Q: If I call the OEA for assistance, will my concerns remain confidential?
Q: Is there a cost for receiving member rights services?
Q: What are some important early warning signs that my performance is being questioned?
2. Receipt of a written reprimand.
3. A deteriorating relationship with supervisor, colleague, student, or parent.
4. Rumors of discontent regarding classroom performance or personal life.
5. The occurrence of an event that causes nervousness or uncertainty.
These and other warning signs call for preventive action. Don’t hesitate to discuss them with Marlene Wehrbein or Elizabeth Figueroa at (346-0400).
Q: What should I do if I am facing a crisis such as the ones listed below?
1. Notification that you have been accused of serious misconduct.
2. Contact from criminal authorities or social services about allegations of misconduct.
3. Notification that a complaint has been filed against you with the Nebraska Commissioner of Education.
4. Notification that your employer is considering firing you.
5. Notification that a lawsuit has been filed against you.
In all these crisis circumstances, no matter how large or small, you have rights as a certificated employee. Contact OEA (346-0400) at once — prior to talking to anyone else!