POLAR PLUNGE 2016
It's that time of year again - CSEA Region 5 is participating in the Polar Plunge on Sunday, December 4th in Brewerton. Our Local Officers will be "freezin' for a reason," jumping into the frigid waters of Oneida Lake to raise money for New York State Special Olympics. Consider passing the hat in the office to collect and pledge a few dollars. You can contribute to the CSEA Region 5 team online at http://2016.kintera.org/faf/search/searchTeamPart.asp?ievent=1162542&lis=1&kntae1162542=6FB2180F2B804BBB9FB8C222AE3F898B&team=6853223 or select one or more of our Local Officers on the Region 5 team page to donate to the individual team member. The link to my personal fundraising page is http://2016.kintera.org/cny/dpl315. Thank you for your support to raise funds for the Special Olympics athletes!
SYRACUSE – DISNEY ON ICE
See the link below for discounted ticket information for the “Disney On Ice” presentation on December 14-18, 2016 in Syracuse.
Click Here: Disney On Ice
UCS has begun distributing a newly updated EEOC (Equal Employment Opportunity Commission) form for employees to complete and return. Federal law requires UCS to complete and return these forms. However, it is voluntary for our members to fill out these forms. Completion of the forms is NOT mandatory.
ITHACA DINNER MEETING – DECEMBER 1ST – RSVP EXTENDED TO MONDAY
Our Ithaca dinner meeting, with a presentation by the NYS Retirement System, will be held on Thursday, December 1st, 2016, at the Hotel Ithaca, 222 South Cayuga St., 6:00 p.m. Vendors will be available prior to the meeting, from 5:00-6:00. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by November 28th. The meeting is open to all Local members. This is our third dinner meeting within the Local with a presentation by the NYS Retirement System, and our members have given us feedback that this presentation has been extremely informative and useful. Seating is limited, so get your reservation in prior to November 28th.
IMPORTANT REMINDER - 2017 CONTRACT NEGOTIATIONS SURVEY
The 2017 CSEA-UCS Contract Negotiations Survey is now available and can be accessed at the following link:
NOTE: The survey is only available to CSEA Judiciary members. You must provide your CSEA Membership ID Number to gain access to the survey. If you need to find your number, go to the CSEA, Inc. web site, www.cseany.org, and obtain your ID number from there (on the Home Page, upper right-hand corner). The survey is short and provides you with an opportunity to be heard regarding our upcoming contract negotiations and what issues are of importance to you. Please spread the word to your co-workers and take the time to complete the survey.
DO YOU KNOW YOUR CSEA ID NUMBER?
Every CSEA Membership Number begins with “123.” You need your Membership Number to participate in elections and to vote on your contract, among other things. If you do not know your membership number, you may obtain it through the CSEA web site, www.cseany.org, by clicking on “Look up your CSEA ID” at the top of the home page. Once a month, we randomly insert a member’s ID number somewhere within the text of a Receiver Notice. If you see your member ID number, contact me within 48 hours and you will receive a check for $20. (Our October 2016 member that received a $20 check was from Oswego County.)