June 3, 2014 Primary Election

May 28, 2014

 

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How CSEA’s endorsement process works:
Candidates are selected by CSEA’s Political Action for Classified Employees (PACE) Committee for recommendation to the CSEA Board of Directors, with CSEA Board Members making the official endorsement. These recommendations are made by PACE of CSEA based on candidates’ voting records, answers to CSEA’s questionnaires and candidate interviews or some combination of these. Candidates are rated for such recommendation based on issues of importance to CSEA, including school and community college funding, retirement benefit protections, health care reform, workers’ rights and other issues impacting CSEA members in their work place.

CSEA recommends the following candidates in the June 3, 2014 Primary Election. This customized list only displays the candidates CSEA has endorsed in your voting district. For a complete list of endorsed candidates in all voting districts, click here.

CALIFORNIA CONSTITUTIONAL OFFICERS:
Governor: Jerry Brown (Website)
Lt. Governor: Gavin Newsom (Website)
Controller: John A. Pérez (Website)
Treasurer: John Chiang (Website)
Superintendent of Public Instruction: Tom Torlakson (Website)
Attorney General: Kamala Harris (Website)
Secretary of State: Alex Padilla (Website)
Insurance Commissioner: Dave Jones (Website)
Board of Equalization District 1: Chris Parker (Website)
Board of Equalization District 3: Jerome Horton (Website)
CALIFORNIA BALLOT PROPOSITIONS:
Proposition 41: Vote YES (Website)
Proposition 42: Vote YES

 


CalPERS Benefits Education Event

May 27, 2014

 

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If you’re an early to mid-career CalPERS member and you want to know how your benefits work, how to start saving with you deferred compensation polan, find out how to plan for your children’s future with a college savings plan, or learn how to accesss your personal information online, plan on attending the CalPERS Benefits Education Events in Ontario.

Ontario Convention Center
Friday, June 6 and
Saturday, June 7
8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Click for information and registration


Memorial Day – May 26, 2014

May 25, 2014

from:

US Dept of VA

THE MUFFLED drum’s sad roll has beat The soldier’s last tattoo; No more on Life’s parade shall meet That brave and fallen few. On Fame’s eternal camping-ground 5 Their silent tents are spread, And Glory guards, with solemn round, The bivouac of the dead.

Bivouac Of The Dead, by Theodore O’Hara

Memorial Day, which is observed on the last Monday of May, commemorates the men and women who died while in the military service.  In observance of the holiday, many people visit cemeteries and memorials, and volunteers often place American flags on each grave site at national cemeteries.  A national moment of remembrance takes place at 3:00 p.m. local time.

Please visit the site for more information and material. http://www.va.gov/opa/speceven/memday/


Updates Posted In CSEW (winners) and Injury / Illness Tabs

May 25, 2014

Please visit your site. The new Catastrophic Leave form is available.


Fiesta Day For CSEW

May 21, 2014

Classified School Employees Week

Let’s Celebrate You and All You Do!

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Location: PDA (ESC) – 4999 Casa Loma Ave

OPEN TO ALL FULL AND PART-TIME CLASSIFIED EMPLOYEE

Stop by anytime between 7:00am – 5:00pm

COFFEE, JUICE, FRUIT & MUFFINS

              7:00am – 11:00amcsew_2014

                 NACHO BAR

                   11AM – 4:30PM

Meet CSEA Labor Relations Representative
Winnie Pham: 9-11:30 am or 2-5 pm

Schools First 1:00 – 3:00pm

WIN PRIZES!

One raffle ticket per member upon arrival.

Bring a non-member and the member will receive

one more ticket.

 


Sorry For The Delay,,,,Sick….

May 14, 2014
any questions  send to rmoreno293@gamil.com or call 714-393-0389 I AM HERE …Tuesday, May 13, 2014
GOVERNOR RELEASES MAY REVISION

Today, the Governor released his May Budget Revision which forecast increased revenues of $2.4 billion. This increase, however, went to cover health care coverage under Medi-Cal, emergency drought assistance, added funding to meet the Proposition 98 guarantee and additional contribution to the California State Teachers Retirement System (STRS).

The May Revision maintains $4.5 billion, an increase of 10.9 percent, to fund the second year of implementing the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF), and approximately $6 billion to eliminate all remaining school deferrals.

Additionally, the Governor and Legislative leaders recently announced an agreement on a constitutional amendment for a rainy day fund which would replace ACA 4, currently scheduled for the November ballot.

The Major K-12 Education Highlights in the May Revision:

  • Approximately $450 million to address the STRS funding shortfall. The Administration proposes a plan which would include increased contributions from the state, school districts and teachers. This represents the first year contribution coming from all three entities and would increase in subsequent years.
  • A net increase of $242 million in Proposition 98 General Fund over the three-year period of 2012-13 to 2014-15 for K-12 and California Community Colleges due to changes in state General Fund revenue and lower property taxes.
  • A $103.1 million increase in 2013-14 and a $121.1 million increase in 2014-15 for local educational agencies (LEAs) as a result of projected increases in average daily attendance.
  • A $26.7 million one-time increase for technical assistance and grants to LEAs to address the technology requirements for successful implementation of the Common Core.

The Major Community College Highlights:

The May Revision makes the following adjustments to the Community College budget but this is essentially the January budget proposal:

  • $148 million (an increase of $60.5 million) for deferred maintenance – no matching funds will be required for the deferred maintenance funds.
  • $50 million in one-time funds to support the Economic and Workforce Development program at the Chancellor’s Office. These funds will provide resources for community colleges to develop, enhance, and expand career technical education programs that build upon existing regional capacity to better meet regional labor market demands.
  • $6 million ($1.4 million one-time, $4.6 million ongoing) to upgrade bandwidth and replace technology equipment at community colleges to support student success technology initiatives including electronic transcripts, planning, student evaluation and the online education initiative.

Other Budget Highlights:

Implementing Federal Health Care Reform – Compared to what was projected in the January budget, 1.4 million more people will be covered through Medi-Cal, at a cost of an additional $1.2 billion. Enrollment is now expected to rise from 7.9 million in 2012-13 to 11.5 million in 2014-15, for a total cost increase of $2.4 billion.

Rainy Day Fund Agreement – Under the agreement, the state would be required to make annual payments of $1.5 billion to the Rainy Day Fund and the deposits could be used to pay outstanding debt.

Rather than transfers of capital gains revenue in excess of 6.5% of General Fund revenue, as was proposed in the January budget, the agreement would make transfers when capital gains revenues are in excess of 8% of General Fund revenues.

The agreement also establishes a Proposition 98 reserve to smooth out school spending and thereby minimize future cuts. This reserve would make no changes to the Proposition 98 calculation and would not begin to operate until the existing maintenance factor (money that is owed to schools) is fully paid off.

What’s Next?

The May Revision is the update to the Governor’s budget proposal based on updated revenue and expenditure data. The Senate and Assembly will now review the Governor’s May revision proposal and each house will adopt their own budgets. The two houses will then convene a Conference Committee to address any differences in their respective budgets before sending a single budget to the Governor. The Constitution requires a budget to be adopted by June 30th.