14.1 Home Addresses

A. Home Addresses – Generally

Consistent with PERB regulations and State law, the State shall continue to provide PECG with home addresses on a monthly basis for all non-law enforcement related employees covered by this contract until it expires.

Notwithstanding any other provision of this agreement, any employee may have his/her home address withheld from PECG at any time by submitting a written request to his/her appointing power on a form provided by the State.

B. Home Address Withholding By Non-Law Enforcement Related Employees

Effective one-month following ratification of this agreement by both parties, the State will no longer use an Employee Action Request form that provides Unit 9 employees who perform non-law enforcement related functions with the option of having their home address withheld from PECG. Instead, employees who perform non-law enforcement related functions will, upon request on their own initiative, be given a separate form by their appointing power that permits two choices: (1) withhold their address from PECG, or (2) to cancel a previous withhold request thereby permitting release of their home address to PECG.

C. Home Address Withhold Notification to Non-Law Enforcement Related Employees

Within one month following ratification of this agreement by both parties, the State will send a letter to all existing Unit 9 employees who perform non-law enforcement related functions that have previously requested their home address remain confidential. The letter will provide said employees with the option of canceling their previous withhold request thereby permitting release of their home address to PECG.

D. Release and Use of Addresses

The State Controller’s Office will send PECG a list of all Unit 9 employees who, pursuant to subsection c. above, either did not respond or responded by indicating they wanted to continue withholding their home address from PECG. The State Controller’s Office will also send PECG a list of all Unit 9 employees who perform law enforcement-related functions (if any).  Said list(s) will contain the employees’ name, agency and reporting unit.

E. Home Address Mailings By The State

The State will mail PECG information once per year to the home address of law enforcement-related employees, and non-law enforcement employees who have requested their home address be withheld from PECG. Said material shall be provided by PECG. The cost of this mailing shall be paid for by PECG. PECG agrees to hold the State harmless for any annual mail that does not reach Unit 9 employees.

F. Address Confidentiality

Employee work and home addresses shall be maintained as confidential by PECG. PECG shall take all reasonable steps to ensure the security of work and home addresses, and shall not disclose or otherwise make them available to any person, entity or organization. Employee addresses shall only be used by PECG for representational purposes.

G. Nature of Material

PECG agrees that any of its literature mailed to employees by the State will not be libelous, obscene, defamatory or of a partisan political nature or constitute a solicitation of any product or service unrelated to representation by PECG.

H. Costs Reimbursable

PECG agrees to pay necessary and reasonable costs incurred by the State Controller’s Office to produce the necessary name/home/work address tape file on a monthly basis.

I. Hold Harmless and Indemnification

Notwithstanding any other provision of this agreement, PECG agrees to jointly defend this section and to hold the State of California, its subdivisions, and agents harmless in defending challenges of any nature arising as a result of this section of the agreement.