5/6/12: During NTEU's National Steward Training Conference last week, several Chapter 293 leaders were recognized for their important work for SEC employees over the past year. Among the recipients of Leadership Awards were Dan Barry, James Fay, Lawrence Pisto and Paul Prata from the Boston Regional Office.
Lawrence was recognized for serving on Chapter 293's national Collective Bargaining Team, which is currently negotiating with management over our basic Union contract at the SEC, which will address a wide range of employee programs and rights, such as telework and alternative work schedules.
Dan Barry was recognized for his service as a Co-Chair of Chapter 293's Legislative Committee. As a member of that committee, Dan traveled to Washington, D.C. for NTEU's 2012 Legislative Conference, where he helped to deliver a strong message on the Hill in support of the SEC's critical mission. As you know, despite the tough climate in which many agencies' budgets were reduced, the SEC received a substantial increase in its FY 2012 budget. Dan was also recognized for his important work on the Regional Office Assessment Committee, which contemplated possible changes to the SEC's Regional Office structure. Dan
James Fay was recognized for his important work on compensation and performance management issues, including his participation on the FY 2012 compensation negotiating team. In addition, James also put in countless hours serving on the agency's Labor-Management Forum.
Paul Prata was recognized for his work over this past year on Chapter 293's National OCIE Reassessment Team, which regularly met with management to address employee issues related to the reorganization of OCIE.
In addition to their local representational work at the BRO, these Chapter 293 leaders have worked on many important national projects that are having a substantial impact upon SEC employees across the country. "The employees of the Boston Regional Office should be very proud to have among them such talented individuals who are volunteering their time and energy to make a positive contribution to improving the agency," Chapter 293 President Greg Gilman recently said. "I know that I am very proud of my association and work with all of them."