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    To all my Federal Firefighter brothers and sisters, and Federal Employees please please donate some leave for Miramar Fire Department’s Engineer Adam Martinez. His son Isaac, an honorary Miramar Firefighter, is battling his third round of cancer.  Adam is in desperate need for some leave donation so he can help his son fight for his life.
    2023 Firefighter and Inspector Pay Charts Available! Listed in the MEMBERS Section of the localf33.com webpage.
    Good afternoon,  This email serves as an official union notification to inform you about the Government Retirement and Benefits (GRB) platform migration.  The GRB Platform is migrating to the cloud.  The migration timeline is expected to be late February 2023.
    The U.S. Senate approved a one-week extension of federal government funding, averting a partial government shutdown that was scheduled to begin Saturday. The measure, which passed 71 to 19, gives lawmakers an additional week to negotiate and pass a comprehensive bill to fund federal agencies through the fiscal year.
    16th District Members, Congratulations.  As you will see soon on our District social media sites the Senate passed the NDAA (Defense Bill) that contained several federal firefighter beneficial issues such as minimum staffing and Federal Firefighter Presumptive Disability for certain cancers and diseases.
     DECEMBER UNION MEETINGS DATE-LOCATION-TIMES 12/12/2022 @ Station 11 0930-1030, 12/15/2022 @ Station 16 0930-1030
    POLICY AVAILABLE Here COVID 19 Policy and under MEMBERS/MEMBERHOME/ DOWNLOADS/COVID 19 POLICY.
    BLUF:
    Agencies must grant leave-eligible employees up to 4 hours of administrative leave to receive the updated COVID-19 vaccine (as well as primary series doses, which remain available to unvaccinated individuals).

     

    BACKGROUND: The Biden Administration announced on September 8, 2022, its “Plan to Get Americans an Updated COVID- 19 Vaccine Shot and Manage COVID-19 this Fall.” As part of the plan, the Biden Administration is urging all Americans to get their updated COVID-19 vaccine shot this fall. The updated vaccine provides the strongest available protection from the Omicron strain of the COVID virus, which did not exist when the original vaccine was developed. Everyone age 12 years and older is eligible for these updated vaccines if it has been at least 2 months since completion of their primary vaccination series or their most recent booster.
     
    DISCUSSION: The administrative leave will cover the time it takes to travel to the vaccination site, receive the COVID-19 vaccine dose, and return to work. In addition, agencies must also continue to grant administrative leave to Federal employees who accompany their family members who are receiving the updated COVID-19 vaccine (as well as primary series doses and other authorized additional COVID-19 vaccine doses). For this purpose, a “family member” is an individual who meets the definition of that term in OPM’s leave regulations (see 5 CFR 630.201).
     
    If an employee needs less than 4 hours, only the needed amount of administrative leave should be granted. Employees should obtain advance approval from their supervisor before using administrative leave for purposes of obtaining the COVID-19 vaccine. Employees may not be credited with administrative leave or overtime work for time spent outside their tour of duty getting the COVID-19 vaccine or accompanying a family member to get the COVID-19 vaccine.
     
    Consistent with guidance issued by the Safer Federal Workforce Task Force, an agency should also grant up to 2 workdays of administrative leave if an employee has an adverse reaction to a COVID-19 vaccine dose that prevents the employee from work.
     
    Vaccine related leave can be found within the Safer Federal Workforce Task Force Frequently Asked Questions;https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/faq/leave/

    49ers Games Benefitting the CA Fire Foundation 

    Get Your Tickets Now 

    The California Fire Foundation is once again partnering with the San Francisco 49ers to present an opportunity for firefighters to attend a game at Levi's Stadium and support the Foundation.  

    There are two games as part of this partnership: 

    • Sunday, November 27th, against the New Orleans Saints 
    • Sunday, December 11th, against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 

    A portion of your ticket purchase will be donated to the California Fire Foundation, in support of our mission to support firefighters, their families and the communities they protect.  

    Click here to purchase your tickets

    These seats sell fast! Don't miss out on this latest opportunity to cheer NFL action while also supporting California's firefighters! 

    Buy Tickets

    LA Dodgers Firefighter Appreciation Night 
    October 4, 2022 

    Reserve Your Tickets Now 

    California Pizza Kitchen has been a steadfast advocate for California firefighters over the years and have hosted numerous fundraisers for the California Firefighters Foundation. They are graciously sponsoring Firefighter Appreciation Night at the LA Dodgers game on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, as they take on the Colorado Rockies. To register for your free tickets, please complete the form linked below no later than September 30, 2022.  

    Click here to reserve your tickets now

    There is a limited number of tickets available! Don't miss out on this opportunity for a fun night cheering on the LA Dodgers while also supporting California's firefighters. Limit 4 tickets per request. Tickets will be emailed to you before the game for entry. 

    Reserve Your Tickets

    Contact Us

    California Fire Foundation
    1780 Creekside Oaks Drive
    Sacramento, CA 95833

    800.890.3213 | cafirefoundation@cpf.org

    PFAS in our Turnout Gear!
    October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and we have two weeks to put in our Shirt Orders.  Just like in the past, members will be allowed to wear the Breast Cancer Awareness Shirts In Liew of their station shirts. This year, shirts are $20 a piece. Contact your Battalion Steward to get your orders in. Cash is preferred. Shirts are available for friends and family as well.
    CPF 5th District Federal Leaders, The CDC has made changes to its recommendations regarding COVID-19 two weeks ago.  I was waiting on the "trickle down", and here it is.   The administration is now sending down guidance to no longer test unvaccinated people and employees.
    Please support our members for the 2022 San Diego 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb! Family and Friends, Remember waking up on 9/11/01 believing America was under attack? For us, the memories of September 11th remain just as vivid as the day it happened. You can help raise money and awareness to support FirefighterAid.
    LODD: KERN COUNTY FIREFIGHTER BRIAN FALK Posted on July 19 2022 by Joslyn Beile Kern County Fire Department and Kern County Firefighters Local 1301 are saddened to announce the loss of own of their own. Captain Brian Falk, 47, passed away on July 14, 2022, while on active duty at Kern County Fire Department Station 23.

    Brothers and Sisters,

    A lot has happened since the last two meetings.  We have much to share and we have time to listen. Come voice your concerns.  We shall see you there!   

    -Local F-33 Executive Board

    First Meeting: 7/19, 0900-1100@ Station 11

    Second Meeting: 7/20, 0900-1100@ Station 16


    Download: UNION MEETING AGENDA July 2022.pdf

     

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