DSA Member Services
No Deputy Left Behind
Because of busy daily lives, it is sometimes difficult to keep close tabs on coworkers who find themselves away from work due to medical or other issues. This can make for unsettling times for the deputy who is temporarily on the outside looking in.
To prevent members from falling through the cracks during the times when they may need our support most, the DSA has created the No Deputy Left Behind program.
Deputy Lynn Kvikstad, DSA rep from the Wiley W. Manuel Courthouse, heads up the program. She is assisted by DSA Office Manager Aerin Crews. Through word of mouth, Kvikstad and Crews have collected names of members who are on extended leave and plugged them into an Outlook-style database. Each month, Kvikstad contacts the members on the list to check on their welfare and needs.
"Our members who are out on leave have been genuinely happy to hear from us," Kvikstad said. "Also, it is great source of information for the DSA to hear what our members are going through."
If you know of someone who is out on leave who you believe could benefit from the program, please call Aerin Crews at DSA Headquarters, (925) 463-3760.
Mastagni Law Firm Offers Worker's Compensation Consultations - Every first & third Tuesday between 10 am - 2 pm at DSA.
Navigating the waters of the worker's compensation process can be tricky with an attorney and downright perilous without one. The process is heartless, and claims adjusters are at least as interested in saving a buck as they are about the welfare of the injured worker.
To better assist DSA members keep their heads above water, the Mastagni law firm has stationed one of its worker's comp attorneys at DSA Headquarters the first and third Tuesday of every month from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. DSA members are welcome to drop in at no cost.
The firm Mastagni, Holstedt, Amick, Miller, Johnsen & Uhrhammer has represented the DSA in negotiations, labor-management and internal affairs matters for six years. The firm also boasts aggressive criminal defense, worker's compensation and civil litigation units. An attorney from the law firm attends DSA Board of Director's meetings each month.
"DSA members have really benefited from Mastagni's quality representation in IAs and other administrative matters," DSA Treasurer Jon Rudolph said. "It's great to know attorneys from the firm will be accessible to our members for their other legal needs."
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