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Did you know a portion of your union dues or fees is tax deductible?

Federal law requires CAPT to give you a written estimate of how much of your membership dues or fair share fees go to the organization’s lobbying and political expenses. The majority of the dues or fees you pay is allowable as an “employee business expense” deduction under your federal income tax. And your state tax is linked to the federal tax. However, the part of your dues or fees that CAPT uses for political contributions and lobbying on behalf of Psych Techs is not tax-deductible. Download flier.

Planning to run for a CAPT Chapter office?

Don’t forget the following deadlines!

CAPT will be holding elections soon for chapter officers in all 12 of its chapters.

Eligibility to run

To run for office, you must have been a CAPT member and completed job steward training on or before January 1, 2016.

Candidate filing deadline

March 10 is the deadline for filing a declaration of candidacy with CAPT Headquarters.  If filed by mail, it must be postmarked by March 10. We recommend that it be mailed by “certified mail, return receipt requested.”  If filed by FAX, it must be received at CAPT Headquarters by 5 p.m., March 10.  A declaration must be signed by the candidate for it to be considered valid.  (Declarations must also include your address and phone number for CAPT use only.) Dowload flier.

Investigatory Interviews in disguise, know your rights!

CAPT urges all BU 18 employees, no matter the circumstance or situation, to obtain union representation when a police officer or supervisor seeks information from you about an event. Even if a police officer or supervisor approaches you in a friendly manner and pulls you aside to ask seemingly harmless questions about a certain event, do not respond or provide any information. Don’t be deceived. A friendly conversation may be an investigatory interview in disguise. As we all know, investigatory interviews can lead to disciplinary action and even criminal prosecution. You must work to protect yourself and your fellow coworkers by seeking union representation before answering any questions. Dowload flier.

November/December Outreach is available online

The November/December 2015 issue of the CAPT Outreach magazine is available online. Download now.

BVNPT does not have the right to access your entire personnel file

As you know, the Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians (BVNPT) exercises its regulatory authority in part by investigating complaints against Psychiatric Technicians. CAPT provides representation to Psychiatric Technicians who find themselves the subject of a BVNPT investigation.  Dowload flier.