JEFFERSON COUNTY and FRANKLIN / ST. LAWRENCE DINNER MEETINGS
Thank-you to all of you who joined us at Savory Downtown in Watertown on the 14th and the Lobster House in Norwood on the 21st. It was great seeing all of you! It was very nice of you all to help make your new Local Presidents first two membership meetings so enjoyable. The local Executive board will be scheduling our 2020 meeting dates in the following weeks, we look forward to getting out on the road in the coming months and meeting with all of you! As always, remember meetings are open to ALL members of the Local (from any county). Non-members are not permitted to attend.
Thank-you to all of our Receivers, please remember to always have a backup in case you are out of the office. If someone in your office was receiving notices and has not been since the change-over in Local Presidents, please have that person notify me via email and I will correct the problem. Additionally if you, or someone in your office would like to begin getting receiver notices directly please notify me via email as well.
UNIFORM & EQUIPMENT ALLOWANCE
CSEA has been advised that the December Uniform and Equipment allowance will be payable with the December 24th paycheck. As per contract language, “The payment of the uniform and equipment allowance shall be in a separate check”.
REMINDER – POLAR PLUNGE – SPECIAL OLYMPICS
The Local Executive Board will be “Freezin’ For A Reason” again at the Polar Plunge on Sunday, December 8th. Plunging into Oneida Lake to raise money for the Special Olympics. The money raised will help send athletes to compete in the games. Please consider donating – any amount helps, large or small. You can click on the link below to go to our fundraising page. Search POLAR PEEPS and make a donation to your favorite plungee! Whether it be one of our Local Officers or our fellow members on the CSEA Region 5 team, the CSEA POLAR PEEPS. Better yet, sign up to join us. Many thanks to those that have already contributed. Thank you!
HOLIDAY RECESS – WORKING UP TO TWO DAYS
The Courts will be in recess for the four day period of December 26, 27, 30 and 31. Please be aware, employees who are not in “pay” status for 49/70 hours days in the pay period during which the court recess falls, do not earn accruals. In prior years, the recess has straddled two pay periods so it likely has not been an issue….but this year, since the first day of the recess also marks the first day of the pay period, employees who opt for a leave without on all four recess days will not earn accruals (since they would only be in “pay” status 42/70 hours in that pay period). A reminder that we have a side letter (similar to a pilot program) to our 2017-2020 contract that contains the language “During the 2017, 2018, and 2019 court recess periods, employees may report to work up to two (2) days and shall not be required to charge leave credits.” This gives you the option to not have to charge the four days of AL based on Article 9.2(l) but rather you may work two days and only have to charge two days of AL.
2019 RADIO CITY MUSIC HALL BUS TRIP – REGION 5
CSEA Region 5 Member Services Committee (Tammy Witteman, Chair) has announced a bus trip to Radio City Music Hall’s 2019 Christmas Spectacular on Friday, December 13th. Two buses will run, one from the Syracuse area and one from the Oneonta/Binghamton area. Seating is limited and always runs out, for more information you can contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Disney on Ice at the OnCenter War Memorial December 12th through the 15th To purchase tickets Call (866) 248-8740. OPTION 1
Wishing everyone a Happy Thanksgiving!
~ Your Local 334 Executive Board – Ian, Tammy, Rosanne, Sheila and Catrina