State Fund employees enjoy 2nd year of performance awards
Local 1000-negotiated award benefits most employees
Nearly all Local 1000-represented workers at the State
Compensation Insurance Fund (SCIF) will receive a 2 percent
performance award later this year thanks to an agreement
Local 1000 negotiated with management at the state-owned worker’s compensation insurer.
Some members will receive a higher award of 5 percent based on exemplary service in 2013. This is the second year that Local 1000-represented employees will receive performance awards under our agreement with SCIF. The performance award checks will be issued by the State Controller’s office, and the awards will be taxed as income.
SCIF management only planned to reward a small number of select employees originally – determined solely at management’s discretion. But Local 1000 members argued that all employees of SCIF should receive a performance award because our workers provided the hands-on resources that helped the insurer restructure.
“SCIF went through a challenging restructuring in recent years
and has rebounded as a result of the hard work of our members
there,” said Brenda Modkins, chair of Bargaining
Unit 1. “Members at SCIF organized to fight back and won a significant victory for their families, because we were unified in our belief that every member in the department should be rewarded for their service.”
SCIF is a quasi-independent state agency that functions much like a private business and is not funded through taxpayer dollars. SCIF is funded entirely through insurance premiums paid by its business customers.