Omaha SSW Lead Has Unsatisfactory Evaluation Overturned

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NAPE member Sally Ryan is a Social Services Lead Worker at the Department of Health and Human Services in Omaha. Sally has worked for DHHS for more than 20 years. In March 2022, Sally received her 2021 annual performance evaluation. In the evaluation, Sally was rated as unsatisfactory. This was Sally’s second consecutive unsatisfactory performance […]

O’Neill NDOT Member Prevails in Evaluation Grievance

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NAPE Member Roger Sukup is a veteran Highway Maintenance Worker in O’Neill and has worked for NDOT since 1999. In March, Roger received his 2021 performance evaluation, and was rated unsatisfactory. Despite having not been disciplined for performance issues or even placed on a Performance Improvement Plan, this was actually the 6th consecutive year that […]

17th Biennial NAPE Bargaining Conference July 15-17

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Every two years, union members elected by their peers as delegates meet in Lincoln to discuss, debate, and adopt our priorities for contract negotiations, as well as elect members to serve on our contract negotiations team. This year, delegates will meet in Lincoln July 15-17 to conduct this most important union business. Over 600 state […]

Board of Directors Vacancy – Western Nebraska

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The Western Area Representative position on the NAPE/AFSCME Board of Directors is now vacant. If you would like to serve in this position, please email help@napeafscme.org no later than July 11. To be eligible, the member must work in one of the 33 counties in Western Nebraska listed in the bylaws and be an active […]

NAPE Member’s Son Wins LK Emry Scholarship

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The LK Emry Memorial Labor Education Scholarship is awarded to a student who has a parent, grandparent, or guardian who is an affiliated member of the Lincoln Central Labor Union. This year’s recipient was William Cole, son of NAPE member Silvia Betta Cole. Silvia works at the Foster Care Review Office and has been a […]

Webinar – Job Classifications – July 27

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NAPE members are invited to attend a members only webinar on Wednesday, July 27 at 7pm central/6pm mountain time to learn more about job classifications, reclassifications, and the contract negotiations process related to classifications. If you want to learn more about how employees are classified and your rights surrounding your classification and salary, please register […]

June Board of Directors Meeting Recap

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The NAPE/AFSCME Board of Directors met in Lincoln on June 11 for its regular quarterly meeting. The Board heard committee reports and conducted a lengthy business agenda. Below are highlights of the actions the board took at the meeting. Committee Reports The BOD heard reports from its regular standing committees. The Executive Committee held two […]

DHHS Dress Code Issues Resolved in All Divisions

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In January 2022, a Lancaster County District Court judge affirmed an arbitrator’s binding decision reinstating the October 2017 dress code as implemented for DHHS employees. Since that decision, NAPE negotiated new contract language that requires state agencies to negotiate a clothing stipend if they institute a more strict dress code for employees. But after the […]

Omaha NDOT Member Has Discipline Overturned

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NAPE Member Ryan Colvin is a Highway Construction Technician for NDOT in Omaha.  This March, Ryan received a Notice of Allegations regarding his attendance at work. The NOA listed several dates where Ryan used sick leave, and NDOT alleged that these were “unplanned” absences or that he did not properly communicate with his supervisor about […]

Negotiations Survey Results Webinar – June 23

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All NAPE/AFSCME members are invited to attend a webinar on Thursday, June 23 at 7pm central/6pm mountain to discuss the results of our contract negotiations survey. To register for the webinar, please click here. The results will also be presented at in person meetings around the state in June & July. A schedule is below: […]

Calculate Your July 1 Pay Raise

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Thanks to our efforts during mid-term contract negotiations, NAPE/AFSCME members will see the largest salary increase in seventeen years. Some members saw those raises in November, and everyone else will see them on July 1. Use our salary calculator to determine your new July 1 salary by clicking here. While these historic raises are a […]