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Commonwealth Association of School Administrators


Please Note:  Our "Shared Documents" Page is not Mobile Friendly.  The material on that page is only accessible through a computer. 
HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO ALL OF OUR CASA MEMBERS!!
DEAR BROTHERS & SISTERS:
COME OUT AND JOIN US FOR OUR NEXT CASA GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING & HOLIDAY CELEBRATION ON WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 18TH AT 4:30 P.M. AT OUR UNION HALL AT 855 NORTH BROAD STREET!
BRING A FRIEND!




RECOGNITION:

PDK AWARDS BANQUET @ COURTYARD MARRIOTT CITY LINE: MAY 9TH @ 6:00 PM:
CONGRATULATIONS ON RECEIVING SPECIAL PDK RECOGNITION AS A DISTINGUISHED ADMINISTRATOR FOR OUR OWN PRESIDENT:
DR. ROBIN P. COOPER !!

PGP FUND 2018-19
        We   have been working hard to preserve the longevity of the Professional Growth Partnership Fund.  In the Shared
     Documents Tab is the agreement between the SDP and CASA.

Please take note of this clarification section:
  • Avoid purchasing gadgets (i.e. apple watches; fit-bits, etc.)
  • Cell phones/ computers/IPADS/  hardware & software can only be purchased this year if not purchased within the last three years. The item must be paid for in-full. NO INSTALLMENT PLAN PURCHASES ARE ELIGIBLE FOR PGP FUND REIMBURSEMENT.
  • Only the CASA Member can purchase the items. The last four digits of your credit card must be on the receipt. Also, when submitting your PGP Fund application, include a copy of your credit card, with only the last four digits showing.
  • College / graduate school tuition is reimbursable, providing you were actively enrolled in the course during the period for which you are requesting reimbursement. Professional seminars / conferences are also reimbursable, providing the topic is connected to the main body of the work that you perform, and the event / membership is for the current year 2018-19 only.  STUDENT LOAN PAYMENTS ARE NOT REIMBURSABLE FROM THE PGP FUND.

    We will be happy to answer any questions. Please call the CASA Office at 215-236-7222 from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. daily if your need further clarification.

PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS SCHOOL DISTRICT MONEY!  PLEASE SPEND WISELY

Thank you for your cooperation.

In Solidarity,
Dr. Robin Cooper, President, Teamsters Local 502:CASA
         THE GRIEVANCE  FORM IS NOW AVAILABLE IN THE SHARED DOCUMENTS SECTION.
CONTACT  DON ANTICOLI : DJA7262@GMAIL.COM OR 215-236-7222 WITH ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT THE GRIEVANCE PROCESS.

                                                CORNERSTONE:
PLEASE E-MAIL AMBER PAIGE @ arpaige@philasd.org   WITH  ANY OF YOUR CORNERSTONE  QUESTIONS.
                              CONTACT INFORMATION  UPDATES
   TO ALL TEAMSTERS LOCAL 502 MEMBERS: IT IS VERY IMPORTANT THAT YOU UPDATE YOUR MAILING ADDRESS AND CONTACT INFORMATION AT TEAMSTERS LOCAL 502: CASA, SO YOU CAN RECEIVE OUR NEWSLETTER WITH IMPORTANT UNION INFORMATION, AS WELL AS UPDATES ON BENEFITS, ELECTIONS, JOB ACTIONS, AND UPCOMING SOCIAL EVENTS.
        PLEASE PROVIDE UPDATED CONTACT INFORMATION BY CALLING 215-236-7222 OR E-MAILING SECRETARY - TREASURER DR. DON ANTICOLI AT DJA7262@GMAIL.COM. THANK YOU FOR YOUR COOPERATION IN THIS VERY IMPORTANT MATTER.
        
     ATTENTION ALL PRINCIPALS CONVERTING FROM 10 MONTH TO 12 MONTHS

  • Vacation Time:
    • Normal vacation accrual is 1.83 days per month, which equals 22 days per year.
    • You may accrue up to 44 days in your vacation account. After 44 days, the accrual ceases. Best practice is to accrue no more than 40 days of vacation time, so that your vacation accrual is continuous.
    • You were advanced up to 10 days of vacation time on July 1, 2018, depending on what you had in your vacation reserve.  Example: If you had three days frozen, you were advanced an additional seven days.
    • You may use vacation days throughout the year, except for September, and any PA State Assessment dates (Keystone and/or PSSA) unless special permission is granted.
  • PROTECT YOURSELF WITH EDUCATOR LIABILITY INSURANCE & LONG TERM CARE INSURANCE:
        EDUCATOR LIABILITY INSURANCE (ELI) & LONG TERM CARE (LTC) INSURANCE are important pieces of security for protecting yourself. PLEASE SEE THE ANNOUNCEMENTS PAGE FOR IMPORTANT, PERTINENT INFORMATION ON ELI & THE SHARED DOCUMENTS PAGE FOR LTC INFORMATION AND A QUOTE REQUEST FORM.

