Weekly Update 12/10/18

WELLNESS CORNER:

Tips to Prevent Holiday Stress:
When stress is at its peak, it’s hard to stop and regroup. Try the 10-steps below to prevent stress and depression during the season when emotions are at its peak and the holidays have taken on an emotional toll.

1.      Acknowledge your feelings

2.      Reach out

3.      Be realistic

4.      Set aside differences

5.      Stick to a budget

6.      Plan ahead

7.      Learn to say no

8.      Don’t abandon healthy habits

9.      Take a breather

10.    Seek help if needed

11.   Employee Assistance Program (EAP) – https://www.cdcr.ca.gov/Wellness/eap.html

Take control of the holidays:
Don’t let the holidays become something you dread. Instead, take steps to prevent the stress and depression that can descend during the holidays. Learn to recognize your holiday triggers, such as financial pressures or personal demands, so you can combat them before they lead to a meltdown. With a little planning and some positive thinking, you can find peace and joy during the holidays.

Gift Card Recruitment Incentive Program:

CCSO would like to thank all our members for their participation in the $100 Gift Card Recruitment Incentive Program. As of December 1, 2018, the $100 Gift Card Recruitment Incentive Program has ended. Due to your participation CCSO gained 85 new members. Those members who participated will be receiving their gift cards shortly. Again, thank you for supporting the Organization. We greatly appreciate your membership.

 Pension Reform:

On December 5, 2018, the justices heard arguments in Los Angeles on the right of public employees to buy additional retirement credits while still employed. A 2004 state law allowed employees with at least five years of service to purchase up to five years of additional credits — commonly labeled “airtime” — before retiring. Under this plan, a 20-year worker could qualify for a pension based on 25 years of contributions. Legislation signed by Brown repealed that law in 2013.

The issue before the court was whether the repeal applied to employees who had been hired before 2013. A union of 6,000 state firefighters, backed by other labor organizations, argued that workers still on the job had a right to pension benefits that were in effect when they were hired or were added during their employment.

That principle is called the California Rule. It was adopted by the state’s high court more than 60 years ago and has been followed by a dozen other states. The court could use this case to reaffirm the rule, define it much more narrowly — as Brown’s office is arguing — or abolish it, though it would take new state laws to further reduce public workers’ pensions. A ruling is suspected to be made within 90 days.

What To Do When You Receive a Notice or NOAA: Call CCSO Immediately

Contact CCSO at 800-449-2940 immediately anytime you receive a notice to appear for an investigative interview, receive a direct adverse action, or receive any other action that warrants attorney representation.  The more notice we can provide our attorneys, the better it is for their operational needs. A timely notice assists CCSO’s ability to schedule your legal needs in an efficient manner.

Steps To Your Defense:

1) Don’t wait, call the CCSO office at 800-449-2940 the day you receive a direct adverse action, or a notice to be interviewed or receive any other action that warrants attorney representation.

2) Directly after talking to the CCSO representative, you will fax a copy of the notice for interview or the Adverse Action to 209-838-6759 or email the information to ccso@ccsonet.org.

3) Do not discuss your case with anyone but the CCSO office representative or your assigned CCSO attorney.

                                            Supervisors Representing Supervisors