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League Board Establishes Governance, Transparency & Labor Relations Policy Committee

October 10, 2016
On Oct. 6, the League board of directors took the formal step to establish a new league legislative policy committee — voting unanimously to establish the new Governance, Transparency & Labor Relations (GTL) policy committee.
GTL will have a renewed focus on technology (open data), healthcare, elections and political reform. Additionally, the committee will oversee pension (OPEB) and workers compensation reform as well as other related issues.
The move comes after a subcommittee established by the board looked at consolidating both the Administrative Services (AS) and Employee Relations (ER) policy committees. The subcommittee held a series of meetings, reviewed past attendance records, committee action items and policy trends dating back nine years. Additionally, the subcommittee hosted an informational webinar for League division presidents as well as members of both AS and ER policy committees to solicit feedback and provide direction during the consolidation process.
Subcommittee members felt that a consolidation and a rebranding of the committees was the best way to drive attendance and engage our elected officials on these critical issues. As both a board member and co-chair of the consolidation subcommittee, Grass Valley Council Member Jan Arbuckle applauded the board for Thursday’s action. “It’s critical that we have active engagement from elected officials from across the state to weigh in on some of the most dynamic issues that affect our cities and towns. I was pleased to co-chair the subcommittee that oversaw this consolidation — and I commend the board for their swift action as we tackle these tough issues in the coming years.”
Similar to the Leagues other policy committees, the GTL policy committee will use their collective knowledge and experience to recommend to the League board of directors preliminary positions on legislation.
A full description of the GTL Policy Committee is available on the League’s website. Looking to get involved? Contact your professional department president, division president or your regional public affairs manager for more information.

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