applicants must meet the following criteria:

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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 Meet & Confer Update

Cal-Fresh Expansion Update

  UPE and DHA met on August 30, 2019, for an update on the impact of the Cal-Fresh Expansion.  DHA provided UPE with data showing a significant increase in applications, lobby visits, and calls since the expansion.  However, the statistics for July showed a decrease in volume compared to the previous month.  To help deal with the impact the Department recently began filling a ‘critical need’ hiring of 20 OAs.  

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008 Meet & Confer Update
 
Impact of Staffing Levels
  

   UPE and DHA met again to discuss the workload impact UPE workers feel from reduced staffing levels.  At the last meeting, UPE made a number of reasonable proposals designed to help relieve some of the burden placed on our members by the County’s budget situation.  UPE was hopeful that the Department would recognize this opportunity to support their workers during a difficult time.  Unfortunately, the Department did not take the chance UPE presented to clearly demonstrate their support for their employees.  

    

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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

 September

Wed, September 4th- 005 Office Technical Board Meeting, 6:00 p.m. at UPE

Thu, September 5th- Sutter Board Meeting, 12:00 p.m. at Sutter

Tue, September 10th - Court Professionals Unit Meeting, 12:00 p.m. at FRC

Tue, September 10th - Merced County Board Meeting, 5:30 p.m. at 2222 M Street, Room 310

Tue, September 10th - 008 Welfare Non-Supervisory Board Meeting, 6:00 p.m. at UPE

Thu, September 12th - Court Office Technical Board Meeting, 6:00 p.m. at UPE

Thu, September 19th- Yuba Board Meeting, 12:00 p.m. at TBD

Thu, September 19th - 6:00 p.m. at UPE
- Stewards Council: Advanced Council
- Steward Training I (Session 3)

Tue, September 24th - Board of Directors Meeting, 6:00 p.m. at UPE

916-736-9503
9333 Tech Center Drive, #300 • Sacramento, CA  95826
info@upe1.org

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