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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.   We also want to say a special thank […]

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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. At our last general meeting, we handed out book scholarships […]

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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 […]

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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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  • 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.