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ACE Update 07.15.19: Optimism; Negotiati...

ACE Update 07.15.19: Optimism; Negotiations Update: 403(b) & 457 Annual Review; Solidarity

President’s Message Happy Summer.  It’s the start of a new fiscal year for the district and I am cautiously optimistic it brings with it a decent salary increase, completion on the classification study, and new opportunities for staff as more positions open and the colleges restructure after this last round of reductions. The governor approved […]

ACE Update 06.13.19: Next Chapter; Negot...

ACE Update 06.13.19: Next Chapter; Negotiations Update; ACE Role on Hiring Committees; New Board Members; Gratitude; Vacation

President’s Message Next Chapter Budget challenges, declining enrollment, delays by the District with classification study combined with reorganizations and, come June 30,  52 of our classified colleagues retiring, have left nerves a little raw.  Suffice it to say, it has been a challenging year.  Before we move on to the next chapter, it is important […]

ACE Update 05.14.19: Words; Negotiations...

ACE Update 05.14.19: Words; Negotiations Update; Upcoming Workshops; Volunteering at Work; Summer Work Hours

President’s Message The Thing About Words Last Monday, the Foothill-De Anza Board of Trustees passed a resolution proclaiming May 19-25, 2019, Classified Staff Appreciation Week, in part “to recognize the invaluable role of classified staff in providing for the welfare and safety of the state’s community college students”.It is always wonderful to be recognized. Recent […]