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New Law Enforcement Critical Incident Coverage

New Law Enforcement Critical Incident Coverage

UPEA is pleased to announce an expansion of its services to provide legal coverage for UPEA members who are Peace Officers when a Critical Incident occurs in the line of duty.

Nominate an Employee for the Public Employee Salute

Nominate an Employee for the Public Employee Salute

It is easy to nominate an employee for the Public Employee Salute. Watch what happens when you do. Click Here to Nominate a Public Employee

Post-Retirement Benefit Funds Improve

Post-Retirement Benefit Funds Improve

The Hay Group, a benefits consulting firm the state hired to analyze the Other Post Employment Benefit (OPEB) Trust Fund, made a presentation to the Legislature’s Executive Appropriations Committee on Aug. 18 regarding post-employment benefit liabilities within the state.

Prison Relocation Commission Moving Forward on Salt Lake County Site

After considering several factors, including access for volunteers and employees, the Prison Relocation Commission (PRC), on August 11, decided the Salt Lake City site, near Interstate 80 and 7200 West, would be best suited for the state’s new prison.

Senator Proposes Legislation to Assist DABC Employees

Sen. Karen Mayne, D-Magna, proposed two pieces of legislation on Aug. 12 to address problems within the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (DABC).

Mayne announced she plans to sponsor the Alcoholic Beverage Control Advocate Act and a bill entitled Alcoholic Beverage Control Budget.

A Message from UPEA President Janeen Steer: District Meetings are Vital to Member Retention and Recruitment

As public employees and UPEA members, we appreciate the value of good communication and know it is a two-way street. The UPEA State Board and staff communicate public employee issues to your District Advisory Council members for distribution to the district officers and members. Conversely, members should communicate issues to the district officers who can route the information up to the officers and the State Board.

UPEA Mission

The Utah Public Employees' Association is committed to serve its membership through education, information, and employee representation resulting in improved employee satisfaction, job security, benefits, and compensation; thereby preserving the public trust with a quality work force.

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