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March 27, 2020

COVID-19 Update

As the state of California maintains its aggressive efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19, the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians will extend the temporary closure of the Chumash Casino Resort, Hotel Corque, Root 246, Hadsten House, and Kitá tasting room for at least another 30 days. This closure timeframe will be constantly reassessed as new information becomes available.

  “We believe that closing the casino when we did was the right thing to do for the safety and well-being of our team members, guests and the greater community,” said Kenneth Kahn, Tribal Chairman of the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians. “Extending the closure falls in line with the serious measures our local, state and federal agencies have taken to help protect the population and not overwhelm the heroes working in clinics and hospitals throughout the nation. Our tribe has faith that the extreme steps our country is taking to fight COVID-19 will save lives.” 

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For Team Members

To support our team with questions they may have regarding the newly passed "CARES Act", we have set-up a page of helpful information.
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ANNOUNCEMENTS


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NOTICE:  Vacation and Sick time payout will be sent out via USPS at the end of the week of April 13th, 2020.

 


Updated Monday, April 6, 2020 at 2:45 pm 

Take Advantage of Free Services Available to Team Members & Family

As an employee of the Chumash Enterprise, you have access to the valuable Cigna Employee Assistance Program (EAP) at no cost to you.

EAP personal advocates will work with you and your household family members to help you resolve issues you may be facing, connect with the right mental health professionals, direct you to a variety of helpful resources in your community and more.

Take advantage of a wide range of services offered at no cost to you – 24/7!

  • Virtual Counseling – Relationship, Family, Stress, Depression, Substance Use
  • Legal and Financial Assistance
  • Family Life – Parenting, Eldercare, Pet Care

Call 1-877-622-4327 or log in to CignaBehavioral.com with employer ID: chumash


Updated Saturday, April 4, 2020 at 9:45 am 

Update Regarding 401(k) Retirement Plan Loans and Distributions

401(k) Plan participants affected by COVID 19 now have increased opportunity to gain access to retirement plan savings accounts.

  • Affected participants can request a special distribution type, Coronavirus Related Distribution through December 30, 2020.
  • Requests for new loans are available regardless of employment status (active or on leave of absence), subject to loan availability and account balance.
  • Plan participants with existing loans can request to defer/suspend loan repayments for a period up to 12 months.
To request a distribution, loan, loan repayment deferment, or to receive more information, please contact Vanguard Participant Services at 1-800-523-1188. Reference plan #097539. Or for general questions you may contact HR at 805.686.2222 or submit a Fast Pass question.

Updated Thursday, April 2, 2020 at 12:00 pm 

Learn About Well-Being Resources Available To You

As a Chumash Team Member, you have access to multiple well-being resources.  Whether its scheduling a virtual counseling visit, seeking help with financial issues or wanting to take a break and Happify.

Learn more at: https://gobenxp.com/chumash/experience/behavioral-health-experience.html


Updated Wednesday, April 1, 2020 at 1:00 pm 

Need Help With Questions About Health Insurance?

If you need help with a Cigna insurance item or have a question regarding our Chumash benefits, you can now contact Vanessa at BB&H by calling 805-568-7213 or email Vanessa@bbandh.com .  BB&H will respond promptly!


Updated Tuesday, March 31, 2020 at 8:00 am 

Free Meal Pick Up For Those In Need

The SYV Community Kitchen is offering professionally cooked meals for those that need help during this time. 
  • Days and Times: Tuesdays: 3 pm - 5 pm; Saturdays: 10 am - 12 pm
  • Place: St. Marks In The Valley Church - 2901 Nojoqui Ave., Los Olivos

For free delivery for seniors, call 805-325-9280


Updated Monday, March 30, 2020 at 4:30 pm 

Helpful Information For Team Members

To support our team with questions they may have regarding the newly passed "CARES Act", we have set-up a page of helpful information.

