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Apply for a scholarship now! 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 is Thursday, September 23, 2016. Winners will be announced at the October General Meeting. Please fill […]

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SOSCA Negotiations Announcement

Please click here to read the letter regarding the results of SOSCA Negotiations. We hope to complete our vote on the above proposal on Wednesday, September 14, from 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. at the Larry E. Reider Education Center (Room 202). Absentee ballots can be obtained from Daríe Sarad, SOSCA Director of Negotiations, at dawright@kern.org. […]

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Lunchtime Presentation – Violence in the Workplace

We have a lunchtime presentation coming up! Please join us on May 5th for an informative workshop on violence in the workplace presented by the Bakersfield police Department. Here is more information: Title……………………………..Violence in the Workplace Guest Speaker…………….Carina Ortiz, BPD Community Relations Specialist When…………………………..Thursday, May 5th, 2016, 12:00 PM Where…………………………LER #101 Lunch provided free to […]

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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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Would you like a chance to win a fantastic gift card?!

All you have to do is join us for a SOSCA General Meeting to be entered into a drawing to win one of five gift cards. Want two chances to win? Become a SOSCA site rep! Site reps who attend General Meetings are entered into a special drawing for a $25 gift card. Our 2014 […]

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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.