CCSO received our shipment of KN95 masks and will begin distributing them next week. The following is our tentative distribution schedule. The masks will be provided to the Chapter Presidents and they will disburse among their membership. Each Chapter will be provided a distribution list for chapter members to sign to obtain a mask. Return the completed distribution list to CCSO.
Members can contact their respective Chapter President with any questions regarding their chapter’s distribution information.
|Week of June 8th||COR, SATF, WSP, NKSP, KVSP, CCC, HDSP, CMF, SOL, SQ, LAC, CIM, CIW, CRC, ISP, SCC, FSP, SAC, CHCF, DVI, PBSP, CTC, MCSP, NCYCC|
|Week of June 15th||CCWF, VSP, ASP, PVSP, CAL, CEN, RJD, VEN, CMC, CTF, SVSP, CAC, CCI|
* CVSP has already received masks
We are still awaiting our shipment of sport masks and will determine a distribution schedule as soon as we receive them.
CalHR Meeting Update:
On Thursday, May 28, CCSO representatives attended a teleconference with Paul Starkey, Deputy Director of Labor Relations for the California Department of Human Resources (CalHR), and other CalHR representatives. The teleconference was requested by CCSO to discuss the upcoming open enrollment for health benefits and the difficulties faced by some of our membership in rural areas. Some of our members are also CCPOA members solely for the health benefits. Out of pocket costs are much higher for our members and they continue to grow each year, with health care premiums also on the rise. CCSO hopes to provide our members with a comparable plan. CalHR was receptive to our concerns and agreed to look into the issue. They requested some follow-up information and will schedule another meeting in the near future.
State Personnel Board Meeting Update:
On Wednesday, June 3, CCSO representatives attended a teleconference hosted by Paul Ramsey, Chief Administrative Law Judge, State Personnel Board (SPB). The teleconference discussed SPB’s intent on moving towards conducting disciplinary hearings and other hearings through video conference format instead of in-person. The last Executive Order issued by the Governor provided that as a result of the issues surrounding Covid-19, hearings may be conducted electronically as long as certain conditions are met. The plan is for SPB to begin this process the week of July 6. It is unknown whether this process will be temporary, until the Covid-19 pandemic has been resolved, or permanent. CCSO’s General Counsel, Dan Thompson, asked many questions related to the capabilities of conducting the hearings electronically inside of the institutions. He also noted that CDCR cases are unique and there may be additional complications, which we will try to cooperatively work out as we go. More information will be forthcoming as this process gets underway.
Allegation Inquiry Management System:
CCSO has recently been flooded with requests for representation stemming from Allegation Inquiry Management System (AIMS) interrogations. The majority of the interviews have been scheduled on short notice and have not abided by the practice of providing 5 days advance notice. Our attorneys have stepped up and are doing their best to accommodate these requests, but we have many issues with this new AIMS process. We will be meeting with CDCR to discuss our concerns stemming from the recent training provided, as well as the new procedures being implemented.
Many of you have children graduating from high school this year and they will miss out on having a typical graduation ceremony. CCSO would like to recognize them in our next Keynotes edition. Please send in your high school senior’s picture with their name, high school, name of parent(s), and your institution so that we may publish their pictures. We are very proud of their accomplishment and we want to commend their hard work, especially in these current times.
In addition to high school seniors, we would also like to recognize other important graduations. If your child(ren) had a graduation or promotion from pre-school, kindergarten, junior high, or any other similar achievement, please send us their photo with the same information as listed above.
CCSO Stronger Together:
During these very difficult times, CCSO wants to do our part to help. We are fundraising by selling our “CCSO Stronger Together” shirts for $19.95. Half of all proceeds will go towards supporting health care workers and food banks. Call into the office to purchase a shirt and in turn support this great cause. “Stronger Together”