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In this issue…. HEA Website, SEBB Transition, CBA FAQs

It’s hard to believe August is rapidly disappearing and a new school year is right around the corner. I know many of you are already shifting into “back to school” mode and the exciting work of planning and preparing, but remember to make time for yourself and enjoy the last weeks of summer sunshine.

Your HEA Executive Board Members are in planning mode as well! I’m not sure why it’s called a Retreat but this year our “Advance” is taking place on August 21. If you have any ideas for advancing our union structure or processes, please share those with me in the next few days.

Here at the HEA office in Tukwila, we've been busy, welcoming new educators to Highline and preparing resources to help get your year off to a positive start. A few of these are included below.

Enjoy the long days of summer!
Sandy Hunt

New HEA Website

On the new HEA website, you will also find an up-to-date events calendar along with our jointly negotiated Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) that describes our working conditions, salary, and benefits. Speaking of benefits…...

SEBB (School Employees Benefits Board) Transition
School employee benefits are changing on January 1, 2020, and it’s important to be ready.

Are you a member who wants to understand the BIG PICTURE on the switch from HEA-bargained benefits to the SEBB benefits negotiated with Washington State?  Read and bookmark this link from WEA.

Or, click here if you just want to start your back-to-school SEBB planning checklist, recommended by Washington's Health Care Authority (HCA).

CBA FAQs - CBA online
Q - Where can I find a copy of the HEA Contract?
A - An electronic copy of the HEA-HSD Collective Bargaining Agreement (aka the CBA or the Contract) is found on the new HEA website on the Contract page. You can navigate there from the homepage, or access it directly here.

You can also find these materials on the Highline Public Schools website, through the Human Resources page. Finally, every HEA Building/Program Representative receives a paper copy of the CBA after each round of contract negotiations.

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