Updates September 27, 2017

Last Reminder: OTSEGO COUNTY DINNER MEETING – OCTOBER 11TH

We will be holding an informational dinner meeting on Wednesday, October 11th, 2017, at The Otesaga, 60 Lake Street, Cooperstown. The meeting is open to all members of the Local.  Please RSVP to  brenda@csealocal334.com  by October 3rd.  Vendors have been invited to attend.  Visit with vendors between 4:30-6:00, dinner meeting to start at 6:00.  

 

UNIT 4 (ONEIDA/HERKIMER/MADISON) DINNER MEETING – OCTOBER 20th

Local 334, Unit 4 will be holding a dinner meeting on Friday, October 20th, 2017 at the Vernon Downs Hotel.  The meeting is open to all members of the local.  Vendors have been invited to attend and will be present between 4:30 and 6:00.  The dinner meeting will begin at 6:00, followed by a buffet dinner.  A limited number of discounted hotel rooms are available.  See the link below for complete details.  RSVP to brenda@csealocal334.com by October 13th.

Unit 4 October 20th Meeting Flyer - Click Here 

CENTRALIZED ARRAIGNMENTS

(Kathy Guild, CSEA Dep. Director of Contract Administration)

CSEA met with UCS Management for a Statewide Labor/Management meeting on September 14th.  One of the agenda items that we discussed at this meeting was centralized arraignments.  UCS stated that there will be four pilot programs, in Onondaga, Washington, Oneida and Broome counties.  The Onondaga County pilot program will begin around October 1st, and the Oneida County pilot program may start sometime this Fall.  The Broome and Washington County pilot programs will begin at the end of the calendar year.  These are projected dates and are subject to change.

 

This initiative was the result of a lawsuit that resulted in a mandate to towns and villages to assure that individuals are arraigned quickly and that they are afforded the opportunity to have counsel available.

 

The centralized arraignments in the four pilot programs will be held in county or government buildings, other than in Onondaga County where it will be held in one of the courthouses.  Unified Court System employees will not be used for these town and village arraignments.  The town and village Justices will conduct the arraignments without any support staff, and security staff will be paid by the counties. 

 

We will keep you apprised of any new developments regarding this initiative as this program moves forward.

 

BREAST CANCER AWARENESS – COURT OFFICER PATCHES

Update:  All available patches have been distributed.  Anyone who purchased a patch (besides the free one supplied), that money will be donated to the Polar Plunge/Special Olympics.  Thank you - Don.

 

RECEIVERS – PLEASE READ

We rely on our Receivers to periodically review who is/is not receiving our emailed notices in your work location.  Please take a minute to review staff lists to be certain everyone in your work location is being forwarded our notices, particularly new employees, judges’ staff and security.  At our meeting least evening in Elmira, once of our Receivers commented that a six-year employee had never received our notices – and we don’t want to see that happen.  (She has since corrected that situation and made sure everyone in her workplace is receiving the Notices.)  So please, take a few minutes, make sure this information is distributed to everyone in your work location.  Thank you.

 

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