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.

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. We discussed the following topics:

  • Reviewed the most current Upward Mobility Annual Report
  • Reviewed and discussed most recent changes to CalHR Office of Civil Rights Guidelines for administering departmental upward mobility programs
  • Discussed how each department is incorporating the CalHR  guidelines for their specific Upward Mobility program
  • Discussed how this information is being disseminated to employees

This was the first Unit 15 Upward Mobility JLMC meeting in several years and is one of several to be scheduled throughout 2022 where ground work was laid to have a better understanding of how the State has made improvements in upward mobility as well as opportunities for future developments.

“We learned despite the pandemic the State is offering opportunities for Unit 15 members to move up in state service” Jessie Aranda, Upward Mobility JLMC Chair.

Please contact your Unit 15 inbox with your ideas on how to improve upward mobility for Unit 15 by emailing unit15@seiu1000.org  

The Unit 15 Upward Mobility JLMC team is led by Jessie Aranda along with Pearly Durley, Eric Murray, and Bill Suhar. To learn more about your Unit 15 Upward Mobility JLMC Team, click here