NOMINATION & ELECTION NOTICE
NAGE LOCAL R3-10
 
NOMINATIONS
Nominations for the offices of President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer are now being accepted by Election Officer James Rucidlo. All nominations must be made by 12 p.m. Tuesday, May 18, 2021, on Nomination Forms and Nomination Acceptance Forms provided by the Election Officer. Additional forms may be received by contacting the Election Officer or downloading from the NAGE website at http://nagefederal.org/veterans-affairs/army-navy-air-force. Forms must be returned to the Election Officer by 12 p.m. on May 18, 2021, by mailing to James Rucidlo, NAGE, 159 Burgin Parkway, Quincy, MA, 02169; by fax to James Rucidlo, 617-472-7566; or by email to jrucidlo@nage.org. Election Officer Rucidlo can be reached by phone at 617-376-7266. Nominations received after 12 p.m. on May 18, 2021, will not be valid.
 
Candidates for office must be members in good standing for one (1) year as of April 27, 2021. All members in good standing may nominate a candidate for any office. A person nominated for more than one position must select the office of his or her choice; no person may run for or hold more than one office. The term of office is three (3) years. Write-in ballots and absentee ballots will not be accepted. It is the responsibility of a member making a nomination to ensure that his/her nominee returns a Nomination Acceptance Form by May 18, 2021. If you know of any member who did not receive this Notice, please contact Election Officer Rucidlo at 617-376-7266.
 
ELECTION
Ballots for the election of officers will be mailed to all members on or about May 20, 2021. To be eligible to vote, you must be a member in good standing as of May 18, 2021. Ballots will be picked up from the U.S. Post Office, located in Quincy, Massachusetts, at 12 p.m. on Thursday, June 10, 2021, and will be tallied immediately thereafter at NAGE National Headquarters, 159 Burgin Parkway, Quincy, Massachusetts, at 12:30 p.m. Members are welcome to attend.

NAGE Local R3-10 Nomination Form
NAGE Local R3-10 Nomination Acceptance Form
 

 

VA OCHCO Bulletin: Families First Coronavirus Response Act
 
VA OCHCO Bulletin: VA Employee Assistance Program
 

April 27, 2020
Protesting Lack of Resources at Baltimore VA
 
Today, union members from the National Association of Government Employees (NAGE-SEIU) local R3-19 and the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) Local 424 hosted a protest – with socially distanced participants – to highlight employee concerns of lack of personal protective equipment (PPE), testing, telework and hazardous duty pay – at the Baltimore Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center within the VA Maryland Health Care System.

“Baltimore VA leadership has abandoned front-line employees by failing to test those exposed to COVID-19 and by not providing adequate amounts of PPE. Multiple employees and patients have tested positive for the virus, but leadership has not shared that information with the employees,” said Regina Smith, AFGE Local 424 President. “By refusing to engage with the unions and be transparent with employees, VA leadership is continuing to jeopardize the health and safety of VA employees, our families, veterans, and the communities we live in.”
 
During a shift change, AFGE and NAGE members shared their stories from the last few weeks. VA employees cited the lack of PPE, nonexistent testing, and inconsistent and changing policies, especially regarding telework and the lack of communication from VA administrators.
 
“These are difficult and unprecedented times. The entire world is paying attention to the health care sector. The public is noticing the hard work and service that our members are providing during this pandemic,” said Manny Guzman, NAGE Local R3-19 President. “We expect the VA administration to meet the needs of health care workers and compensate us accordingly during this terrible pandemic.”



Please see an additional post, published on GovExec Daily
 
April 20, 2020
US Senate to Secretary Wilkie, PPE Informaiton for VA

On the heels of NAGE demanding answers about the health and safety protections at the VA, the United States Senate joined in the requests.  You can find the Senate letter to VA Secretary Wikie HERE.  
 
The safety of our VA members is a top priority and we are thankful that the U.S. Senate agrees and has joined in the fight to demand answers from the Administration.  
 
April 16, 2020
President Holway Writes to VA Secretary Wilkie

You can find President Holway's letter HERE.  
 
 

April 6, 2020
Joint letter to Secretary Wilkie & Dr. Stone

NAGE has written to Secretary Wilkie and Dr. Stone, along with several other public sector unions, detailing the VA's failure to provide adequate protections to our members and demands to rectify their shortcomings.  You can find the letter HERE.   
 
 
NAGE Dept. of VA Resources

 

NAGE Master Agreement with DVA *NEW
Memorandum of Understanding with DVA *NEW
Memorandum of Clarification with DVA *NEW
 


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