Unit 15: Allied Service Workers

Overview

Unit 15
Allied Service Workers

Unit 15 includes civil service custodians who clean various state buildings, laundry workers, supervising cooks, and food services workers in the prisons and other state institutions.

Announcement

Bargaining Unit 15 Upward Mobility and Career Development JLMC Meeting

On Tuesday, June 21, 2022, our Union’s Bargaining Unit 15 Statewide Upward Mobility and Career Development Joint Labor Management Committee (JLMC) met with CalHR, California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR), Department of General Services (DGS), Department of Developmental Services (DDS), Department of State Hospitals (DSH), Employment Development Department (EDD), and California Department of Veteran Affairs (CalVet) to continue to discuss the current status of upward mobility and career development programs and to plan for future steps.

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Bargaining Unit 15 Food Service JLMC Update

On Tuesday, May 3, 2022, our Union’s Bargaining Unit 15 Statewide Food Service Joint Labor Management Committee (JLMC) had its first meeting with the California Department of Human Resources (CalHR), Department of State Hospitals (DSH), Department of Developmental Services (DDS), California Department of Veteran Affairs (CalVet), and California Department of Education (CDE) to address issues Food Service Workers are experiencing across the state. We covered the following issues:

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Unit 15 Upward Mobility and Career Development JLMC Meeting Update

On Tuesday, April 5, 2022, our Union’s Bargaining Unit 15 Statewide Upward Mobility and Career Development Joint Labor Management Committee (JLMC) had its first meeting with CalHR, California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR), Department of General Services (DGS), Department of Developmental Services (DDS), Department of State Hospitals (DSH), Employment Development Department (EDD), and California Department of Veteran Affairs (CalVet) to discuss the current status of upward mobility and career development programs and to plan for future steps.

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Unit 15 Statewide Custodian JLMC Meeting
Update from March 29 Meeting

On Tuesday, March 29, 2022, our Union’s Bargaining Unit 15 Statewide Custodian JLMC had its first meeting with California Department of Human Resources (CalHR), Department of General Services (DGS), California Department of Veteran Affairs (CalVet), Department of State Hospitals (DSH), and California Prison Authority (CalPIA) to address issues Custodians are experiencing across the state. We covered the following issues:

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Meet & Confer with CA State Lottery on COVID-19 Safety Protocols

On Wednesday, January 26, 2022, our Union, led by Lottery Job Stewards, had a Meet and Confer with the California State Lottery (Lottery) to address issues with implementation and enforcement of the California State Lottery COVID-19 Safety Protocol. The job steward team is continuously and consistently holding Lottery accountable for health and safety violations related to COVID-19.  Considering Lottery field staff work with the public daily, holding Lottery accountable for mandates on COVID Testing and N95 Masks is a top priority.

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Supervisor Duties Dumped on HFENs

Health Facilities Evaluator Nurses (HFENs) have been working non-stop to ensure that health facilities follow State and Federal laws to protect the public.  This has been an especially hard task given that the pandemic has made health facilities an area of great concern.  

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FTB Notice of Update to Remote Work Plan
Phase 2 Meet and Confer

On Thursday, September 9, 2021, our Union met with the Franchise Tax Board (FTB) to meet and confer on FTB’s notice of Phase 2 of the Updated Remote Work Plan. Phase 2 is presently set to begin November 1, 2021, and will bring employees who are currently teleworking one hundred percent (100%) of the time into the office an equivalent of twenty percent (20%) of their time or equivalent to one day a week.

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Department of State Hospitals (DSH)
Meet & Confer update

On Wednesday, June 23, 2021, SEIU Local 1000 met with the Department of State Hospitals (DSH) to meet and discuss over the status and future of Health and Safety Committees at all five facilities, per Section 10.2 of the MOU. At this meeting, member leaders represented all the DSH facilities, except for Atascadero. Positive steps were taken and will continue in order to ensure success for Health and Safety Committees at each facility to appropriately address concerns collaboratively with management and all staff unions.

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Update: State Fund JLMC

On March 29, 2021, our Union met with the State Compensation Insurance Fund (State Fund) management team. The JLMC resumed meeting to discuss the recent member-only work-life balance survey many of you participated in.

The survey results were generally positive, but members did respond with concerns about feeling overwhelmed at times and the challenges of maintaining a healthy work-life balance.

Some of the major details from the JLMC discussion include:

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Department of State Hospitals (DSH)
Meet & Confer update

On Tuesday, May 4, 2021, SEIU Local 1000 met with the Department of State Hospitals (DSH) to meet and confer over DSH’s application for a permanent exemption to the California Standards for Workplace Violence Prevention in Healthcare, which mandates guidelines for reporting to the Department of Industrial Relations, Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) regarding workplace violence incidences.

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Caltrans District 4 Layoffs
Update as of April 20, 2021

Last week, we met with Caltrans and CalHR for the first time regarding the Caltrans District 4 Toll Collectors and Custodians Layoffs. We confirmed that all permanent employees impacted were given SROA status and that CalHR will be working with Caltrans to set up individual options meetings very soon.

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CDCR CCHCS Entrance Screening Process
Update

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.

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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:

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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.