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Increase of Membership Dues

Effective January 1, 2016 SOSCA will be increasing dues from $1 to $2. The following is just a small portion of the benefits SOSCA provides for classified staff. Classified staff has received a COLA in each of the last three years: 3% in 2013, 2% in 2014 and 3% in 2015. Book scholarships have been […]

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2015-16 Bargaining Agreement Voted In

The tentative bargaining agreement between SOSCA and Kern County Superintendent of Schools has been voted in as contract for 2015-2016 by the members of SOSCA. A recap of the changes are as follows: 3% COLA effective 07-1-2015 – you will see the increase on your paycheck on July 31, 2015 Discontinue the one day of sick […]

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Board Member Spotlight – Amanda Cruz-Ardoin

Who is SOSCA board member Amanda Cruz-Ardoin? Job Title/Department:  School Secretary-Bilingual/Student Services Position on SOSCA Board:  Director of By-Laws How long have you been with KCSOS?  8 years Why did you want to be a Board Member for SOSCA?  Initially, my interest in the SOSCA Board was fueled by my desire to serve my fellow […]

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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.