Unit 1: Professional Administrative, Financial and Staff services


Unit 1
Professional Administrative, Financial & Staff Services

Unit 1 includes accounting officers, auditors, analysts for all departments, employment program representatives at the Employment Development Department (EDD), disability evaluators at the Department of Health and Human Services (DHS), and information technology analysts and other professional classifications.

For general questions regarding Unit 1, e-mail unit1@seiu1000.org


California Health Benefit Exchange (HBEX) Meet & Confer Update

On Tuesday, April 27, 2021, our Union met with the California Health Benefit Exchange, also known as Covered California (HBEX), to meet and confer over the soon-to-be implemented “Workday,” a Human Capital Management System (HCM) intended to modernize human resources (HR) functions. This system will replace the department’s current paper-driven business processes with automation solutions and system functionality.


DMV Driver Safety Reopenings

On Tuesday, April 13, 2021, our DMV H.E.A.T. team met with management to continue discussions over the reopening of the Driver Safety Branches to the public. This meeting was a follow-up to the initial meet and confer held on February 11, 2021. Much like the first meeting, our DMV H.E.A.T. team members centered their strategy on conversations with members from Driver Safety Branches across the state. Our team continued to pressure management to address all health and safety concerns for our members related to COVID-19.


CDCR CCHCS Entrance Screening Process

On February 4, 2021, our Union met with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) and California Correctional Health Care Services (CCHCS) to meet and confer over the implementation of the institutional entrance screening policy at each institution throughout the state.


DMV Driver Safety re-open Meet and Confer
Update as of February 11, 2021

On Thursday, February 11, 2021, our DMV HEAT team held a Meet and Confer with management over the notice to re-open the Driver Safety Branch to the public as of February 16, 2021. DMV members strategized for this meeting based on conversations with many members from the Driver Safety branches across the state. Throughout this meeting, member leaders held management to task to ensure the health and safety of all SEIU Local 1000 members, as we continue to navigate the ongoing uncharted territory of the COVID-19 pandemic.


CCHCS Employee Health Teams (EHTs)
On January 29, 2021

Our Union met with California Correctional Health Care Services (CCHCS) to continue discussing the formation and implementation of an Employee Health Team (EHT) at each institution throughout the state.

Some of the major details from the Meet-and-Confer include:

CCHCS was asked to explain the overall, general status of the Employee Health program and any other relevant information, and they responded with the following updates:


Update on MSTs at DIR.Misallocation

SEIU Local 1000 is aware that the Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) has identified approximately 158 Management Services Technicians (MSTs) that they consider misallocated and who DIR believes are performing duties more accurately allocated to the Office Technician classification. SEIU Local 1000 is working diligently to research and explore all available options to put together the best possible course of action.


(CCHCS) Employee Health Team (EHT)
Update from October 13, 2020

On October 13, 2020, our Union met with California Correctional Health Care Services (CCHCS) to continue discussing the formation and implementation of an Employee Health Team (EHT) at each institution throughout the state.

Some of the major details from the meet and confer include:


Update on SCIF Performance Appraisal

On August 12, 2020, our Union met with the State Compensation Insurance Fund (State Fund) to continue discussing the planned update of the Performance Appraisal process within the department. State Fund plans to remove the three tier rating system of inconsistent, successful, and exceptional from annual performance appraisals and instead rely on a process where management regularly communicates performance expectations and concerns to employees throughout the year.

Some of the major details from the negotiations include:


Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV)
Temperature Screening

On September 15, 2020, our Union met with the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to discuss the Field Office Temperature Screening Expansion implementation within DMV field offices throughout the state.

As part of the effort by the DMV to actively manage the spread and containment of COVID-19 in accordance with CDC and CDPH guidance, the Field Operations Division (FOD) will implement employee and customer focused screening protocols which will include a health questionnaire and temperature screening.


Statewide CDCR CCHCS Health & Safety Grievance
SEIU Local 1000 filed a health and safety grievance on behalf of all members in CDCR/CCHCS due to the department’s violation of our contract.

On July 28, 2020 SEIU Local 1000 filed a health and safety grievance on behalf of all members in CDCR/CCHCS due to the department’s violation of our contract.

CDCR CCHCS violated our contract by requiring employees to work where an immediate and recognizable threat exists to their health and safety. The department also continues to expose our members to an unsafe work environment, resulting in COVID-19 outbreaks, by continuing to allow inmate movement and not fully enforcing all health and safety guidelines.


5.17.1 Retention and Recruitment Committee Update
Attention SEIU Local 1000 Bargaining Unit 1 Members

Thank you to all who sent in applications for Recruitment and Retention (Article 5.17.1). We look forward to reviewing your applications. Due to the COVID 19 pandemic, there has been a shift in our timeline, however, we anticipate reconvening as a team when it is safe to do so to begin the review and selection process for applications received. We will update this page when there is a change. If you have any questions, please contact the Unit 1 inbox at Unit 1@seiu1000.org


Bilingual Differential Increase Implementation

For the first time in 42 years, we were able to increase the Bilingual Pay Differential to $200/month. This comes after 20 years of fighting for an increase including a joint task force and hundreds of members telling their story. We have been fighting for the implementation of


Bargaining Unit 1 – R&R Committee
Recruitment and Retention Committee 5.17.1 Contract Implementation

Introduction to Application

Recruitment and Retention (R&R) (Article 5.17.1) is a victorious win for SEIU Local 1000 members. The purpose of this R&R is to provide a platform for the state and the Union to jointly come to a consensus on recruitment and retention issues that are impacting the classification and jointly bring them to the attention of the Director of CalHR and the Administration.


Proposed new bills to fight outsourcing
9:46 AM - March 26, 2010

Transparency & elimination of loopholes
Local 1000 is sponsoring two bills that will enhance monitoring the state’s 13,600 personal services and consultant contracts. By our estimates, the state could save approximately $350 million annually by utilizing state workers to cut unnecessary and wasteful outsourcing in IT, medical services and architectural and engineering contracts.


2010 election pledge
3:09 PM - March 26, 2010

Join other Unit 1 members in pledging to help elect local and statewide candidates who support quality public services. We’ll be walking precincts and phoning voters in key districts up and down the state. Please make a commitment to help by completing the form below.