Monday, April 14, 2014

Battle of the Badges (Honoring Officer T. Dennie)

Come support some local CDCR Officers fighting in the "Battle of the Badges".  This year's event will honor Officer Tom Dennie (CIM Officer shot while on his way to work).  Tickets are only $20.00

Friday, April 11, 2014

Senate Bill 1071

Supervisory Update — By Kevin Raymond, Supervisory Vice President

This Tuesday, CCPOA’s entire Executive Council attended the 25th Annual Victims

March on the Capitol as part of the Association’s continued support of victim’s rights.

Also in attendance were a handful of Legislators, as well as Governor Jerry Brown.

CCPOA has given its support to Senate Bill 1071 — the Bill of Rights for Excluded

employees — authored by Senator Beall. This bill would give excluded employees who

are required to work shifts in a workplace that operates with two or more shifts a day the

right to use seniority to obtain a preferred shift for 60% of the positions.

While CCPOA negotiated the Seniority Assignment Agreement (SA)(supervisor post and bid) in

2004, the State has maintained that the SA is simply ‘policy,’ and not an agreement. Passage

of this bill would provide some protection for our supervisor members.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

CCPOA Member Alert - POFF II

Member Alert Regarding Invictus Financial and Insurance Services’ Advertisement Flyers Concerning POFF2 Retirement Funds

It has come to our attention that Invictus Financial and Insurance Services has inaccurately stated the facts concerning the distribution of POFF2 retirement funds. In their recent flyer advertising their services they indicate that funds must leave the plan upon the effective date of CA Senate Bill 277, which was signed into law by the Governor on October 11, 2013. While Senate Bill 277 has become law, PERS is still in the process of working with the IRS on how and when the POFF2 retirement funds are to be distributed.

Last December PERS mailed out a postcard (see to all known plan members with the following information:

Dear Participant:
As you may already know, recent California legislation enables the termination of the Peace Officers & Firefighters Supplemental Plan (POFF) and the distribution of all funds in POFF participant accounts.
Before that can be done, however, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) must approve the Plan termination. CalPERS is working with the IRS to receive approval but the timeframe is unknown. Until the approval is granted by the IRS, participants will not be allowed to withdraw funds from POFF accounts, other than as is currently allowed upon permanent separation from State employment.
CalPERS will be coordinating frequent progress updates to POFF participants to keep you informed. To ensure you receive these communications, please be sure the address information we have on file is up to date.

As of the date of this member alert, there has been no further information released by PERS regarding the distribution of POFF2 retirement funds. When PERS does so, CCPOA will immediately alert it’s members.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Jerry Brown the Front Runner

With California's financial outlook brightening, voter approval of Gov. Jerry Brown has climbed to a new high for his third term in office. A new Field Poll reveals that 59 percent of registered voters in the state approve of his performance, nearly twice as many as disapprove.
That's great news for Brown as he once again runs for re-election this year. Just two months away from the primary, he holds a commanding lead over his Republican challengers: 57 percent of likely voters said they planned to vote for Brown, as compared to 17 percent for Assemblyman Tim Donnelly, 3 percent for Laguna Hills Mayor Andrew Blount and 2 percent for businessman Neel Kashkari.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Supervisors buy back?

I saw this the other day and was wondering if any Supervisors out there have tried this?  The way I read it is Supervisors in S06 (excluded employees) may buy back 20 leave credits.  I checked the CCPOA and CCSO sites and saw nothing on this?  Any Riders out there have any info.?

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Shake, Rattle and Escape

A manhunt, or a womanhunt, is underway in Chile after a powerful 8.2 magnitude earthquake triggered a mass breakout from a woman's prison.

The jailbreak happened before dawn today when 300 women were being evacuated from the Iquique prison after the quake created a tsunami warning, landslides and power outages. The women set the premises on fire during the escape, according to the El Mundo newspaper.
Police said 39 of the escapees have been recaptured and authorities are searching for the other missing inmates.

Armed forces and police are taking action to ensure public order in the northern Chile city after the “massive escape,” Interior Minister Rodrigo Penailillo said.

The magnitude 8.2 earthquake forced more than 900,000 people along Chile’s coast to evacuate and left six people dead. Tsunami warnings have been canceled

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Breaking NEWS coming out of HQ

I just received a text to all board members:

To: CCPOA State Board members

The Office of Governor Jerry Brown would like to thank all the members of CCPOA for the continued support over the years.  We have a great working relationship and I wanted to thank all the Rank and File members.

Effective Immediately all California Correctional Peace Officers will be seeing a Salary increase on there State Payroll Checks effective May 1st.  The Salary Increase will be a modest 9% increase.  I have also authorized a uniform allowance increase of $1.5 "million dollars"..

Have a Safe 8
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