AFSCME Local 2887
AFSCME Local 2887

Change in Local Leadership

Dana Dain resigned her position as President effective December 15 as she accepted a position outside the AFSCME Local 2887 bargaining unit.  The Executive Board selected Anne Hunter to fill the role of President for the remainer of the term expiring in November 2014.  As a result, the position of Secretary is currently vacant and will be filled at the January meeting of the Executive Board.

If you have any questions, please contact Anne Hunter or any of the Local leadership.

Local Acts of Kindness

Many “Random Acts of Kindness” have been taking place across the U.S. in recent months…..something as small as buying the person behind you in line their cup of coffee or meal to the anonymous tips to wait staff that have been so publicized lately. The Members of AFSCME Local 2887 would like to continue this wonderful new tradition by offering two deserving union members some holiday relief as a Local Act of Kindness.

The Local would like to offer $250.00 to two individuals who have had some unexpected financial “hic-cups” in their lives.

Submit 250 words or less to by 4:30 pm on December 18

Who can be nominated?
Any member can nominate a fellow bargaining unit member or themselves. We are hoping to reach someone who has had a difficult time and could use a little extra help during the holiday season.

What should I submit?
Submit 250 words or less why you would like this person to receive a little help from the Local. Please note that the submissions will remain confidential.

How do I know if someone that I nominate is a full member or not?
Each nominee’s status will be confirmed before the Executive Board votes.

What if I don’t want someone to know?
In your submission ask that it remain anonymous and the Local leadership will respect the request.

Kelly Thompson-Hess December SIUE Employee of the Month

Kelly Thompson-Hess, Office Support Specialist in Student Financial Aid and Member of AFSCME Local 2887, is the recipient of the December Employee Recognition Award.  She was nominated by Sally Mullen, Acting Director of Student Financial Aid.  A recognition ceremony will be held on Friday, December 13 at 10:30am in the Vice-Chancellor for Administration Conference Room, Rendleman Hall Room 2228.

Kelly is an amazing employee! As the Office Support Specialist for Student Financial Aid, she is in a position to affect every aspect of our operations, both on the Client Service side, and administratively. Kelly not only assists me, but supports all the staff in the office on a day-to-day basis. In addition to being supportive of staff, Kelly is a superstar at advising students who are encountering problems. She steps up to assist with Client Service issues and has a strong foundation of knowledge regarding student financial aid. Kelly is always upbeat, and serves as a great role model by keeping everyone in a positive, energetic frame of mind when we get into heavy traffic times. Kelly is a treasure to us in Student Financial Aid.
-Sally Mullen, Acting Director of Student Financial Aid

Kelly is an outstanding member of the Student Financial Aid team. She consistently presents a positive attitude, a “for the team” approach, and a smile. Kelly has sought out and accepted duties above and beyond her role. Her quality of work can only be described as outstanding. Kelly is also known by her colleagues and the office of Enrollment Management as the “go to person” for all aspects of the Financial Aid Office. She consistently provides excellent service and we are lucky to have her in Enrollment Management.
-Scott Belobrajdic, Associate Vice-Chancellor, Office of Enrollment Management

I am honored to work at the University as part of a wonderful team in Student Financial Aid.  SIUE has been a part of my life since I was a little girl growing up while my parents worked here. Working in an educational environment on this gorgeous campus is priceless. I want to thank Rebecca Wayne for initiating and coordinating my nomination and Sally Mullen, Jeremy Baker and Scott Belobrajdic for supporting it. Truly, I am grateful for the heart-felt support and appreciation from the entire office and University. Thanks for the honor!
-Kelly Thompson-Hess

Congratulations, Kelly!