MEA January 2021 Newsletter

January 2, 2021

(Original Content Sent to Members-Only)


1. Healthcare and Child Care Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts Reimbursement Deadline 

2. Management Training Funds FY20-21 

3. SFMEA Board Election Results 

4. MCCP/MTAM Update 

5. Racial Equity Update 

6. Manager Training Opportunities and Save the Date 

1. Healthcare and Child Care Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account: 

The last day to submit for reimbursements for services paid in 2020 is March 31, 2021. Reimbursements should be submitted directly to the P&G Group who administer the program. 

If you have a Healthcare FSA and a carryover balance between $10 and $550, your balance will carry over to plan year 2021. However carryover funds from 2019 expired on December 31, 2020. 

If you still have questions about FSAs, contact the P&G Group at or call (800) 688-2611. 

2. Management Training Funds FY20-21 (below revised) 

Management Training Fund available balances are: 

  • • Miscellaneous MEA - $97K for training and equipment 
  • • MTA MEA - $7,666 for training only. 

Pre-approval is limited to MEA Miscellaneous and MTA employees with a minimum of one (1) year continuous service in an MEA classification as of the date of application, and whose department has verified in writing that they are regularly teleworking at least 20 hours per week. 

If you have any questions, contact Christina Fong at 

3. SFMEA Board Election Results 

The 2020 Board Member elections were held at the 2nd Quarter Membership Meeting on December 7, 2020. Congratulations to the following members who were voted in by consensus: 

Mark Culkins, Board Vice President Linda Yeung, Board Secretary 

Paula Florence, Board Member Michael Lat, Board Member 

Irella Blackwood, Board Member Carol Karimi, Board Member 

4. Update on MCCP/MTAM (below revised) 

5. Racial Equity Update (below revised) 

As President Biden stated when he signed the Executive Order on Racial Equity: “…the moment [has] arrived as a nation where we face deep racial inequities in America and… 

— systemic racism that has plagued our nation for far, far too long.” As City managers you are charged with addressing the issues that are being raised regarding racial equity and the implementation and management of racial equity action plan strategies which are now an intricate component of departmental operations. MEA is committed to helping and supporting City managers with training as well as providing support to ensure that you are able to navigate and succeed in what you will be called upon to address. Initially we are providing you with links to the Office of Racial Equity (ORE) Racial Justice Resources to support your racial equity foundational learning and development. MEA Board and Staff are also developing a Racial Equity Policy Statement and training workshops for our members, both of which will be rolled out in the coming months. 

6. Manager Training Opportunities – Save the Dates (below revised) 

Department of Human Resources – Workforce Development: 

As we begin the new year, take this opportunity to reconnect and recalibrate your skills as a manager or supervisor in one of DHR’s upcoming free webinar sessions through DHR’s Managing Remote Teams Series – register through and-training: 

MEA Leadership 1.0 program: (below revised) 

Leadership is all about engaging others in conversations that move people to action. The core focus of the CCSF and MEA Leadership Development program is to help City leaders build skills to successfully engage with key stakeholders, colleagues, the boss, the team and the individual team members. As part of a three-month cohort, leaders take part in a workshop series to learn and practice models for communicating in a variety of situations. DHR is working on transforming the program components into a virtual delivery format, and finding an alternative to the Coaching for Excellence component. DHR anticipates launching the Leadership 1.0 virtual program at the end of March and having it run through the end of May. We will update our members once the dates are set. 

Save-the-Date - Annual Ethics and Form 700 Workshop "The Do's and Don'ts for Managers" on March 10, 2021 at 11AM-12PM (more details to follow) 

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