Monday, October 20, 2014

POFF II brochure in the mail


 PERS has advised us that on November 17, 2014 they will mail a brochure to all POFF II participants, detailing the options available as well as the action necessary to close individual POFF II accounts.

Chuck Alexander

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Chuck Show me the MONEY!



 To: State Board of Directors

We have been notified that the IRS has issued approval to terminate the POFF 2. I anticipate further information next week as to dates and time frames for PERS to start and complete the process. As we receive additional information and updates, we will post them onto our Members Only webpage.

Sincerely,

Chuck Alexander

Saturday, October 11, 2014

POFF II - Whats next?

PER CalHR, Steve Booth, CalHR OLR;

“Next step, IRS will review and make the determination to terminate POFF. Once determined, send CalPERS the Letter of Determination to Terminate the POFF Plan. Then they will begin the termination process. I have been assured that they have done everything during the waiting process to prepare for implementation once the Letter of Determination to Terminate has been received.

Additionally, CalPERS will need 30 days to print materials explaining all the options available for distribution, then send to participants who will have 90 days to make an affirmative election on what to do with their balances. During this period, participants will have the ability to take distribution. 

Those who make no election will automatically be defaulted to the Supplemental Contribution Plan (SCP). Any time subsequent to that transfer to the SCP, they will have the ability to take distribution of their original POFF balance plus attributable gains or losses, even if they are still employed."

(Info provided by Ali G)

Thursday, October 9, 2014

C/O Arrested on drug and gang ties

 
 
 
 
               
     

Booking photo provided by Sacramento Police Department

Eddie Lay

State correctional officer, four others arrested in Sacramento marijuana cultivation case

Published: Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014 - 9:23 pm

An employee of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation was one of five people arrested Wednesday following an eight-month investigation into marijuana cultivation activities in Sacramento.
Eddie Lay, 32, was arrested on suspicion of cultivating marijuana for sale.
The investigation began when the Sacramento Police Department’s South Area Gang Enforcement Team obtained information that an unknown law enforcement officer might be involved in criminal activity related to a known street gang, according to a Police Department news release.
Over the course of eight months, investigators with the Police Department’s criminal intelligence unit, the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department Narcotics Gang Investigation Team and the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation’s Office of Internal Affairs worked together to identify Lay as the officer involved in the marijuana cultivation case, police said.
Search warrants were executed Wednesday at several locations in Sacramento: the 5000 block of Lemon Parkway, Rancho Torre Court, the 7200 block of Desi Way, 100 block of Hazen Court, 7000 block of Rock Creek Way and the 7200 block of Hatboro Court.
The searches turned up a total of 617 marijuana plants, approximately 248 pounds of packaged and processed marijuana, multiple firearms and more than $5,000 in cash, which were seized and booked into evidence.
Four other people were arrested during the execution of the search warrants. Tommy Su, 29, was arrested during the search at Rancho Torre Court and booked on suspicion of possession for sales of marijuana. Phu Su, 33, was arrested during the Hazen Court warrant search and booked on suspicion of cultivation and sales. Michael Su, 39, and Vich Nguyen, 29, were arrested at the Desi Way house on suspicion of cultivation for sale and child endangerment

Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/2014/10/08/6771137/state-correctional-officer-four.html#storylink=cpy

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Wear Clean undies your subject to a strip search?

Here is the main portion that pertains to staff. I will point out that this is a good read if you decide to read it all.


SEC. 34. Section 6402 is added to the Penal Code, to read:
6402. The Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) shall develop policies related to the department’s contraband interdiction efforts for individuals entering CDCR detention facilities. When developed, these policies shall include, but not be limited to, the followin...g specifications:
(a) Application to all individuals, including visitors, all department staff, including executive staff, volunteers, and contract employees.
(b) Use of methods to ensure that profiling is not practiced during random searches or searches of all individuals entering the prison at that time.
(c) Establishment of unpredictable, random search efforts and methods that ensures that no one, except department employees specifically designated to conduct the random search, shall have advance notice of when a random search is scheduled.
(d) All visitors attempting to enter a CDCR detention facility shall be informed that they may refuse to be searched by a passive alert dog.
(e) All visitors attempting to enter a CDCR detention facility who refuse to be searched by a passive alert dog shall be informed of options, including, but not limited to, voluntarily aborting their attempt to enter the detention facility.
(f) All individuals attempting to enter a CDCR detention facility, who have a positive alert for contraband by an electronic drug detection device, a passive alert dog, or other technology, shall be informed of options, including, but not limited to, an unclothed body search.
(g) Establishment of a method by which an individual may demonstrate an authorized health-related use of a controlled substance when a positive alert is noted by an electronic drug detection device, a passive alert dog, or other technology.
(h) Establishment of specific requirements for additional search options when multiple positive alerts occur on an individual employee within a specified timeframe.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

AB611 POFF II

To:  CCPOA Board of Directors

RE: AB611 POFF II Bill

Chuck Alexander asked me to inform you that the POFF 2 bill, AB611, was signed into law by Gov. Brown. The IRS required this action before giving their approval. We hope this will satisfy their requirements. There is a Special Edition First Watch video on the Members Only webpage that gives further insight to this issue. Please share this with your membership.

Perry Speth

Sunday, September 28, 2014

SacBee on Mike Jimenez

Mike Jimenez, the mercurial leader of the California Correctional Peace Officers’ Association, is retiring at the end of this year and members have elected the union’s executive vice president, Chuck Alexander, to head the organization starting Jan. 1.
The leadership change, announced Thursday after a vote at the union’s annual convention, will mark just the second time CCPOA has turned over administrations since organizing more than 30 years ago.

Jimenez, 52, assumed the union presidency when Don Novey retired in 2002. The dozen years that followed were some of the most turbulent in the union’s history: Contract battles with former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, furloughs, Gov. Jerry Brown’s prison system downsizing program and a defamation lawsuit that cost CCPOA millions of dollars all created unrest among the union’s 30,000 members.
 Jimenez was known for bizarre and provocative antics, such as refusing to cut his hair and beard during a bargaining impasse with Schwarzenegger. At one point during contentious labor talks the union ordered up a large unflattering picture of the movie star-governor in a Speedo and had it driven around the Capitol.  

Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/stateworker/#storylink=cpy