CASA Update: Medicaid Information

HRA has been handing out forms regarding Medicaid in response to the federal waiver granted to the State allowing it to redesign Medicaid, which couldhave serious implications for the CASA program.

All workers in the CASA program should review the material contained in the attached document.

Filing Extended

The Department of Citywide Administration has issued a Notice of Examination for Exam No. 3000, Juvenile Counselor.

It reads, “The Notice of Examination is amended to extend the end of the filing period from September 7,  2012 to October 26, 2012 and change multiple-choice testing from the week of October 22, 2012 to the week of January 7, 2013.”

The Reverend is IN!

The Union would like to congratulate SSEU Local 371 Organizer Ron Cook who will be installed as a Pastor of Christian Faith Tabernacle on Sunday, September 16, a 6 p.m. at the Bethlehem Baptist Church, 1962-84 Linden Blvd., Brooklyn, NY 11207.

CASA Update

Governor Andrew Cuomo has received a waiver from the Federal government for $10 million in order to overhaul Medicaid, which among other things would privatize CASA. The news is a harsh blow to thousands of senior citizens who rely on home care and will now be transferred into managed care facilities. SSEU Local 371 represents 900 CASA workers.

Reminder: Latin Heritage Celebration

Please join us Sept. 14 at DC 37 headquarters for a very special Latino Heritage Celebration. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the event is free.

DCAS Exam Appeals

Members who have taken the Program Evaluator and/or Children and Family Specialist exams and deemed disqualified by DCAS should appeal the decision to DCAS. They should immediately contact Shirley Gray at the Union's headquarters for assistance.

Anyone who wishes to challenge their score should do so through DCAS. 

Condolence Notice

We sincerely regret to announce the passing of our former VP of Negotiations, and President of the DC 37 Retirees Association, Stuart (Stu) Leibowitz.

Services will be held on Sunday 8/26/12 at 11 am at:

Gutterman's Funeral Home

2576 Flatbush Avenue

Brooklyn, NY 11234

(718) 284-1500

African American Day Parade

All SSEU Local 371 members are asked to assemble at 112th Street and Adam Clayton Powell Blvd. on Sunday, September 16 at 1 pm for the 43rd Annual African American Day Parade. Come help celebrate our Union's diverse cultural heritage and our rich history in the labor and civil rights movement.

T-shirts and hats will be distributed.

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