LEARN MORE


Updated Monday, March 30, 2020 at 10:45 am 

NOTICE: Pay Period Ending March 29, 2020

Paychecks and pay statements will be sent via USPS by the end of the week.


Updated Thursday, March 26, 2020 at 3:00 pm 

FAST PASS TO HR!

Want a quick answer to your question? Submit your question(s) online and a HR representative will respond to you promptly!

SUBMIT YOUR QUESTION


Updated Wednesday, March 25, 2020 at 9:30 am 

Latest Local COVID-19 News

Stay up to date on the latest Santa Barbara County COVID-19 News from Santa Barbara County Public Health Department!  On their site you will find helpful resources, breaking news and status reports updated daily at 4:30 pm.


Updated Monday, March 23, 2020 at 8:30 pm

'Live' Checks That Were Not Picked-up Will Be Mailed

If you were unable to pick up your 'live' check on Friday, March 20th or Monday, March 23rd, we will be mailing them certified mail to your address on record Tuesday, March 24th.

If you do not receive yours by Friday please contact us at the Chumash Employee Resource Center at 805-691-1201.

If you receive direct deposit, your pay stub is being held and will be distributed after we return to normal business.


    Updated Saturday, March 21, 2020 at 8:00 pm

    How To Explain COVID-19 With Youth

    It’s easy to feel overwhelmed by everything you’re hearing about Corona Virus disease 2019 (COVID-19) right now. It’s also understandable if your children are feeling anxious, too. Children might find it difficult to understand what they are seeing online or on TV – or hearing from other people – so they can be particularly vulnerable to feelings of anxiety, stress and sadness. But having an open, supportive discussion with your children can help them understand, cope and even make a positive contribution for others. Here are some good resources to help;


    Updated Friday, March 20, 2020 at 6:30 pm

    ATTENTION - 'LIVE' Paycheck Distribution Continues on Monday, March 23th

    Team members that did not have a chance to pick up their live pay check on Friday can pick it up Monday 3/23, between 10 am - 3 pm at CERC

    Chumash Employee Resource Center
    585 McMurray Rd.
    Buellton, CA  93427
    805-691-1201

    Important information to note:


    • You MUST show your employee ID badge or a photo ID in order to receive your check.
    • If you are unable to pick-up your check, and are having a friend or family member do it for you, they MUST have a letter stating; their name as the approved person, your name, your title, your department and your badge number, along with your signature. AND they must show a photo ID.
    • If you are unable to pick-up your paycheck, you must call CERC as soon as possible to coordinate certified delivery.


    If you have Direct Deposit:

    • If you have direct deposit we will be holding your pay stub/earning statement until business resumes.
    • You can check with your bank for deposit confirmation in the meantime.

     


    Updated Friday, March 20, 2020 at 12:45 pm

     

    Helpful Resources For You And Your Family

    COVID-19 Info: 

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    Updated Thursday, March 19, 2020 at 9:00 pm

    Shelter-In-Home Order By California Governor -
    'LIVE' Paycheck Distribution Will Still Take Place
    Friday, March 20th As Planned.

    Governor Newsom announced a shelter-in-home order for all Californians effective tonight, Thursday, March 19th. The order allows for some critical business functions to continue, therefore, we will proceed with the distribution of ‘live’ paychecks tomorrow at CERC as planned from 8 am - 5 pm. 

    REMINDER: This is ONLY for live checks. All direct deposit slips will be held for distribution once business resumes.

    See below for the procedure.


    Updated Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at 3:15 pm


    REMINDER - 'LIVE' Paycheck Distribution - Friday, March 20th

    Team members who normally receive a 'live' paycheck, may pick it up on Friday, March 20, 2020 at the Chumash Employee Resource Center between 8am - 5pm.

