SOSCA Announcement

SOSCA board members will be visiting Transportation site on December 3rd at 10 AM!

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The General Meeting was a Success!

We enjoyed seeing our many members at the last general meeting. It was a special night as we said thank you to Pete Cook SOSCA President, who is retiring after many hours he put in for dedication to the SOSCA membership and our organization. We are extremely grateful for him and everything he did. He will be greatly missed.

We handed out book scholarships to applicants. Congratulations to our winners!! Recipients of the book scholarship; Andrea Rodriguez, Corey Eby, Jordan Moten, Karla Montano, Kianna Norman, Leanna Bonilla, Magdalena Cruz and Shelby Gonzalez.

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Join us for a very special General Meeting on 10/18/18

SOSCA’s President Pete Cook is retiring the day of our General Meeting!

Celebration, food, drawings, nominations and announcing winners of our Member and Family Scholarships.

General Meeting

City Centre, 1300 17th Street, Room 1B

10/18/18 at 5pm

Join us for this special occasion –Important! The first part of the meeting will be an open forum allowing non-SOSCA members and management to say their goodbyes to Pete. Please help us spread the word by forwarding this email to anyone you know that would like to celebrate Pete. This includes retirees, managemet, and non-SOSCA members. The official SOSCA meeting will take place after the open forum.

 

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2018 Scholarhips – Apply Now!

2018 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, 2018. Winners will be announced at the October General Meeting.

SOSCA Book Scholarships General Information & Procedure

SOSCA Book Scholarship Application

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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SOSCA Tentative Agreement

The proposed agreement, health benefits will be retained, with the addition of Delta Dental PPO. Voting will be taking place at the Reider Center on August 15, 2018.

SOSCA NegotiationsLetter 071118

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Thank you for Attending

Thank you to everyone who attended our Safety Symposium Lunch Presentation! Check out the video below with Marie McGlassen as she demonstrates some of the moves we learned.

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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.

dental options

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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  • 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.