Joining a standing committee is a great option for members looking to take an active role in UPEA.
These committees provide direct input and recommendations from the general membership to the Advisory Council and State Board. UPEA encourages members from all districts to become involved in one or more of these committees, share their input, and actively work toward the improvement of public employment. Members who cannot travel to the UPEA headquarters in Murray may participate virtually.
This committee reviews employee grievances where the employee is requesting additional representation by UPEA and UPEA legal counsel. Recommendations are then taken to the Board and voted upon by this body.
Staff Contact: Kendle Zdunich, Jessica Bruner, & Michael Ferro
This committee is responsible to track any changes to DHRM Rules and Regulations being proposed by DHRM or other legislative bodies. The secondary purpose of this committee is to review other Human Resource policies pertaining to specific state agencies and/or local government agencies.
Staff Contact: Sam Unruh & Michael Ferro
This committee reviews and monitors health insurance and retirement issues.
Staff Contact: Jessica Bruner & Valerie Marin
This committee determines the UPEA legislative platform prior to the session each year and monitors any potential issues brought up during the interim.
Staff Contacts: Todd Losser, Kendle Zdunich, & Michael Ferro
This committee manages all general membership incentives – working to enhance current offers and create additional opportunities. They also oversee UPEA’s website, social media platforms, and content communications and explores potential options to improve public relations and bolster membership.
Staff Contacts: Kendle Zdunich, Sam Unruh, & Jessica Bruner
The TEAM Committee plans and produces membership-wide trainings and meetings and assists with specific district-based activities, such as, town halls, district training, & socials. UPEA will transition from a single-event conference and training to focused in-person and virtual events. and interaction with elected officials.
Staff Contacts: Sam Unruh & Angie Mann
This committee reviews UPEA’s Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws and recommends changes for Advisory Council and State Board consideration.
Drafts and recommends resolutions to UPEA’s Policy and Platform.
Each committee meets about 2-5 times a year, in the evening during the week. Meetings are held at UPEA’s office in Murray (1000 West Bellwood Lane, Murray UT 84123). A light dinner is provided for participants. You can also attend most meetings via conference call. If you live outside of SLCo and travel to the UPEA office to participate you will receive mileage reimbursement.
Members, please complete the following form with your name and email, before selecting the standing committees you’d like to participate in.