General Meeting!

Join us tonight at 5pm at 1300 18th Street in Room 1B for our General Meeting! We will have lots of great food and chances to win gift cards for members and site reps! We will also be celebrating some amazing scholarship winners.

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Lunchtime Presentation

“Employee Self Service Portal Training”

 Presented by: Cherie Payne and Rosenda Thomas

Learn how to register for Employee Self Service and access all of your payroll and personnel data at SOSCA’s upcoming lunchtime presentation!

When: Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Time: 12 – 1 p.m.

Where: Room 204, Reider Building

 

Lunch will be provided FREE to SOSCA members in attendance. Non-members will be charged $8 in advance to cover the cost of lunch.

 

RSVP by contacting Leslie Lund at lelund@kern.org by September 15th, 2017.

SPACE IS LIMITED! RSVP today!

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SOSCA 2017-2018 Contract

Dear KCSOS SOSCA Members:

Your SOSCA Negotiations Team has completed negotiations with KCSOS Administration and is pleased to offer two options for the 2017 – 2018 fiscal year contract:

Option 1

  1. 3% salary increase across the board retroactive to 07/01/17.
  2. Beginning with the 2017 – 2018 benefit year, the County Superintendent agrees to contribute up to $1,332.00* (103% of the 2016 – 2017 amount) per month toward the cost of the employee insurance benefits package (medical, prescription, behavioral health, dental, vision and life insurance) for a full-time employee and his or her eligible dependent or dependents and for retirees eligible for office paid medical coverage. Employees who choose the Anthem Blue Cross PPO Office Plan with Delta Dental PPO Plan agree to pay an additional $38.70 per year contribution. Other benefit plan options are available, including the Delta Dental DD 1500 Plan.
  3. Change the language in Appendix C, Section 2 paragraph 2: “The retiree must also enter retirement status directly from employment with the Kern County Superintendent of Schools Office, unless that employee was disabled at the time of retirement and this disability prevented that person from having completed the required years of service.”

Option 2

  1. 2.5% salary increase across the board retroactive to 07/01/17.
  2. Beginning with the 2017 – 2018 benefit year, the County Superintendent agrees to contribute up to $1,335.05 (103.25% of the 2016 – 2017 amount) per month toward the cost of the employee insurance benefits package (medical, prescription, behavioral health, dental, vision and life insurance) for a full-time employee and his or her eligible dependent or dependents and for retirees eligible for office paid medical coverage.
  3. Change the language in Appendix C, Section 2 paragraph 2 as stated above.

We will be voting on the above options at the KCSOS Vendor Faire on 08/23/17 at the City Centre Building.   Absentee ballots can be obtained from Daríe Sarad, SOSCA Director of Negotiations, at dawright@kern.org.  Employees located at the City Centre, Larry E. Reider Education Center and the Access Center must be scheduled for leave time in order to be eligible for an absentee ballot.

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Copy of SOSCA Offer comparison

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2017 Scholarships – Apply Now!

2017 Scholarships will be awarded at the October General Meeting!

SOSCA will be awarding three (3) Family Book Scholarships in the amount of $150 each  AND five (5) SOSCA Book Scholarships in the amount of $300 each. The deadline to turn in completed applications will be September 28, 2017. Winners will be announced at the October General Meeting.

Family Book Scholarship General Information & Procedure
Family Book Scholarship Application

IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS, PLEASE CONTACT A SOSCA BOARD MEMBER.
 
Disclaimer:  If–due to a lack of qualified applicants in one or both scholarship programs–there are extra funds, the SOSCA Board reserves the right to reallocate funds as they deem fit.
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Negotiations

SOSCA negotiations will be coming up soon and the SOSCA Committee needs your input!  We are looking for ways to help our employees and would like to hear from our members. Please fill out the form below and submit it to dawright@kern.org. Alternatively you can call Darie at 661-636-4660. Thank you!

Negotiations Suggestion Form is here:   sosca Negotiations flyer

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Signed 2016-2019 SOSCA Contract

Please the document below is the official 2016-20119 SOSCA signed contract. If you have any questions regarding the contract, please contact one of the board members. 

SOSCA 20162019 Collective Bargaining Agreement

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The General Meeting Was a Success!

We all enjoyed seeing our many members at last week’s general meeting. We welcomed new board members and handed out lots of raffle prizes. We also had a great discussion about how to reach more classified employees and inform them about the benefits of joining SOSCA.

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We also want to say a special thank you to Mary Alice Means, Carmen Gonzales, and Amanda Cruz who are leaving the board after the many hours they put in for dedication to the SOSCA membership. We are extremely grateful to them for everything they did.

We would like to welcome our new board members:

Martha Benavides – Bylaws

Christina Rosales – Finance

Anna Rubio – Administrative Assistant

 

Thank you you to everyone who attended!

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General Meeting January 19th!

Join us for our general meeting at 5pm in room 1A at the City Centre on January 19th. In addition to the normal activities, we will be swearing in new board members. There will be delicious food and raffle drawings for gift cards. Can’t wait to see you there!

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Thank you for Attending

Thank you to everyone who attended our ID Theft Lunch Presentation and our General Meeting! Check out pictures from our two most recent SOSCA events.

Here are pictures of the lunchtime presentation filled with great good, great people, and great information about ID theft prevention.

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At our last general meeting, we handed out book scholarships to applicants. Congratulations to our winners!

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General Meeting Tonight!

We can’t wait to see you all at our October General Meeting tonight! We will be presenting checks to our scholarship winners and taking nominations for the upcoming SOSCA election. Here are the details:

Date: Thursday, October 20

Time: 5:00pm

Location: City Centre Room 1A

Why:  It’s election time! Nominations for the following Board positions will be accepted:

President (must have held a previous Board position)

Administrative Assistant

Director of Finance

Director of By-Laws

If you are interested in becoming a Board member, you will need to attend the General Board meeting or express interest to any current Board member.

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  • The Objectives of this Organization are to:

    • Provide its members with duly authorized representation for the purpose of protecting and improving their rights under the Merit System.
    • To settle disputes between employee and employer arising from grievances as they apply to the Merit System, and
    • To provide the communication vehicle between employee and employer.