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 during the past year. Among the recipients of Leadership Awards were Corp Fin employees James Giugliano, Corey Jennings, Kate McHale, Kevin Stertzel, Dean Suehiro and Kay Reid. These individuals have made numerous contributions to SEC employees as Union representatives.
Kevin Stertzel, who was not present at the conference, is currently serving as one of five members of the SEC Labor Management Forum, which was formed as a result of President Obama's Executive Order on labor-management partnership. As a Forum member, Kevin meets regularly with senior management in Washington to raise and address national labor-management issues at the SEC.
Chapter 293 Treasurer Dean Suehiro is a member of Chapter 293's national Collective Bargaining Team. That team is currently negotiating with management over our basic Union contract at the SEC, which addresses a wide range of employee programs and rights, including the future of the telework program.
Kate McHale, who was unable to attend the conference, was recognized for her service on Chapter 293's Legislative Committee. As a member of that committee, Kate traveled to Washington, D.C. for NTEU's 2012 Legislative Conference, where she 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.
Corey Jennings was recognized for his work on a team of representatives dealing with computer forensics in disciplinary cases at the agency.
Dean, Kevin, Corey and Kate McHale also all serve on the Corp Fin Labor Management Relations Committee, which meets with management to address issues within Corp Fin.
James Giugliano was recognized for his work organizing the National Steward Training Conference for Chapter 293 this year, as well as for his representational work as a steward.
Kay Reid was recognized for her work organizing several special events at SEC Headquarters over the past year.
In addition to their local representational work in Corp Fin, Corey, Dean, James, Kate, Kay and Kevin have all been at the forefront of various extremely important national projects that will continue to have an impact upon SEC employees across the country. "The employees of Corp Fin should be very proud to have among them such a talented group of 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."