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CAPT is now accepting applications for the eleventh round of scholarships it will award to students enrolled in Psych Tech education programs.
Last year the CAPT Board of Directors voted to rename the union’s annual scholarship program the Anthony Myers Memorial Scholarship Program in honor of CAPT’s previous state president who passed away from cancer. The Board agreed that it was only fitting to rename the program after Tony, who was not only instrumental in establishing the scholarship program, but dedicated to the education of Psych Techs and advancement of the profession. Tony was first elected as state president in 2000. He continued to be re-elected and held office through 2013. Download flier. Download Application.
CAPT wants to reassure BU 18 members employed at state hospitals where the use of Personal Duress Alarms Systems have been implemented, namely Patton, Metro and Napa, to not worry about the device tracking your working hours on site, even with the application of hardware updates. Download flier.
CAPT was recently notified by the Legislative Director for CCHCS that the ADSeg unit at Avenal State Prison will remain open. Roughly a month ago, CAPT learned that Avenal State Prison was going to deactivate their ADSeg unit in 45 days. The news to deactivate the unit came only 60 days after Avenal hired five new psych techs to work the unit. With the looming closure of the unit, BU 18 members were going to be redirected to Pleasant Valley State Prison. Dowload flier.
CalPERS is hosting a Benefits Education Event at Squaw Creek in Olympic Valley on April 10-11 to inform members about programs and benefits available to them. The CalPERS press release is accessible at: http://www.calpers.ca.gov/index.jsp?bc=/about/newsroom/news/education-events-olympic-valley.xml
Come and support Metro on Wednesday, March 25, 2015 from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Metropolitan State Hospital psych techs are protesting excessive mandates, and countless contract-overtime violations all of which contribute to an environment that is unsafe for patients and staff. Wear RED in solidarity. Download flier.