2020 DINNER MEETINGS SCHEDULE
Thank-you to all of you who joined us at our local dinner meetings in the past year. It was great seeing all of you! 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 for their diligence over the past year getting the word out! 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.
POLAR PLUNGE – SPECIAL OLYMPICS
The Polar Plunge on Sunday, December 8th. Was a huge success! Thank-you to all who pledged their support to the local and the Region 5 team the Polar Peeps! The money raised will help send athletes to compete in the games. Please consider joining us next year for this great event, remember the more the merrier!
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.
DO YOU KNOW YOUR CSEA ID NUMBER:
Every CSEA Member Number begins with “123.” If you do not know your membership number, you may obtain it through the CSEA web site, www.cseany.org, by clicking on “Look up your CSEA ID” at the top of the home page. Beginning in January we will once again be randomly inserting a member’s ID number somewhere within the text of the Receiver Notice. If you see your member ID number, contact me within 48 hours and you will receive a check for $20.
CSEA MEMBER BENEFITS – KEEP MONEY IN YOUR POCKET!
CSEA Member Benefits is full of ways to put/keep money in your pocket – from NYS Safety Program (defensive driving course online), student scholarships and a whole array of other ways to save money and get discounts. (Note: Our Local sends out scholarship information typically late February/early March on other scholarships, also.) Please familiarize yourself with your member benefits and find dozens of different ways to save.
Wishing everyone a very happy holiday season!
~ Your Local 334 Executive Board – Ian, Tammy, Rosanne, Sheila and Catrina