    Chumash Employee Resource Center
    585 McMurray Rd.
    Buellton, CA  93427
    805-691-1201

    Important information to note:

    • You MUST show your employee ID badge or a photo ID in order to receive your check.
    • If you are unable to pick-up your check, and are having a friend or family member do it for you, they MUST have a letter stating; their name as the approved person, your name, your title, your department and your badge number, along with your signature. AND they must show a photo ID.
    • If you are unable to pick-up your paycheck, you must call CERC as soon as possible to coordinate certified delivery.


    If you have Direct Deposit:

    • If you have direct deposit we will be holding your pay stub/earning statement until business resumes.
    • You can check with your bank for deposit confirmation in the meantime.

    Updated Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at 7:00 pm

    The Chumash Tribal Health Clinic Is Open

    Please be advised that the Tribal Health Clinic is still open during this critical time.

    Hours: Monday - Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. 
    Address: 90 Via Juana Ln., Santa Ynez, CA 93460
    Phone: 805-688-7070

    Or for more information, visit the website at www.sythc.com

    • NOTICE FROM THE CLINIC:
      First and foremost, in the interest of safeguarding the health of our patients and employees, we will be screening all patients and visitors entering our facility. We will be taking temperatures and following the CDC’s screening questionnaire. We will be asking all patients to wait in their car once screened and checked in.

      We wanted to make you aware and not alarmed when you see our staff in full PPE.

     


    Updated Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at 2:45 pm

    Hotel Corque & Hadsten House

    We have elected to temporarily close Hotel Corque and Hadsten House as a precautionary measure amid COVID-19 concerns in Santa Barbara County. The closure will be effective 12:00 p.m., March 18, 2020.

    We will continue to monitor the progress of COVID-19 and adjust the closure of the hotel as necessary. The health and welfare of our guests, staff and community is our immediate concern.

    We will remain in close communication with local, state, and federal agencies to discuss the latest developments.

    Sincerely,

    Scott Gold, Director, Hotel Corque and Hadsten House


    Updated Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at 2:45 pm

    Technology Support

    For IT support, please contact Technology Services through the portal. Online Technology Support

    If you do not have web access, you may call them direct at 805-691-1885. 

    They are available from 7 am - 6 pm, Monday - Friday.


    Updated Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at 2:30 pm

    Suspension of Team Member Bus Transportation 3/19/2020

    Team Members,

    The Chumash Casino Resort continues to closely monitor reports about COVID-19 and are observing recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

    We continue to take reasonable protective measures to maintain the health and safety of our Team Members. Therefore, we will be suspending all Team Member Bus transportation this Thursday March 19, 2020. 

    Please help us extend the communication of this decision and the following details:

    • Last run from external lots with be Thursday at 3:00pm
    • Final return run from CCR will be Thursday at 5:00pm
    • Team Members who will continue to work on site are directed to park in the Casino Self-Park and use the designated employee entrance (controlled badge access).

    If you have further questions, please submit them through the form provided in the right column on this page.


    Updated Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at 11:15 am

    Available Support Through Cigna

    Chumash Team Members have resources available to them through the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and we encourage you to take advantage of them.

    Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

    To help you during these times, Chumash offers the Cigna Employee Assistance Program to  ALL  team members.  This valuable, free benefit offers confidential, professional assistance from licensed counselors on a wide variety  of problems that affect you, your immediate family members, and your workplace. Call  877-622-4327 or go to CignaBehavioral.com (ID is Chumash). Learn More.

    *This benefit is available to ALL team members whether you have subscribed to Cigna health benefits or not.


    Updated Monday, March 16, 2020 at 4:30 pm

    Paycheck Distribution - Friday, March 20th

    Team members who normally receive a 'live' paycheck, may pick it up on Friday, March 20, 2020 at the Chumash Employee Resource Center between 8am - 5pm.

    Chumash Employee Resource Center
    585 McMurray Rd.
    Buellton, CA  93427

    Important information to note:

    • If you have direct deposit we will be holding your pay stub/earning statement until business resumes.
    • You can check with your bank for deposit confirmation in the meantime.


    We will continue to update this information frequently. Please check back regularly.

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