tea tea times: October 7, 2002 email: teaseattle  


T i m e s

October 7, 2002

October Meeting Schedule

Oct.7 Contract Negotiating Team, 12-1pm
Oct.8 TEA Business Meeting, 12-1pm
Oct.10 Contract Negotiating Session, 9-4pm, WTD / KC
Oct.14 Contract Negotiating Team, 12-1pm
Oct.15 TEA Business Meeting, 12-1pm
Oct.16 TEA Monthly Meeting, 12-1pm, Elliott Bay Bookstore Cafe
Oct.17 Contract Mediation Session, 9-4pm, Transit / KC
Oct.21 Contract Negotiating Team, 12-1pm
Oct.22 TEA Business Meeting, 12-1pm
Oct.28 Contract Negotiating Team, 12-1pm
Oct.29 Contract Mediation Session, 9-4pm, Transit / KC

Election of Treasurer

Nominations for the Position of TEA Treasurer closed on September 30th as indicated in the TEA Times dated September 19th. One TEA member was nominated: Eric Mandel, Program Analyst, Project Control Unit, WTD.

A vote will be conducted at the next monthly meeting on October16th in accordance with the Bylaws regarding Special Elections ( Article IX, Section B).

The TEA Bylaws are posted on the TEA website: www.teaseattle.org

Productivity Program in WTD (by Roger Browne)

TEA and the Wastewater Productivity initiative need your help! As we approach 2004 and 2005, we project that it will be quite a challenge to achieve our productivity goals. The initiative focuses on cuts through efficiency and avoids across the board cuts, a move TEA endorses!

In the latest Productivity initiative newsletter, you will see a write-up on Peer Agency Review. Wastewater is assembling teams to go out and survey some of the best agencies in our business. Through information gathering, we expect to learn industry leading strategies these agencies employ to be the best, and adopt those strategies in our own business plans. To do this, we need volunteers to travel there (yes, we do have travel approval ?). If you are interested, get a copy of the team membership form, or see Roger Browne for one. Deadline for submission is October 18, so don't delay!

Classified Ads

TEA members can post classified ads for free. Send classified ads to the email address posted on the TEA webpage (www.teaseattle.org).

For Sale:

1993 Inflatable hard bottom dingy, Achilles 10 ft., 2 seater, HBS series. $1,200
1984 Chrysler 15 Hp Outboard S/S motor and fuel tank. $400
Both: $1,500
Call Ron J. at 206-721-0529 and leave message or 206-947-4474 cell phone.