Nominations for Director of Rank and File (1 position), Deputy Director of Rank and File (1 position), Rank and File Representative (10 positions), District Secretary (1 position), Retiree Representative (1 Position), and Supervisor Representative (1 position) have now closed. The District received nomination and acceptance letters for/from these members.

Director of Rank and File
Mark Garcie
Mark Grasso

Deputy Director of Rank and File
Pete Boctor

Retiree Representative
Rob Hladik

Supervisor Representative
Phil Rawlings

District Secretary
Bryan White
Mike Scholl

Rank and File Representative
Dan Williams
Luis Alvarez
Jeff Schmitz
Jose Sanabria
Travis Rye
Robert Cluff
Dan Hofshi
Tyler Williams
Jesse Park
Mike Egan

Ballots are in the printing process. On 10/21, Matt Brandt and I will mail the ballots. Ballots must be postmarked no later than 11/15.  They will be counted at the union hall on 11/21.

Nominations are open for 2020 Convention Delegates.  The 54th Annual Convention will take place in Sacramento from January 9th-12th.  Please send nomination and acceptance letters to Deputy District VP Robert Garcia if you are interested in representing District VI at the L2881 convention. Interested members are required to attend the general membership meetings on November 21st and December 10th located at the District union hall at 21160 Box Springs Rd. Suite 105 Moreno Valley.  Union release time cannot be provided to general members for the November meeting.  However, if elected, union release time will be requested for delegates attending the December meeting. Members in attendance at the November 21st general membership meeting will vote to select delegates. If you have any questions please contact District VP Bobby Davis.

District VI General Membership Meeting

December 10, 2019
District VI Union Hall
21160 Box Springs Rd, 
Moreno Valley, CA 92557
 

0900                District VI Board Meeting

1200                Lunch

1300                General Membership Meeting

Call to Order

Officer Roll Call

Introduction of Guests

Reading and Adoption of the Minutes

Finance Report

Communications

  1. Phones, Website, Computers

Committee Report

  1. RRU Committees; OSS (Cluff/Garcie), Apparatus (G. Juncker), Equipment (White), Safety (Rye), Inside CAL FIRE (Garcia/Hofshi), Truck (White), Response Review (Hofshi), Facility (Brandt/White)
  2. Force Hire (Garcie/Boctor/Williams)
  3. Non-class Medic working group (Brandt/Dofelmire)

Rank and File Report

Unfinished Business

  1. Politics (Garcia/Dofelmire)
  2. Union Hall Update
  3. Sac L2881 Update (Davis)
  4. Union Engine (Boctor)
  5. Membership Update
  6. Hiring Update
  7. Bargaining Update
  8. Convention Jackets (Park)

New Business

  1. Resolution Review

Open Discussion

Adjournment

District VI General Membership Meeting

November 21, 2019
District VI Union Hall
21160 Box Springs Rd, 
Moreno Valley, CA 92557
 

1300                General Membership Meeting

Call to Order

Officer Roll Call

Introduction of Guests

Reading and Adoption of the Minutes

Finance Report

Communications

  1. Phones, Website, Computers

Committee Report

  1. RRU Committees; OSS (Cluff/Garcie), Apparatus (G. Juncker), Equipment (White), Safety (Rye), Inside CAL FIRE (Garcia/Hofshi), Truck (White), Response Review (Hofshi), Facility (Brandt/White)
  2. Force Hire (Garcie/Boctor/Williams)
  3. Non-class Medic working group (Brandt/Dofelmire)

Rank and File Report

Unfinished Business

  1. Politics (Garcia/Dofelmire)
  2. Union Hall Update
  3. Sac L2881 Update (Davis)
  4. Union Engine (Boctor)
  5. Membership Update
  6. Hiring Update
  7. Bargaining Update
  8. 2019 Officer Election
  9. Convention Jackets (Park)

New Business

  1. 2020 Convention Delegate Vote
  2. Convention Delegate Shirt Sizes
  3. Vacant District Position

Open Discussion

Adjournment

CAL FIRE Local 2881 Chief Counsel Gary Messing has provided us with information concerning the final settlement agreement for the Paramedic recruitment and retention differential. You can view his memo in the resource library under the members tab.

 

Personal Accident Insurance Plan
PERSONAL ACCIDENT INSURANCE

Today, more than ever, shouldn’t you be prepared for the unexpected? Accident insurance can be extremely important to you and your family in the event of an accident. No matter what precautions you take, accidents DO happen. CPF Insurance Trust is providing you with the opportunity to purchase Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D) coverage through convenient payroll deductions, if available. You can purchase coverage for yourself and your spouse and/or children.

Fully insured by a recognized carrier licensed to operate in California.

Should you have any questions, contact us today. Toll Free- 888-811-0811

Long Term Disability

CPF Insurance Trust Long Term Disability Information.

CPF Insurance Trust LTD Enrollment.

In some cases, a Local will pay all or part of the cost for member group term life and/or disability insurance. IAFF-FC Insurance Division can shop this coverage across several insurance carriers to ensure the Local is getting the most coverage for its members at the most competitive cost. In many cases we can find substantial savings for Locals. IAFF-FC Insurance Division also serves as the liaison between the insurance carrier(s) and members to maintain excellent customer service. Getting started with a no obligation cost/benefit review is fast and easy. Contact IAFF-FC Insurance Division toll-free today at (866) 423-3757.

Direct Link to IAFF Goup Life and Disability web page.

Direct Link to IAFF Insurance Division web page.

Long-Term Care Program

 

Welcome to CalPERS Long-Term Care

Long-term care coverage can be a valuable tool in your financial and retirement planning. Learn more about CalPERS Long-Term Care coverage, pricing and the application process.

