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Important Events

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Event:

Committee Workshops

Dates:

May 2 & 3, 2014

Place:

ACSS HQ
1108 O St
Sacramento, CA

NOTE: The workshops are only for the PAC and Legislative Committees, the Presidents' Forum, and the ACSS Board of Directors.

Please call ACSS HQ at (800) 624-2137 to arrange your hotel registration.

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Association of
California State Supervisors

1108 O Street, Suite 400
Sacramento, California 95814
(916) 326-4257 • (800) 624-2137

For questions about this site, contact Kevin Glidden at (916) 326-4302 or kglidden@calcsea.org

ACSS News

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Author: ACSS Communications Created: 11/13/2008 5:13 PM
Keeping members current with the latest news about ACSS and state excluded employees.

Nominations have opened for the 2011 Governor’s State Employee Medal of Valor Awards. The awards are presented to state employees that demonstrate heroism by acting above and beyond the call of duty or service to prevent damage to state property or save a human life.

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State Controller John Chiang announced today that he was immediately suspending pay for the state's lawmakers in accordance with Proposition 25.

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Less than 24 hours after state legislators presented him with a revised budget plan last Wednesday, Governor Jerry Brown officially vetoed the proposal.
 
Gov. Brown has said that he will “move heaven and earth” to bridge the aisle and find the four Republican votes needed to pass his budget proposal, which includes revenue extensions that your ACSS has officially supported.

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With just hours left until they faced the prospect of suspended salaries, the state’s legislators approved a budget package intended to close the nearly $10 billion deficit on Wednesday evening.

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A group of four Senate Republicans issued a “list of demands” yesterday outlining dozens of drastic changes they want to see implemented in order to sign off on the state's budget.

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The deadline to approve California’s budget looms ever nearer, and the state’s decisionmakers have yet to approve Governor Jerry Brown’s proposal to extend 2009 sales tax and vehicle license fee increases until voters can weigh in on the extensions in a September special election.

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Your ACSS has been working with SCIF to address a number of relocation issues for supervisors (see "ACSS eases relocation for supervisors" below).

This week, SCIF has released two memos detailing the agreement:

1. Training reimbursement memo

2. Geographic transition update

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ACSS has not taken an official stance on the candidates in the CalPERS 2011 Special Board Election, but encourages all eligible members to review the candidate statements and cast an informed vote.

Ballots must be submitted no later than May 20, 2011.

More information is available at CalPERS.ca.gov

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In December 2010 the State Compensation Insurance Fund (SCIF) released a reorganization plan outlining various closures and relocations. Many ACSS members faced the prospect of relocation, and SCIF’s plan failed to address the concerns of their excluded employees.

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According to a recent report from the National Association of State Retirement Administrators (NASRA) the truth is that public employee pension plans are performing well and are costing taxpayers a fraction of what they have been led to believe.

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CalPERS released a set of federal legislative priorities this morning that are crucial to maintaining a viable retirement plan for ACSS members and thousands of other California state employees.

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Representatives from the Association of California State Supervisors (ACSS) met with newly appointed Department of Personnel Administration (DPA) Director Ron Yank Tuesday afternoon to discuss important measures needed to improve support for the state's excluded employees.

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This Tuesday, April 5th, Governor Jerry Brown held an unprecedented teleconference town hall meeting in which he outlined his plan to balance the state's budget and addressed concerns from 11,000 state employees.

Gov. Brown stressed the importance of state unity in maintaining revenue extensions - one of ACSS' key talking points during our March 16th lobby day - and warned that a failure to do so could result in "massive cuts, way below anything anybody has ever seen in the state."

The town hall is presented here in its entirety by Channel 1000: http://bit.ly/gaH2qr

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Attention all members: Your April 15-17th board meeting in San Diego is rapidly drawing near.

This board meeting will give us all the chance to come together and evaluate our progress and plan for moving ahead as the state's largest association representing state supervisors, managers, and confidential employees.

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A recent statewide poll, commissioned by the California Federation of Teachers, finds a solid majority of likely voters in California have a favorable opinion of public employees and support their right to engage in collective bargaining.

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