Site Rep Responsibilities

Sweetwater Education Association

Site Rep Responsibilities

 

Sweetwater Education Association values its SEA Site Representatives. These members play an integral role in promoting our Association at the Sites and communicating to the SEA Board members concerns of SEA general membership. In addition, they serve as SEA Site Leaders.

 

New SEA Site Reps can review this document to see what is expected of Site Reps. SEA Board members are able to coach new Site Reps. Please consult the SEA Board Member Liason to Site Reps Chart to see which Board member is available to help you.

 

1. REP MEETINGS

Attend Rep Council Meetings regularly

 

2. KNOW YOUR CONTRACT

Familiarize yourself with the most current Contract. Please read and try to interpret Contract language when an SEA member brings an issue to your attention. If you are still unsure, then contact the SEA Board member who serves as the Liason to your Site. While it is expected that urgent matters be brought to the President of SEA immediately, many issues can be resolved with the help of an SEA Board member.

 

3. SITE MEETINGS

Hold informational meetings at your Site, possibly after Faculty meetings or at lunch at least once a month. You can ask for time at the end of the agenda from your Principal.

 

4. BULLETIN BOARD
Maintain a bulletin board in the Staff Lounge for SEA members. Consider posting:

-Printed Newsletter from SEA

-List of Various SEA Committees

-Poster of Rights of Employees (Obtained from CTA)

-Most current FAC minutes

-Other relevant items

 

5. ELECTIONS

Support the Electoral Process for SEA Site Reps and other elections

-Hold elections every year (Staggered)

-1 Rep for every 15 SEA members

-Collect election ballots

 

6. REPRESENTATION

Represent members at meetings with Administration as requested

-Take notes, advise members

-Try to maintain a professional, positive relationship with Admin when possible

Lead Site Reps should also serve on FAC

 

7. SITE CONCERNS

Collect Site Concerns prior to Rep Council Meetings, complete the Site Concern Form and email to SEA Secretary

 

8. UPDATE SITE MEMBERSHIP ROSTERS
Update Membership rosters and report changes to Adriana at the SCTU offices. This is especially important when members return from a Leave of Absence or have changed school sites.

 

9. BUILD RELATIONSHIPS
Try to hold one-on-one meetings with SEA Members at your site to build positive relationships. Alternatively, hold Building meetings with the help of your fellow Site Reps. (Contact the Chair for the Membership Committee if you have concerns.)

 

10. START THE GRIEVANCE PROCESS

Initiate the Grievance process from the Informal Grievance Level to Level I Gievances (Contact the Chair of the Grievance Committee with questions about this process or about what is grievable.)

 

11. COMMUNICATE SEA INFO

Distribute SEA Materials

 

12. LEAD

Consider getting more involved by joining an SEA Committee or attending an SEA Training or Conference. Identify members at your site who are natural leaders and encourage them to also get involved to strengthen our organization.



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