by Dennis Seybert, APA Vice President
The APA Area Representative program is continuing to grow with the addition of eight new AR’s from the previous AR Training Program who were approved by the APA Executive Board. This brings our current AR total to 31.
Area Representatives serve important functions in the APA. They bring information from MSU management through the APA Executive Board to the membership. This includes information such as the recent change in the overtime pay rules or the MSU Evaluation process. Your AR’s are informed and have this information available to share.
The AR’s are also trained to give confidential answers to any questions that you may have about any section of the contract. They will not share any information without your approval. If they do not have the answer they will be able to refer you to the proper people to get the answer.
Being an AR is a great opportunity to interact with other APA members in your building and offers you an opportunity to help your coworkers with questions about employment at MSU.
APA is currently recruiting members in good standing to participate in our next APA Area Representative (AR) Training Cohort. The ten module training program will provide prospective ARs with information ranging from Labor Law and FMLA to APA Compensation, Benefits and Retirement.
All training will be conducted during the day, from approximately noon to 1PM, with lunch and materials provided. Any participant in the Cohort who completes at least 75% of the training modules may request that we submit their name to the APA Executive Board to become an APA AR.
If you are interested in joining the next AR Cohort please contact Dennis Seybert at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the office at 999-4004.