Events & Training
A major benefit of being a classified employee is earning a secure pension that pays
every month after retiring. We invite you to join us for a webinar on CalPERS Basics
The earlier you can develop an understanding of your benefits in your career, the more prepared you can be to make decisions about retirement in the future. In this webinar, you will learn how your retirement benefit is calculated, whether you can purchase service credit and how you can plan early for this lifetime income.
To RSVP for the webinar click on the link below to join the webinar for the "CalPERS Basics Webinar" on:
Monday, October 9, 2023 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Create your online MyCalPERS Account - This class will help you prepare for a phone appointment that you may schedule
from inside your myCalPERS account or by calling CalPERS directly. Don't have a myCalPERS
account? Create one today by clicking here and following the step by step instructions.
Format: Online via Zoom - Zoom is an app you can download on any computer or smartphone or smart tablet at no cost. Zoom allows you to both see and hear the presenters and their powerpoint presentation. It also allows you to use a "chat" feature to ask questions in real time. SMC employees have a free account and can sign in with their smc credentials.
Download and test Zoom: In the meantime, you should download and test Zoom at zoom.us/test by following the instructions. You will need to create a free Zoom account in order to attend. It is free to create an account and download the Zoom app.
CSEA-Sponsored Understanding CalPERS Webinar for CalPERS Members of All Ages
Click here to RSVP for the "Understanding CalPERS Webinar".
Please note: Space is limited and pre-registration is required.
Date: Monday, October 23, 2023
Time: 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
Learn all about CalPERS and get your questions answered in real time!
- The state of CalPERS. Your pension remains strong.
- What benefits are available to you now and in the future.
- How to purchase substitute time toward your pension.
- What information CalPERS uses to calculate your retirement.
- Options for retirement.
- The importance of the CalPERS Power of Attorney form.
- Get your questions answered during the webinar
Debb Jachens, CSEA Member Benefits Coordinator, will go over the basics of CalPERS.
**** Prerequisite of this webinar is to create your online MyCalPERS Account - This will help you prepare for the webinar. You can access myCalPERS account from this link or by calling CalPERS Directly at 1-888-225-7377.
Don't have a myCalPERS account? Create one today by clicking here and following the step by step instructions. Create a retirement estimate and print it and bring to the seminar.
Reserve your space now! Once you reserve your space, you will receive a confirmation email and a reminder email the day before the webinar.
Santa Fe Field Office In-person Training on Wednesday, October 25, 2023
4:30 pm - 8 pm
Come learn the four major benefits of workers' compensation, hear the latest Legislative updates, learn about Industrial Accident Leave and Coordination of Benefits led by keynote speakers from, Rose Klein & Marias LLP and CSEA Labor Relations Representatives.
This training is open to all members. RSVP and location information will be emailed approximately one-month prior to the event date.
4:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. - Registration
5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. - Training
Dinner will be provided!
To receive an invitation regarding this training, please contact the Santa Fe Field Office at (626) 258-3300.
Virtual Bargaining 101 Training on Saturday, December 02, 2023
8:30 am - 3 pm
The Bargaining 101 training is open to any CSEA member interested in learning more about bargaining. You do not have to be on a Negotiations Team to attend. The information given will be basic in scope and will serve as an introductory course or a refresher for those interested in negotiations. All levels of experience are welcome. Come learn the basics of contract negotiations and best practices for strong bargaining teams!
Topics to be discussed are 610 Policy, Preparation for Contract Campaign, Bargaining Essentials, Issue Identification/Organizing, Initial Proposals and much more!
RSVP and location information will be emailed approximately one-month prior to the event date.
Registration is mandatory to receive the zoom link to attend. Registration is due by no later than Wednesday, November 29, 2023.
8:30 a.m. Class opens in Zoom
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. - Training
CVFO Union Steward Training Series (Spring 2024)
Union Stewards are a crucial part of each chapter, working closely with elected chapter leaders and CSEA staff to protect employee rights under the negotiated contract and laws that protect our members. Oftentimes, Union Stewards are the first line of representation for members.
The CSEA Union Steward Certification Program provides an ongoing, comprehensive program that includes classroom training and practical experience in order to develop the skills of Union Stewards. There are three (3) levels of training for members to become a Jacketed Union Steward. The Union Steward Training courses must be taken in sequential order and registration is required. To become a Certified Union Steward, all three levels of training, homework, and associated activities must be completed within two (2) years. Participants must be active members in good standing in their chapter in order to participate in the program.
CVFO Union Steward Training Level 1 will be offered on Saturday, January 6, 2024, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in-person in the Glendale, Ventura and Santa Maria areas.
Locations and registration information will be posted shortly.
For your future reference:
Level 2 will be offered in-person on Saturday, February 3, 2024.
Level 3 will be offered in-person on Saturday, March 2, 2024.
Registration for Levels 2 and 3 will open a few weeks ahead of each session and is only open to those that have completed the previous level and its associated homework activity. Each level will also be offered in three locations - Glendale, Ventura and Santa Maria.
Should you have any questions, feel free to contact the Costa y Valles Field Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or (800) 834-9959.
Costa y Valles Field Office will present a Know Your Rights Webinar on Wednesday, February 7, 2024, at 5:30 p.m.
Come learn more about your rights as a classified employee of your district! Many of your rights are secured by the Education Code or court rulings, but most are contained in the existing Collective Bargaining Agreement (your contract!) between CSEA and your school district. This training will give you the knowledge you need to protect yourself and your rights on the job.
This training will be presented virtually via Zoom. Registration details will be posted several weeks prior to the training.