Local 1000 met with PERS management regarding revisions to the current gift policy. The new policy would prohibit gifts of any value to PERS staff that are in "designated positions" under the Political Reform Act.
About 2% of Unit 1's 45,000 members have pending grievances. The four departments with the largest number of grievances are: Employment Development Department (EDD) -- 327 cases; California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) -- 95 cases; Caltrans -- 93 cases; and State Compensation Insurance Fund (SCIF) -- 66 cases.
Governor Schwarzenegger recently signed into law changes that could result in the early release of about 6,500 low-risk felons over the next year. Prior to release, correctional case records analysts working in the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) must review the records of more than 20,000 inmates to determine if they meet the new early release eligibility criteria to recalculate release dates.