Miscellany

10/14/2008

Gilman Visits LARO

In September, Chapter 293 President Greg Gilman visited the Los Angeles Regional Office. While there, he met with individual members and leaders regarding various matters. He also attended a luncheon for LARO members, at which he made a representational presentation concerning merit pay, the pay raise, telework and other issues. The LARO event was well attended. Thank you to LARO members Kathy Cash, Sue Hannan, Karen Matteson and John Britt.

Upward Mobility Committee Moves Forward

The Upward Mobility Committee recently met with management officials to discuss the adoption of a new Upward Mobility Program at the SEC. The Upward Mobility Committee is comprised of Chapter 293 Vice President Veronica Lewis, Tia Coulter, Kim Harvel, Susanna Reilly and Turetha Harris. This group was established under CBA Article 19 for the purpose of expanding the Upward Mobility Program at the agency. At least five Upward Mobility opportunities for existing employees within lower-graded positions will be established by this committee working in conjunction with management.

Chapter 293 Members Adopt Bylaws Amendment

At a chapter meeting held on Wednesday, September 17, Chapter 293 members voted overwhelmingly to support a Bylaws amendment that was unanimously recommended by the Chapter 293 Executive Board. The amendment included changing the number of required chapter meetings each year and eliminating term limits for chapter officers. According to Ralph Talarico, the attorney from NTEU who tallied the votes after the meeting, the amendment passed with 91% in favor. The new Bylaws became effective at midnight on September 17. They may be reviewed by members on the “Benefits” page on the Chapter’s website. At the chapter meeting, NTEU Legislative Representative Kurt Vorndran also made a presentation concerning the union’s recent work on a number of legislative matters on Capitol Hill.

NTEU Appoints Members to Child Development Center Board

Chapter 293 President Greg Gilman recently appointed three Chapter 293 members to serve on the Board of Directors of the SEC Child Development Center: Ronesha Butler; Kate McHale; and Veronica Lewis. This Board oversees the operation of the daycare center at Station Place.

Performance Management

Are you interested in working on the SEC’s new performance management system? Volunteers are needed to help develop performance standards for each position at the agency. Contact Greg Gilman if you are interested, at GilmanG@sec.gov.