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Conference
CSEA's Annual Conference
CSEA’s 89th Annual Conference is currently underway at the Paris Hotel in Las Vegas. The week-long event continues through Friday, July 31, 2015. Over the course of a week, dedicated classified employees from all over California will share ideas, debate and vote on resolutions, adopt a budget, elect state officers and present awards for outstanding service and achievement. The conference is where CSEA members set the leadership, legislative and budgetary direction of the union.
Conference Thursday
Legislative session, budget approval highlight Thursday’s session
Delegates were fired up and ready to go following the Legislative Session of the 89th Annual Conference.
State of the Union
Association President Bilbrey trumpets successes, outlines challenges in State of the Union
In his second State of the Union address as Association President, Michael Bilbrey reflected on major accomplishments of the past year and told delegates he is confident that CSEA members are ready, willing and able to face the challenges ahead.
Members of the Year
2015 Members of the Year
Each year, CSEA honors members who go above and beyond in service to students and CSEA with the Member of the Year award. This years winners are: Lee Anne Gaxiola from Gilroy Chapter 69, Lauro Jimenez from College of the Desert Chapter 407, Debbi Partridge from Yosemite Community College District Chapter 420, Paul Rasso from Colton Chapter 244 and Margaret Warder from Laguna Beach Chapter 131.

Brown
Governor signs budget
California's new 2015-16 budget increases education funding over last year's level by $7.6 billion. When combined with increases of $6.1 billion in 2013-14 and 2014-15 as well as other one-time savings and adjustments in those years, there has been an increased investment in K-14 education of more than $14 billion.
Pensions
Proposed ballot measure takes aim at retirement security
Anti-pension politicians have revived their effort to deny retirement security for public servants such as classified employees, teachers, police officers and firemen by filling a statewide ballot initiative that would eliminate secure pensions for all new employees without guaranteeing any other type of retirement benefit in return.
CDE
2015 Classified Employees of the Year
State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson announced the recipients of California’s 2015 Classified Employees of the Year award. Five of the six recipients are CSEA members: Raul Torres, Alfredo Perez, Janelle Cranch, Phoebe Minick and Gricelda Garcia De Cardenas. Congratulations!
CCC
CSEA member wins Community College Classified Employees of the Year award
Donni Jean Prince, a veterans resource specialist and member of CSEA’s Desert Community College District Chapter 407 was named one of California’s Community College Classified Employees of the Year. The award honors community college classified employees who demonstrate the highest level of commitment to professionalism and community colleges.
 
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Headlines
Focus Magazine

July/Aug 2015
Appreciating Classified Employees
 
Focus Magazine: July/August 2015
Also: CalGen Summit, State Budget, Pension Threat, State Classified Employee Awards, Remembering Ed Ray, Conference Preview
 
   
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