Learn & Apply
How to Apply

Direct Link to CalPERS Long Term Care Program web page.

One of the biggest threats to your financial security can be the high cost of long-term care. The reality is that extended care can be needed by anyone – at any age. Long-term care is the extended care you would need because of chronic illness, injury, or frailty of old age. Your conventional health plan won’t provide the extended or personal care you’d need if you required long-term care.

Without long-term care coverage, the financial and emotional ramifications could be devastating. Having long-term care coverage gives you control over your assets and your care choices – and the peace of mind to enjoy today, knowing that tomorrow is secure. With CalPERS, you can be part of one of the most comprehensive and affordable long-term care programs available today, even if you’re not a CalPERS member.

CUSO Financial Services, Inc.** has partnered with top carriers in the LTC industry to help you protect your financial assets and preserve your lifestyle with proper planning.

So we may help you understand long-term care insurance, please take the opportunity to sit with one of our CFS financial advisors to review your individual financial plan and explain the different types of coverage.

Already have an existing long-term care policy? With constant updates to long-term care insurance products, we will review your LTC policy to make sure it is still on track for coverage you are planning for.

  • Medicare provides very limited coverage of most long term care costs.
  • Long-term care insurance is the only coverage designed for the express purpose of helping pay for extended home care, assisted care, and nursing home care.
  • To learn more about what the average cost of nursing home care may cost in your area, please Genworth Industry Expertise – Cost of Care.

For general information, visit www.longtermcare.gov.

For additional and individually designed LTC plans, please contact a CFS Financial Advisor.

Other Insurance Companies Used by Our Members

These companies may not be endorsed by Local 2881, but are used by our members.

 

CAL FIRE Local 2881 has received the final settlement agreement for the Paramedic recruitment and retention differential. You can view the settlement agreement in the resource library under the members tab. Please ensure that CAL FIRE has your current address. Current employees that need to update their address should contact their personnel specialist. Separated employees should contact the personnel director from their last unit.

 

Employee Assistance Program

CPT’s ESS Powerpoint Updated contact list Rev 1-2018 

Peer Support & Employee Support Services Team -Riverside

Employee Support Services Help Line 916-445-4337

The phone number for E.A.P. is 1-866-327-4762

A licensed crisis clinician AVAILABLE 24/7

The IAFF Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health Treatment & Recovery

Direct Link: The IAFF Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health Treatment and Recovery 

The IAFF Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health Treatment and Recovery is a one-of-a-kind addiction treatment facility specializing in PTSD for IAFF members – and IAFF members only – who are struggling with addiction, PTSD other related behavioral health challenges to receive the help they need in taking the first steps toward recovery. It is a safe haven for members to talk with other members who have faced or overcome similar challenges.

Get the help you need right now 877.837.4346

EAP 45th Year Anniversary

Employee Assistance Program

Direct Link: CalHR EAP web page

As a State of California Employee, you and your eligible dependents have access to an Employee Assistance Program (EAP). This program is provided by the State of California as part of the state’s commitment to promoting employee health and wellbeing. It is offered at no charge to the employee and provides a valuable resource for support and information during difficult times, as well as consultation on day-to-day concerns. EAP is an assessment, short-term counseling, and referral service designed to provide you and your family with assistance in managing everyday concerns.

If you need help, call toll-free, 24 hours a day, seven days a week:

Magellan Healthcare
Phone: 866-EAP-4SOC (866-327-4762)
TDD callers: 800-327-0801
Website: www.eap.calhr.ca.gov

Customer service representatives are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to confidentially discuss your concerns and ensure that you receive the assistance you need. You may also contact your departmental EAP coordinator, or the statewide EAP benefits manager at (916) 324-9353.

Confidentiality

Confidentiality is the hallmark of the program, and is essential to the success of EAP. No one besides the person accessing EAP knows they’ve used the services. No reports are made except aggregate utilization reports that do not identify individuals. The legal exceptions are the same as those that guide all clinicians: if a member expresses intent to commit child or elder abuse; or expresses plausible suicidal or homicidal intent; or a court order.

Types of Services

Life can be unpredictable and confusing. Through EAP you can seek assistance with many of the day-to-day struggles you may be experiencing. EAP can assist you with marriage, family, and relationship issues; emotional, personal and stress concerns; drug and alcohol abuse; healthy lifestyles; and work-life balance.

Clinical

EAP offers face-to-face clinical counseling and telephone consultations to guide you through difficult times. Our online tools and tips provide information and resources on a broad array of topics such as emotional and physical wellbeing, workplace success, and achieving personal goals.

Work-Life Benefits

For many people, it’s a challenge to balance family life and work. We offer work-life solutions to everyday problems that include legal consultations, financial consultations, child and elder care, identity theft recovery, and education and career development.

EAP Core Flyers

Online Resources and Information

The website (www.eap.calhr.ca.gov) features hundreds of health and wellbeing tools. Learn to manage stress and stay motivated, set daily fitness and nutrition goals, track your progress, and make the small steps that lead to big change.

For more information please visit the following links:

Nominations for Director of Rank and File (1 position), Deputy Director of Rank and File (1 position), Rank and File Representative (10 positions), District Secretary (1 position), Retiree Representative (1 Position), and Supervisor Representative (1 position) open September 1st and close October 15th. Please send nomination and acceptance letters to District VP Bobby Davis during the specified time frame. If elected, Rank and File Officers are expected to complete required training, make themselves available for member representation, both on duty and off, attend the annual convention, and return phone calls in a timely manner. Per policy, if more than one qualified candidate runs for office, ballots will be mailed to the membership after October 20th.

Updated dues information is available in the Resource Library under the Members tab.  Please login to view the Aug 1, 2019 Dues Letter.