There are many ways to get involved with NTEU Chapter 280, including serving on one of our committees.  The following list of standing committees all need additional members. Members typically serve for one year, with the possibility of renewal for additional years. If you're interested in serving on one of the Chapter's committees, please email Chapter President, Diane Lynne at

elections & Nominations

This committee consists of four members, including the chairperson, and is established for the purpose of conducting a democratic election of officers as provided in the NTEU Constitution. This is an extremely important committee to the functioning of the Chapter. Elections recently have been held successfully by electronic means, substantially reducing the burden on Committee members.

This Committee conducts the election of Chapter officers. It's responsibilities include counting ballots, posting election results, notifying election winners, and notifying NTEU's National Office of the results.  The Committee also produces a report to the Board on the election, its challenges, successes, and recommendations for improvements.


This committee consists of three members, including the Chairperson, and is typically chaired by the Executive Vice President.  The Committee is established for the purpose of increasing and retaining Chapter membership. Specifically, the Committee devises recruitment programs, instructs members on recruiting, updates the Chapter President on membership status, and ensures that new member forms are transmitted to EPA HR and NTEU's National Office.


This committee consists of the Treasurer and two (2) other members and is established for the purpose of preparing a budget for the fiscal year beginning the first day of July.

Health & Safety

This committee consistsof a Vice President and members and is established for the purpose of monitoring the health and safety conditions of the workplace of the professional staff of EPA.  The Committee recommends appropriate actions to the Executive Board, whenever a condition deleterious to the health and safety of the members of the bargaining unit are discovered, and which are not corrected in a timely fashion by management.

Other Committees

We also have several other committees including grievances, auditing, negotiations, professional development, public information, and cooperative management.