SICK LEAVE & MEDICAL DOCUMENTATION REQUEST
Article 9.3(d) of our CSEA-UCS contract states “….the State shall not routinely require proof of illness for absences of three days or less.” This means if you do not have a history of time and leave issues (counseling/coaching regarding sick leave use; repeated Mondays or Fridays off; requesting AL, being declined, then calling in sick, etc.), then you should not be required or asked to go to a doctor to get medical documentation for an absence of three days or less.
That being said, remember that it will greatly benefit you to have saved your sick leave accruals when you retire. Up to 1400 hours of sick leave can be utilized to give you additional service credit and offset the cost of your health insurance in retirement for the rest of your life.
ROME HONOR AMERICA DAYS PARADE
CSEA Region 5 will once again be marching in the Rome Honor America Days Parade on Saturday, July 27th. Free T-shirts (while they last!) provided for marchers, and candy and beads will be provided to hand out to the crowds. Our CSEA float will proudly display the red, white and blue and the parade theme this year of “Christmas in July.” Bring your family and friends to join us for a fun day. Parade line-up is at 9:30 at the 100 block of West Pine Street. See the link below for further information.
REMINDER – SYRACUSE METS GAME – PARTY DECK NIGHT
Order your tickets now for the Syracuse Mets vs. Norfolk Tides game on Saturday, August 17th, 7:05 p.m. at NBT Bank Stadium in Syracuse. We will be on the Party Deck and admission will include an all-you-can eat picnic from 7:00-8:30 p.m. and our own cash bar. Tickets will not be mailed and can be picked up at the Group & Hospitality “blue shed” between 5:30 and 7:15 p.m. the evening of the event. Order your tickets today before they run out – limited seating! Reservations must be received by August 10th. See the link below for further information and the registration form.
REMINDER – CSEA REGION 5 NYC BUS TRIP – NY YANKEES V. BOSTON RED SOX
CSEA Region 5 is sponsoring a NYC bus trip for the August 4, 2019 New York Yankees versus Boston Red Sox game at Yankee Stadium. Only 100 seats are available. One bus will be leaving from the Syracuse area at 1:30 p.m. and one bus will be leaving Oneonta at 1:45 and Binghamton at 3:00. See the link below for complete details. [Note: as of this weekend, there were four seats left on the Syracuse bus and four seats left on the Binghamton bus.]
TENTATIVE RATIFICATION OF CONTRACT EXTENSION
Ballots must be received in Albany by 5 p.m. on July 26th, this Friday. The ballot count will take place Monday, July 29th.
LOCAL MEMBERSHIP RATES BY COUNTY
Our Local is proud to announce that 14 of our 20 counties have 100% membership. Each Notice in the next few weeks will have a breakdown of some of our counties so that our members are aware of whether their county has 100% participation:
- Franklin – 100% membership
- St. Lawrence – 2 non-members
- Herkimer – 100% membership
- Seneca – 100% membership
- Tompkins – 100% membership
- Chenango – 2 non-members
- Delaware – 100% membership
SAVE THE DATES (more information to follow):
- September 13, 2019 – Vernon Downs, Retirement Presentation and Dinner Meeting
- September 14, 2019 – Binghamton Clambake
- September 20, 2019 – CSEA Region 5 Golf Tournament, Camillus