Do you want to have your voice heard? Do you want to shape the work of OEA? Become a committee member!
YOU are the OEA. Our strength is in the collective wisdom and creativity of our members. We need you to share your talents with us by serving on an OEA committee. What do you have to do? Click the link below to find a committee that matches your talents and interests. The committee chair will contact you with information on upcoming meetings (most are held just once a month).
This Ad Hoc Committee that has met over the past year and is now ready for a level of commitment and ideas from the members. Cathy Nelson is the Chair of this Committee. Our financial system will be housed within the Omaha School Foundation banking system. At the last meeting we talked about how to help members in need sooner rather than later and have generated some great ideas. Your support is crucial to building this service for members.
If you want to work on salaries, what’s in the master contract, this year’s negotiations, and have input into the long term discussion on alternative compensation, you need to join the C&B Committee!
We know we need more minority teachers, but we also need more minority leaders in the Association! EMAC encourages ethnic minority participation in all levels of Association work, recommends honorees for the Human Relations Award, and advises OEA leadership on issues of special significant to our ethnic minority members.
Are you already serving on an OPS instructional committee but wanted to be an OEA voice on that committee? Do you want to help train new teachers? Do you have burning instructional issues (class size? Curriculum?) that you feel need to be addressed. Then this is the Committee for you!
Are you a dot the i’s and cross the t’s kind of person? The Governance Committee is responsible for reviewing our Bylaws and Policies, recommending changes and conducting elections.
Do you wish we had vision insurance, short term disability or other benefits for being an OEA member? Do you wish you knew more about NEA Member Benefits or the NSEA Access card? This committee is responsible for reviewing vendor offers, recommending programs to the OEA Board, and letting members know what benefits are available to them.
Every decision in education is a political decision so we need to elect people who are going to support education! This is going to be a busy fall and we need all hands on deck to get pro-education candidates elected in November.
Are you ready to financially enjoy your retirement? The retirement committee not only receives regular reports regarding the Omaha School Employees Retirement System (OSERS) but they also provide programs to help individuals plan for their retirement.