Presentation on theme: "1 Purpose and Policy: “…to stimulate and strengthen the esprit de corps and morale of the GSFC-Greenbelt employees.” “…to foster and promote the social,"— Presentation transcript:
1 Purpose and Policy: “…to stimulate and strengthen the esprit de corps and morale of the GSFC-Greenbelt employees.” “…to foster and promote the social, athletic, educational, cultural and welfare interests of its members.” “…to encourage and support the organization of group activities and functions…dedicated to these interests.” Authorized to operate under NPD 9050.6G Goddard Employees Welfare Association
2 Goddard Employees Welfare Association (GEWA) ‘04 President Kim Weaver 1st Vice President Tom Vollmer 2nd Vice President Katy Mikkelsen Treasurer Betty Pyles-Harris Director’s Liaison Allison McNally Legal Counsel Lawrence Watson –Cafeteria Services Byron Wong/Sandra Marshall –Facilities Mark Fontaine/Tom Vollmer –Stores Randy Harbaugh/Katy Mikkelsen –Vending Mike McMichen/Lou Jean Jackson –Property Administrator Katy Mikkelsen Code 200 Ray Rubilotta Code 110 Arletta Love Code 150 Trish Ryan –Clubs Khrista White/John Barker –Special Events Ken Dearth/ Tasha Davis/Ken Lehtonen –Newsletter Katy Mikkelsen –Website Tom Vollmer/Ken Dearth BusinessWelfareMembers at Large (Non-Voting) Operations Manager Betty Pyles-Harris (General Manager) 12/1/03
3 GEWA services at Goddard Cafeterias / mobile food truck / vending machines Coffee for colloquia Recreation center & other facilities Child Development Center Special Events (picnic, parties, trips) Director’s Fund Directorate funds for employee morale activities GEWA store / gift shop Post office Annual crafts fair / Summer family picnic Children’s Holiday party Contribute to Celebrate Goddard Day, New employee welcome, summer student reception, special requests for support
4 Facilities Cafeterias in buildings 1 and 21 - manage Building 8 and 3 auditoriums Conference rooms in buildings 1,2,3,8,22,26,28 GEWA store and post office in building 1 - operate Gift Shop at Visitor’s Center - operate Recreation Center, picnic pavilion - operate Child Development Center - managed by club Softball fields, soccer fields - clubs Tennis courts, Auto Tech garage - clubs Trailers on East Campus, garden plots - clubs other infrastructure: website
5 Our Successes in FY04 GEWA has improved its representation with management; has increased institutional support and access to Center resources. Computer security officer, members-at-large (code 100, 200 links), computer support, expanded cafeteria committee with dedicated facilities representation. Established procedures for responding to Health and Safety inspections. Increased the overall performance of our Food Services (cafeteria/vending) contract with enhanced monitoring. Renovation of Goddard post office. Improved website and printed some hardcopies of the GEWA newsletter. Have begun a 5-year plan and facilities/equipment replacement plan. Increased assistance to GCDC and approved several new clubs. Improved performance of GEWA store.
6 Ongoing Issues (1) Manpower: How can we obtain the needed manpower to run our organization effectively and consistently? (2) Publicity: How can we increase our ability to inform the Goddard community of the benefits we offer?
7 GEWA Manpower Goal: Obtain needed duty hours for Council members. The Exchange Council is made up of civil servants who run the organization on a day-to-day basis. Members of the Council are assigned duties by the President (committee work, oversight, planning, functional). Carrying out these duties should be official duty. Council members need sufficient duty time to devote to GEWA work (at least 8 hours a week). Both project and GEWA responsibilities are official duties. GEWA duties should be as important as other duties. When assigning Council members, we ask that employees not be placed in situations of having two full time jobs.
8 Publicity Goal: To get the word out to the GSFC employees about GEWA services they care about and that benefit them. We often hear that people don’t know what we are doing. Communication opportunities and venues have been restricted in recent years to primarily e-mails and websites. Attendance at our special events has dropped by 50-80% since we went to primarily electronic distribution of information. What to do: More hardcopies of GEWA Newsletter? Access to centerwide e-mail distribution (6-10 times a year)? More ability to post Flyers in buildings? Dateline Goddard printed and sent out again in hardcopy?