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A Message from CalPERS CEO Anne Stausboll

Posted Apr 08, 2011 by   

Dear CalPERS Members, Employers and Stakeholders,

CalPERS recently took bold action and made public a report that chronicles in sobering detail the alleged wrongdoings of its former Chief Executive Officer and several former Board Members.

It is not possible to explain or excuse the chronicled actions of these former officials and we will make no attempt to do so. I am truly sorry that our members and the taxpayers who support the incredibly important work of every public servant have been placed in a position where they might question the integrity of this organization.

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Sacramento area seniors told of possible budget cuts

Posted Apr 08, 2011 by   

Sacramento Bee

Published Friday, Apr. 08, 2011


Executives from the Area 4 Agency on Aging – which funnels more than $6 million in federal grants each year to a host of seniors' nutrition, health and social programs in a seven-county area including Sacramento – warned elder advocates this week to expect significant funding reductions to programs for older adults.

"We're entering the great unknown," said Area 4 Agency on Aging executive director Deanna Lea. "We need a disaster plan, just in case."

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Brown's Countdown, Day 89: California tax debate goes on the road

Posted Apr 08, 2011 by   

Sacramento Bee

Published Friday, Apr. 08, 2011


With the budget stuck in neutral, Gov. Jerry Brown and lawmakers are leaving Sacramento to bolster their case for and against taxes.

The dueling roadshows reflect the fact that the parties remain at loggerheads after talks broke down last week. Facing a remaining $15.4 billion deficit, Brown is still seeking an election on taxes.

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CalPERS to seek legislation to bar gifts to public employees

Posted Mar 16, 2011 by   

Shaken by a report alleging wrongdoing by former top officials, directors of the California Public Employees' Retirement System voted to push for legislation curtailing gift-giving to public employees and limiting board members and executives from going to work for companies doing business with the pension fund. [Read More...]



Donna Snodgrass for CalPERS board

Posted Mar 14, 2011 by   

CSEA Vice President Donna Snodgrass will do the best job representing the interests of state retirees on the CalPERS Board of Administration, the CSEA Retirees Board of Directors decided at its meeting in Burlingame Feb. 11. [Read More...]



Does your chapter need delegates for Delegate Assembly in August?

Posted Mar 14, 2011 by   

Members in good standing who want to serve as delegates at the CSEA Retirees Delegate Assembly should contact their chapter president to see if there are openings.
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Is your chapter worthy of award for excellence?

Posted Mar 14, 2011 by   

Each of the 25 chapters within CSEA Retirees, Inc. has different strengths, styles and goals for their chapter members.

But certain standards of excellence are recognized within all chapters throughout California.

The concept of the Distinguished Chapter of the Year was adopted last November by the CSEA Retirees, Inc. Board of Directors. Board members agreed that effective nonprofit organizations recognize the achievements of their members and organizational units. Without recognition, individuals and chapters will not see standards of excellence and thus will not be able to strive toward those goals.
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Brown's countdown, Day 64: Governor, GOP talk through weekend

Posted Mar 14, 2011 by   

Sacramento Bee March 14, 2011

If things had gone according to plan, Gov. Jerry Brown might be on the campaign trail asking voters to support tax extensions to balance the state budget.

Instead, the Democratic governor spent the weekend negotiating with Republican lawmakers to place his tax package on the ballot in exchange for long-term changes on pensions, spending growth and state regulations. [Read More...]



CSEA scholarship apps are due April 29

Posted Mar 14, 2011 by   

The grandchildren, dependents and spouses of CSEA members have until April 29 to submit scholarship applications to the CSEA Foundation.

Scholarship applications may be obtained by calling Gae Van Wagoner at (916) 326-4228 or they can be downloaded by going to the CSEA Web site.

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California lawmakers dismissive of aggressive pension rollback

Posted Mar 03, 2011 by   

Lawmakers on Wednesday reacted skeptically to a controversial new proposal to lower public employee pensions throughout state and local government.

"Frankly, I just don't see this happening," said Sen. Alex Padilla during a joint meeting of Assembly and Senate committees that oversee public employee compensation.

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