CEMA County Members to Recieve $2500 in HERO Pay
With the devasting effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, Santa Clara County has taken action in distributing $76 million in checks from the federal American Rescue Plan Act Fund. These “Hero Pay” bonuses will go to approximately 22,000 employees as a token of appreciation for their work during the pandemic.
CEMA Members, this is an update on implementation of the vaccine mandate covering several topics
Discipline Process for Affected Employees
Yesterday, ESA distributed documentation and a directive outlining how employees who are non-compliant with the vaccine mandate policy will be handled.
County Board of Supervisors Approves AMA / MA Alternate Staffing
Effective 9-8-2021 all Management Aides (MAide) and Associate Management Analysts (AMA) will now have an easier time moving up to Management Analyst (MA) thanks to CEMA Member and AMA Karen Roberts, of the Behavioral Health Department.
This is an update on the vaccine mandate policy. This will cover two topics, both CEMA’s ongoing response to the policy and what CEMA members need to do to be in compliance with the current policy.
As always CEMA maintains its position as a Pro-Vaccine Union that is safeguarding member and union rights.
Please access the forms below as needed. You can use the toolbar above each to download or print.
CharitoGarcia RA form A 21.pdf
mandatory vaccine BOS letter 8-6-2021.pdf
Medical or Disability Request Form and Certification from Medical Professional Form - Fillable - 8.6.21.
Managing Change - Virtual PD Event
Please see the flyer attached for our informative, expert hosted event with Patricia McGinnis Kidd. You will learn from the best in this Zoom based event with the link enclosed in the attachement.
Good afternoon CEMA members,
CEMA has heard loudly and clearly that many of you are concerned about yesterday's announcement that the County will be mandating vaccines. CEMA membership is overall pro-vaccine with an estimated 84% vaccination rate but we must preserve our members’ rights and the County ignoring the mandatory meet and confer process is not acceptable.
This year the CEMA Scholarship Committee was so impressed at the quality of the applications submitted. The Committe received 18 applications and 18 awards were given based on the 2021 guideliness set by the Committee earlier this year, and posted on the website with the applications. The CEMA Executve Board and the Sholarship Committee are proud to announce the following winners of the 2021 Scholarship Awards:
Keith Garvey Scholarship $2,500 - Mandy Rivas
Rene Piazza Scholarship $1,500 - Helen Canter
Rene Piazza Scholarship Second Place $1,000 - Peter Chong
High School Scholarship First Place $2,000 - Catherine Tong
High School Scholarship $1,000 - Grace Romero
High School Scholarship $1,000 - Jessica Matkovich
High School Scholarship $1,000 - Helen Canter
High School Scholarship $1,000 - Genevieve Gonzales
High School Scholarship $1,000 - Ariel Pham
High School Scholarship $1,000 - Elise Pham
High School Scholarship $1,000 - Sofia Rodriguez
High School Scholarship $1,000 - Joey Ruiz
Undergraduate Scholarship First Place $3,000 - Raqeeb Mohammed
Undergraduate Scholarship $1,500 - Jennifer Pursley
Undergraduate Scholarship $1,500 - Abhi Raghuraman
Merit Scholarship $500 - Brian Huettel
Merit Scholarship $500 - Mansi Patel
Merit Scholarship $500 - Christian Pedrigal
Congratulations to all the winners. E-mail notifications have gone out and awards will be sent out shortly!!!
2021 CEMA Scholarship Program Announced
CEMA is proud to offer over $20,000 in scholarships to the children of CEMA dues paying members
County Pay Increases - Viewable NEXT Pay Advice
County CEMA folks will see their pay increase on NEXT pay periods pay advice, not on this one. The language from our contract is:
"Effective Pay Period 21/14, June 28, 2021, the County will provide a 3.
The news of VTA’s tragic shootings leaves us with heavy hearts.
VTA is part of our County family and in fact, more than 20 years ago was a County Department, the managers of whom were represented by CEMA. We hold the victims and their families in our hearts.
360-Feedback Pilot Side Letter Agreement
The County of Santa Clara (“County), the Social Services Agency (“SSA”), and CEMA(“Union”), collectively
referred to as the (“Parties”) have reached an Agreement over certain pending matters.
April 16, 2021
Pilot Project for Primarily-Remote Assignments in the CEMA Bargaining Unit
The Court will initiate a pilot project involving a limited number of specifically-selected
assignments (i.e., positions, not classifications) in certain work units, in which the participants
will work primarily remotely.