SACRAMENTO - On May 3, 2022, California Statewide Law Enforcement Association (CSLEA) Unit B Vice President and California Association of Regulatory Investigators and Inspectors (CARII) President Tom Ineichen, along with CARII representatives Amanda Martinez and Mario Salas, and CSLEA Senior Legal Counsels Andrea Perez and Jim Vitko met with Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) Director Kim Kirchmeyer, Chief Deputy Director Christine Lally and Human Resources Chief Nicole Le.
“The purpose of the meeting was to continue to build on our relationship with DCA executive leadership and to discuss issues of concern to our membership,” said Ineichen. “Topics explored included the Leave Cash Out option versus excessive leave balances, telework, updates on some older classification adjustments that were pending with CalHR, concerns with various Boards and Bureaus, and recruitment and retention issues relating to vacancy rates. We also talked about the new Compliance and Equity Officer position, which oversees quality assurance in regulatory compliance and other areas of enforcement and helps to improve DCA’s organizational equity culture. The meeting was very productive and informative."
Senior Legal Counsel Jim Vitko stated, “This was the first in-person meeting we have had with DCA executive management since the pandemic. It was good to meet face-to-face with Director Kirchmeyer and her staff again for an exchange of ideas.”