July 7, 2014

July 2014 
In this issue: 
Membership and PAC Meetings Set for September 15th 
14-15 Management Training Fund Guidelines Approved by Board 
MEA Elections Underway: Nomination Process and Timeline 
HSS To Open at 9:30am Every Other Thursday 
New VDT Benefit Available to MEA members as of July 1, 2014 
MEA Police and MEA Fire Ratify MOU Amendments through 2018 
MEA Co-Sponsors Public Sector Roundtable 
MEA 1st Quarter General Membership Meeting for 14-15 
Monday, September 15, 2014 
Agenda Includes 
Report of MEA Nominating Committee and Call for Other Nominations 
MEA 13-14 Year-End Financial Report 
MEA 2014 Political Action Committee (PAC) Meeting 
Monday, September 15, 2014 
Agenda Includes 
Candidates for Board of Supervisor from Districts 2, 4, 6, 8 and 10 
Assessor-Recorder, and Local Ballot Measures 
– Food and Beverages Provided for Both Meetings – 
The meeting will be held at San Francisco Main Library Latino/Hispanic Rooms A&B, 100 Larkin Street at Grove. The Library is closed on Monday nights, so please plan to arrive before 6:00 p.m. If you arrive after 6:00 p.m., you can enter at the far right door of the Grove Street entrance by calling the security office at 415-557-4357. Please remember to RSPV by emailing or calling 415-989-7244. Refreshments are available starting at 5:30pm.
14-15 Management Training Fund Guidelines for CCSF and MTA Approved by MEA Board 
1. 2014-2015 Allocation to Training Reimbursement Fund: CCSF: $150,000, MTA: $15,000;
2. 2014-2015 Allocation to Equipment Reimbursement Fund: CCSF: $100,000, MTA: $15,000;
3. Both training and equipment requests require pre-approval, i.e. if not pre-approved, the expenditure will not be reimbursed through the MEA Fund;
4. July 2014 (this month) will be a blackout period on equipment and training requests to allow MEA and the City/MTA to close the books on FY 13-14 – this has been the past policy;
5. DHR will start accepting online requests for CCSF managers through the Online Tuition Reimbursement Process on August 11, 2014 (see note below on MTA requests); 
6. The last business day in April 2015, or the point at which we process 100 CCSF applications (15 MTA applications), will be the cut-off date for MEA to pre-approve under the Equipment Program;
7. The last business day in June 2015, or the point at which funding is exhausted, will be the cut-off date for pre-approval requests submitted to and processed by MEA for training;
8. Starting in August, first time participants in the Equipment Program will be processed. First time participants in the Equipment Program will be given priority for approval. MEA will then process member requests for equipment not previously purchased (e.g. phone if prior purchase was laptop). Finally, requests for replacements for equipment purchased prior to July 1, 2012 will be processed assuming funds are still available. PLEASE NOTE: Laptops and Tablets are considered the same piece of equipment. Laptop = Tablet.
9. As in 13-14, all CCSF managers (except MTA) must utilize the Online Tuition Reimbursement system found at the DHR website. 
10. The Online Tuition Reimbursement program will send email notifications regarding ANY change in the “status” of a request. Therefore, it is important that all participating employees update their online account with a current email address.
For more specific information on filing deadlines, receipt requirements and other FAQs, please consult the Management Training tab on the MEA website at
Important MTA Note: 
MTA does not utilize the Online Tuition Reimbursement program for their Management Training administration. If you are an MTA manager and want to access the MTA Management Training Funds, you must fill out a paper application for every request - both equipment and training. Applications for 14-15 are available online at They will be processed consistent with the guidelines noted above. 
MEA Elections Underway: Nomination Process and Timeline 
Per the MEA By-Laws adopted June 20, 2011, Section 12.B, the Associations’ Nominating Committee has prepared the following list of nominees for the elective offices of the Association effective 2014-2018. This list must be distributed at least thirty (30) days prior to the first quarter general membership meeting of the fiscal year which is set for September 15, 2014. Additional nominations may be made from the floor by members of the Association during the first quarter general membership meeting of the fiscal year. To be eligible for election such nominations must be accompanied by a petition of support 
signed by at least 50 active members. The Board of Directors and Officers shall be elected by a majority vote of the Regular members in Good Standing present at the second quarter general membership meeting of the fiscal year and those elected shall be installed at that same meeting.

Report of the 2014 MEA Nominating Committee PRESIDENT  TREASURER 
Ms. Martha Knutzen
Manager of Legal Operations
SF District Attorney’s Office
Mr. Crispin Hollings
Director of Financial Planning
SF Public Utilities Commission
Ms. Luenna Kim
Human Resources Manager
Human Services Agency
Mr. Wilfredo Lim
Accounting Manager
Department of Public Health
Ms. Cathy Widener
Governmental Affairs Manager
SF International Airport
Term: Four Years – 2nd Quarter MEA General Membership Meeting 2014 through 2nd Quarter MEA General Membership Meeting 2018
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