tea tea times: October 16, 2002 email: teaseattle  


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October 16, 2002

October Meeting Schedule

Oct. 16TEA Monthly Meeting, 12-1pm, Elliott Bay Bookstore Cafe
Oct. 17Contract Mediation Session, 9-4pm, Transit / KC [canceled]
Oct. 21Contract Negotiating Team, 12-1pm
Oct. 22TEA Business Meeting, 12-1pm, KSC 5F
Oct. 28Contract Negotiating Team, 12-1pm
Oct. 29Contract Mediation Session, 9-4pm, Transit / KC

Wed., October 16th
Monthly Meeting Agenda:

    Treasurer's Report
    Election - TEA Treasurer
    Update on Contract Negotiations
    Open Enrollment for 2003 TEA Benefits

Election of Treasurer

Nominations for the Position of TEA Treasurer closed on September 30th as notified 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 regular 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

Open Enrollment for 2003 TEA Benefits

TEA has successfully negotiated an extension of the existing Benefits Package for 2003; all other King County employees (with a few exceptions, such as: KC Sheriffs, Transit Drivers) will see dramatic changes in their 2003 Benefit plan choices, such as reduced medical benefit providers, higher co-pays and higher deductibles. TEA members will not experience these changes in 2003.

King County will mail Open Enrollment forms to TEA members this week. Completed forms must be returned to KC Benefit Operations in the Exchange Building By November 1, 2002.