UPEA President, Dennis Kay, Encourages Members to Take Action

As a Utah state employee, you are going to see decisions made in the next four months that will affect you, your job, your family, and your lifestyle. You can help make those decisions positive and helpful for you and other state employees. You owe it to yourself to have a relationship with the elected officials who represent you. As they get to know you, they will value your expertise and input.

The Utah Legislature is going to hear proposals regarding your salary, health insurance, retirement, and career service status. If you have not already established a relationship with your legislators, now is the time to introduce yourself.

Your legislators need to know who you are. They need to know what you do to help Utah and its many government entities fulfill their responsibility to the citizens of Utah. They need to know what you do to help make the quality of life better for all of us who live here.

In addition, they need to know what they can do to help you better fulfill your responsibilities. They need to know how they can help you to be able to do a better job for the people in your communities. They need to know what you think about changes they are considering.

Click here for suggestions on effectively communicating with your state senator and representative, or review video tutorials from the previous session.