Your CSEA Negotiating team met with OCA in August and September. We have made great strides towards reaching a tentative agreement but still have several important issues that need to be addressed before we can present a tentative agreement to the members. We expect the structure of our contract to have many similarities to the CSEA Executive Branch contract that was overwhelmingly ratified. We are scheduled to meet again with OCA in October. Upon reaching a tentative agreement, we will be scheduling ratification meetings ahead of ballots going out to the membership. Remember, only members of CSEA will be allowed to have a vote and final say on the contract. We thank all of you for your continued support as we work toward obtaining the best contract, we can for you.