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August 11 2004

August Meeting Schedule

August 17 Board Business Meeting (12-1pm, 5F)
August 18 Monthly TEA Meeting Cancelled  (The Board decided to cancel this meeting due to lack of agenda items, and due to summer vacations.  September 15 is the next monthly meeting, at which time election of officers will occur.)
August 24 Board Business Meeting (12-1pm, 5F)
August 31 Board Business Meeting (12-1pm, 5F)

Submittal of PDQ for Out-of-Class Work Assignments

If you have been working in an "Out-of-Class" work assignment and you think your position should be reclassified, it is important for you to fill out the County's PDQ form. Advise from legal counsel is to complete the Position Description Questionnaire (PDQ), turn it in to Elizabeth Morgan (1st Vice President) who along with legal counsel, will make a formal request for the County to bargain the reclassification issue.

You can access the County's PDQ form by going to your Inbox and clicking on the following:

  • Public Folders
    • All Public Folders
      • Human Resources
        • PDQ - Position Description Questionnaire
          • Gooden, David 8/9/04 (the form titled "Position Description Questionnaire Form - Human Resources Division")

Nominations Sought for TEA Officer Positions

Another friendly reminder that nominations are due to the Nominating Committee by August 24 for three TEA officer positions: President, 1st Vice President, and Secretary. See the TEA website for a list of duties and responsibilities for each position. Individuals can nominate themselves or a co-worker.

Members of the Committee are: Doug Robertson, WTD; Duc Dang, WTD; Don Campbell, Transit; and Ken Madden, Chair.

Status of Wastewater and Transit Contracts

Wastewater: the contract is still expected to go to the County Council's Labor, Operations and Technology Committee on Tuesday, August 24 (meeting starts at 9:30 a.m. at the King County Council Courthouse, Council Chambers Room 1001).

The Board would like to encourage TEA employees to attend this meeting, as it will demonstrate to councilmembers our support of the contract, hopefully leading to speedy Council action. You will be notified if this date is delayed.

Transit: Both the County and TEA's attorney have requested an extension in submittal of briefs to the arbitrator. Those briefs are to be submitted by close of business on August 11th. Depending on the information submitted in the briefs, either attorney might subsequently request additional time to reply to the others' briefs. If this occurs, the date for the arbitrator's decision would also be delayed.


  • Updated Dues Policy: The Dues policy has been updated to reflect the amendments approved by members at the July 21 Regular meeting. You can access the updated version on TEA's web site (www.teaseattle.org).