Jimmie Mathis Treasurer
Joel Funfar Secretary
Shannon Deacon N W Regional VP
Mark Worden N W Regional VP
Mike Shea N W Regional VP
Keith Covert M W Regional VP
SPEEA Council Officers
Theryl Johnson Chair
Emily Brent-Fulps Treasurer
Ben Blankley Secretary
Midwest Regional Council Officers
Matthew Joyce Chair
Chris Streckfus Treasurer
Emily Forest Secretary
Northwest Regional Council Officers
Tony Hickerson Chair
James Raskob Treasurer
Doug Brazeal Secretary
Bill Dugovich Communications Director
Lori Dupuis Graphic Designer/Web Developer
Karen McLean Publications Editor
Amber Musselman Communications Support
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First Place Labor Media Awards
Spotlite wins for General Excellence
among labor publications
The monthly Spotlite magazine, written and designed by SPEEA Communications, is this year’s First Place winner for General Excellence in the 2017 Labor Media Awards.
Presented by the International Labor Communications Association
(ILCA), Spotlite won among labor unions with 10,000 to
30,000 members. Officially presented during ILCA’s awards luncheon and convention Oct. 20 in St. Louis, the award names
Publications Editor Karen McLean, Graphic Designer Lori
Dupuis, Communications Support Amber Musselman and
Communications Director Bill Dugovich.
“I'm proud of the fine work SPEEA staff do on a daily basis,”
said Ray Goforth, SPEEA executive director. “It's wonderful
when those efforts are recognized outside of our membership.”
The annual ILCA competition receives hundreds of entries
from throughout the United States and Canada. The General
Excellence category requires unions to submit two issues of
the same publication. The issues must be sequential. The 2017
awards recognize 2016 work.
“This is a very special award because it comes from our fellow
labor communicators and recognizes the work of everyone who
has a hand in producing Spotlite magazine,” said Dugovich.
In past years, SPEEA Communications received awards for Best
Series and for stories on Labor History and Profile.
SPEEA mails Spotlite magazine each month to the homes of
all SPEEA-represented employees. Members can also access
the magazine by downloading the Spotlite app. The app is
available for smartphones by visiting www.speea.org on your
mobile device. Links for downloading are at the top of the home page.
Want career success? Prepare for Close-Out
The Performance Management (PM) pro- cess directly affects your raise and reten- tion rating. Be prepared to maximize this
time with your manager - it can pay off with
Know what’s expected of you - See examples
below of the tools available on the company
intranet related to your job. This is what your
manager uses to rate you.
• Boeing - Salaried Job Classification (SJC)
description, Performance Values and
• Spirit - Individual Performance
Objectives (IPO) and Live the Values
Be ready for meeting with manager – Make
a list of questions prior to the meeting to help
you understand how and why your manager is
• Rating - Not sure how your manager
rates ‘exceeds’ or ‘meets’? You have the
right to ask for specifics.
• Planning ahead – If you have career
goals, this is a good time to raise
awareness as you both look ahead
to the PM Define.
Follow up via email – After the meeting, email
a summary of the discussion to your manager
and ask for feedback to ensure you are both in
agreement. If needed, request another meeting.
Lunchtime training available
Gain insight into the process that can help prepare
you for discussing Performance Management with
your manager. Ask your Council Rep to schedule a
lunchtime meeting with Contract Administrator
Steve Spyridis ( email@example.com). To find your
Council Rep’s contact info, go to www.speea.
org (drop-down menu: Member Tools/Find your