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 lynne.diane@epa.gov.


elections & Nominations

Although our next election is not until the summer of 2018, we want to be sure we're constantly looking at ways of conducting the most efficient, fair elections. We want you to help us improve the process of our Chapter elections.

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.


Developing each of us as a professional at EPA is extremely important. And unfortunately, management doesn't always put the resources into this that they should.  Given that, your job as a committee member will be to figure out the best ways to promote professional development of our members through activities, training programs, and lunchtime speakers.

The Committee consists of either a Chapter Executive Board Vice President or the Chapter Executive Vice President for the purpose of promoting the professional development of the employees of EPA through workshops, papers, presentations, cooperative activities with other organizations, and other mechanisms.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT


We've been doing great growing the Chapter's membership. But the strength of our chapter depends upon continuing to grow and maintain our membership, and that's where you come in. We need help figuring out what will get people to join - and stay - with Chapter 280. Your job as a committee member is to help devise a Chapter membership program, to figure out what works and what doesn't.

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.

Membership


Finance

This Committee helps the Chapter Executive Board determine the best use of Chapter funds. It 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

How many times have you seen something downright unsafe in our old buildings? Due to budget cuts, these safety issues do not always get timely addressed and the Union needs to step in. Health & Safety Committee members monitor health and safety conditions of the EPA HQ workplace and recommend actions to the Executive Board, whenever a condition of concern is discovered and not timely corrected.

This committee consists of 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, public information, and cooperative management.