FROM AFSME ACTION NETWORK
DCAS has published their 2011-2012 exam schedule. Filing starts 7-1-11, computerized testing, walk-in testing held daily for the following titles, all open competitive: Caseworker (2307, and Child Protective Specialist (2308).
Filing start date 9-7-11: Program Evaluator-ACS (2008)
Filing state date 10-1-11: Caseworker (2314) and Child Protective Specialist (2319)
The Union’s Health and Safety section is working with DC 37 officials as a part of a state mandate to evaluate agencies for workplace violence threats. Members should expect these Union representatives to come to their agencies at some point in the future for a review.
CASA, the homecare program, is under fire by Governor Cuomo, who’s Medicaid redesign would push more home-based personal care to managed hospital care, resulting in less work for social service workers and less care for the needy.
NY1 has an interesting story about how poverty levels in the City have remained the same since 2006, despite attempts by the administration to reduce homelessness.
Juan Gonzalez has another hard-hitting piece about CityTime scandal in the Daily News.
On June 29 the City Council approved the Mayor’s budget for 2012 that restored funds for 22 Child Welfare Specialists (CWS), 3 Child Welfare Specialist Supervisors (CWSS), and 1 Congregate Care Worker targeted for lay offs in the Mayor’s budget announced on Friday June 23.
SSEU Local 371 members were front and center June 14 at the massive fight back rally at City Hall, protesting the proposed layoffs of City workers and roll backs in benefits, pensions and health-care.