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Fifth Annual

United Public Employees Scholarship


Applications must be postmarked by May 31, 2021.  As a part of the application, those applying must complete a minimum 500-word essay, include three letters of reference and transcripts.

Scholarship recipients will be awarded at the June 15, 2021. Board of Directors meeting. 

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UPE Now Offers Free Notary Services

To schedule an appointment, please call the office at (916) 736-9503, and ask to schedule an appointment with Sydney.

DHA Lobby Reopening

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     UPE and DHA continued our meet and confer over the lobby reopening plans. This time, the meeting focused on Research Drive, which is scheduled to open February 22, 2021. Like the other buildings, the building capacity will be limited to 25%. Sheriff deputies will be stationed at the door to monitor occupancy and ensure that all clients 2 years of age or older are wearing masks. HSA will check clients in behind plexiglass.

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Meet and Confer Update 

DHA Lobby Reopening


      On February 5, 2021, UPE and DHA met again regarding lobby reopening. The Department plans to open Susie Gaines Mitchell on February 8, 2021. UPE took issue with the lack of communication coming from the SGM management to workers about the plan for reopening. The Department had yet to provide any specifics to workers about what reopening would look like, other than vague and inaccurate statements that it will be ‘business as usual’. SGM management were to provide more specifics to UPE on February 5th regarding the reopening. The building will follow the same protocols put in place at Fulton and 28th St. 

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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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DCSS Expansion of Call Recording 

     UPE met with DCSS management to discuss the expansion of call recording. The department had gone to recording calls in 2016, and it seemed to be a better tool to use than having supervisors jumping onto the call to listen in. Since this system was implemented, UPE is not aware of any disciplinary actions that have come from calls that were recorded, and the department assures us that is not the intent. Rather, it is a better tool to help workers with improving customer service. Now that we are living with COVID, and the department is allowing remote work schedules to reduce the number of workers in the building, they want to expand recording to those working remotely.

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Homeless Support Program Social Workers

Return to Work


     UPE and DHA met and conferred over the Department’s plan to begin rotating HSP Social Workers into the office, approximately one day a week, beginning February 11, 2021. The HSP social workers are coming back to work as a part of the Department’s larger lobby reopening process. As lobbies open, the Department expects homeless clients to return as well. HSP will continue to operate primarily by phone appointment, but HSP Social Workers of the Day (SWOD) will see walk-ins and clients without phones.

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5% Increase for Airport Dispatchers

UPE Demonstrates Strength at PERB

     UPE filed an Unfair Labor Practice charge v. County of Sacramento on June 18, 2018, and the hearing was held on April 11, 2019.

     The Unfair stemmed from a revised job specification meet and confer regarding the Airport Operations Dispatchers. During a meet and confer session with UPE, the County abruptly ended negotiations and implemented the requirement that Airport Operations Dispatchers (AOD's) become certified Emergency Medical Dispatchers (EMD's).

     By abruptly ending the meet and confer, thus ending the revised classification specification, then implementing the requirement, UPE was able to prove that the County bargained in bad faith, thus violating several sections of the Meyers-Milias-Brown Act (MMBA) and PERB regulations.

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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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2020 Steward Training Schedule


All Board Meetings Conducted Via GoToMeeting

Weds, Mar. 3 - 005 Office Tech Board Meeting, 6:00 p.m. via GoToMeeting

Thurs, Mar. 4 - Sutter Board Meeting, 12:00 p.m. via GoToMeeting

Tue, Mar. 9 - Court Professional Board Meeting, 12:00 p.m. via GoToMeeting

Tue, Mar. 9 - Merced Board Meeting, 5:30 p.m. via GoToMeeting

Tue, Mar. 9 - 008 Board Meeting, 6:00 p.m. via GoToMeeting

Thurs, Mar. 11 - COT Board Meeting, 6:00 p.m. via GoToMeeting

Tues, Mar. 16 - Board of Directors Meeting, 6:00 p.m. via GoToMeeting

Thurs, Mar. 18 - Yuba Board Meeting, 12:00 p.m. via GoToMeeting

Thurs, Mar. 18 - Stewards Training, 6:00 p.m. via GoToMeeting


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