Public Employees Program & Policy Council
2009 MEA-MFT PPC Report
Jill Cohenour (chair), DPHHS
Bill Beehler, Local 4700
Trisha Dixon, Local 4700
Jill Gallagher, Revenue
Dale Good Gun, Fed. of Licensed Addiction Counselors
Beth McKenzie, Revenue
Linda Nichols, Local 4700
Brian Ehli, MEA-MFT Staff
Action taken. The PPC recommends MEA-MFT:
1. Introduce bill to reimburse public employees for costs associated with certifications/licensure for job and for conferences required by program/grant program.
New Business Item
Action: MEA-MFT shall cause legislation to be introduced that will authorize state employee reimbursement of travel/lodging/transportation/registration for training required for job or conferences required by program/grant.
Rationale: State employees currently pay out-of-pocket to do this stuff.
(New Business Item #2, 2010 Representative Assembly, March 26-27)
2. Prepare constitutional amendment for additional non-K-12 vice president to be voted on by non-K-12 members.
(Ruled out of order – conflict with federal law and AFT Constitution, January 20, 2010)
Authorize election of additional MEA-MFT vice president representing non K-12/certified to be elected solely by non K-12/certified members.
Rationale: Increase the voice of non K-12 members in MEA-MFT.
(Ruled out of order – conflict with federal law and AFT Constitution, January 20, 2010.)