TEAMSTERS LEGAL DEFENSE FUND: CALL  1 - 877 - 744 - 7550 AND SPEAK TO ERICA PARKEY AT AMERICAN LEGAL SERVICES FOR INFORMATION. SEE THE TLDF FILE IN THE SHARED DOCUMENTS SECTION FOR AN APPLICATION. CONTACT SECRETARY-TREASURER DR. DON ANTICOLI FOR INFORMATION AT DJA7262@GMAIL.COM.

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                                STEWARDS' MEETING/ TRAINING WAS HELD ON THURSDAY 11/14/2019
                   AT 4:30 P.M. AT CRIMSON CAFE. THANK YOU TO ALL OF THE                                    ATTENDEES  FOR THEIR TIME, EFFORT, AND INPUT !!
                            GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING: 12/18/2019 AT 4:30 P.M.
                                                 AT TEAMSTERS 502: CASA OFFICE
WE LOOK FOR 100% ATTENDANCE BY OUR FINE STEWARDS!!

Thank you to all Stewards for your attendance and participation!
Your input is valued and appreciated!
UPDATES: As of January 1, 2019: SDP is no longer allowing 403b and/or 457b contributions to MET LIFE or TIAA-CREF. The remaining providers are AXA, Lincoln Investments, or VALIC, which is changing its name to AIG Retirement Services. Please call the SDP Benefits Office at 215-400-6116 for additional information or visit https:www.philasd.org/benefits/home/403-b-457b-savings-plans/
There are also enhanced dental plan coverages that you can learn about on the benefits website, or by calling 215-400-4630.




 NEXT MEETING INFORMATION IS BELOW:
NEXT CASA GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING:
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 18TH @ 4:30 P.M.

                                    ALL ADMINISTRATIVE UNIT MEMBERS ARE WELCOME:
MAKE SURE YOU ARE A FULL MEMBER
****BRING A NEW MEMBER WITH YOU!****

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
TEAMSTERS LOCAL 502: CASA
855 N. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA  19123
T: 215-236-7222
F: 215-236-9230


Having a work-related problem/conflict involving two CASA members?
TRY CASA MEDIATION FIRST!
                            Call the CASA office for support @ 215-236-7222.
CONGRATULATIONS TO LOCAL 502:CASA MEMBERS DWYONNE DAVIS-HARRIS, PHIL DELUCA AND DAN PEOU FOR ATTAINING SERVICE TO OUR SCHOOLS AWARDS AT THE SCHOOLMEN'S CLUB ANNUAL AWARDS DINNER ON DECEMBER 4TH!

                                               EVENTS & ACTIVITIES
     DECEMBER 18TH:   GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING &
                                                           HOLIDAY  GATHERING
     DECEMBER 22ND:  HAPPY HANUKKAH!
     DECEMBER 23RD:   FULL - DAY PD
     DECEMBER 24TH - JANUARY 1ST: WINTER BREAK FOR TEN MONTH                                                                              SCHOOL-BASED EMPLOYEES
     JANUARY 2ND:  SCHOOLS RE-OPEN.
     DECEMBER 24, 26, 27, 30, 31 : VACATION ELIGIBLE DAYS FOR 12                 MONTH EMPLOYEES: MUST TAKE 5 VACATION DAYS TOTAL DURING WINTER/  SPRING BREAK. FOR 2019-20 THERE ARE NINE DAYS FROM WHICH TO CHOOSE: 5 IN WINTER BREAK & 4 IN SPRING BREAK. (E.G. IF YOU TAKE 2 VACATION DAYS DURING WINTER BREAK, YOU MUST TAKE 3 VACATION DAYS DURING SPRING BREAK). 
     SCHOOLS & ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES CLOSED:                                             DECEMBER 25TH:    CHRISTMAS  DAY    
     JANUARY  1ST:           HAPPY NEW YEAR 2020!