Join a UPEA Standing Committee

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:  Michael Ferro & Todd Losser

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:  Paige Barnson & Michael Ferro

This committee reviews and monitors health insurance and retirement issues.

Staff Contact: Jessica Bruner & Paige Barnson

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 & Valerie Marin

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:   Jessica Bruner & Paige Barnson

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: Angie Mann

This committee reviews UPEA’s Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws and recommends changes for Advisory Council and State Board consideration.

Staff Contact: Audry Wood

Drafts and recommends resolutions to UPEA’s Policy and Platform.

Staff Contact: Valerie Marin

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.

UPEA Standing Committee Sign-up Form

Members, please complete the following form with your name and email, before selecting the standing committees you’d like to participate in.

All committee information and meeting notices will be sent via email.
Members can serve on any committee and there is no limit to how many you can join.