7/22/2021Members,My contact says she's still waiting for the group to approve our interim raise .... she answered me immediately and said she will update me as soon as anything happens.Please tell inquiring members that we are doing our part but we are at the mercy of DCPAS. (Defense Civilian Personnel Advisory Service) to sign off on any raises we get.Thanks - Bret
6/28/2021 - Please see the new FB page https://www.facebook.com/groups/326998475689281
6/8/2021 - Pay Update ... I just talked to our person at Wage and Salary. Our pay schedule is being delayed because there is a DOD advisory committee (multiple DOD agencies) that needs to review and approve it. They keep postponing the meeting ….. Wage and Salary are pushing to get the review asap. When they do sign off, they say the pay will be retroactive back to May 23. BOR numbers are done. BPA received an interim raise so far, as their survey was not complete this year. They are estimating a final pay schedule by September. At that time, Wage and Salary said they will adjust it again and update our schedule with backpay to May 23rd. Thank you all for your patience on this. This process is rarely is done on time. I know there are lots of questions, …. I’m asking for some trust here as we know the pay issue is a top priority for all of our members.
5/26/2021 New - Mask Policy and Exception Updates
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UPTO/Claud Leinbach Scholarship 2020-2021
Congratulations to the UPTO/Claud Leinbach Scholarship Award winners for 2020-2021! This year's winners are: Nhi Nguyen, Mauricia Grimes, and Zoey Brenes. Students will each receive $2000 during their first year of college or trade school. They will also receive an award plaque presented by their District VP, (or designated representative). We would like to thank all of the students who applied and we wish them the best in their future education and careers.
Life Flight Applications & Updates
12/09/2020 *** Send in Life Flight Apps/Updates in by Jan31! *** - Life Flight is paid for by our existing UPTO funds. Life Flight is for you and your dependents as well. See Form. Life Flight Form Life Flight is networked with other providers and covers most of the northwest. See coverage area here > lifeflight.org For the few Southern Oregon Folks, (out of Life Flight coverage area) you can join Mercy Flights instead. > mercyflights.com Print out the form, fill it out and send it to Jake. Send by Email: email@example.com
Voting Results 6/1/2020 - Elected will take office July 1st, 2020
Congrats to the new VP for Walla Walla District - Ed Hodges. * A big thanks to Mike Flowers for many years as the WW VP.
Congrats to the new VP for Lower Columbia District - Dan Rice. * Thank you Mr. Ron Brumbaugh for many years serving the Lower Columbia as a rep and as the VP, enjoy your retirement.
5/21/2020 Members logon to have access to the Wages page of our site... 2020 update.
3/30/2020 We need your E-mail. Please register on this site or send us your personal e-mail. We will need it for upcoming elections and other notifications. firstname.lastname@example.org Also it looks like all districts are at some form of minimal staffing.
3/27/2020 - Seattle District has implemented minimal staffing. I am checking Portland and Willamette to verify their status.
3/24/2020 - The Latest News is that Walla Walla is going to minimal staffing, we are told the other two districts will follow soon. The plans are coming down from USACE HQ ... The District Commanders are empowered to make the final call. WW shows us that it can be done. That’s a good thing. Please actively check the web site as not all folks will be taking a VPN laptop home with them. As the Secretary, I see most of the email traffic. Right now it is very extensive. I want you to know that your UPTO President is putting in long days working with the Division to do the right thing when it comes to our members and their safety. This is all new territory for the Agency and UPTO so please have some faith that we are doing our best to help you. If you have a concern, get it to your VP as soon as possible. We are also working with our retained Legal Team to make the best moves possible. Stay safe and God Bless You and your families. - Bret
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Pay News 2020 Our annual wage survey will start in May, our raise should be in effect June 1st 2020. Watch the web site for updates. Have a great day.2020 Annual training for project Reps. Cousin's Inn, The Dalles, OR. Arnie White was recognized for all of the years, hard work and decication to UPTO. Including time as President and multiple contract negotiations.A UPTO Scholarship 2019-2020
Congratulations! to the UPTO/Claud Leinbach Scholarship Award winners for 2019-2020, Caden Brown and Jedrek Matthias! Students will each receive $2000 during their first year of college or trade school. They will also receive an award plaque presented by their District VP, (or designated representative) after the General Meeting. Thank you to all the students who applied and we wish all the applicants the best in their future education and careers.
2020 General Meeting and Nomination Convention
Members of UPTO,
The 2020 General Meeting and Nominating Convention - Date & Time: February 28, 2020 @ 0800, Location: Cousins Country Inn, 2114 W 6th St, The Dalles, OR 97058. Members in good standing are eligible to nominate candidates for UPTO offices. Eligibility for office, in accordance with the UPTO Constitution is membership in good standing for a continuous period of one (1) year immediately preceding the election. Any member in good standing may propose additional provisions or amendments to the UPTO Constitution or Bylaws. Proposals must be submitted to the UPTO Secretary, email@example.com by 15 January, 2020 so they may be published with the General Meeting agenda 30 days prior to the meeting as required by our UPTO Constitution. Proposed Constitutional amendments or additions must include the name of the person making the proposal, the number and wording of the old article in the UPTO Constitution or Bylaws, the proposed new wording of the article, and an explanation of the need for the proposed amendment or additional provision.
2019 UPTO General Meeting - April 12
The General Meeting of the United Power Trades Organization was held on the 12th of April, 2019 in Post Falls, Idaho. This posting on the UPTO website is a summary of the business conducted at that meeting.