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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

DBAP Social Workers

     On October 9, 2019 UPE concluded our meet and confer with DHA regarding the creation of three Social Worker Range B positions at 28th St. These positions will work in the Disability Benefit Advocacy Program and assist homeless clients who cannot work in applying for SSI/SSP.  UPE and the Department met five times over the position and UPE made a number of recommended changes to the program document to improve the position that the Department accepted.  

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UPE Update

CPS Restructuring

      As you are all aware, the Department will hold informational Town Halls on Thursday, October 10, 2019 regarding their plans for restructuring in CPS.  UPE learned of this plan last week and questioned the Department at a Joint Labor Management meeting on October 3, 2019.  

      At the meeting, the Department denied having any concrete plans and declared that things were only at the very earliest stages.  UPE expressed a number of concerns to the Department at the meeting regarding the potential changes.  DCFAS Director, Michelle Callejas, assured UPE that before any changes took place that they would notify UPE, and either meet and confer, or send the changes through PSW. 

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008 Meet & Confer Update

ICWA Investigations for Social Workers in ER

     UPE met with representatives from CPS to discuss the impact of changes to the State’s ICWA Law.  Under the changes, Social Workers in ER are now being asked to complete a more thorough investigation into whether or not a child has Native American ancestors prior to submitting their detention report or closing the case.  County Counsel recently clarified that these requirements have always been in place under the law and that in order to ensure compliance they are providing additional training to staff.  A revision to the Department’s policy is also under way.    

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2019 GOVERNING BOARD NOMINATION RESULTS

Four ballots were generated as a result of the nominations. 

          Timeline:

  • Ballots will be mailed to Sacramento Units on October 18th
  • Ballot Counting for Sacramento will be on November 21st

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Click here to see who is on the ballot!

008 Meet & Confer Update

DCFAS CTO & Vacation Policy

     UPE met and conferred on October 8, 2019 with DCFAS regarding changes to their policy for requesting vacation and CTO time off.  The policy seeks to standardize the CPS practice of submitting requests at least one month in advance.  The Department believes that one month allows for adequate time for the Department to prepare for a worker’s absence and ensure proper coverage for cases in their absence.

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005 Meet & Confer Update

The Compensation Study

     On September 27, 2019, the Union and the County of Sacramento met once again over the Compensation Study per Article 7.20 in the 005 Contract. Your bargaining team proposed that classification studies be performed for the classifications listed within the provisions of the contract. The County was receptive to explore the idea based on the fact that a classification study for some of these groups have not been examined for over 23 years and the scope of their functions have evolved into more than the job description reflects. 

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Sutter Superior Court Meet & Confer Update 
 
Personnel Manual
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     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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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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008 Meet & Confer Update

Case Maintenance Transition to DHA Greenhaven

     UPE met and conferred with the County regarding the DHA Case Maintenance (CM) workers who will be reassigned to DHA-Greenhaven, but physically stay at their respective open- lobby bureaus. At the meet and confer, UPE confirmed with the County that the CM workers will continue to perform the same duties such as RRR’s, Face to Face, and tasks (no incoming calls). The County responded, “Yes, status quo. However, if we decide to have CM workers take on incoming calls, we will first notice UPE to meet and confer”. 

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UPE Recognizes & Appreciates Your Support!

                                                                                                                                                                                                     


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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, October 2nd- 005 Office Technical Board Meeting, 6:00 p.m. at UPE

Thur, October 3rd- Sutter Board Meeting, 12:00 p.m. at Sutter

Tue, October 8th - Court Professionals Unit Meeting, 12:00 p.m. at FRC

Tue, October 8th - Merced Board Meeting, 12:00 p.m. at 2222 M Street, Room 310

Tue, October 8th - 008 Welfare Non-Supervisory Board Meeting, 6:00 p.m. at UPE

Thu, October 10th - Court Office Technical Board Meeting, 6:00 p.m. at UPE

Thu, October 17th- Yuba Board Meeting, 12:00 p.m. at TBD

Thu, October 17th - 6:00 p.m. at UPE
- Stewards Council: Advanced Meet & Confers
- Steward Training:  Training II (Session 3)

Tue, October 22nd - 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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