February 9, 2012
To: SPEEA Puget Sound Professional Bargaining Unit Council
From: Negotiation Team Nominating Committee
The Negotiation Team Nominating Committee was directed by the Northwest Regional Council to nominate the 2012 Puget Sound Professional Unit Negotiation Team candidates to present to this Bargaining Unit Council (BUC).
In accordance with the NW Region Policy, the Committee advertised for applicants, stating the eligibility requirements. Several informational (orientation) meetings were held in Everett and Tukwila for those interested in serving on their Negotiation Team. The Committee met several times to establish procedures and develop the questionnaire for the interviews.
We received applications from 16
The Nominating Committee met as a whole to conduct this work; however, each member was free to use his or her own interpretation of the candidates’ abilities and interview responses. The interview responses assisted in making the candidate selections, and the committee used the following criteria as a guide: Communication Skills, Knowledge/Experience, Character Traits, Teamwork, and Commitment.
The Nominating Committee gave careful consideration to providing a balanced Team with some members with prior negotiations experience and some without, to provide both continuity and training for the future.
1) In order to make these nominations, it is first moved that: NW REGION NEGOTIATION POLICY SECTION VIII C.8 BE WAIVED TO ALLOW FOR SELECTION OF FOUR MEMBERS TO THE PUGET SOUND PROFESSIONAL UNIT NEGOTIATION TEAM (IN LIEU OF THREE), PLUS ONE ALTERNATE.
2) After due deliberation, and in accordance with SPEEA Policy, the Committee NOMINATES THE FOLLOWING CANDIDATES FOR THE 2012 PUGET SOUND PROFESSIONAL UNIT NEGOTIATION TEAM (listed in alphabetical order):
Rick has been active in SPEEA for the past 11 years. He served on the 2008 Negotiating Team. Rick is a Council Representative and former Area Representative. Within the past three years Rick has been an active member of the following SPEEA Committees: Labor Delegates, ACT, L&PA, and NW L&PA.
Tom has been SPEEA President for the past two years. He has previous experience on the Negotiating Team in 1999, 2002, 2005, & 2008. Tom has held a number of other roles at SPEEA including: Council Representative, SPEEA Treasurer, and Area Representative Within the past three years Tom has actively participated in the following committees: Joint Workforce, Joint Compensation, Governing Documents, and Org Planning.
John has been an active member of SPEEA for the past 14 years. He was a member of the 2008 Negotiating Team and is a Certified Theory of Constraints practitioner. John has served as a Council Representative since 2003. Within the past three years, John has been a member of a number of SPEEA committees including: Joint Workforce, Joint Benefits, Partnership Leadership Team, and L&PA.
Ryan is a NW Vice President and has been a member of SPEEA for the past 10 years. As a member of the Executive Board, Ryan has experience in effects bargaining and interim negotiations. He has also served as a Council Representative Within the past three years Ryan has been an active member of the following SPEEA committees: New Hire (Vice Chair), Governing Documents, NW Governing Documents, Org Planning, Joint Compensation, L&PA, NW L&PA, History, and has served on various Executive Board committees.
Committee NOMINATES THE FOLLOWING CANDIDATE TO BE NAMED AS ALTERNATE NEGOTIATOR
FOR THE 2012
Becky has been a member of SPEEA for the past 7 years. She currently serves as the NW Council Secretary, and was SPEEA Council Secretary from 6/2009 until 6/2011. She has been a Council Representative for the past 3 years. Within the past three years Becky has been an active member of the following SPEEA committees: Diversity Committee (Secretary), Org Planning (Vice-Chair), L&PA (Secretary), NW L&PA, New Hire (Secretary), WAC, Labor Delegates, and Negotiations Prep.
The Committee interviewed the following candidates and found them to meet the minimum requirements:
David Baine Walt Ditlefsen Theryl Johnson Ingrid Lapins Richard Mahoney
Mark Rawlings Dave Silkroski Robert Weiss Bob Wilkerson
Although just shy of meeting the minimum requirements, the Committee also considered Herbert Weisse. The Council would have to waive policy for him to serve on the Negotiation Team.
Negotiation Team Nominating Committee:
Roger Aisaka June Creson Suzanne Kamiya
Tony Laffranchi Carrie Rule Rod Siders