Monday, July 21, 2008

Updates: SEIU, Mileage Rate, Objectors, Exec Officer Meeting, Foundation Board Election

Internal updates from Ronnie Grant, CSUEU Vice President for Organizing:


The Executive Officer Committee is working to book a meeting with SEIU at their Oakland office in the next 45 days to update them on where we are with organizing Foundations, possibly on Aug 2-3.

Pat has submitted our polling issues to SEIU so arrangements can be made with the polling firm.

Executive Officer Committee meeting

The Executive Officer Committee met by conference call on July 1 at 4:00 p.m.

We have calculated that we have not used all of FY 2007-08 5.11(d) leave. The CSU has agreed to allow us to roll the unused portion over and make it available in FY 08-09 in addition to FY 08-09's contractually guaranteed 576 hours. (Chapter allotments of the 5.11(d) pool will not change, as they are set in the Policy File.) The officers discussed making some of the rolled-over leave available to chapters for the purpose of making legislative district office visits; Pat is working out the details.

Objector period closed

All non-members received a blue annual notice of fair-share fees early in June. The 30-day window form them to object to non-germane expenses ended June 30. If you receive any queries from non-members about fair-share fee objections, please ask them to call Membership Services at 916-326-4300.

Fair-share rates for CSU fiscal year 2008-2009 are the same as FY 2007-2008: fees are 99.2% of dues.

Mileage rates change July 1

In Announcement 2008-63, the IRS announced it is revising Revenue Procedure 2007-70 to increase mileage reimbursement rates for travel occurring on or after July 1, 2008.

For travel on or after July 1, 2008: claim 58.5 cents per mile For travel on or before June 30, 2008: claim 50.5 cents per mile

To determine the rate, use the date the travel actually occurred, not the date the claim was filed.


CSEA Foundation Board election

As a CSEA member, you may run for a seat on the Board of Directors of the CSEA Foundation, a separate 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. Foundation Board members are elected by the Board of Directors of CSEA.

The CSEA Foundation has two vacancies on its Board of Directors as a result of expired terms of office. The special election will be held on September 27 at the CSEA Board of Directors meeting. To be eligible for election, candidates’ resumes and accompanying cover letters indicating willingness and desire to serve as a Foundation board member must be received at the CSEA Foundation, 1108 O Street, Sacramento 95814 no later than the close of business September 5. - from

CSEA's website does not contain a roster of the current Foundation Board members, but they are listed in the CSEA Board/Committee roster that was sent via U.S. Mail to every Chapter President earlier this year. (At this time the CSEA Board/Committee roster document has not yet been updated to reflect changes to CSEA's Board resulting from Local 1000's officer elections.)

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