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11.03.16

IFPTE Veterans Committee Fall Conference Call Set for November 8th

IFPTE Veterans Committee Chair/Local 195 President, Tim Rudolph, will host the committee’s Fall conference call on November 8, 2016. The Veterans Committee meets at least twice a year to review and identify the issues of importance to IFPTE represented Veterans.

Included on the agenda are items related to IFPTE’s participation in the wreath laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, the creation SPEEA/Local 2001’s Veterans Committee, and expected legislative issues facing Veterans in next year's new Congress.

The Veterans Committee is open to any IFPTE represented Veteran who wishes to participate.

Details of the Fall call are as follows:

IFPTE Fall Veterans Committee Conference Call Agenda
Wednesday, November 9th, 2pm EST
Call in Number: 1-877-336-1274
Participant Code: 5309113

1) Meeting Chair - Opening remarks and welcome – Veterans Committee Chair, Tim Rudolph

2) Update on AFL-CIO Veterans Council (UVC) - Will Fisher, UVC Exec Director - Tentative

3) Update on SPEEA Veterans Council – Mike Shea, SPEEA Veterans Council Chair

    a) Member survey: To learn more about:
      • How many SPEEA members self-identify as military employees, veterans, or immediate family members?
      • What are top 3 issues or topics on their minds?
      • What actions do they perceive SPEEA Vets Committee can do to help?
    b) Mission statement: Shaped by:
      • Survey results
      • SPEEA & IFPTE charters
4) Report about IFPTE Veterans Committee participation in the Wreath Laying ceremony at the Arlington Cemetery Tomb of the Unknown Soldier – Tim Rudolph

5) Veterans legislative issues in the next Congress and Administration (see the 2016 IFPTE Veterans legislative brief) – Matt Biggs

6) Open discussion for IFPTE Veterans Committee members on issues of importance and concern, and Veterans Day activities – Tim Rudolph

7) Closing Remarks – Tim Rudolph

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