Cal/OSHA’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health has announced it intends to work on a permanent version of the COVID Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS).  DOSH representatives met with its Advisory Committee to take comments on the proposal. 

DOSH wants the existing ETS, which is set to expire on January 14, 2022, to be readopted in December 2022 and expire in April 2022. The permanent standard would replace the readopted ETS and expire in April 2022.

Pre-pandemic workplace thinking emphasized the traditional ‘brick and mortar’ office as critical to productivity, culture and recruiting efforts. A year of pandemic induced need quickly integrated videoconferencing technology and other forms of digital collaboration into our work lives creating unique and non-traditional work environments.

Teresa McQueen

As discussed here, performance reviews, or employee evaluations, are an important tool for supervisors and managers to strengthen employees’ performance and acknowledge high achievers. Continuing our best practices discussion for effective performance reviews we provide the following tips on performance review formats. 

Teresa McQueen

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) is seeking reviewers for the 2022 Specialty Crop Block Grant Program Technical Review Committee (TRC). Reviewers must have knowledge and expertise regarding California’s specialty crop industry.

The TRC reviews, evaluates and makes recommendations to CDFA on proposals submitted for funding to California’s Specialty Crop Block Grant Program. This is a volunteer position.

Gail Delihant

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